About Bar-Ilan University

Bar-Ilan University is the fastest-growing institution of higher education in Israel.

Those pursuing their BA, MA and PhD degrees on our award-winning campus just outside Tel Aviv and in our six regional colleges across Israel are joined by thousands more who are enrolled in certificate and enrichment programs, including the largest in-service teacher training program in Israel.

The sterling academic experience provided by Bar-Ilan University is what one would expect from any world-class institution, in Israel or elsewhere: we impart knowledge to our students, and provide them with the critical ability and tools to analyze that knowledge, to study academic subjects with rigor and discipline, and apply their findings and understandings to contemporary realities.
But at Bar-Ilan we are not satisfied with merely being another great research university. We see our mission as something far more challenging and historic. We build character and leadership for Israel and the Jewish nation, based on the belief in the centrality of Israel to the Jewish world as its national homeland. We provide opportunities for our students and faculty to draw from traditional Jewish values to shape their deeds and destiny.
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Bar-Ilan University Faculties & Departments

The Faculty of Jewish Studies at Bar Ilan University is the largest faculty of its kind in the academic world. It groups together approximately 300 faculty members, 14 academic departments, 21 research centers, and 28 endowed chairs. Two thousand students study for the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees, and 1500 students are studying for the B.A. degree, with a minor field of study in one of the departments in the faculty. Sixteen thousand students from all other fields study Jewish Studies with teachers from the Faculty of Jewish Studies in Basic Jewish Studies courses run by the Center for Basic Jewish Studies. The Central Jewish Studies library as well as departmental libraries, the Multimedia Center, a computer-enabled classroom and a Language Lab all support the teaching and research missions of the faculty. The faculty publishes several journals, one of which is electronic. Read more…
The objective of the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Medicine is to train physicians who integrate general fundamental knowledge and understanding of basic medical science and clinical medicine, to provide the students with sufficient background to aid and stimulate their continuous advancement as primary care physicians / specialists and/or medical researchers in the fields of bio-medicine. The students are further encouraged to implement their commitment to the community in general and the population of northern Israel in particular. Read more…
The Faculty of Law at Bar-Ilan University was founded 40 years ago, by a group of gifted law practitioners from America, with the objective of establishing an Israeli Faculty of Law which would live up to the high standards of the universities they attended, such as Harvard, Cornell, and the University of Chicago. The Faculty of Law at Bar-Ilan University aspires for excellence in research and academics, and is considered one of the leading, most prestigious Law Faculties in Israel. Read more…
The Faculty awards Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees in all the above, with the exception of the Integrated Study Program in Social Science (BA only). A teaching certificate program in Geography and the Environment is also offered. The School of Education also offers teaching certificate tracks. For more information about the Faculty of Social Sciences refer to the Faculty’s website.
The Faculty of Exact Sciences is one of Bar-Ilan University’s most dynamic faculties. It is internationally recognized for its achievements in pure and applied research and for the quality of its educational offerings in its 4 academic departments (Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics). Over 2,000 students study in the faculty’s B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs. In addition, there is a large and vibrant community of post-doctoral fellows and senior scientists from around the world (US, Canada, Europe, China, India, Korea) involved in cutting edge research projects in the various departments and research institutes of the faculty. Read more…

Bar Ilan’s Faculty of Engineering strives to be a dynamic, forward looking institution, and a leader in High Tech R&D. The Faculty of Engineering is led in this effort by a young and dynamic research faculty. The Faculty of Engineering supports a variety of interdisciplinary research programs, many of which include collaborations with some of the world’s leading research centers. The Faculty of Engineering offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in the two broad areas:

a) Electrical engineering, which includes tracks in electro-optics, microelectronics, signal processing, communications, and bioengineering.

b) Computer engineering, which includes tracks in advanced logic design, VLSI design, computer architecture, computer communications, and robotics.

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The Life Sciences fulfill a major role in the development of humanity in the 21st century. The challenges faced by humanity are becoming increasingly tougher: how to preserve ecological systems that are in danger of extinction? How to supply food and energy to the immense population of our planet? How to afford health and quality of life for those suffering from severe diseases and genetic defects? In parallel, scientists are developing unique research instruments that are unimaginably sophisticated, in order to cope with these threatening problems, which in the past were thought to be hopeless. Read more…
The Faculty awards Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees in all the above, as well as teaching certificates in Comparative Literature, English, French Culture and Music. Read more…
The Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience at Bar Ilan University was established in 1998. This is the oldest neuroscience program in Israel, and the only one authorized by the Israeli Council of Higher Education to grant a BSc degree in neuroscience. The Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience has been established with prospect of addressing the rising need in competent neuroscientists engaged in different fields of brain research. The students enrolled in the program acquire solid background in various academic fields pertaining to neuroscience and gain expertise in their field of choice. Read more…
The Ludwig and Erica Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studies is the flagship of Bar-Ilan University “Torah im Derekh Eretz” ideal. Since its founding over 35 years ago, the Institute has uniquely enabled Bar-Ilan students to combine intense, high-level Torah scholarship with their academic training in a wide range of fields. This special Shiduch has produced both a new prototype of a Torah scholar with profound intellectual awareness as well as a novel breed of professionals and academicians who are also Talmidei Chachamim. Read more…