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Assistance for Those Doing Military Reserve Duty

  • All students required to do military reserve duty in the IDF must send to his unit at the beginning of every academic year confirmation that he is a university student. A student who receives a call-up and who would like to defer or shorten the duty should contact the Dean of Students Office in order to complete the necessary form to be sent to the IDF committee dealing with deferrals etc. The application is personal and should be made within a week of receiving notification of call-up and not less than 40 days before the duty begins. In special circumstances, it's possible to request the involvement of the Dean of Students in order to defer the reserve duty.

  • A student who does military reserve duty for less than 14 consecutive days should contact the service center of the Student Association in order to receive photocopies of missed lectures.

  • A student who does military reserve duty for 14 days and more consecutively is eligible to receive tutorials or a photocopy card in order to complete the study material he missed. Those interested should contact the Unit for Student Advancement. Students can also take advantage of the taped lectures in the viewing room and borrow discs for the relevant courses. Information on student rights in the event of reserve duty being split can be obtained from the Unit for Student Advancement.

  • A student who does military reserve duty for 22 days and more in any given academic year is exempt from payment for a summer course on condition that the course is taking place anyways.

  • A student who does military reserve duty for 30 days and more in any given academic year is exempt from payment for two summer courses on condition that the courses take place anyways. Those eligible for exemption from payment for the above courses are also eligible to receive help with rent if they take advantage of their eligibility to participate in the summer courses without payment.

  • A student who does military reserve duty for 14 days and more is considered to have fulfilled the conditions of undertaking activity in the community in order to receive a university scholarship.

  • Military reserve duty provides additional points in determining eligibility for student dormitories and scholarships.