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Admission Requirements for Undergraduates Studies for Those With a Foreign Matriculation Diploma (2023-2024)

Undergraduate Studies Taught in Hebrew

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Registration for studies begin on Sunday, 29/01/2023

Registration Form 2023-2024

General Request Form - Admission with a Foreign Diploma

 

Admission to the university is conditional upon: 

 

  1. Successfully passing a Hebrew proficiency exam 

  2. Successfully passing an English proficiency exam  

  3. Meeting the admission requirements of one of the acceptance options:

  •  Admission for graduates of Mechinat Olim

  •  Admission based solely on Psychometry/SAT/ACT scores

  •  Admission based solely on a foreign diploma

  •  Admission based on a combination of Psychometry/SAT/ACT scores and foreign diploma

Please note conversions of SAT/ACT and foreign diplomas below



You are welcome to contact the Department for Olim with any further questions

tel:  077-3643586

Proficiency Exams

Hebrew Proficiency Exam

Acceptance to the university is conditional upon successfully passing the Hebrew proficiency exam (YAEL / YAELNET) of the National Institute for Testing & Evaluation (NITE) with a minimum score of 105.

 

Sign up for YAEL

Sign up for YAELNET

 

A score of 105 is the threshold for admission, but during your studies you will have to take additional courses or obtain an exemption. Exemption from studying Hebrew based on the YAEL/YAELNET exam is a score of 132 or higher.

 

Who does not need to take a Hebrew proficiency exam for admission (but might be required to take an  exam through היחידה להבעה אקדמית ואולפן)?

  • Graduates of a Mechina for Olim recognized by Bar-Ilan University (with a level 5 at least)
  • Graduates of the 30+ Preparatory Mechina
  • Graduates of the Behina Yerushalmit with a minimum score of 80
  • Graduates from a recognized Ulpan who received an exemption from Hebrew courses
  • Those that took the Psychometric examination in Hebrew

 

Notes:

You may register for your academic studies before you receive your exam scores – However, acceptance will be based on availability. 

It is possible to take intensive summer courses to improve your Hebrew level. If you're interested, please send an email to [email protected]

English Proficiency Exam

Acceptance to the university is conditional upon successfully passing the English proficiency exam (AMIR/AMIRAM) of the National Institute for Testing & Evaluation (NITE) with a score of at least 85. 

**  Excluding the Department of English Literature and Linguistics, for which a score of at least 120 is required & Medical Imaging, for which a score of at least 100 is required  

 

Sign-up for AMIR exam  

Sign-up for AMIRAM exam  

 
  

Alternative exams to the AMIR/AMIRAM: 

 

Name of exam 

Minimum score (passing)

TOEFL 

70

IELTS

 5.5

ACT 

Average score between the Reading and English section

 31 

SAT 

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) score

450

Psychometry 

English section

85 

The minimum score in the English proficiency exams in English are the threshold scores for admission. As part of the requirements for completing your BA studies, you will be required to take courses in English.

  

  

High school graduates from English-speaking countries are exempt from the English proficiency exam: 

  • England 
  • United States 
  • South Africa 
  • Ireland 
  • Australia 
  • New Zealand  

Conversion of SAT/ACT scores and Foreign Diplomas

Conversion of SAT/ACT score to Psychometry score

Important note:
SAT or ACT scores must be sent through the official channels during registration.

Screenshots of scores are not considered official.

  • SAT scores, please request through College Board: College Board (code: 0967)
  • ACT scores, please request through ACT board: ACT Board (code: 0967)
  • Psychometric scores, if not requested at exam registration time, please request through NITE: NITE 

Psychometry 

SAT 

ACT 

800 

1590 

36

780 

1540 

35

730 

1500 

34

720 

1460 

33 

715 

1430 

32

700 

1400 

31 

685 

1370 

30

670 

1340 

29

655 

1310 

28

640 

1280 

27

620 

1240 

26 

605 

1210 

25

590 

1180 

24

570 

1140 

23

555 

1110 

22

540 

1080 

21

520 

1040 

20

500 

1010 

19

 

 

 

 

 

ACT מתמטיקה 

 (1-36) 

SAT מתמטיקה  

(200-800) 

פסיכומטרי - חלק הכמותי

(0-150) 

30 

690-693-700 

130 

28 

660-666-670 

125 

27 

630-640-650 

120 

26 610-620 116
25 590-600 112.5

 

It is highly recommended to take the exam no later than April – otherwise, admission is based on availability!

 

Conversion of Foreign Diplomas

Below is a list of foreign diplomas that can be converted to an Israeli Bagrut equivalent.


Applicants from countries not listed below must apply with an SAT/ACT/Psychometric score:

Australia

Canada

United Kingdom

France

Germany

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Italy

The Netherlands

United States

Switzerland

South Africa

 

Below are the possible admission channels

Admission for Graduates of Mechinat Olim

Graduates of Mechinat Olim

You can calculate your chances of admission here in the Bar-Ilan University Admissions calculator 

 

How to input scores: 

  • Overall grade from the Mechinat Olim (ציון בגרות משוקלל) 
  • Mathematics score and units  (ציון בגרות במתמטיקה, יח"ל )  
  • English score and units (ציון בגרות באנגלית, יח"ל) - Those who received an exemption from English course (4 or 5 יח"ל), should input a score of 95 with 5 יח"ל
  • Psychometry, overall score (ציון בחינה פסיכומטרי)  
  • Psychometry, mathematics score (ציון מתמטיקה בפסיכומטרי) 

 

Note: 

• Graduates who receive a Mathematics score in a 4 יח"ל course, receive a bonus of 5 points to the overall grade 

• Graduates who receive a Mathematics score in a 5 יח"ל course, receive a bonus of 10 points for the overall grade 

• Graduates who received an exemption from studying English (4 or 5 יח"ל), should input a score of 95 with 5 יח"ל

• Courses of study that require psychometric scores - also apply to graduates of the Mechinat Olim 

 

At any stage, you are welcome to contact the Department for Olim and schedule an appointment: [email protected]

 

 

Admission Based Solely on Psychometry/SAT/ACT Score

Applicants must present a high school diploma/matriculation certificate

Table
Admission requirements are listed as psychometry scores. SAT/ACT scores can be converted to psychometric scores above.

Faculty

Department/Program

Psychometry Score

Psychometry - math score

Additional Requirements

Life Sciences

Biotechnology

580

120


SAT math = 640

Graduates of Mechina for Olim:  

Grade of 80 (4 יח"ל) in math 

 

Grade of 65 in (5 יח"ל) in math 

Computational Biology

650

130

 

SAT math = 693

Life Sciences

580

120

 

SAT math = 640

Double major with Psychology, Chemistry, Physics and Brain Science – must be accepted to both programs

Optometry 580

120

 

SAT math = 640

+ Personal interview

Engineering

Electrical Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computer Engineering

 

Industrial and Information Systems Engineering

 

Data Engineering

650

(double major with mathematics or physics, or Quantum Engineering track = 680)

 

650

 

 

650

 

 

 

650

130

 

SAT math = 693

Summer courses for those without a suitable background in physics and mathematics is required for all programs

 

(non-automatic admission in all programs)

Social Sciences 

Economics 500

120

 

SAT math = 640

ACT math= 27

Social Work 580 + Personal interview

Psychology 

 

 

 

Single major 

 

Double major 

 

 

 

 

680

 

630

Admission is also possible based solely on math scores:

Single major

Psychometry = 127.5

SAT math = 680

ACT math = 29

 

 

Double major

Psychometry = 120

SAT math = 630

ACT math = 27

Sociology and Anthropology 580

Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences 

 

Individual ("Prat") track 

 

Human Resources Management 

 

Medical Imaging 

 

 

 

 

 

580

 

 

580

 

 

580

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120

 

 

 

 

 

+ Personal interview

 

 

+ Personal interview

 

 

+ Personal interview

For those who must take English proficiency exam =  100 or above

Criminology 580
Geography and Environmental Studies 550
Communications 600

Multidisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences (Built-In programs)

500 Chez / Yanshufim / Yahalom / Chacham / Rom
Political Sciences 560

Logistics Management

Technology Management

600

Multidisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences

 

Financing and Banking track

 

Hi-Tech Sciences track

 

Health Systems Management track

 

 

 

 

 

 

450

 

 

450

 

 

550

 

 

 

 

100

 

 

100

 

 

 

Humanities

General History 550
Music 500 + Entrance exam
General Philosophy 500
Comparative Literature 550
Information Studies 600
Classical Studies

550

Multidisciplinary Studies in Humanities

500

French Culture

500

English Literature 

605

 

SAT = 1200

ACT = 57 (Reading + English)

SAT = EBRW score of 650 or above

English Linguistics 

620

SAT = 1250

ACT = 25

SAT = ERW score of 600 or above, and Math score of 600 and above

ACT = ELA score of 22 and above, and STEM score of 23 and above 

Exact Sciences

Physics (non-automatic admissions)

600

125

 

SAT math = 666

For those lacking background - Summer mechina in Physics is required 

Chemistry (non-automatic admissions)

580

120 

 

SAT math = 640

A background in science courses is required

Computer Sciences

690

130

 

SAT math = 693

Graduates of Mechinat Olim - not automatic, must go through an exceptions committee

Mathematics (non-automatic admission)

630 130

Jewish Studies

Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology 550
Bible Studies 500
Talmud 500
Jewish Oral Law 500
Jewish History 500
Hebrew & Semitic Languages 500
Literature of the Jewish People 500
Jewish Thought 500
Jewish Art

500

Multidisciplinary Studies in Jewish Sciences

500

 

Honors program:

"Cramim" program 

Middle-Eastern Studies

550

Brain Research Center

Brain Sciences

685

125

 

SAT math = 666

Education

General Education

 

 

560 + Personal interview

Educational Counseling

 

Education, Leadership, Organizational Development and Policy in Education

 

Special Education

580 + Personal interview

Law

Law 720 + Admissions committee

Admission Based Solely on Foreign Diploma

Departments not listed - Admissions based on a foreign diploma is not possible, and applicants must apply with SAT/ACT/psychometric scores

Table

Department

Minimum Israel Bagrut average (after conversion)

Additional requirements / comments

Jewish Art

80

Those who have 4 art courses in their transcript with a minimum grade of 85 or B will be considered, even if they don't meet admission requirements

General Education

96

+ Personal interview

Special Education

98

+ Personal interview

Educational Counseling

98

+ Personal interview

Leadership, Organizational Development and Policy in Education 

98

+ Personal interview

Communications

98

English Literature

98

+ Letter of intent

 

Students from non-English speaking countries:
English proficiency exam = 120

TOEFL = 90

IELTS = 6.5

 

English Linguistics

98

Students from a non-English speaking countries:
English proficiency exam = 120

TOEFL = 90

IELTS = 6.5

Geography and Environment

95

Interdisciplinary - Social Sciences  

Individual "Prat" track

98

Interdisciplinary - Social Sciences  

Human Resource Management Program

 

103

Multidisciplinary Studies in Jewish Studies  

90

Multidisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences (B.A.) (Security forces) 

82

Admissions requirements

General History 

95

French Studies

90

Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology 

90

For those with a tour guiding license / standard tour guiding certificate = 85 

Middle Eastern Studies 

90

Information Studies (single major)

 

Information Studies (double major)

 

Information Studies and Internet Technology (double major)

95

(for all programs)

Classical Studies

90

Applicants with a high average can be accepted on the condition of the head of department's approval

Hebrew and Semitic Languages 

90

Political Science

98

Music 

90

+ Entrance exam

Jewish philosophy 

90

Mathematics (non-automatic admission) 

100

+ Requires department approval 

+ Background in mathematics studies required 

Logistics Management 

Technology Management

100

Sociology and Anthropology 

98

Comparative Literature 

90

Literature of the Jewish People 

90

Philosophy

90

Physics (non automatic admission) 

Those lacking in physics studies background, are required to do summer courses 

+ Requires department approval 

+ Background in mathematics and physics studies required 

Criminology

98

Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry 

90

Jewish Oral Law

90

Talmud

90

Bible

90

Multidisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences (Built-in Programs)  

 

Chetz

Yahalom

Yanshufim

Chacham

Rom

 

 

 

 

82

84

82

85

87

 

Multidisciplinary Studies - Humanities 89
Multidisciplinary Studies in Jewish Sciences  90
Multidisciplinary Studies in Jewish Sciences  (Cramim Program) 109

Cramim program

 

Those with a Psychometry score of 650 = Bagrut average 100

Multidisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences (Health Systems Management track) 95
Multidisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences (High-Tech Sciences track) 95
Multidisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences (Financing and Banking track) 87

Admission Based on a Combination of SAT/ACT/Psychometric Scores and Foreign Diploma

Combination of SAT/ACT/Psychometric scores and Foreign Diploma

If you cannot be admitted based solely on foreign diploma or solely SAT/ACT/psychometry - we can check your request for admission individually and individually, only after registration has taken place.

Information about the various programs can be found in the Bar-Ilan Program Catalogue