About BGU

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) — public non-profit university. It is located in Beersheba, Israel. The higher education institution is among the youngest in the country.

BGU does research in different fields of study and invites students to bachelor, master and doctorate programs.

Location
Beersheba, Israel
Establishment year
1964
Students
18,230
International students
3,281

BGU tuition fees

As in many other universities in the country, the academic calendar at BGU is divided into two semesters. But for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees here are different for locals and foreigners. For locals, it starts from 719 USD, and for foreigners — a minimum of 3,832 USD. The university provides tuition assistance to some students through financial aid programs. They are available to both locals and foreigners. Check the university website for up-to-date information on prices and available scholarships.

It is necessary to pay attention to other costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, food, and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Financial Aidallowances and other types of social assistance
Yes
Bachelor
Local
719 USD/year
Foreign
3,832 USD/year
Master
Local
9,430 USD/year
Foreign
5,117 USD/year
Doctorate
Foreign
5,447 USD/year

Bachelor degree at BGU

11 years of school is not enough to get into BGU. Since students study longer in Israel, you must first eliminate the academic difference — study for a year at a university in your home country, or take one of the preparatory programs (A-Levels, IB, Foundation, etc.). Before submitting documents to the university, applicants take an English language exam. The university accepts the results of IELTS. The IELTS exam must be 6 and above.

IELTS
6

Master's degree at BGU

In order to enroll at BGU for a master's program, you will have to confirm knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing the exam — IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score for admission is 6.5. TOEFL — 80 or higher.

IELTS
6.5
TOEFL iBT
80

BGU campus

BGU has an urban campus, which provides students with many options for study and recreation. The abundance of museums, theaters and cinemas creates opportunities for the cultural development of young people. In the city, there are also large companies that offer internships. The school has a library where students can do their homework or just relax. BGU regularly invites foreign students to participate in exchange programs. For locals, this is a unique opportunity to get in touch with the cultures of other countries, meet representatives of different nationalities and make friends around the world.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes

What to do after graduation

There are many options to stay in the country after completing your studies at the university. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Detailed information can be found on the embassy website. You can find other options for immigration in our article.

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Universities related to BGU

Universities in this city

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
TitleCountryCityBachelorMaster
3174Ben-Gurion University of the NegevIsraelBeersheba
 
3,833 USD
from  5,118 USD
to  39,500 USD
The Kaye College of EducationIsraelBeersheba
 
 
 
 

Universities in this country

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
TitleCountryCityBachelorMaster
1071Hebrew University of JerusalemIsraelJerusalem
 
7,800 USD
 
17,000 USD
1352Technion – Israel Institute of TechnologyIsraelHaifa
 
15,000 USD
from  0 USD
to  13,000 USD
1733Tel Aviv UniversityIsraelTel Aviv
 
14,996 USD
from  10,497 USD
to  25,193 USD
3174Ben-Gurion University of the NegevIsraelBeersheba
 
3,833 USD
from  5,118 USD
to  39,500 USD
5535Weizmann Institute of ScienceIsraelRehovot