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Evaluation of Foreign Academic Degrees

Can the final equivalency and evaluation of a foreign academic degree be conducted prior to immigration to the State of Israel?

The division for evaluation of foreign academic degrees

Department for Evaluation of Foreign Academic Degrees is the official authority in the State of Israel to evaluate academic degrees to graduates from foreign academic institutions, in comparison to Israeli academic degrees from Israeli academic institutions for salary grading purpose.

Evaluation of the degrees is based on the criteria and regulations the department operates with: "Rachlevsky Regulations" and the regulations for evaluation of distance learning academic degrees and Ph.D. degrees. The certificate issued by the Department is used for purpose of employment and salary ranking within the State of Israel, mainly at the civil service sector and also for application of vacant positions within it.

Department for Evaluation of Foreign Academic Degrees evaluates degrees from foreign academic institutions and extensions of foreign academic institutions operating in Israel, with an operating license issued to them by the Israeli Council for higher education, and applied with all the relevant laws (amendments 11 and 12 made to the law on Higher education – 1958).



  • Giving opportunity to civil service employers to receive salary based on the degree diploma awarded to them.
  • Assistance to New Immigrants arriving in Israel to adjust to the labor market according to their educational skills.
  • Assistance to the public service authorities on quality control of the degrees during administrative procedures, promotion and remuneration of employers.


Areas of operation



Contact us

Offices of the Department for Evaluation of Foreign Academic Degrees are located as follows:

Haifa District:                       15Pal YamStreet, HaMifras Building, Haifa
                                                Tel: 04-8632566
Public reception hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 13:00-15:30
On Mondays from 16.00-17.30. Please coordinate in advance a day before: 04-8632788
Telephone assistance: Thursdays 13:00-15:30
In urgent cases please call Jerusalem district.


Please note: As of December 11 2013 until March 12 2014 public reception in Haifa District will be on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 13.00-15.30 instead of Wednesdays. (No public reception on Wednesdays!!)
On Thursdays there will be no telephone assistance. Applicants can call Jerusalem on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.30 to 13.00, tel. no: 02-5601684


Southern District:                   4 HaTikvah Street, Governmental Building, 1st floor, room# 1808, Beer Sheva
                                                Tel: 08-6263255
                                                Public reception and telephone

Public reception hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays from 9.00-12.30 and from 15.00-16.30
Telephone assistance:
Mondays, Tuesdays from 9.00-12.30 and from 15.00-16.30
Wednesdays 9.00-12.30                                             


Jerusalem District:                22 Kanfei Nesharim, Lev Ram Building, 1st floor, room#122
                                                Tel: 02-5601684
                                                Public reception hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00-13:00
Telephone assistance: Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 08:30-13:00



List of forms:


  • Application for evaluation of foreign academic degree
  • Ph.D. declaration
  • Extention decleration
  • D.L. questionnaire before august 2000
  • D.L. questionnaire after August 2000
  • D.L questionnaire after May 2005
        תאריך עדכון אחרון:  27/10/2017