Doctors perform surgery (generic) R 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Swoan Parker)
Medicine remains the most in-demand study track in Israeli universities, while
the number of applicants for law and business programs has dropped, according to
a recent study by the Council for Higher Education.
The council’s figures
show that 1,600 students competed for only 440 available spots in the country’s
medical schools this year. The acceptance rate for faculties of medicine in 2012
is one out of four applicants, remaining constant since 1990.
of students interested in law and business administration programs, however, has
significantly fallen from its peak in 2005, when the number of recorded
candidates reached 2,190. This year, faculties received 1,405 applications for
such programs, and 785 students were accepted – the same number as in
Acceptance criteria in universities across the country have become
more and more difficult to meet in the past few years, driving an increasing
number of students to turn to private colleges as an alternative.
the 31,000 students who applied to local universities this past year, only about
18,600 of them were accepted.