International students in short-term programs at BGU will live in dorms together with other international students as well as local Israeli students. Living in on-campus housing with other students allows for students to be fully immersed in the BGU community and is part of a well-rounded study abroad or exchange experience.
Check out the video for more details on what the dorms look like, their proximity to our main campus, and more!
Virtual tour of BGU International dorms
The dorms assigned to international students in short-term programs 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 a central air-conditioning system.
Please Note: Aside from furniture, the dorms are unequipped. This means that students have to bring their own linens, 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.
See detailed information below.
When you apply to non-degree programs as an international student (by the application deadline), you are eligible to a dorm room upon availability.
Requests submitted after the deadline cannot be guaranteed housing.
· Choose “On Campus Housing" in your application form, or notify the office via e-mail: email@example.com.
· Once accepted to the program, along with an admission letter you will receive an invoice with a non-refundable down-payment in order to reserve the room.
· This invoice should be paid within 14 days from the invoice date, otherwise a room will not be guaranteed.
· The remaining amount should be paid at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the program.
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, Semester, Internship, etc.
Please note: If your academic program changes your length of stay will change accordingly.
All fees concerning rent and lodging must be settled prior to arrival and checking into the dorms.
In order to reserve a room in the dorms, the student needs to pay a non-refundable confirmation fee of 250 USD which is part of the total amount requested to pay for the rent. An invoice for payment will be sent by BGU International.
After the student pays the confirmation fee, a second invoice will be sent with the rest of the amount.
The fees should be paid online, via PayPal or credit card (installments are available for this option). Bank transfer is also possible.
The cost per month (or part of a month) is 450 USD; this includes Wi-Fi connection, security, electricity, and water expenses.
A 5% discount scholarship for accommodation will be granted according to the following terms:
- Reservation for a period of 6 months and more
- Payment should be settled upfront for the whole period
*Students requesting a payment plan or paying month by month will not be awarded a discount.
In the event that the student is interested in prolonging his/her stay, a written request should be sent to BGU International at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks before the end of the stay as indicated in the Agreement. The extension will be dependent on availability.
All fees concerning rent and lodging are to be paid before the extension of stay begins.
You will be required to sign a housing contract upon arrival. Once you have signed, the contract is binding for the period of your stay and CANNOT be adjusted or terminated in advance.
Pets are not allowed in the dormitory.
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, 9am until 2pm
Appointments can be made by e-mailing Inbar Reznik at email@example.com or in Israel by texting or calling +972-50-2029746 or 08-6461144.
Rooms are assigned in advance. If there is a problem with the room assigned to you upon arrival, our office will be happy to help. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There is free Wi-Fi all over the main campus, your apartment in the international dorms and the computer lab at the dorms.
If you wish to have cable (network) internet connection in your room, you must first purchase internet service as explained below:
In order to connect your computer to the network you need to purchase Internet services.
If you wish to arrange the Network connection prior to your arrival, you can pay online $28, and receive a Network cable upon your arrival from Erez, the dorms supervisor. The payment is for a stay of up to 3 months and you can extend it upon arrival.
Students are responsible for cleaning the shared space in their apartments, as well as, their individual bedrooms. No cleaning service is provided.
Please Note: When you check out of the dorms, the housing unit staff will do a visual inspection and you will have to ensure that both the shared space and your individual bedroom are clean.
The $250 confirmation fee is non-refundable. If you choose to withdraw, cancel, or are dismissed from the program or the dorms, the confirmation deposit is withheld and the balance of the dorm rent is refunded according to the guidelines below:
Withdrawal more than two weeks prior to check-in date – full amount will be refunded (less the non-refundable confirmation fee).
Withdrawal less than two weeks prior to check-in date – full amount will be refunded less one month of rent.
Withdrawal after the start of the program – students will be charged a fine of half a month's rent providing advance notice of at least two weeks, prior to check out, was given. For the avoidance of doubt, no refund will be granted if no advance notice is provided.