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Beit Berl College has a student exchange program with partner institutions in Europe and the US. Students from partner institutions are welcome to study at Beit Berl College for one or two semesters, usually during their third or fourth year of studies.

Applications for exchange are submitted through the International Relations Office (IRO) at the respective institution. The institutions agree to recognize each other’s study programs, grades and accreditation systems. Exchange students pay tuition to their home institution and are exempt from such fees at Beit Berl College. 

Beit Berl College provides a number of courses in English, mostly from the English Department, but otherwise all courses are taught in Hebrew.  Art students may register for workshops at the Faculty of Arts – Hamidrasha, where provisions may be made for tutoring in English.  

Who is eligible?

Students from third year and onwards with a comprehensive knowledge of spoken and written English are welcome to register.

The Program

​Applicants may choose from a list of courses most of which are taught at the English Department. Courses may also be tailored to suit individual requirements.

Hebrew/Arabic speaking students may choose courses in the relevant departments.
Courses of basic Hebrew and/or Arabic may be offered upon request and availability.

Although tuition is free at Beit Berl College (as part of the bilateral foreign student exchange program), accommodation, insurance and daily cost of living expenses will be paid for by the student attending the program.
Upon acceptance to the program, the student will receive additional relevant information (by email) from the International Academic Relations Office, to assist in the preparation of the stay in Israel.

Semester Dates

​The beginning of the academic calendar shifts each year in order to avoid conflict with religious holidays.
First semester: October/November
Second semester: February/March

For the 2021-2022 academic calendar click here.
For the 2022-2023 academic calendar click here.

Application Procedures

​Applicants must complete the application form and provide the following supporting materials:
1. A list of requested course studies in English (Learning Agreement).
2. A letter of recommendation in English from the applicant's Head of Department and/or Dean of Students in his/her university.
3. A passport photo.
The above must be sent to Hana Josephson, Student Exchange Coordinator, hanik@beitberl.ac.il

Once you've been accepted

Preparations for your stay in Israel should include the following:

1. Visa
Before your arrival in Israel, you must apply for a student visa from the Israeli Embassy in your country. It must be valid for a minimum of six months. Our office will provide you with an official letter to the Israeli Embassy, stating that you intend to study at Beit Berl College, and where you will staying. 

2. Medical insurance
Before leaving your country, you must take out full medical insurance.

3. Book your accomodation
Most international students choose to stay on campus during their stay in Israel, and this gives them the opportunity to get to know Israelis better, and its also convenient because ot the proximity to classes. See more details about dormitories here.
Rooms are furnished with a bed, a closet, a desk, and a book case and are equipped with a refrigerator. Kitchen utensils are provided. Contact Hana at the International Academic Relations office for help with the booking.

When you arrive

1. Getting to Beit Berl College
Beit Berl College is located 40KM north of Ben Gurion Airport.  Here are instructions how to get to campus. You will be met on campus by a Beit Berl student who will be assigned by us to help you with your first steps on campus.  This person will take you to your room on dorms, show you around the campus, introduce you to your academic advisor and/or head of the department, answer all of your questions and make sure that you are comfortable and happy throughout your stay.

2. Telephone
While in Israel, it is advisable to purchase a SIM card for your mobile phone, which will allow you to use a local number and reduce the cost of calls considerably.

3. Student card
You can purchase a student card from the student union at Beit Berl College, which will entitle you to the same discounts as Israeli students all over Israel for transportation, shopping and cultural events.

Transcript of records

At least five weeks after your return to your home country, you will receive a Transcript of Records showing the courses that you have studied and your exam results.Following is a conversion table for Beit Berl College's grading system vs. ECTS.

Grade Conversion Table

Beit Berl College Grade ECTS Grade ECTS Definition

95-100
A Excellent

85-94
B Very good

75-84
C Good

65-74
D Satisfactory

60-64
E Sufficient

-59
F, FX Fail
 
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