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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.

The university is ranked number 469 in QS World University Rankings 2024. Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE), places the university in 501 position in the world.

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

Location
Beersheba, Israel
Establishment year
1964
Students
16,252
International students
325
Female students
52%

Place in ratings

Rating QS
2024#469
Rating THE
2024#501-600
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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 689 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 Aid
Yes
Bachelor
Local689USD/year
Foreign3,832USD/year
Master
4,999USD/year
Doctorate
Foreign5,447USD/year

Study programs at BGU

Humanities
Literature
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0
Other
Linguistics
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0
Other programs
Humanities
Foreign Literatures
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Humanities
Linguistics
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Humanities
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 85
Middle East Studies
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 85
The Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Economics & Business Management
Industrial Engineering and Management
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Economics & Business Management
Computer Science & IT
Master of Business Administration
Study degree
MBA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 80
Arts & Humanities
Desert Studies - Environmental Studies
Study degree
MSc, MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 85
Computer Science & IT
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 85
Industrial Engineering and Management
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Economics & Business Management
Computer Science & IT
Software and Information Systems Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Agriculture & Forestry
Desert Studies
Study degree
MSc, MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Agriculture & Forestry
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Desert Studies - Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands
Study degree
MSc, MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Agriculture & Forestry
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 85
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Desert Studies
Study degree
MSc, MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Agriculture & Forestry
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Desert Studies - Environmental Studies
Study degree
MSc, MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 85
Desert Studies - Environmental and Aquatic Microbiology
Study degree
MSc, MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 85
Desert Studies - Irrigation and Plant Environment
Study degree
MSc, MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 85
Desert Studies - Solar Energy and Environmental Physics
Study degree
MSc, MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 85
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Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Biomedical Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 85
Biotechnology Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Engineering & Technology
Chemistry
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 85
Desert Studies
Study degree
MSc, MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Agriculture & Forestry
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Desert Studies - Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands
Study degree
MSc, MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Agriculture & Forestry
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 85
Show all
Medicine
Biomedical Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 85
Engineering & Technology
Biomedical Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 85
Biotechnology Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Engineering & Technology
Chemistry
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 85
Communication Systems Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 85
Desert Studies - Solar Energy and Environmental Physics
Study degree
MSc, MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 85
Show all
Education & Training
Academic Internship Program
Study form
Full-time
Duration
3 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Education & Training
Social Sciences & Management
Academic Internship Program
Study form
Full-time
Duration
3 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Education & Training
African Studies - African Sustainable Communities
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Middle East Studies
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 85
The Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Other
Economics
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
TOEFL
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 85
Medicine
Study degree
MD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Other programs
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Natural Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Computer Science & IT
Humanities
Humanities and Social Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Economics & Business Management
Management
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Medicine
Health Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Medicine
Computer Science & IT
Engineering
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Natural Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Computer Science & IT
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Desert Studies
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Natural Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Computer Science & IT
Engineering & Technology
Desert Studies
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Engineering
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Social Sciences & Management
Desert Studies
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Humanities and Social Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Other programs
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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
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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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