Graduate Studies at Bar-Ilan

Masters, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Studies

Advanced students have the opportunity to study and conduct research through Bar-Ilan's 46 academic departments, as well as the University's 76 research centers. A number of fast-track programs are available for outstanding students who wish to pursue MA and PhD studies simultaneously.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

Bar-Ilan University also offers MA and PhD degrees for outstanding students in several unique interdisciplinary graduate programs:

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  • Brain Sciences
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation
  • Contemporary Judaism
  • Gender Studies
  • Hermeneutics (Interpreting and Understanding Texts)
  • Science, Technology and Society


The Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at BIU

This unique program is designed to train and develop the next generation of Jewish writers in the English language. Through courses that draw on both Western and Jewish traditions, students are challenged to grow as artists and find their place on the Jewish cultural continuum. To learn more about this program click here

Recognizing Excellence through Scholarships for Graduate Studies

Full scholarships along with a generous living stipend are available for the most talented students and researchers. The President's Doctoral Fellowships of Excellence Program has become a national model that has doubled the number of doctoral students at the University and significantly deepened the level of research. This program is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

The Masters of Achievement Fellowships is an important vehicle for assisting the best and brightest at the graduate level. These unique Bar-Ilan University scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, with academic excellence the key criteria.

The Nivcharim (The Chosen) Fellowships are awarded to students in the first percentile of academic achievements.

For more information on Bar-Ilan graduate studies, click here.


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