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.
I'm not sure what to study - can you help me decide?
We have regional outreach teams covering the entire world - reach out to us to chat about your academic choices. In addition, each of our degree programs has a dedicated program coordinator that you can chat with to find out more about their program.
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.
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 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.
What is the faculty like? What are the classroom sizes?
Approachability is part of our DNA! You'll discover a faculty that will encourage you to ask questions, and you'll be on first-name terms with everyone, including professors. Intimate class sizes mean you'll get to know everyone in your program and take an active part in academia. Faculty doors are always open.
What are the application requirements and deadlines?
Start your application today by entering our portal.
All our graduate programs require an undergraduate degree (with a minimum GPA), recommendation letters, a resume, a personal essay, and proof of English proficiency. Specific programs may require additional requirements, e.g., a particular undergraduate degree/field, a higher GPA, SAT/ACT results, and/or industry experience. Every program might require different additional elements, so the best way to prepare is by checking the program listing for detailed information.
The closing dates for each academic program may differ, so check your specific program site for accurate information. Housing and scholarships are typically first-come, first-serve, so applying early is recommended.
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.
Some students live off-campus either in the city center or in the greater Tel Aviv area (Gush Dan). In Gush Dan, sharing a standard apartment with 1-2 roommates may cost more or the same as the dorms. Like most world-class cities, housing in central Tel Aviv can be expensive.
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.
How do I get a student visa?
Upon receiving your acceptance letter, 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).
What does the Student Life Team do?
The student life team will be the first to welcome you to TAU and help you to maximize your experience on campus and in Israel. They live on-campus and are available 24/7 for any assistance. They'll welcome you on arrival, and you'll meet other students through the orientation days, and they'll also take you out on social and cultural activities and excursions throughout Israel.
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.