Last updated July 7th 2019
With amazing universities and colleges, loads of courses in English, and study subsidies if you have just made aliyah, now is a great time to invest some time in yourself, learn about something that you’re passionate about, and improve your attractiveness on the jobs market. Here are some of our favorite places to study in English in Israel.
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Chaim Levanon St 30, Tel Aviv
Join over 3,000 Internationals from over 100 countries studying in English in a university with a truly global reputation! Get access to the best of TAU’s top-tier academics, build close connections to institutions and companies in Israel and worldwide, be part of their amazing alumni network, and enjoy all of this in the heart of Tel Aviv, the Mediterranean city that we all can’t get enough of. You will gain real-world professional expertise through internships, guest lectures, and workshops with some of Israel’s leading experts.
Kanfei Nesharim St 2, Herzliya
Modelled on distinguished small colleges in the United States, IDC Herzliya is a non-profit corporate entity dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education and research. Its founders aimed to create an Israeli university for the third millennium – a university where personal achievement goes hand in hand with social responsibility. It has the largest international school in Israel; the Raphael Recanati International School (RRIS), with over 2,000 international students from 86 different countries – 1/3 of all students are internationals!
IDC Herzliya has been ranked for the last five years the most successful start-up university in Israel and outside of the United States, ranking 1 in Israel and 21 in the world, and number 1 for student satisfaction. For degrees in English, choose from 9 undergraduate degrees in: including 2 new degrees for the first time in Israel in Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship & Business (double degree) and Entrepreneurship & Computer Science BSc (double degree). The RRIS also offers 6 masters degrees taught completely in English, 3 out of them are MBA programs. Candidates can also join the Study Abroad program for a semester or year, and the school offers more than 120 exchange programs with leading universities from around the world. Read more
Bar Ilan University is the largest and one of the highest-rated academic institutions in the country. With over 32,000 students, state-of-the-art facilities, and renowned academic staff, you have access to resources on par with the best universities in the world! Intwined in its DNA is a beautiful dedication to integrating Jewish culture and tradition into all programs.
Bar-Ilan University offers a wide selection of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs that are recognized globally, including a number of international degrees that are taught in English. The International MBA program is a 1 year program taught entirely in English in the Startup Nation. Join their IMBA program in Israel in Bar-Ilan University and learn entrepreneurship, global management, finance and marketing. Study with a talented and diverse community that is an invaluable lifelong network. Get the business skills you need to succeed. Read more
Hebrew University of Jerusalem MA Education Specializing in Jewish Education (available in English, Spanish or Portuguese!)
Mt. Scopus Campus, Jerusalem
Back in 2016, the Melton Centre for Jewish Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem kicked off the 1 year blended M.A. in Education, specializing in Jewish education program, which combines distance learning with a four-week, intense on-campus summer semester in Israel, hence “blended”. This format allows program participants to maintain their current jobs, while furthering their career potential and studying the latest thinking, subject matter, methods and tools in the world of Jewish Education. The program is offered in English and from March 2020, tracks for Spanish and Portuguese speakers will be available. Read more.
Holocaust-denial and anti-Semitism are on the rise all over the globe. An MA degree in Holocaust Studies will set you on a career path that allows you to impact the world. Currently, in our 7th year, we have over 150 graduates from more than 20 different countries. Our graduates go on to work in the field of Holocaust and Genocide Education, commemoration, or museology, and many continue in academia in the pursuit of a Ph.D.
The Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies is a one-year, graduate degree dedicated to nurturing a new generation of Holocaust scholars and educators. We provide our students with a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the Holocaust by offering courses taught by prominent Holocaust scholars in the disciplines of History, Anthropology, Psychology, Education, and the Arts. The Program provides internship opportunities at leading Israeli Holocaust institutions such as Yad Vashem and Ghetto Fighters House Museum. We also offer students the chance to intern at Holocaust organizations around the world. Some of our partner institutions include; USHMM, POLIN Museum in Warsaw, The Jewish Museum in Budapest, The Jewish Museum in NYC, The Weiner Library in London, The Wannsee House, and the Virginia Holocaust Museum.
Shoken 18, Tel Aviv
Founded in 2014, Israel Tech Challenge (ITC) is dedicated to tackling the shortage of qualified high tech engineers in Israel. Sourcing highly talented young professionals from around the world, ITC provides intensive and elite training programs inspired by the IDF’s 8200 Intelligence Unit, followed by incredible placement opportunities in the top hi-tech companies in Israel.
The programs range from 2 months to 10 months and cover practical and employable technology training, from software development to data science and chip design verification. All programs are developed in close collaboration with industry partners including Intel, Apple, Samsung, Dell, MobilEye, HP, Mellanox, Checkpoint, Taboola, Outbrain, Intuit, Innoviz.
ITC offers the following programs:
- Data Science and Machine Learning
- Hardware Engineering – Chip Design Verification
- Cyber Security and Advanced Programming
- Software Development Summer Internship
Ahad Haam 35, Tel Aviv
Developers.Institute is a selective & intensive coding bootcamp, dedicated to educating the next generation of tech talent in Israel. They offer cutting-edge mentored courses in Web and mobile Development, working with the industry’s best professionals to create the most that promise to take you from beginner to job-ready developer in 3 months.
Uniquely positioned at the center of tech ecosystems in Tel Aviv, Developers.Institute is designed to open new doors for everyone who wants to learn code. Our learning methodology doesn’t just teach you tactical skills, but shows you how to learn and think as a developer by doing hands-on project from our partners. In addition to our expert training in the most in-demand skills, we also offer personalized career mentorship and connections to companies .
Developers Institute offers the following programs:
- Coding Bootcamp (Python)
- Summer Camp
- Intro to Coding
- Free coding course for everyone
Rothschild Boulevard 8, Tel Aviv
Considering an MBA? Try the smarter way! Finally. A business programme that gives you a competitive advantage from your very first class. Ready to start learning?
Jolt Alternative MBA is the business school for the self-made. Our Not an MBA ® is a programme for anyone who wants more, but doesn’t want to put their life on pause. We don’t answer to academic regulation, but to the needs of our students. This means every hour has been created for one purpose: to give you a competitive advantage.
Unlock the most practical content, in the most practical way. Choose the pace, place and learn what’s relevant to you.
- 29 1.5-Hour Less0ns – Lecture and Debate
- 36 3-Hour Workshops – Practical Tools and Practice
- 10 Mini Courses – Depth Learning on a Selected Topic
Alfred Gallery, Simtat Aharon Chelouch 5, Tel Aviv
The name gives it away… This Is Not An Ulpan is an alternative language school founded in 2012, challenging traditional adult language learning with their refreshing and unconventional style. This is Not an Ulpan or TINAU for short, teaches both Hebrew and Arabic and aims to create a community of language learners confident to discuss the complexities of Israeli and Palestinian society and politics.
They are not an Ulpan so much as you won’t be expected to sit around studying endless textbooks and grammar charts. Instead classes are much less rigid with grammar, reading and writing approached in a far more fun way. Lesson focus is on speaking and everyday conversations, with emphasis placed on learning outside the classroom in real life situations (think a visit to the Shuk, cookery or even yoga lessons!). Courses here are not just for beginners, advanced learners can brush up on their Hebrew by studying “What’s going on in Israel?”or look to refine their Arabic through “Palestinian Culture and politics”.
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Mt. Scopus Campus, Jerusalem
The Hebrew University is a leader in bringing about change in the global community in many fields, including agriculture, environmental quality and public health. Students from developing countries carry out advanced studies at the Hebrew University and return to their home countries where they apply the knowledge they gained to improve the lives of their local communities.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is consistently ranked as the top university in Israel and among the top 100 worldwide. Its student body numbers 23,000 students from Israel and 90 other countries. The University is actively engaged in international cooperation for research and teaching, and has signed 300 agreements for joint projects with other universities, and over 90 agreements for student exchanges with 27 countries. The offer full Masters Degrees in English in the fields of Agriculture, Business Studies, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Work; as well as Study Abroad Programs, Short Term Programs, Language Programs and Preparatory Programs. Read more.
The International School of Agricultural Sciences of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, has been providing English-language programs in the agricultural sciences since 1988. About 3,000 participants from 125 countries participated in the International School’s programs held at the Faculty, of which more than 200 students from 45 countries have studied in the international, English-language M.Sc. Agriculture and M.Sc. Nutrition programs.
The major aims of the International School’s programs are to provide students with the opportunity to acquire advanced academic knowledge and observe up-to-date practical applications. Other objectives are to explore new fields and cultures; to exchange ideas, expand knowledge and share experiences; to contribute to capacity-building and problem-solving; and to create partnerships for future cooperation. Read more.
The University of Haifa is the leading university in Israel in the fields of humanities, social sciences, marine research, and education. It is home to 7 faculties, 8 schools and 72 research centers. Join one of our 18 International English-language Master’s programs in a variety of disciplines. The one and two-year programs are designed to equip you with the tools and skills you need to succeed in a field of your choice. We aim to provide you with practical experiences that will lead you to success in a highly competitive global market. You will have the opportunity to study with students from Israel and from around the world and benefit from a supportive network of administration and faculty staff. Read more.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is at the hub of international interdisciplinary research and scientific innovation, Israel’s cyber capital. The Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management GGFBM serves as a foundation for Israeli business leadership, with an uncommon mix of academic degree programs, and is committed to social and environmental responsibility that responds to the challenges of local and global business development in all sectors. This vision attracts students and researchers with innovative reasoning along with a social, civic conscience and involvement. Read more.