Admission and Costs
The Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing accepts a diverse student body from around the world. We have welcomed students of all ages from Australia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, the United States, Canada, India, Ireland, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Brazil, the UK and, of course, Israel.
All applicants must have a Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent. Students who did not major in English literature or a related field as undergraduates or graduates may be asked to take up to two prerequisite courses (hashlamot) from the Department of English. Their cost is not included in the standard tuition fees.
Applications for the 2018-19 academic year willl be accepted from February 1-June 30, 2018. Students will be notified of their status by the end of July.
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A. Step One: Applying to the Creative Writing Program
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your application will be processed only when all these items are received.
Your application will be considered by the Shaindy Rudoff Creative Writing Program. If you receive a notice of acceptance from us, you should then apply to the Bar-Ilan University MA committee. Please do not apply to the MA committee without being first accepted to the program.
B. Step Two: Applying to Bar-Ilan University’s MA committee
After receiving notice of acceptance, please fill out the MA Committee's Hebrew online application, which includes an application fee of 485 NIS.
NOTE 1: under the section called "Maslul Limudim", you should fill in the following:
NOTE 2: If you do not have an Israeli credit card, you can send a check for the equivalent sum to Dept. of English, Bar Ilan University, 5290002 Ramat Gan, Israel with your application.
If you need assistance filling out the MA committee form or cannot see the downloadable English version of this form, please email Dr. Ilana Blumberg at email@example.com after completing your Shaindy Rudoff application.
Application Fee: NIS 485 or equivalent.
Tuition: The tuition for Israelis is determined by the Government of Israel. In 2013-14 the fee for the M.A. was approximately NIS 27,500 for Israelis and NIS 34,500, approx. $9,900 for students from abroad (non-Israelis). This includes additional fees for security and student services. Students are charged according to the number of classes they take each semester. At the end of the two-year period, the initial summer workshop is considered part of the tuition. If a student does not finish the thesis within two years, s/he must ask for an extension from the M.A. Committee and pay at least another 10% of the annual tuition for that year.
If a student is required to take extra, prerequisite courses (hashlamot) due to a lack of background in English literature at the undergraduate level, the tuition will be higher.
In addition to tuition, students coming from abroad must consider the following expenditures:
Click here for the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption. The Association of American and Canadians in Israel (AACI) is also a good source of information for immigrant students.
Stipends: Bar-Ilan University offers a few tuition scholarships to students on the basis of merit during their second year. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.