The Institute's goal is to enable select and central position holders in the local authorities, as well as interested students, to specialize in governing and administration problems in local authorities.
The Institute will accept applicants having a matriculation certificate (or equivalent education) and suitable experience, who are recommended by an authorized authority within the local government and are approved by the University's Admissions Committee.
The study program at the Institute includes background studies in Political Science as well as in specific subjects related to local government.
Students fulfilling all the study requirements within one academic year will be eligible for a Certificate of the Local Government Institute – Certificate Studies.
The courses studied at the Institute by students who will be accepted for continued studies toward a Bachelor's degree in Political Science will be recognized. They will only be obligated to take the obligatory courses of the Faculty of Political Science that they did not study within the framework of the Institute.
Graduates of the Local Government Institute wishing to be accepted to Political Science must also fulfill the regular admission requirements for Political Science, including a psychomertic entrence exam and a preparatory program- "Mechina 30+" for applicants who do not have a matriculation certificate and are over 30 years old.