Ben-Gurion University of the Negev: Statistics



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#389 of 14,131 In the World
#52 of 5,830 In Asia
#5 of 36 In Israel
#1 of 2 In Beersheba
#82 of 1,000 For Mining Engineering
Top50% For 227 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsHigh School Diploma (or equivalent). Psychometric test and Hebrew language proficiency. Admission to the M.D. program in International Health is administered through Columbia University, Faculty of Health Sciences, New York, NY
Academic CalendarOctober to June (October - January; February-June)
Full time employee801
Student:staff ratio22:1

Research profile

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is a world-class research university with 68,543 scientific papers published and 1,361,905 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Medicine, Environmental Science, Quantum and Particle physics, and Genetics.


Ben-Gurion University of the Negev majors

by publication & citation count

36,676 / 876,494
34,927 / 687,356
33,336 / 631,420
32,038 / 731,755
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
26,930 / 484,113
Computer Science
26,685 / 529,792
25,931 / 592,767
Environmental Science
25,495 / 549,862
Quantum and Particle physics
23,117 / 405,101
17,793 / 459,188
Materials Science
16,512 / 329,530
Organic Chemistry
15,808 / 365,475
15,765 / 441,382
15,739 / 369,342
14,560 / 251,570
14,111 / 338,103
14,049 / 227,384
Geography and Cartography
13,003 / 254,100
Political Science
11,380 / 198,484
11,094 / 202,256
11,039 / 257,624
10,981 / 194,975
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
10,906 / 175,192
10,687 / 207,439
10,453 / 260,057
Optical Engineering
10,398 / 191,813
9,202 / 227,256
9,161 / 161,625
8,223 / 206,478
8,111 / 144,178
Electrical Engineering
7,415 / 111,481
7,218 / 134,634
6,743 / 104,484
6,604 / 104,834
6,478 / 129,007
Metallurgical Engineering
6,386 / 127,270
6,142 / 168,552
Machine Learning
5,295 / 97,745
5,243 / 73,992
Mechanical Engineering
5,205 / 80,114

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 575 2871
1991 548 3071
1992 575 3361
1993 665 3614
1994 795 3991
1995 823 4671
1996 968 5189
1997 1052 5772
1998 1081 7073
1999 1055 8274
2000 1215 9710
2001 1258 10860
2002 1350 13124
2003 1418 15020
2004 1643 17273
2005 1677 21345
2006 1844 25037
2007 1852 29020
2008 2064 32757
2009 2002 36421
2010 2050 41206
2011 2044 46394
2012 2323 52686
2013 2465 57988
2014 2514 62422
2015 2460 65975
2016 2855 69233
2017 3077 75059
2018 3146 77520
2019 3363 93430
2020 3722 111645
2021 4215 141288
2022 3493 130610
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Ben-Gurion University of the Negev gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per year)
Undergraduate ₪ 34,000
Graduate ₪ 36,000
International Master's Programs ₪ 50,000
PhD ₪ 40,000

The currency used is Israeli New Shekel (₪).

The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree African Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Behavioural Sciences, Bible, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Sciences, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Educational Technology, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Folklore, Gender Studies, Geology, Government, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Hebrew, History, Hotel Management, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Information Technology, Jewish Studies, Laboratory Techniques, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern Languages, Neurosciences, Peace and Disarmament, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Software Engineering, Statistics, Teacher Training, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism
Master's Degree Arid Land Studies, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Ecology, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Geology, Gerontology, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Information Technology, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Nuclear Engineering, Nursing, Optical Technology, Physical Therapy, Physics, Public Health, Safety Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Water Science
Doctorate Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Cognitive Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev alumni

  1. Mordechai Vanunu

    Mordechai Vanunu
    Born in
    Morocco Flag Morocco
    1954-.. (age 69)

    Mordechai Vanunu, also known as John Crossman, is an Israeli former nuclear technician and peace activist who, citing his opposition to weapons of mass destruction, revealed details of Israel's nuclear weapons program to the British press in 1986. He was subsequently lured to Italy by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, where he was drugged and abducted. He was secretly transported to Israel and ultimately convicted in a trial that was held behind closed doors.

  2. Tamar Zandberg

    Tamar Zandberg
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    1976-.. (age 47)
    politicianactivisteducatorhuman rights activist

    Tamar Zandberg is an Israeli politician who served as Minister of Environmental Protection from 2021 to 2022. Zandberg also served as a member of the Knesset for Meretz from 2013 to 2021, and as the party's leader between 2018 and 2019.

  3. Miriam Peretz

    Miriam Peretz
    Born in
    Morocco Flag Morocco
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in literature and history
    educatorschool superintendent

    Miriam Peretz is an Israeli educator and public speaker. After the deaths of two of her sons during their service in the Israel Defense Forces, Peretz became a lecturer on Zionism and living with loss. She was the recipient of the Israel Prize in 2018, for lifetime achievement.

  4. Dany Cushmaro

    Dany Cushmaro
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    1968-.. (age 55)
    broadcasterjournalisttelevision presenter

    Danny Kushmaro is an Israeli journalist, news anchor and television presenter.

All 63 notable alumni

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev faculties and divisions

Course/Programme : Israel Studies Jewish Studies
Faculty : Business and Management Behavioural Sciences, Business Administration, Economics, Health Administration, Hotel Management, Management, Public Administration, Tourism
Faculty : Engineering Sciences Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Safety Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering
Faculty : Health Sciences Anatomy, Biochemistry, Epidemiology, Gerontology, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Immunology, Medical Technology, Medicine, Microbiology, Nursing, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Public Health, Virology
Faculty : Humanities and Social Sciences Accountancy, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Behavioural Sciences, Bible, Biology, Cognitive Sciences, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Geography, Hebrew, History, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics Education, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Science Education, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, Technology Education
Faculty : Natural Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Optical Technology, Physics
Institute : Desert Research Arid Land Studies, Biotechnology, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources, Water Management
Research Division : Study of Israel and Zionism Jewish Studies
School : Desert Studies Arid Land Studies, Hydraulic Engineering, Water Science
School : Advanced Graduate Studies Neurosciences
School : Inter-Faculty Brain Sciences Continuing Education
School : International Health Medicine

General information

Alternative names BGU
אוניברסיטת בן גוריון בנגב
Founded 1969
Accreditation Council for Higher Education (CHE)
Motto Israel's capacity for science and research will be tested in the Negev...
Colors orange, black, white

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box 653
Beer-Sheva, 8410501
City population 209,000

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