The visa, as stated at the guide, is to be obtained at your home country (or at a country you currently live in), at the Israeli embassy or consulate which takes care of the visa. If there are a few Israeli embassies or consulates at your country, please contact them to find out where it can be done.
They will help you schedule a meeting and tell you which documents to bring. One of the documents is an acceptance letter to BGU. Please make sure you know what the embassy demands to see in the letter, and check whether this information appears there. If it doesn't – please contact me and I'll try to help. For example, an embassy can ask for a proof of your future income in Israel. In this case, the Department you'll study at can issue a formal letter stating your scholarship information. Or, the embassy can ask where you will live during your studies. If you will order a room at the dorms - the Dorms department can issue a letter about your order.
The visa is usually granted for one year (or less, if you are coming for less time – and it'll appear at the acceptance letter), and can be extended when necessary (BGU helps you with this procedure, usually you should ask for extension about 3 weeks before the visa validity is over). There are some forms to fill, validate the at the Visa and Health insurance office in BGU, schedule a meeting at the Ministry of Interior and arrive to the meeting with all the documents, passport, and a health insurance policy for the requested period. The visa is being extended during the meeting.
The visa granted to students is usually the A2 visa. If you are not sure what type of visa suits your visit, please consult us.
The A2 visa allows you to enter Israel as a student for a specific period of time. If you intend to travel outside of Israel during your stay, you are required to order a multiple-entries visa. This can be done ONLY after your arrival in Israel, the process is similar to an extension of the visa process. Please note that even if your initial visa (which you receive abroad) says it is a multiple entries visa – it isn't. Please take care of it after your arrival, if needed. You'll be able to extend it later.
After receiving a visa (a sticker at you passport) please send me a copy by email.