Study in a Medical School in Israel – Medical School at BGU

Study in a Medical School in Israel – Medical School at BGU

Thinking about pursuing medical school in Israel? 

MSIH is BGU’s school of international health, specializing in teaching and training young doctors to serve a variety of communities world wide. 

Pursuing your medical school studies at MSIH means the chance to live in Israel — a country with an incredible history, cultural vibrancy, and deep religious and spiritual significance. While living in Israel, you’ll be exposed to a mosaic of people with a wide range of cultural, political and religious beliefs.

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Why Israel?

2015 student in Jerusalem

  • Study in an Israeli medical school program as Israel is known to be a highly diverse country, a  leader in bioscience and medical technologies, and which offers a highly developed and worldly respected medical infrastructure.
  • Benefit from one of the most highly regarded education systems in the world.
  • Build relationships with Israeli students and faculty in the medical school as well as other international students who attend the Ben Gurion University 
  • Explore a new and exciting culture in the southern city of Be’er Sheva which offers comfortable city life with a relatively low cost of living.
  • Explore global attractions such as the holy city of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv’s vibrant beaches, the natural phenomena of the Dead Sea and Ein Gedi, Masada’s beautiful views, Mitzpeh Ramon’s natural craters,  and the ancient ruins of Avdat.

Studying in MSIH’s medical school in Israel’s desert capital can open up a sea of opportunities. Just take a listen to what our alumni have to say:

Alumni Snapshot
Brian Neese, Class of 2005

Getting Around in Israel

Campus and train

As a student living in Beer-Sheva, you will have the opportunity to explore the wonders of greater Israel. Israel Railways high-speed train service is the quickest and most convenient way to travel throughout the country, with Beer-Sheva as your starting point. The city has two train stations: the university train station (with a bridge connecting it to the main campus) and the central train station (next to the central bus station, near Kanyon HaNegev shopping mall). Israel’s train service connects you to Ben-Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and the north. Get more information about train travel.

Other options for travel in Israel include the Metropoline (Hebrew) or Egged intercity bus services, which travel all over the country including to the popular destination of Eliat on the Red Sea.

Traveling to Europe

Many budget airlines offer cheap flights from Israel to destinations all across Europe. Israelis often pop over to Berlin for a weekend, London for some shopping, or Paris for a quick taste of the gourmet. MSIH students are frequent customers too, using free weekends to explore the continent. See easyJet or Ryanair for examples.

Money and Banking


The New Israeli Shekel (NIS) is the official monetary unit in Israel.


Beer-Sheva is served by several commercial banks with numerous overseas branches. Most of the main banks are located in the Old City and have branches in every neighbourhood. There is also a branch of Bank Ha’Poalim on campus. All major banks are accessible through the web.

Advice for Banking in Israel

  • You can exchange foreign currency at a bank (with service charge) or at the main post office (without service charge).
  • ATMs are readily available.

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