Video: Immigrant Students Protest Bar-Ilan Fees

The Bar-Ilan University Student Union protested against a hike in fees for the translation of exams from Hebrew to English.

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Yoni Kempinski, | updated: 21:49

Students Protest Translation Prices
Students Protest Translation Prices
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The Bar-Ilan University Student Union held a protest Sunday outside of the office of the University's dean following a sharp hike in fees for translation of exams that could cost $1,000 a year. The organizers of the protest told Arutz Sheva TV that the prices have gone up from 50 shekels ($13.50) per exam two years ago to 400 shekels ($108) for every exam this year. Students who have to take up to 10 tests a year would have to pay more than $1,000.

In the following video, Arutz Sheva TV speaks with "Danny," who immigrated to Israel and feels that the University thinks it's not a big problem for him and his fellow North Americans students to pay more for the services of the academic institute.

Arutz Sheva TV spoke with the University representative, who said, "These translations are unique to Bar-Ilan University. The price for such translation can be between 200 to 1200 shekels, depending on the length of the exam. Due to the large number of Anglo-Saxon students, the university had to raise the price following an increase in expenses. The price is a result of the expenses and not for any profit."