Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

country rank  5
world rank  804

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University Overview

Established in 1969, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Beer Sheva (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Southern District. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Sede Boqer, Eilat. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Israel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 51 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name אוניברסיטת בן גוריון בנגב
Acronym BGU
Founded 1969
Motto Israel's capacity for science and research will be tested in the Negev...
Colours Orange, black and white

University Location

Address PO Box 653
Beer Sheva (population range: 50,000-249,999)
84105 Southern District
T +972 (8) 646 1223
F +972 (8) 647 9434
Other locations Sede Boqer, Eilat

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office PO Box 653
Beer-Sehva 84105
+972 (8) 6461 223

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Israel

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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