TAU is Israel’s largest and most comprehensive university and the #1 choice among Israeli students. We have over 125 schools and departments, nine faculties, and over 400 research labs - a truly interdisciplinary hub of academic excellence. Our programs are designed to help you take advantage of the diverse learning experiences that the city of Tel Aviv has to offer. And if you are a self-motivated individual who actively seeks out opportunities for intellectual, personal, and practical growth, the sky over Tel Aviv is the limit.
What is the academic experience in classes and with faculty?
Israel has, as Israelis call it, a “flat society” meaning there are no hierarchies like some other cultures have. You will discover a faculty that will encourage you to ask questions and be on first-name terms with everyone, including professors. Intimate class sizes mean you will get to know everyone in your program and take an active part in academia.
What do I need to apply and by when?
Start your application today by entering our portal.
Every program might require different additional elements, so the best way to prepare is by checking the program listing for detailed information. General requirements include *SAT/ACT Results, your Academic Diploma (Graduation Certificate), official transcript from the high school you attended, English language proof, a personal essay, and two letters of recommendation.
The deadlines vary per program. The Dual Degree Program has a deadline of early January for Fall admission. While the application deadline for the BA in Liberal Arts and the BA in Management and Liberal Arts is August 31st. Check the specific websites to confirm the dates for the year you are applying.
*SAT/ACT results are optional for certain programs. Students in their final year of high school can apply with an interim transcript.
What is included in the tuition?
Tuition includes academic fees, mandatory health insurance, access to all campus libraries, academic and cultural excursions, and activities throughout the year organized by the Student Life Team.
Are there scholarships available?
We have a selection of scholarships that can be academic-based, merit-based, financial need-based, or a combination of two or more. These can be program-specific or demographic-specific, such as the region where you come from. You can refer to the scholarship page on our site, but it is not an exhaustive list of scholarships that could be relevant to you, so we encourage you to contact us to find out more or check for external sources of funding if needed.
Where will I live?
All our full-time students are eligible to live in on-campus housing, pending availability. The Einstein complex is adjacent to campus and our new student city, the Broshim complex, is about a 10-minute walk from campus. You can explore the on-campus housing through virtual tours on our site. Living in the dorms allows you to easily connect with other international students and our Student Life Team who also live in the dorms. We recommend all undergraduate students, where possible, opt to live in the dorms.
Is there a meal plan?
We do not offer meal plans, but our dorms are fully equipped with cooking facilities and the on-campus housing has several supermarkets and stores nearby. Why not take a trip to Shuk HaNamal or Shuk HaCarmel to immerse yourself in Tel Aviv life while getting groceries? Plus, making your own meals is a great way to connect with fellow students.
Can I receive mail and deliveries from family and friends?
Of course – deliveries and mail can be sent either directly to the dorms or to the TAU International Office.
How can I reach the TAU International team on campus?
Our office is in the Carter Building, opposite the Anu Museum, and is our international hub on campus. Our on-call madrich (counselor) is at the office every day along with the Head of Student Life, and our Tuition, Visa, and Housing Teams.
How will the Student Life team support me?
The Student Life team will be the first to welcome you to TAU and help you maximize your experience on campus, in Tel Aviv, and Israel. The team lives on-campus and is available 24/7 for any support you may need. Throughout your time here, they will organize tailor-made social and cultural activities and excursions for you and other students.
Are Tel Aviv and Israel Safe?
As in any city or new place you travel to, we advise you exercise common sense, but Tel Aviv is one of the safest cities in the world – it has negligible gun crime, mugging, and violent crime rates - and Israel is probably the safest place in the Middle East - statistically safer than any major US or European city. In Tel Aviv you are welcome as you are, having been named the “gay capital” of the Middle East and being home to a high percentage of immigrants from all over the world. As a TAU student, you will be supported throughout your time in Israel by our dedicated Student Life Team, who are available 24/7.
How do I get a student visa?
Upon receiving your acceptance letter to your program of choice, you will need to visit your local Israeli Consulate or Embassy to obtain a student (A2) visa. In general, you will be required to make an in-person appointment and can expect to be asked for specific documents (e.g., passport, letter of acceptance, visa application form, proof of funds, and other required documentation).
Can I work during my studies?
A student visa does not allow students to work in Israel legally (those with Israeli citizenship can). But if you are looking for professional experience or a hands-on internship, some of our programs offer those options to help you boost your future career right where it matters. Speak to our team if you want more information.
In case of a global or local emergency, how will my studies be affected?
Most of our programs have returned to in-person learning on campus. In case of an emergency, we have alternative measures of long-distance learning for some programs; these hybrid options have worked effectively since the COVID-19 pandemic began.