Foreign High School Diplomas

Matriculation Diplomas
Matriculation tests that are recognized by the Technion
AP
OSSD
IB
BAC
GCSE
Greek
Matriculation Tests that are not recognized by the Technion

Admission of candidates with foreign matriculation diplomas that are recognized by the Technion

These candidates must take the following tests:

AP Tests

Applicants can apply to the Technion on the basis of  five  AP tests with grades of 3 or more, where, in addition:

  • One AP test must be Calculus BC with a grade of 4 or 5.
  • Two of the remaining four exams must be with a grade of 4 or 5 from the following list: Biology |  Chemistry |  Computer Science A |  Physics C- Electricity and Magnetism+ Mechanicsׂ ׂ (All parts are compulsory. Physics 1 will not be included in the calculation of the average).ׁׁׁ

Note
The AP grades are considered for admission to the Technion. They do not grant Technion credits.

Conversion of AP Grades to Israeli matriculation (Bagrut) Grades

The AP grades are converted into Israeli Bagrut grades in the following manner:

 Grade Equivalent
AP GradeEquivalent Grade
365
4 80
598

These grades are considered equivalent to the 5-unit level of the Israeli Bagrut.

Bonuses are given for the high level (equivalent to 5 Israeli units) in the following subjects: Mathematics (+30)  | Physics (+30) |  Chemistry (+25) |   Biology (+25)|   English (+20) | Computer Science A (+30).

OSSD-Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Canada)

 Conditions for diploma approval

  • Includes grades in at least six tests, including: Mathematics |  English | Science-Physics, Chemistry or Biology|  Social sciences or humanities |  Second language (preferably Hebrew) |  Elective subject.
  •  All subjects are at a high level.
  • All grades are at least 70. Mathematics  has to be 70 and above. (A diploma will be considered if it includes one grade lower than 70 but the average is higher than 70.)

Grade Equivalent: On a 1-100 scale, equivalent to the Israeli matriculation (Bagrut) grades.

 Exam Weight: 3 or 5 Israeli Bagrut Units

Mathematics, English and Science are calculated as 5 Israeli Bagrut units. An average is calculated for the remaining grades with the weight of 8 Israeli Bagrut units.

 Bonuses  are given in the following subjects: mathematics +30 | physics +30 | chemistry +30  biology+20 | English +20.

Average Calculation

Only subjects taken in the 12th grade are considered.

The grade is on the 1-100 scale as given. A bonus is given to relevant subjects. If mathematics appears more than once in the diploma, the average of all its appearances will be calculated. Each grade is multiplied by the number of its units (see the above explanation regarding the exam weight). The sum of the products is divided by the sum of the units. The result taken is the best possible average.

IB-International

Conditions for diploma approval

  • Includes grades in at least six tests, including: Mathematics| English | Science (physics, chemistry or biology) History (or social sciences) | Second language ( Hebrew, the student's native language or another modern European language: German, French, Spanish) |  Elective subject.
  • At least three tests are at a high level. One of them must be Mathematics.
  • Mathematics has to be with a grade of at 5 at least.
  • All grades are at least 5 - A diploma might be considered if it includes one grade lower than 5 but the average is higher than 5.
 Grade Equivalent
IB GradeEquivalent Grade
110
2 25
3 40
4 55
5 70
6 85
7100

 Exam Weight: 3 or 5 Israeli Bagrut Units

High level tests are equivalent to 5 Israeli Bagrut units. Subsidiary level exams are equivalent to 3 Israeli Bagrut units.

 Bonuses

Bonuses are given to the high level (equivalent to 5 Israeli units) in the following subjects: Mathematics +30 |Physics +30 |  Chemistry+30 | Biology +20|  English +20.

 Average Calculation

Each subject gets the appropriate weight (high level=5 Israeli Bagrut units; subsidiary level=3 Israeli Bagrut units). If relevant, a bonus is added to subjects at the 5 unit level.  In each subject the grade is multiplied by the number of units. The sum of the products is divided by the total number of units. The result taken is the best possible average.

BAC-French

Conditions for diploma approval

  • Diploma from series S with grades in at least 6 tests, including: Mathematics |Philosophy |Physics |History (or another social sciences subject) |French (as a first language) |Elective subject (in most cases an additional scientific subject).
  •  The diploma must include a second language (preferably Hebrew or English).
  •  Mathematics has be with a grade of 14 at least.
  • Average higher than 10.
Grade Equivalent
11-75 1-10
12-80 2-20
13-85 3-30
14-90 4-40
15-95 5-45
16-100 6-50
17-105 7-55
18-110 8-60
19-120 9-65
20-130 10-70

 Exam Weight: 3 or 5 Israeli Bagrut Units

Each subject's weight is determined by its "coefficient" (equivalent to Israeli Bagrut unit)

 Bonuses

Bonuses are given in the following subjects, assuming they have a coefficient of 5 or more: Mathematics +30| Physics +30 |  Chemistry +30 |  Biology +20 | English +20.

 Average Calculation

Each subject gets a weight according to its "coefficient". If relevant, a bonus is added.  Each grade is multiplied by its "coefficient".  The grade in physical education is not included in the calculation. The sum of the products is divided by the sum of the "coefficients". The result taken is the best possible average.


 

GCSE - British

Conditions for diploma approval

  • Includes grades in five subjects, including: Mathematics l Science-physics, Chemistry or Biology| English | Elective subject ׂfrom the social sciences or humanities or art
  • Three of the tests are A-level (Advanced Level) tests including Mathematics and a science subject.
  • Mathematics has to be with a grade of  at least B.
  • All grades are at least C. The average of all  grades is at least 70.

 Grade Equivalent
GCSE GradeEquivalent Grade
A*100
A 95
B75
C-60

Test Weight: 3 or 5 Israeli Bagrut Units

A-level tests are given the weight of 5 Israeli Bagrut units.

O-level tests are given the weight of 3 Israeli Bagrut units.

 Bonuses

Bonuses are given only to A-level subjects (equivalent to 5 Israeli units): Mathematics+30| Physics +30 | Chemistry +30 | Biology+20 |  English +20.

 Average Calculation

Each subject gets the appropriate weight (A-level=5 Israeli Bagrut units; O-level=3 Israeli Bagrut units). If relevant, a bonus is added to subjects at the 5 unit level. For each subject, the grade is multiplied by the number of units. The sum of the products is divided by the sum of the units.  The result taken is the best possible average.

Greek High School Diploma

Greek High School Diploma - Greek
ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΑ ΕΝΙΑΙΟΥ ΛΥΚΕΙΟΥΑΡ. ΜΟΝΑΔΩΝΣΥΝΤΕΛΕΣΤΗΣ
ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΑ ΓΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΠΑΙΔΕΙΑΣ
Αγγλικά21
Νεοελληνική Γλώσσα21
Νεοελληνική Λογοτεχνία21
Ιστορία21
Μαθηματικά & Στοιχεία Στατιστικής21
Φυσική11
Βιολογία11
Κοινωνιολογία21
ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΑ ΚΑΤΕΥΘΥΝΣΕΩΝ
Ι. ΥΠΟΧΡΕΩΤΙΚΑ
Θετική κατεύθυνση
Μαθηματικά(5x2) 101.3
Φυσική51.3
Χημεία41.1
Βιολογία41.1
Τεχνολογική κατεύθυνση
Α. Κύκλος Τεχνολογίας και Παραγωγής
Μαθηματικά(5x2) 101.3
Φυσική51.3
Χημεία –Βιοχημεία41.1
Ηλεκτρολογία41.1
Β. Κύκλος Πληροφορικής και Υπηρεσιών
Μαθηματικά(5x2) 101.3
Φυσική51.3
Ανάπτυξη Εφαρμογών σε Προγραμματιστικό Περιβάλλον41.1
Αρχές Οργάνωσης και Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων και Υπηρεσιών41.1
ΙΙ. ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΑ ΕΠΙΛΟΓΗΣ
Εφαρμογές Υπολογιστών11
Βιομηχανική Παραγωγή & Ενέργεια11
Τεχνολογία Υπολογιστικών Συστημάτων και Λειτουργικά Συστήματα11
Πολυμέσα – Δίκτυα11

Ο Βαθμός Μαθήματος είναι ο βαθμός πρόσβασης του μαθήματος όπως εγγράφεται στη Βεβαίωση Απόδοσης Ενιαίου Λυκείου βασισμένο στις Πανελλήνιες εξετάσεις.

Η κλίμακα των βαθμών είναι 0-20.

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Μόνον ένα μάθημα επιλογής λαμβάνεται στον υπολογισμό του ΒΜΟ και μόνον όταν τον βελτιώνει.

Greek High School Diploma - English
 UNITSFACTOR
COURCE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURCES
English21
Modern Greek Language21
Modern Greek Literature21
History21
Mathematics and Basic Statistics21
Physics11
Biology11
Sociology21
ADVANCED COURSES
I. OBLIGATORY COURSES
Scientific stream
Mathematics(5x2) 101.3
Physics51.3
Chemistry41.1000000000000001
Biology41.1000000000000001
Technological stream
A. Technology and Industry Cycle
Mathematics(5x2) 101.3
Physics51.3
Chemistry-Biochemistry41.1000000000000001
Electricity41.1000000000000001
B. Computers and Services Cycle
Mathematics(5x2) 101.3
Physics51.3
Applications Development in Computerized Environment41.1000000000000001
Principles of Organization and Business/Services Management41.1000000000000001
II. ELECTIVE COURSES
Computer Applications21
Industrial Production and Energy21
Technology of Computer Systems and Functional Systems21
Networks21

The course grade is the final grade (βαθμός πρόσβασης) of the course, as it appears on the official Matriculation Certificate of Achievements (Βεβαίωση Απόδοσης Ενιαίου Λυκείου) which considers the exams taken in national level.

The scale of the Greek grades is 0-20.

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Only one elective course will be considered and only if it increases the Modified average.

Pre-academic studies in the Technion 

Candidates with all the above foreign matriculation diplomas, that are recognized by the Technion, but do not meet the demands of the Technion, have to study in the pre-academic unit.

Admission of candidates with foreign matriculation diplomas that are not recognized by the Technion

These candidates must take the following tests:

  • The Israeli psychometric test or the SAT or the ACT.
  • Hebrew knowledge - Yael test
  • English knowledge
  • Candidates with foreign matriculation diplomas that are not  recognized by the Technion, and have taken tests in Math, English and at least one exam in a scientific subject  at the highest level given in their state,  have to study in the pre-academic unit in the Technion.
  • Based on these grades the Dean of Undergraduate Studies will decide on the acceptance or rejection of candidates.

Registration to the Pre-University Education Center

Registration for all tests is through the website of the Pre-University Education CenterIt is highly recommended to study in the Pre-University Education Center.  The center offers courses for the studies at the Technion. A year-long program offers intensive basic knowledge courses in Hebrew, Mathematics, Physics and English. A special program caters to new immigrants and newcomers to Israel.

 

Calculation of the SAT

For students whom have taken the SAT test, the following conversion formula is applied:
R - Critical reading SAT grade

M - Math SAT grade;
Psychometric grade = M * 0.67 + R * 0.33

In all cases where there are numerous grades for the psychometric test or the SAT, the best grade will be taken into consideration.

Hebrew, English and Physics Placement Tests  

Hebrew Placement Test

  • Candidates who take the psychometric exam in Hebrew are exempt from Hebrew studies.
  • Candidates who take the psychometric exam not in Hebrew must take the YAEL Hebrew test. Those who do not obtain a grade of at least 113 in this test will not be accepted to the Technion.

English Placement Test

  • A grade of at least 104 in the English section of the psychometric test is required for all programs. For Medicine, a grade of at least 120 is required.
  • The English placement level is determined by the English part of the psychometric test, the Amir test grade or the SAT reading section or  in the ACT.

SAT/ACT English placement will be according to the following conversion table:

ACTSATEnglish on the Psychometric Test or the AMIR testLevel
Up to 22Up to 520 Up to 103 Cannot be accepted to the Technion
22-26521-600104-119Advanced English A
27-29601-669120-133Advanced Technical English B
30 and more670 and more 134 and moreExemption

Candidates for medicine with a grade lower than 600 cannot be accepted to medicine

Exemption from the Physics Placement Exams

  • A grade of at least 4 in AP Physics C- Mechanics grants an exemption from the Mechanics section.
  • A grade of at least 4 in AP Physics C- Electricity and Magnetism grants an exemption from the Electricity section.