IELTS for Students Pursuing Higher Education in Israel

IELTS is one of the top tests for international students who want to pursue higher studies in Israel. This test is for demonstrating proficiency in English. It is required for those who want to pursue English medium higher education in Israeli universities and colleges. IELTS is a well established test for assessing spoken as well as written skills in English.

Application, Fee and Format for IELTS for Israel's Students

IELTS for IsraelVenue: IELTS is offered in Ramat-Gan on 5 dates throughout the year. registration can take place via post or online and centrally processed. IELTS or International English Language Testing System assesses proficiency in English. It is needed for those who use English as a medium of communication for higher studies. IELTS tests are offered at more than thousand locations across the world with tests being conducted up to 4 times in a month. The British Council Library is the venue for the IELTS test. It is the established centre for conducting this test.

Pattern and Fee: IELTS tests 4 linguistic skills-listening, reading, writing and speaking. The IELTS  speaking test is conducted face to face with certified examiners. This is an interactive test. Test fee is ILS 1040.

Format: The format of the test is Academic Training or General Training depending upon whether the test is for educational or professional requirements. The same speaking and listening components are attempted but between the two formats of the test, there is a difference in the writing and reading components. For those who want to acquire a visa or relocate professionally to Israel, IELTS is a must. It is also needed for those who want to pursue higher studies at different levels. IELTS test scores are used widely in Israeli universities and colleges for proof of comprehension of spoken and written English.

IELTS for Israel
While IELTS Academic foment aims to assess understanding of English language for educational purposes, IELTS General Training format is for assessing English in everyday, practical context. This format also is needed for visa issuance.


IELTS nine band score system assesses grade scores consistently. Test materials are designed so exam is of certain level of difficulty. This is one of the most well known tests for assessment of proficiency in English. More can be learnt about the test at

List of Institutes in Israel Accepting IELTS: 

There are numerous institutions in Israel which accept IELTS scores. These educational institutions offer English medium courses and use IELTS to assess proficiency in English. Israeli universities and colleges accept IELTS scores for students pursuing bachelor, postgraduate and doctoral programmes.
  1. Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

  2. Beltzlel

  3. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

  4. IDC - International Disciplinary Centre

  5. Shankar

  6. Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

  7. Tel Aviv University

  8. University of Haifa
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