Academic Information

Application to a student exchange – Deadlines

All students must be officially nominated by their home institute prior to the registration process:

Fall semester: registration at the institute from March 15 to May 24.

Spring semester: registration at the institute from November 15 to December 24.


Academic Calendar 2023-2024

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Fall semester

Orientation day

October 10, 2023

First day of 1st semester (Fall/Winter)

December 31, 2023

Last day of 1st semester

March 8, 2024

for the Faculty of Design:
March 15, 2024

Exams period

March 4 – March 29, 2024

for the Faculty of Design:
March 17 – April 12, 2024

Spring semester

Orientation day

Please follow the International Team announcement

First day of 2nd semester (Spring)

March 31, 2024

for the Faculty of Design:
April 30, 2024

Passover vacation

April 22 - 29, 2024

Erev Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Eve)

May 5, 2024
Classes will end at 19:00

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)

May 6, 2024

Erev Yom Hazikaron - (Memorial Day Eve)

April 12, 2024
Classes will end at 19:00

Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day)

April 13, 2024

Independence Day

May 14, 2024

Shavuot vacation

June 11-12, 2024

Last day of 2nd semester June 23, 2024

for the Faculty of Design:
July 19, 2024
Exams Period June 25 – July 19, 2024

for the Faculty of Design:
July 21 – August 16, 2024


During memorial ceremonies, classes will not take place

There might be some changes in the Academic Calendar. Please ask the International Office for final changes.


Grading system

In Israel, the grading scale spreads between 0-100, with 100 being the highest grade. Below are the grades according to the standard regulations of the Institute. The grades must be given in whole numbers ranging from 0 to 100.
The lowest passing grade is 60.


Excellent 95-100  
Very good 85-94 
Good 75-84 
Fairly Good 65-74
Pass 60-64
Fail 0-59


Grade transcript

HIT will send the exchange student's grade transcript directly to the home university. However, it is the sole responsibility of the home university to decide on the number of credit units it will recognize for the courses taken at HIT.


Hebrew language

No need to know Hebrew (a difficult yet interesting language) as all teachers and students communicate quite well in English.


Documents to be provided:
  • Application form
  • Official nomination by your home institution to take part in a student exchange at HIT
  • Passport picture
  • A scanned copy of your passport
  • Official copy of your grade transcript in English
  • Motivation letter in English
  • C.V. in English
  • Portfolio (for design students only)


Students coming in the frame of a student exchange will pay their tuition fees to their home institution only. Cost of travel arrangements, health insurance, accommodation, daily expenses, materials, etc. are the responsibility of the visiting student.


Class withdrawal / change

Students are entitled to either withdraw or change classes during the first two weeks of the semester.  Yet, it is their responsibility to validate those changes with their home institution.


Medical coverage

Students are responsible for their own medical insurance and health service fees. As an exchange student, you must already have purchased an international student medical insurance when you arrive at HIT.


Your contacts at HIT

International students can turn to the International Student Exchange Coordinator,
Ms. Kim Rayn: