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Tertiary Education in Israel

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Last Updated on January 28, 2011

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Universities, Colleges, Trade and Vocational Schools in Israel


Trade & Vocational Schools

Some Trade and Vocational Schools are publicly funded and others are privately run.  They provide instruction in specific fields primarily at the undergraduate level. Certain schools focus on law, management, and technology and teacher training. Others train students in areas of the paramedical profession such as optometry, radiology and dental hygiene. Additional schools work to ready students for careers in sports or the cultural and culinary arts.

  • The Wingate Institute in Netanya trains teachers and professionals in physical education, athletics, sports medicine and bio-physics.
  • The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, offers Bachelor’s degrees in fine arts, architecture, graphic and industrial design.
  • Students wishing to enter the fashion industry can do so at Ramat Gan’s Shenkar Institute of Textile and Fashion.
  • The Hadassah College of Technology offers degrees in scientific and technical fields.


Each university in Israel (except for the Weizmann Institute) grants bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in all areas of the fine arts, humanities, and the sciences. In addition research in these areas is carried out at the country’s 9 public universities:-

  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Tel Aviv University (TAU)
  • Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Technion
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Haifa University
  • Bar-Ilan University
  • Open University 
  • Ariel University

Regional Colleges

Regional Colleges are university-mandated satellite campuses which provide supplementary opportunities to students who live far from the country’s centrally situated universities. Some regional colleges offer full degree programs.  Undergraduate studies are often started at one of these schools and completed at the main campus of the sponsoring university.

Foreign Universities

Today there are about 30 foreign universities in Israel  with campuses both for Israeli and foreign students, undergraduates and graduates.

Teachers Training Colleges

A list of teacher’s training colleges in the main centers

  • Ahva Academic College, Ahva
  • Al-Qasemi Academic College of Education, Baqa al-Gharbiyye
  • Arab College for Education Haifa
  • Beit Berl College, Kfar Saba
  • College of Technology Education, Tel Aviv
  • David Yellin College of Education, Jerusalem
  • Efrata College of Education, Jerusalem
  • Emuna College of Education, Jerusalem
  • Givat Washington College of Education, Givat Washington
  • Gordon College of Education, Haifa
  • Hemdat College of Education, Netivot
  • Herzog College, Alon Shvut
  • Jerusalem College Michlala, Jerusalem
  • Kaye Academic College of Education, Beersheba
  • Kibbutzim College of Education, Tel Aviv
  • Levinsky College of Education, Tel Aviv
  • Lifshitz College of Education, Jerusalem
  • MOFET Institute, Consortium of Colleges of Education
  • Moreshet Yaakov Religious College of Education, Rehovot
  • Ohalo College, Katzrin (Golan Heights)
  • Oranim Academic College, Kiryat Tivon
  • Ort College for Teachers of Technology, Tel Aviv
  • Shaanan Religious College of Education, Haifa
  • Talpiot College of Education, Tel Aviv
  • WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education, Haifa


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