The Unit for Student Advancement assists students with all their learning problems at BGU as follows:
Students experiencing academic difficulties will be able to receive ten subsidized tutoring lessons each semester.
The tutoring lessons are offered in the first and second semesters only.
*Assistance to students who served in the reserves/a parent to at least one child (under the age of 14) whose spouse has returned from military reserve duty.
Non-academic rights for students returning from reserve duty, and/or a student who is a parent to at least one child (under the age of 14) whose spouse has returned from a military reserve duty:
Students who served in the reserves for ten consecutive days or more are entitled to four tutoring lessons for each week in the reserves, or photocopying cards for a total of 50 photocopies a day, excluding vacations or weekends, or two 50% subsidized (marathon) reinforcement courses to make up the missing study material. The service is provided to students who served in reserve duty in the first and second semesters only.
Note: Applications for tutoring rights should be referred to the Reserve Duty Coordinator at the Student Union.
Students who served in the reserves for 22 days or more during the academic year (from the beginning of the school year until the end of the late exam dates in the second semester) are eligible for a payment exemption for one summer school course. Students who served in the reserves for 30 days or more are eligible for a payment exemption for two courses. For the accumulation of days, all reserve duty days, including a few days, are counted. The payment exemption is given for a course that is in any case held and has a sufficient number of enrollees paying for the course.
Students who were granted and utilized the payment exemption for a summer school course are entitled to a partial rent refund for the summer months. This right will be granted to the student returning from reserve duty only. The benefit is valid for the same year only and cannot be utilized retroactively.
A reserve duty service of 14 days or more is recognized as fulfilling the social activity requirement in order to receive a scholarship at BGU.
A reserve duty service entitles the student to extra points for determining dorm and scholarship eligibility. This right will be granted to the student returning from reserve duty only.
The request to exercise the rights must be submitted through a reserve duty coordinator in the Student Union.
Assistance to New Immigrants and Students of Ethiopian Descent
New immigrant students who are funded by the Student Administration are eligible for personal mentoring in subjects in which they are experiencing difficulties.
Students of Ethiopian descent, including students in a startup program, are entitled to assistance in studies, and special assistance programs are offered to them.
Assistance to Arab Students
For several years BGU has been offering programs for advancement of higher education among Arab students. The purpose of the programs is to help students cope with the many difficulties they encounter. Assistance in the following areas is offered in these programs:
Group learning assistance.
Workshops to improve learning skills.
Prevention of dropout rates.
In recent years, BGU has been offering a special assistance program aimed at preventing student dropout rates.
In the basement in the study room for the visually impaired, counseling services are offered to students requiring assistance through assistive technologies.
Study Centers for Students
Study centers for students were set up in the basement and second floor of the Student Building and in the basement of Building 28.
The study centers are fitted with desks to enable students to work in groups or individually according to their preferences.
Computers are installed in the study centers of the Student Building. The study centers are open most of the day.