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Evaluation of Foreign Academic Degrees

For your attention there will be no public reception on September 23rd , 2019 


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:

 Southern District:
4 HaTikvah Street, Governmental Building, 1st floor, room# 1808, Beer Sheva
Tel: 073-3935535

Public reception and telephone

Public reception hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays from 13.00-16.30

Telephone assistance:
Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.00-12.00 


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:

    תאריך עדכון אחרון:  08/12/2019