Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Top reasons to study here

  • Advanced Research and Innovation at the Forefront of Science and Technology
  • BGU has a key role in the unique ecosystem where higher education, hi-tech, industry, business, medicine, and government come together.
  • Since its inception, BGU has been involved in community action and is committed to social change, with the understanding that research and education go hand in

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has around 20,000 students and 4,000 faculty members in the Faculties of Engineering Sciences; Health Sciences; Natural Sciences; the Pinchas Sapir Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management; the Joyce and Irving Goldman School of Medicine; the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies; and the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies. More than 100,000 alumni play important roles in all areas of research and development, industry, health care, the economy, society, culture and education in Israel.


As a multi-disciplinary research University of international stature, Ben-Gurion University strives for excellence in research and teaching, scientific innovation, cross-disciplinary collaboration and applied research that impact people's lives wherever they are. The University is committed to social and environmental responsibility and is actively engaged in developing the Negev, Israel and the world.  BGU attracts excellent researchers and students with original and innovative perspectives, alongside a social conscience and commitment to community engagement. ​

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
471 -25
446 -27
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
580 -27
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

There are a variety of Housing options available to students and visitors to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

  • Student Housing On-Campus Housing
  • U-Tel (Guest Housing)
  • Off-Campus Housing

Library services

The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Zalman Aranne Library was founded in 1965 in the library of the Beit Hias (Hias House) hostel, which had been turned into a home for the Institute for Higher Education in the Negev. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • With a vibrant student life and an amazing sense of community, your time at BGU will be truly unforgettable. Campus and city life includes movie theaters, a state-of-the-art sports center, pubs, espresso bars, restaurants, 24-hr computer labs, and home-like dorms.
  • Enjoy a genuine campus experience, where multicultural and international students engage in over 30 extracurricular clubs. The very active student union initiates a variety of cultural and social events throughout the year, including parties and organized weekend getaways.

Sports facilities

The University Sports Center is located on the north-east corner of Arlozorov and Ben-Gurion Boulevard. The Sports Center is open seven days a week, and the hours vary (closes early Friday and Saturday, opens at noon on Sunday). The center has two 25-meter lap pools, one indoor and one outdoor, a leisure pool, a sauna, and steam rooms. It also boasts basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, locker rooms, an equipment/clothing shop, and a gym with exercise machines. You will need to swipe your BGU ID card to enter the facility.

Student clubs

BGU has a very active and helpful student union. They organize events and help keep students updated on all the important university news. The union can help you with everything from joining sports activities to finding an apartment.

Student Reviews

passion to the goal
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was so valuable and motivating with a special international community, and challenging at the beginning ant then all improved fast, furthermore so efficient the way they taught us they courses.

A learning experience and growth
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had a good program where I studied neuroscience and biochemistry which I enjoyed a lot. I had many great professors who were enthusiastic about what they were teaching and were very helpful. Also, I had the opportunity to do research with a great advicer. Also, I participated in many different volunteer experiences that helped at a domestic level as well as national....

University life
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My university life and experience was very great with a lot of success through participating in different field practical training which helped me a lot to get a practical experience through doing

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