Israel has many excellent universities to choose from – which is probably why almost half of Israelis have a university education.

As well as having some of the world’s best traditional universities (three are ranked in the top 200 universities in the world), Israel has centers of excellence in design, dance and science.

Hebrew University (ranked 138), Technion (190), Tel Aviv University (195), Ben Gurion (292), offer undergraduate, graduate and MBA courses in English as well as Hebrew.

In this post we review the major universities and their courses available in English, plus places to study design and dance. You can read the post by University and by Course.

We have not included MBA courses in this post – if you are looking to study an MBA in Israel check this link.

Universities:

Courses in English:


Universities

Tel Aviv University (TAU)

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  • Where: Ramat Aviv, North Tel Aviv
  • Rank: 195th in the World
  • TAU is Israel’s largest university with over 30,000 students. It includes 9 faculties covering a wide range of subjects.
  • TAU offers undergraduate, graduate, and MBA courses in English, plus semester and year abroad programmes:

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s is Israel’s top university. Four of Israel’s prime-ministers studied at the university, and in the last decade seven researchers and alumni have won the Noble Prize. It includes 19 faculties covering a wide range of subjects.
  • Rank: 138 in the World
  • Where: Jerusalem
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers undergraduate, graduate, and MBA courses in English, plus semester and year abroad programmes:

Technion

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  • Where: Haifa
  • Rank: 190 in the world
  • Technion is Israel’s oldest university. The university specializes in sciences and engineering, and has 18 related faculties. The teaching staff include 3 Noble Laureates in Chemistry.
  • Techion offers undergraduate, graduate, and MBA courses in English, plus semester and year abroad programmes:

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Ben Gurion University

  • Where: Beersheba
  • Rank: 292 in the World
  • Established in 1969, Ben Gurion is one of Israel’s largest universities with 20,000 students. It has five faculties, focusing on science and engineering.
  • Ben Gurion University offers undergraduate, graduate, and MBA courses in English, plus semester and year abroad programmes:

Bar Ilan University

Bar Ilan University

  • Where: Ramat Gan
  • Ranking: Not ranked
  • Established in 1955, Bar Ilan University is Israel’s second largest university with 26,800 students. It has a strong emphasis on religious studies, and a lot of the students are religious. It has eight faculties covering most subjects.
  • Ben Ilan University offers undergraduate, graduate, and MBA courses in English, plus semester and year abroad programmes:

University of Haifa

University of Haifa

  • Where: Haifa
  • Ranking: Not ranked
  • Established in 1963, University of Haifa has 18,100 students across six faculties.
  • University of Haifa offers graduate and MBA courses in English, plus semester and year abroad programmes:

Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya (IDC)

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  • Where: Herzliya
  • Ranking: In 2013 the IDC Herzliya was ranked the most successful start-up university in Israel and outside of the United States, ranking 1 in Israel and 21 in the world.
  • IDC is a private university with 6,500 students – including 1,500 international students.
  • IDC offers undergraduate, graduate, and MBA courses in English, plus semester and year abroad programmes:

Courses:

Undergraduate

Arts Degrees:

Business

 Communications

Computer Science

 Engineering


Masters in Politics, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution

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Masters in Geographic Politics and History

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Masters in Jewish Studies

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Masters in Archeology

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Masters in Economics and Organization Design

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Masters in Languages

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Masters in Development, Non-Profit and Social Work

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Masters in Engineering

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Masters in Mathematics and Science

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Masters in Agriculture

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Masters in Medicine

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LLM


MBA