Ben-Gurion University of the Negev: Statistics



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#408 of 14,131 In the World
#59 of 5,830 In Asia
#5 of 36 In Israel
#1 of 2 In Beersheba
#94 of 1,013 For Nuclear Engineering
Top50% For 229 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 76,096 scientific papers published and 1,574,123 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

41,685 / 1,054,891
39,503 / 819,431
37,837 / 756,363
36,212 / 863,480
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
30,781 / 602,348
Computer Science
30,480 / 635,788
29,547 / 715,439
Environmental Science
29,143 / 667,170
Quantum and Particle physics
26,564 / 493,161
20,036 / 529,617
Materials Science
18,708 / 391,661
Organic Chemistry
18,197 / 449,120
17,883 / 523,548
17,776 / 429,715
16,762 / 317,515
16,295 / 413,344
15,943 / 279,560
Geography and Cartography
14,887 / 318,814
Political Science
13,071 / 245,816
12,999 / 259,455
12,683 / 317,305
12,682 / 242,003
12,372 / 257,377
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
12,332 / 217,839
12,179 / 318,619
Optical Engineering
12,104 / 250,431
10,780 / 282,361
10,365 / 195,060
9,536 / 186,450
9,284 / 244,606
Electrical Engineering
8,540 / 137,977
8,473 / 175,314
7,688 / 128,678
7,478 / 134,713
7,475 / 152,391
Metallurgical Engineering
7,452 / 159,683
6,970 / 197,671
Machine Learning
6,168 / 122,840
Public Health
6,145 / 150,611
Mechanical Engineering
6,046 / 103,396

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 592 3439
1992 615 3782
1993 740 4105
1994 833 4662
1995 829 5299
1996 1019 5766
1997 1097 6458
1998 1124 7693
1999 1134 8950
2000 1268 10446
2001 1324 11777
2002 1672 15175
2003 1600 16896
2004 1775 19212
2005 1878 23426
2006 2059 27639
2007 1999 32161
2008 2150 35669
2009 2116 40033
2010 2205 45585
2011 2235 51155
2012 2448 57530
2013 2635 63215
2014 2674 68227
2015 2609 71362
2016 3014 76031
2017 3174 79270
2018 3429 87896
2019 3554 101974
2020 3925 120236
2021 4079 138418
2022 3872 141764
2023 3746 139462
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 70)

    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. Dany Cushmaro

    Dany Cushmaro
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    1968-.. (age 56)
    television presenterjournalistbroadcaster

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

  3. Tamar Zandberg

    Tamar Zandberg
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    1976-.. (age 48)
    human rights activisteducatoractivistpolitician

    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.

  4. Miriam Peretz

    Miriam Peretz
    Born in
    Morocco Flag Morocco
    1954-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in history and literature
    school superintendenteducator

    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.

All 67 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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