Types of Higher Educational Institutions in Israel

Different types of higher educational institutions in Israel offer various opportunities for students to access excellent education. Programmes in these institutions focus on inculcating key career related skills in students and helping them to excel in the professional sphere.  Higher education in Israel has to be approved by the Council for Higher Education/CHE. Israeli systems of higher education include 5 different types of educational institutions.

Public Universities 

These universities promote education alongside research. Around 70% of funding is provided by the government for the universities. They are autonomous. Teaching plus program offering are independently formulated by these universities. 8 public universities are currently operating in Israel namely Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Technion, Tel Aviv University, Weizmann Institute of Science, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Open University, Bar-llan University, as well Haifa University. Education in these universities is Hebrew medium mostly. Preparatory courses in Hebrew are also offered. 

Regional Colleges

These bear affiliation with public universities. They provide Bachelor’s degree level courses. They also offer students the choice to complete the last year in a parent university. Some colleges offer complete undergraduate courses for students. 

Trade and Vocational Schools

These are known for education which is specialised such as law, management, teacher development, technology, paramedics, dental hygiene, hospital management or optometry. 
Foreign Universities

This is the fourth group of educational institutions in the field of Israeli higher education. 30 active campuses of these universities are open for those who pursue higher education in Israel. English as well as Hebrew medium courses are available for Israeli students.

Private Universities

The final type of higher educational institutions are these. These have emerged in the past 10 years in India. They mostly specialise in areas such as law or business. They receive zero funding from the government and are funded largely through fees. This makes them costlier than public universities.
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