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Foundation Year

BASIS Program - Foundation Year

Outstanding students around the globe aspire to study in distinguished universities. Few of them are aware that already today it is possible to gain admission to one of the leading universities in the world on the basis of their matriculation grade average in their native country, while paying more reasonable tuition than the norm at comparable top universities.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ranked 53 in the world and considered the top, premiere university in Israel, is opening its gates. Prestigious areas of study are now opened to new international students in the framework of an innovative admissions track for Bachelor's degree studies.

Students will be admitted to studies in their selected area on the basis of their matriculation grades in their home country. The track commences with a Foundation Year at the Rothberg International School, which will include the following:

·         Modern Hebrew language instruction

·         English language instruction (for students from non-English-speaking countries)

·         Core studies in the area of study chosen by the student.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, students will be admitted directly to Bachelor's degree studies in their selected department, with no need to take the Psychometric Entrance Test. This unique track, the first of its kind in Israel, facilitates a challenging, personal experience in an international environment in Jerusalem, a multicultural and historical center.

Currently, the program is open to secondary (high) school graduates from France, England, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany and Australia, as well as those who possess the International Baccalaureate (IB).

Participants will benefit from professional and personal attention, including:

·         Individual academic advising from a staff of multilingual academic advisors

·         Significant exposure to the relevant departments

·         A variety of study trips

·         Support and guidance from a staff of counselors employed by the Rothberg International School

 

BASIS Program Admission Requirements 

Students that meet the minimum requirements, according to the table below, will be guaranteed acceptance to the Hebrew University, upon completion of the BASIS Program at the Rothberg International School. The BASIS Program will include intensive Hebrew studies (and English, where necessary) and courses in the chosen field that must be completed with a minimum average of 85. Candidates with other equivalent certificates, who graduated with outstanding grades, may submit a request to the appeals committee for some of these departments. 

Departments 

Australia (ATAR ranking) 

Belgium (average of 11-12 grade) 

British GCSE- 

A levels 

Dutch VWO 

French BAC 

Germany (Abitur) 

IB: International Baccalaureate 

Italy (Esame di Stato) 

Swiss Federal Maturity 

USA 

AP's 

Faculty of Humanities: all departments except for Cognition, Amirim, Education, Revivim and the joint program in Phil., Econ. & Pol.Sc. 

 

89.5 

78 

B,C,C 

7.9 

12 

2 

34 

84 

4 

5,5,5,4 

Faculty of Humanities:
Education, Revivim Program 

Faculty of Social Sciences: Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Statistics 

Faculty of Law:
Criminology 

Faculty of Science: Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies 

Faculty of Agriculture: Environmental Economics, Agroecology, Plant Sciences, Hotel Management, Nature Conservation, Soil & Water 

90.75 

80 

B,B,C 

8 

12.5 

1.9 

35 

86 

4 

5,5,5,5 

 

 Faculty of Social Sciences:
Communications, International Relations 

Faculty of Science: Mathematics, Physics 

Faculty of Agriculture:
Animal Science
 

92 

82 

B average in 3 A-levels 

8.1 

13 

1.8 

36 

87 

4.2 

5,4,4,4,4 

Faculty of Science: Biology, Chemistry 

Faculty of Agriculture: Biotechnology with Agroecology, Plant Science, , Animal Science, Environmental Economics 

93.25 

84 

A, B, B 

8.2 

13.5 

1.7 

37 

89 

4.4 

5,5,4,4,4 

Faculty of Science: Combined Program in Chemistry and Life Sciences; Combined Program in Exact Sciences 

Faculty of Agriculture: Biochemistry and Food Sci.; Nutrition 

94.5 

86 

A, A, B 

8.3 

14 

1.6 

38 

90 

4.6 

5,5,5,4,4 

Faculty of Social Sciences:
Economics 

School of Business Administration:
Accounting; Business Administration 

Faculty of Agriculture: Biotechnology and Biochemistry and Food Science 

95.75 

88 

A,A,A 

8.4 

14.5 

1.5 

39 

92 

4.8 

5,5,5,5,4 

Faculty of Social Sciences:
Psychology, Psychobiology 

Faculty of Science: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering-Opto/Micro-Electronics, Computer Science and Computational Biology,  

97 

90 

A*,A,A 

Or 

A,A,B,B 

8.5 

15 

1.4 

40 

93 

5 

5,5,5,5,5 

Bio-Medical Sciences 

98.25 

92 

A*,A*,A  

Or 

A, A, A, B 

 

8.6 

15.5 

1.3 

41 

95 

5.2 

5,4,4,4,4,4 

 

 

Foundation Year Course List 

 

 

 

Foundation Year Tuition Fees

*It is possible to apply for a scholarship.

B.A Degree at the Hebrew University 

 

 

Tuition 

Health Insurance 

Housing 

3 Year Undergraduate Program

Approx. $3,220 x 3 years 

$350 x 3 Years 

$5292 (12 months) x 3 Years  

 

 

 

For additional information and application:     

In French: 

In English: 

Ms. Valérie Karsenti 

Conseillère Académique 

E-mail: valeriek@savion.huji.ac.il

Tel: 972-2-5881622 

Fax: 972-25882363 

 

Ms. Temima Breuer

Academic Advisor

E-mail: adprep@savion.huji.ac.il

Tel: 972-2-5882625

Fax: 972-25882363 

 

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