Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

country rank  6
world rank  949

Publish your
uniRank University Ranking

University Overview

Established in 1969, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Beer Sheva (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Southern District. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Sede Boqer, Eilat. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Israel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 49 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. BGU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name אוניברסיטת בן גוריון בנגב
Acronym BGU
Founded 1969
Motto Israel's capacity for science and research will be tested in the Negev...
Colours Orange, black and white

University Location

Address PO Box 653
Beer Sheva (population range: 50,000-249,999)
84105 Southern District
T +972 (8) 646 1223
F +972 (8) 647 9434
Other locations Sede Boqer, Eilat

Degree Levels & Study Areas

Search for courses and programs with the uniRank World Universities Search Engine

Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office PO Box 653
Beer-Sehva 84105
+972 (8) 6461 223

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,000-2,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Education, Israel

Year of first Accreditation


Not available; please submit a list of official affiliations and memberships to relevant associations and organizations.

Academic Structure


Social Media

Online Courses

iTunes U
Not reported

Open Education Consortium
Not reported

Wikipedia Article

Video Presentation

Not available; please submit an official general video presentation of this higher education institution.

Related resources

Errors and Update

Site last updated: Sunday, 4 February 2018