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 2019-2020  and 2020-2021
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  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
Rosh HaShana September 17-20, 2020
Yom Kippur September 27-28, 2020
Sukkot  October 2-10, 2020
First Day of 1st Semester (Fall) for 2020/2021   October 18, 2020
Hannukah vacation  Vacation for students only  December 13, 2019
Last Day of 1st Semester    January 15, 2021
Exams Period February January 17- February 12, 2021
First day of 2nd semester 
(Spring)
February 14, 2021
Fast of  Esther (Purim Eve) Classes will end at 16:00  February 25, 2021
Purim vacation  Vacation - students & staff  February 26, 2021
Last day before Passover vacation    March 25, 2021
Passover vacation  Vacation - students & stuff March 26 – April 3, 2021
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) Classes will end at 19:00  April 7, 2021
Yom Hazikaron - eve ( Memorial Day) Classes will end at 18:00  April 13, 2021
Yom Hazikaron ( Memorial Day)  Vacation - for students only April 14 , 2021
Independence Day Vacation - students & staff  April 15, 2021
Shavuot vacation     Vacation - students & staff  May 16-17, 2021
Last day of 2nd semester  June 11, 2021
Exams Period June 13 – 22, 2021
 First day of Summer Semester June 23, 2021
Fast of Tish'a BeAv  July 21, 2021
Last day of Summer Semester August 30, 2021
Exams Period September 1 – October 8, 2021
Rosh Hashana   September 6 – 8, 2021
Yom Kipur September 15 – 16, 2021
Sukkot  September 20 – 28, 2021

 

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)

 
Cost

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: irai@hit.ac.il or international@hit.ac.il.

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

 

Faculty of Design

Ms. Hemda.Cohen
incomingdesign@hit.ac.il 

 

Faculty of Sciences

Dr. Ayelet.Butman
ayeletb@hit.ac.il

 

Faculty of Engineering

Dr. Amos.Bardea
amos.bardea@hit.ac.il

 

Faculty of Technology Management

Dr. Irena.Milstein
irenam@hit.ac.il

 

Faculty of Instruction Technologies:

Dr. Dan Kohen-Vacs
 mrkohen@hit.ac.il