Israeli visa requirements vary based on your nation of citizenship. It is your responsibility to verify with the Israeli Embassy closest to you what the specific prerequisites are for a person with your citizenship.
ALL students must receive their proper visa before coming to the country. Please take note, if you have Israeli citizenship or if you have a parent with Israeli citizenship, special terms apply to you.
Student Visa (applicable only for all semester/academic year/ MA students): A student visa is a multiple-entry visa that holds valid for one year during which time you can leave and return to Israel several times within the period of validation without having to renew the visa.
Student visas are renewable after one year both in the country and abroad. Students participating in the semester or year programs must arrange for a student visa before their arrival here.
If, under extenuating circumstances, you are unable to attain the visa before arrival, please inform us in time, we are ready to assist you!
How do I get a student visa for Israel?
To apply for a student visa you must apply to the closest Israeli consulate/embassy/mission in your country. They will inform you as to which type of documents you will need. We recommend contacting the consulate first to obtain the most accurate and updated information. Most likely you will need to submit the following items with your application in general:
- Your passport, valid for at least two more years.
- Your letter of acceptance.
- For students under the age of 18 years, a notarized declaration of permission to attend the University
- Two copies of the visa application form, with one photograph attached to each copy. Forms can be obtained from the Israeli Embassies.
- Proof of sufficient funds to cover tuition and living expenses.
The following criteria must be met.
- A letter of acceptance must be provided demonstrating that an applicant has been offered a place on a full-time course of study at a recognized educational institution.
- Candidates must be able to demonstrate evidence of enough funds to support themselves in the country.
- It must be shown that the course fees have been paid in full.
- Private medical insurance must be arranged and documentary evidence of this must be provided.
- It must be the candidate's demonstrable intention to return to their own country at the end of their period of study.
Requirements of Student Entry in Israel
Any foreign national intending to enter into Israel for purposes of study should:
- Obtain an Israeli visa (if applicable) to facilitate his /her entry into the country.
- Enter into Israel from and through only authorized ports of entry.
- Present a valid passport to the Immigration officer at the port of entry.
- Declare purpose of entry into the country and the intended institution of training.
Important things to note
Once you submit the completed application, you have to wait for one to seven days for the application to be processed, although it may take longer depending on the specific Embassy/Consulate. After your application has been processed, you can pick up your visa during the pick-up hours.
Since different Embassies or Consulates may have their own rules and requirements, it is always advisable to contact them first. You’ll learn about whether you need to make an appointment, their opening hours, and their specific requirements.
ROCAPPLY DISCLAIMER: This is NOT an exhaustive list of required documents. The Israeli authorities can ask you to submit any additional documents as they see fit during any stage of your application processing.