No BA/BSc? No problem for PhD (Israel)

An Israeli university has come under fire for accepting doctoral students who do not have an undergraduate or master’s degree. Bar-Ilan University is facing sanctions from the Council for Higher Education after violating regulations about taking on students for advanced degrees. An investigation against Bar-Ilan was launched after Haaretz newspaper reported that a journalist, Yair Lapid, was accepted on to a master’s programme and then a doctoral programme despite not having an undergraduate degree. Other Israeli institutions were asked to report similar infringements by mid-February, but the Council of University Presidents said that, as yet, only Bar-Ilan was found to have broken the rules. In response, a Bar-Ilan spokesperson claimed that all universities carried out this practice.

Source: Times Higher Education