Admission and Costs
The Shaindy Rudoff track in Creative Writing (within the English Literature MA) 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 four prerequisite courses (hashlamot) from the Department of English Literature and Linguistics. Their cost is not included in the standard tuition fees.
Application may be submit by June 30th 2021.
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A. Step One: Applying to the Creative Writing Track
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you receive a notice from the Department of English recommending your acceptance, you must then apply to the Bar-Ilan University MA committee. Please do not apply to the MA committee without being first recommended by the Department.
B. Step Two: Applying to Bar-Ilan University’s MA committee
After receiving departmental recommendation, please file the MA application in English, right here https://inbar.biu.ac.il/Register/EditUser.aspx?formid=210 along with application fee
NOTE 1: under the section called "Maslul Limudim", you should fill in the following: MA with Thesis,
Application Fee: NIS 457 or equivalent.
Tuition: The tuition for Israelis is determined by the Government of Israel. 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 email@example.com.