Founded 1974 to provide distance education. Instruction is given through written course/textbooks and the University has four regional campuses and over 70 Study Centres and local colleges throughout the country.
Accreditation: Council for Higher Education
- Academic year: October to June (October-January, February-June). Also summer semester (July-August)
- Requirements: No formal admission requirements but must meet the rigorous requirements of the Open University. Students are evaluated only on their achievements within the Open University and not on prior attainments. Proficiency in Hebrew is essential
- Students allowance: Co-ed