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Admission Requirements for Immigrants

for Undergraduate Studies taught in Hebrew for 2021-2022 (for holders of a non-Israeli high school diploma without matriculation certificate)

admission

Admission is contingent upon receiving a minimum score of 85 on the English language proficiency test (Amir/Amiram) of the National Institute for Testing & Evaluation.  (Except for the Department of English Literature and Linguistics, which requires a minimum score of 120, and the Radiology and Imaging track, which requires a score of at least 100.) To register for the Amir test

Please note: These are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee automatic acceptance.

You may register for universities studies (on condition) and take the YAEL exam by July 2021

Alternative Options:

Completion of Bar-Ilan’s Mechina (Preparatory) Program for Immigrants, at level D at least.

Exam in the Jerusalem Mechina (preparatory) program – a minimum grade of 80 or above, will provide an exemption from Basic Hebrew.

Graduates of university ulpan recognized by Bar-Ilan who received an exemption from Basic Hebrew  – will be exempted.

 

You may register for studies – and take the Amir/YAEL tests at a later time (by end of July). Your acceptance will be “conditional” and not final, until you receive the test results.

 

Acceptance Methods:

Acceptance according to psychometric scores (SAT/ACT) only – for Academic Year 2021-2022 + obligation to present a high school diploma.

 

Alternatives to the Amir Test:

Table

Test

Minimum Passing Score

TOEFL

70

ACT

31

SAT (ebrw)

450

Mechina for Immigrants

Basic

High school graduates from English-speaking countries: England, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa – are exempted from this English proficiency test.

Please Note that a threshold score of 85 in the English psychometric section (Amir/Amiram) is required for admission, however as part of the requirements for completing undergraduate studies, you will need to achieve a grade of 134 or higher, or take English courses.

Admission is conditional upon passing the Hebrew proficiency exams (YAEL) of the National Institute for Testing & Evaluation with a minimum score of 84. To register for the exam.

Table

Faculty

Department

Psycometrics Grade

Psycometrics Maths Chapter

Additional Requirements

Life Sciences

Biotechnology

650

120
SAT math = 640

Computational Biology

650

130
SAT math = 693

Life Sciences

600

120
SAT math = 640

Optometry and Optical Sciences

600

120

Engineering

Electrical Engineering

650

130
SAT math = 693

There may be a prerequisite for a Mechina in Maths and/or Physics

Social Sciences

Economics

600

125
SAT math = 666

Social Work

600

Personal Interview

Psychology

720

Sociology and Anthropology

580

Double Major in Social Sciences

580

Criminology

580

Geography and Environment

550

Special Education

600

Personal Interview

Educational Conselor / Administration

580

Personal Interview

Communications

600

Political Sciences

580

Management

600

Humanities

General History

550

Music

550

Entry Exam

Philosophy

550

Comparative Literature

550

Double Major in Humanities

550

Information Sciences

600

Classical Studies

550

Exact Sciences

Physics

Chemistry

Computer Sciences

690

130

Mathematics

Jewish Studies

Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology

550

Jewish Art

500

Double Major in Jewish Studies

500

Middle Eastern Studies

500

Bible

500

Talmud

500

Oral Law (Jewish Studies)

500

Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry

500

Hebrew Language

500

Jewish and Israeli Literature

500

Jewish Philosophy

500

Brain Research

Brain Research

685

125

Law

Law

720

Conversion Table of SAT/ACT Scores & Psychometrics

Table

Psychometrics

SAT

SAT range

ACT

800

1590

1570-1600

36

780

1450

1560-1630

35

730

1500

1490-1520

34

720

1460

1450-1480

33

715

1430

1420-1440

32

700

1400

1390-1410

31

685

1370

1360-1380

30

670

1340

1330-1350

29

655

1310

1300-1320

28

640

1280

1260-1290

27

620

1240

1230-1250

26

605

1210

1200-1220

25

590

1180

1160-1190

24

570

1140

1130-1150

23

555

1110

1100-1120

22

540

1080

1060-1090

21

520

1040

1030-1050

20

Table

Psychometrics Math Chapter
(0-150)

SAT math
(200-800)

ACT math
(1-36)

120

640

28.8

125

666

30

130

693

31.2

You can take the psychometrics exam until July (inclusive) only!

Acceptance according to average of foreign matriculation (non-Israeli bagrut) only – for Academic Year 2021-2022 without need for psychometric score + obligation to present high school diploma

Table

Department

Minimum Average for Israeli Matriculation Exams (Bagrut)

Additional Requirements

Jewish Art

90

Optimetrics

103

Special Education

100

Personal Interview

Education Administration

98

Personal Interview

Education Management

98

Personal Interview

Communications

98

Computational Biology

112

Linguistics / English Literature

100

English Acceptance: 120
Linguistics Acceptance: English Matriculation Above 85 (in 5 points)
Literature Acceptance: English Matriculation Above 95 (in 5 points)

Geography and Environment

95

Double Major in Social Sciences

98

Double Major in Social Sciences - Management and Human Resources

103

Double Major in Jewish Studies

90

Double Major in Humanities

90

General History

95

Chemistry / Medicinal Chemistry

108

Matriculation Acceptance Grade = 80
In either Chemistry / Physics / Biology / Biotechnology / Computers / Mathematics

Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology

90

Matriculation Exams Average is 85 for those with Teaching or Tour Guiding Certification

Middle Eastern Studies

90

Information Sciences

95

Classical Studies

90

Hebrew and Semitic Language

90

Political Sciences

98

Music

95

Entry Exam

Jewish Philosophy

90

Mathematics

100

Maths Matriculation above 90 (in 5 points)

Management and Logistics Technologies

100

Sociology and Anthropology

98

Comparative Literature

90

Jewish and Israeli Literature

90

Philosophy

90

Physics

Physics and Maths Matriculation Above 90

Criminology

98

Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry

90

Oral Law (Jewish Studies)

90

Talmud

90

Bible

90

French Studies

90

Departments not listed (e.g., law, social work, biotechnology, engineering, neuroscience, psychology) - acceptance is not based soley on high school average, and applicants must also take the psychometric exam / SAT/ACT.

 

A partial conversion calculator is available for some countries.

For countries not appearing on the list, the conversion will be done individually for each applicant – following registration only.  

From time to time the list of countries will be updated.  

AUSTRALIA

FRANCE

GERMANY

LATVIA

SOUTH AFRICA

UNITED KINGDOM

UNITED STATES

INTERNATIONAL  BACCALAUREATE

 

Acceptance according to a combined calculation of Matriculation and Psychometric – for Academic Year 2021-2022

If you cannot be accepted on the basis of high school matriculation only, or psychometric only, we can check your admission individually after you’ve registered for studies.

 

For further details and questions:

The International School – Marketing and Recruitment intl.info@biu.ac.il 03-7384746  

Service and Recruitment Center – tel.*9392 or via an application form or on WhatsApp – send a message to 052-6171988 and our representative will contact you.