Admissions 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, Denmark, Brazil, 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 additional courses (hashlamot) from the Department of English. Their cost is not included in the standard tuition.
Applications for the 2013-14 academic year willl be accepted from January 22 - May 31. Students will be notified of their status in June.
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A application forms
B. Email this portion: writing sample and letters of recommendation, to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. The writing sample is 20-30 doubled-spaced pages in 12 pt. font for the fiction and nonfiction tracks and 10-15 poems for the poetry track. Make sure your name is on each page.
2. Send two letters of recommendation from teachers or employers. They must be on letterhead and signed.
C Mail by post to Nadia Jacobson, Dept. of English, Bar-Ilan University, 52 900 Ramat Gan, Israel
1. Official, sealed transcripts for all your undergraduate and graduate work to Nadia Jacobson, Dept. of English, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, 52900, Israel.
2. Two photos of yourself
3. A photocopy of the first page of your Israeli ID or (non-Israelis) your passport.
Your application will be processed only when all these items are received.
Application Fee: NIS 470 or equivalent.
Tuition: The tuition for Israelis is determined by the Government of Israel. In 2011-12 the fee for the M.A. was approximately NIS 27,000 for Israelis and NIS 33,750, approx. $8,900 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 training 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: The Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar-Ilan University offers a few partial-tuition internships to well-qualified students on the basis of need. The deadline to apply for internships is May , 2013.