There are four different levels of proficiency in English:
- Exemption – Students are exempt from any further English proficiency requirements.
- Advanced II – Students are required to take and pass one English proficiency course during their first year at Reichman University.
- Advanced I+II – Students are required to take and pass two English proficiency courses during their first year at Reichman University.
- English preparatory course – Students are required to take part in and successfully pass the Reichman University English preparatory summer course prior to the start of the academic year, as well as two English proficiency courses during their first year of studies.
The RRIS at Reichman University accepts the following English proficiency exams:
Amiram English Proficiency Exam
The Amiram English exam is a one-hour exam intended to test the student's English proficiency. The National Institute for Testing and Evaluation (NITE) opened testing exam centers all over the country.
Anyone wishing to take the Amiram exam should register directly through the NITE website, select the exam center where they wish to take the exam, and receive immediate placement.
The exam score will be reported directly to the chosen academic institution upon registration for the exam.
*Students must wait at least 35 days between the two English proficiency level exams (Amir/Amiram).
| IbT (Internet TOEFL)
||65 - 75
||76 - 89
||90 - 105
(+100 = AMIR)
|110 - 114
||115 - 119
||120 - 133
||500 - 520 in both reading and writing
||521 - 600 in both reading and writing
||601 - 669 in both reading and writing
||670+ in both reading and writing
| New SAT (Reading + Writing/Language)
||27 - 28
||33 - 35
| ACT (average of
| Cambridge ESOL
|150 - 159
||160 - 169
||170 - 179
| PTE Academic
|54 - 60
||61 - 69
||70 - 79
- Automatic exemption will be given to those who matriculated from an English-speaking high school/ Transfer students who successfully studied at least one year at a university in which the language of instruction was English
- Students who speak English at home are not exempt from English studies – they need to be placed according to this table.
- Bagrut scores alone are not acceptable, even 100 points on 5-point English!