MSIH students do not typically select permanent housing prior to arriving in Beer-Sheva, so you will need to reserve temporary accommodations for your first week or two in the city. We recommend that you arrive in July, one to two weeks prior to the start of classes, to allow time to settle in.
Note: Please do not arrive in Israel late Friday or Saturday (Shabbat). All public transport in Israel stops a few hours before sunset on Friday and resumes on Saturday night.
While BGU offers on-campus housing to medical students, as an MSIH student, you may choose to find permanent housing options located in Beer-Sheva within walking distance of campus. As part of our commitment to building a close-knit community, MSIH employs student liaisons to assist incoming first-year students find apartments and review lease agreements (though you are ultimately responsible for your own housing and fees). The BGU Student Union has also compiled an apartment searching guide.
There’s something for everyone in the area, whether you’re on your own or have children or pets.