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 2020-2021


Spring semester
First day of 2nd semester (Spring) February 17, 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 28 – April 2, 2021
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) Classes will end at 19:00  April 8, 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 1, 2021
Exams Period    June 2 - 25, 2021
Summer semester
First day of Summer Semester   June 27, 2021
Fast of Tish'a BeAv July 18, 2021
Last day of Summer Semester   September 5, 2021
Rosh Hashana eve September 6, 2021
Rosh Hashana vacation September 6 – 8, 2021
Exams Period    September 9 – October 15, 2021
Yom Kipur September 15 – 16, 2021
Sukkot September 20 - 28, 2021


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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