Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) was established as Negev University in 1969. The University was inspired by the vision of Israel's founder and first prime minister David Ben-Gurion. After his death in 1973, the University was renamed Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Today, Ben-Gurion University is a major center for teaching and research, with campuses in Beer-Sheva, Sede Boqer and Eilat. Close to 20,000 students are enrolled in the Faculties of Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management and the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies.
Ben-Gurion University offers a Hebrew course for non-Hebrew speakers. For more information please visit the website.
BGU also has a website that provides information for incoming international students: