​BGU offers young adults the opportunity to spend their gap year in a fruitful academic

experience while having a meaningful social adventure.

As a gap year student, you will be part of the study abroad program,

enjoying the vibrant campus life, participating in volunteering projects and studying

alongside undergraduate students.

As BGU is academically recognized worldwide, the academic credits you will accumulate

during the semester at BGU can be accepted as credits towards a future degree at other

universities. The varied range of undergraduate courses offered at BGU can help you

find your future path.

​The program encourages you to experience personal, academic, and professional

growth.​ With Israeli and international students from countries all around the world, helpful staff,

and trips throughout Israel, significant experience is awaiting you.​

A wide range of volunteer opportunities is available. You are welcome to join the pre-semester intensive Hebrew language course​ and continue your Hebrew studies throughout the semester.

Online Application form>>​ Choose Semster\Year program

» Explore Israel via trips throughout the country- Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, hikes in the Negev desert and in the north.

» Get to know Israelis- enjoy joint events, go to Language Exchange nights with the local crowd, discover Israelis' point of view on current affairs and have the opportunity to celebrate holidays the Israeli way.

»​ Merge into BGU's social life- join student union's festivities and events and experience the unique BGU social life.

»​ ​Become close with your diverse group and community- get to know people from all over the world, and make meaningful connections that can last for a lifetime.​

Tuitions and Fees:

Application Fee:  $60
Late Application Fee:  $100

Semester Program*: 

Base Tuition:  $7200 

On-Campus Housing: 

$450 per month (or part of a month) 

Year Program*: 

Base Tuition:  $11200 
On-Campus Housing:$450 per month (or part of a month) ​ 

* Tuition Fees for all Semester or Year-Long Programs include weekly social activities, academic field trips, trips around Israel, access to the university sports center & health insurance