The Faculty of Law is a pioneer in legal education and research in Israel, the founder of inter-disciplinary law education, and the most advanced provider of Global Law education. The program teaches basic legal concepts, promotes critical thinking, creativity and curiosity, examines the available and ideal legal tools, and incorporates scientific disciplines from different fields. The faculty offers a variety of combined programs with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and students can study for a double major degree in law and a second subject. Our graduates emerge with outstanding legal skills and many proceed to graduate degrees and professional careers in Israel and abroad. The law faculty has excellent and dynamic teachers, all graduates from the world’s top universities. The Faculty of Law offers a fascinating academic experience in a diverse community and takes pride in offering personal attention, a community atmosphere, and the best library in Israel. Faculty students take part in decision making, varied extracurricular activities, and discussions and meetings with researchers from around the world.
General Admission Requirements:
1. Complete Matriculation Certificate/ high school diploma or an equivalent recognized by the Israeli Ministry of Education or by the Registration Department.
2. Psychometric Entrance Examination/ SAT or ACT.
3. Knowledge of English– The level of English is determined within the framework of the Psychometric Entrance Examination, the English Placement Tests (AMIR /AMIRAM) or SAT, TOFEL, IELTS, ECRL tests.
The minimum level of English required for admission to the university is Basic (a score of at least 85). Certain departments require a higher level of English.
4. Knowledge of Hebrew – Applicants who took the Psychometric Entrance Examination in a language other than Hebrew and graduated from high schools where the language of instruction was not Hebrew, must prove satisfactory knowledge of Hebrew before the beginning of the academic year by passing a Hebrew Proficiency Test (YAEL/ YAELNET/ Hebrew classification test of the University of Haifa* ). The score required for admission to the University of Haifa is a score of at least 120 on the YAEL/ YAELNET/ Hebrew classification tests.
Applicants whose scores on the YAEL/ YAELNET/Hebrew classification tests range from 90-119 and their Psychometric score was at least 500 will be conditionally admitted and will have to pass the Hebrew Proficiency Test at the required score by the end of the first year of their studies. These students also have the option of studying a Hebrew literacy course within the framework of the University of Haifa preparatory program (Mechina) . Those who meet the course requirements and their final score in the course will be 85 and above will be exempt from the Hebrew condition.
Please note that certain departments require a higher level of Hebrew and that some departments do not approve admission with a Hebrew condition.
*The Hebrew classification test and Hebrew literacy course is valid at the University of Haifa only.
5.Departmental Entrance Examinations/Special admissions requirements– Certain departments require applicants to take a departmental Entrance Examinations and/or attend an interview or meet other departmental requirements.
For more information about the general admission requirements please read the supplement.
In addition to the general university admission requirements, the candidate must meet individual departmental admission requirements.
- Weighted grade for admission: 680
- Candidates with a weighted grade between 630-679 who meet the remaining admission requirements will be called for an Aptitude Test.
- Candidates’ knowledge of English must meet the proficiency standards set at the level termed “Advanced A”.
- Minimum grade of 120 in the Hebrew Proficiency Test (for candidates from non-Hebrew schools). Candidates with a grade of 115-119 in the Hebrew Proficiency (YAEL) test will be admitted conditionally.
- Outstanding graduates of the University of Haifa’s pre-academic preparatory program will be accepted (for more information click here).
- For the calculator that rates the likelihood of your admission, click here.
Admission Requirements for Students who have a Matriculation Certificate** but have not taken the Psychometric Exam:
Candidates with an average minimum grade of 95 in their matriculation exam, will be allowed to take a departmental aptitude test. If they pass the test, they will be offered to join the Ofek track, which is a pre-undergraduate study track. In this track, candidates will be required to take certain courses determined by the department in their first semester.
If they receive the required grades in the pre-undergraduate track courses, they will be accepted to the Bachelor of Laws studies the following semester. These courses will count towards their degree.
Applicants with a grade point average of over 600 – they will be offered to join the Ofek track is a pre-undergraduate track – in this track, the candidates will be required to study courses which are on the list and meet the average that will be determined by the department.
Applicants with a psychometric score above 660 – the matriculation average will not be taken into account. They will be offered to join the Ofek track, which is a pre-undergraduate track – in this track, the candidates will be required to study courses which are on the list and meet the average that will be determined by the department.
Required English – minimum level Advanced A.
Required Hebrew – minimum grade of 120 in the YAEL Hebrew Proficiency Exam or equivalent university exam, or successful completion of a university literacy course.
An alternative admission route for outstanding students from private colleges is available on the faculty website.
Admission exception guidelines for students with previous degrees are available on the faculty website.
*The University reserves the right to change or amend the admission regulations, fees and tuition at any time without prior notification.
** Matriculation certificate = Israeli matriculation certificate or equivalent
Students can apply for the single major program or a combined program.
Combined LL.B. and Master’s Degree in Another Department (4 years)
- Law and an MA in Philosophy
- Law and an MA in International Relations
- Law and an MA in Management and Public Policy
- Law and an MA in Asian Studies
- Law and an MA in History
- Law and an MA in Education Systems Management
- Law and an MA in Criminology
Employment upon graduation: Graduates can fill positions as lawyers and jurists in the private, public, and industrial sectors.