Reservation of a Room

When you apply to OSP programs as an international student (by the application deadline), you are eligible to a dorm room.

Requests submitted after the deadline cannot be guaranteed housing.


Length of Stay

Your length of stay at the dorms is pre-defined according to the length of your program of study, e.g. Ulpan Only, Ulpan + Semester, OSP Semester, BGU Semester, Internship, etc.
Please note: If your academic program changes your length of stay will change accordingly.



You will be required to pay for the full period of your stay at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the program.


Housing Contract

The dorms are run by the Dean of Students Office at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and you will be required to sign a housing contract with them.

Think carefully before you sign, once you have signed, the contract is binding for the period of your stay and CANNOT be adjusted or terminated in advance.



You are required to contact the dorms counselor at least 10 days prior to your arrival in order to make an appointment to check-in to the dorms. Check-in times for the dorms are:

Sunday-Thursday, 8am until 3pm

Appointments can be made by e-mailing: or in Israel by calling 08-6461016.

Please Note: It is not possible to check-in to the dorms outside of the designated check-in times specified above.


Room Assignment

Room assignments are done in advance by the Housing Department and International Students are generally placed with Israeli students. If there is a problem with the room assigned to you upon arrival, our office will be happy to help.


Description of the Dorms

The dorms assigned to international students are located in the Me'onot Dalet dormitory complex, which is across the street from the campus.

The dormitories are apartments of four private bedrooms with a bathroom, kitchen and shared common area. Each bedroom has a bed, desk, closet, chair and lamp and can be locked for privacy. The apartments have central air-conditioning system.

Please Note: Aside from furniture, the dorms are unequipped. This means that students have to bring their own linens, pillows, blankets, kitchenware, cooking equipment and eating utensils. These can easily be purchased locally at a reasonable price and often the Israeli roommates have already bought many of these items.

Pictures of the International Dorms at "Dalet" dorms:

(These pictures are for illustration purposes only, actual dorm rooms may differ)

Pets are not allowed in the dormitory.

Full housing information