Academic information

Application to a student exchange – Deadlines

For the fall semester: registration between January 1st – May 15th
For the spring semester: registration between June 15th – November 3rd 


Academic Calendar 2018-2019  and 2019-2020
Last day of 2nd semester  June 14, 2019
Exams Period June 18 – July 12, 2019
First day of Summer Semester July 14, 2019
Fast of Tish'a BeAv August 9, 2019
Last day of Summer Semester September 22, 2019
Exams Period September 23 – October 31, 2019
Rosh HaShana September 29 - October 1, 2019
First Day of 1st Semester (Fall) for 2019/2020    November 3, 2019
Hannukah vacation  Vacation for students only  December 29, 2019
Last Day of 1st Semester    February 2, 2020
Exams Period February 3 - February 28, 2020
First day of 2nd semester 
March 1, 2020
Fast of  Esther (Purim Eve) Classes will end at 16:00  March 9, 2020
Purim vacation  Vacation - students & staff  March 10, 2020
Last day before Passover vacation    April 7, 2020
Passover vacation  Vacation - students & stuff April 8 - April 15, 2020
First day of classes after Passover vacation  April 16, 2020
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) Classes will end at 19:00  April 20, 2020
Yom Hazikaron - eve ( Memorial Day) Classes will end at 18:00  April 27, 2020
Yom Hazikaron ( Memorial Day)  Vacation - for students only April 28, 2020
Independence Day Vacation - students & staff  April 29, 2020
Shavuot vacation     Vacation - students & staff  May 28-29, 2020
Last day of 2nd semester  June 12, 2020
Exams Period June 16– July 10, 2020
 First day of Summer Semester July 12, 2020
Fast of Tish'a BeAv  July 30, 2020
Last day of Summer Semester September 17, 2020
Rosh Hashana eve September 18, 2020
Rosh Hashana vacation September 19 – 20, 2020
Exams Period September 21– October 23, 2020
Yom Kipur September 27 – 28, 2020
Sukkot  October 2 – 9, 2020
First Day of 1st Semester for 2020/2021  October 25, 2020

During memorial ceremonies, classes will not take place

Academic Calendar 2019-2020

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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.

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

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

For general matters, international students can turn to International Student Exchange Coordinator, Ms. Ira Ivshin-Guetta: or

For academic matters, international students will turn to the relevant Faculty's International Coordinator as listed below:


Faculty of Design

Ms. Hemda.Cohen 


Faculty of Sciences

Dr. Ayelet.Butman


Faculty of Engineering

Dr. Amos.Bardea


Faculty of Technology Management

Dr. Irena.Milstein


Faculty of Instruction Technologies:

Dr. Dan Kohen-Vacs