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 15th



Academic Calendar 2021-2022


Fall semester

Orientation days


October 13-14, 2021

First day of Fall semester


October 17, 2021

Chanukah vacation day


December 5, 2021

Last day of Fall semester


January 16, 2022

Spring semester

First day of 2nd semester (Spring)


February 13, 2022

Fast of Esther (Purim Eve)

Classes will end at 16:00

March 16, 2022

Purim vacation

Vacation - students & staff

March 17, 2022

Last day before Passover vacation


April 14, 2022

Passover vacation

Vacation - students & stuff

April 15-22, 2022

Erev Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Eve)

Classes will end at 19:00

April 27, 2022

Erev Yom Hazikaron - (Memorial Day Eve)

Classes will end at 18:00

May 3, 2022

Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day)

Vacation - for students only

May 4, 2022

Independence Day

Vacation - students & staff

May 5, 2022

Last day of 2nd semester


May 27, 2022

Extra days for the semester


May 29-31, 2022

Summer semester

First day of Summer Semester  

July 3, 2022

Fast of Tish'a BeAv

August 8, 2022

Last day of Summer Semester  

September 11, 2022

Rosh Hashana eve

September 25, 2022

Rosh Hashana

September 26-27, 2022

Yom Kipur

October 4-5, 2022


Octobe 9-17, 2022


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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.


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