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Bar Ilan University
 

Bar Ilan University Mechina- Pre Academic Program

Program Description

The Mechina (preparatory) Program at Bar-Ilan University is an intensive year of study aimed at preparing participants for academic life in Israel. Mechina consists of intensive Hebrew language study (approximately 25 hours per week), followed by two academic semesters of 30 hours of intensive Hebrew language study plus Jewish Studies, mathematics or statistics, Israeli geography and government, and introductory level academic courses based on possible career choices.
 
You will apply to a regular department at the start of the second semester. Immigrant students with no background in Judaism must study three very basic noncredit courses as a prerequisite for taking the regular Jewish Studies courses.
 
 

 

*NOTE ABOUT PROGRAM PRICES

All eligible Masa Israel participants can receive financial assistance toward the cost of their program.
 
These grants and scholarships can significantly reduce the cost of participating in a Masa Israel program. Prices listed here represent the full, unsubsidized program cost.