TAU offers you a transformative learning experience. We have over 125 schools and departments across nine faculties - a truly interdisciplinary hub of academic excellence awaits.
I'm not sure what to study - can you help me decide?
Sure, we have a regional outreach team covering the entire world - simply 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's it like to live and study in Tel Aviv?
What's not to love about the capital of Mediterranean cool that was recently voted the 8th Best City in the World by Time Out? 300 days of sun, 14km stretch of beaches, cultural diversity, a hub of innovation, and a haven for foodies! Studying here means living in a city with endless opportunities to explore.
Is Tel Aviv and Israel Safe?
Tel Aviv is one of the safest cities in the world - and Israel is probably the safest place in the Middle East - you're statistically safer in Israel than any major US or European city. 99% of visitors have a positive experience, and Israel's already low crime rate actually dropped in 2020. Our Student Life Team is available 24/7 for any support you need.
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?
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 undergrad degree/field, a higher GPA, SAT/ACT results, and/or industry experience.
When are the application deadlines?
They may differ, so going to our site is recommended. That said, housing and scholarships are typically first-come, first-serve, so applying earlier leads to a greater guarantee.
How will COVID-19 affect my study experience?
Most of our programs will be in-person, on-campus learning. In case of COVID restrictions, we have alternative measures of long-distance learning for some programs; these hybrid options have worked effectively since the pandemic began. The green pass system is in operation at TAU, and to enter campus, you'll be required to show proof of vaccination/recovery or a valid negative test.
What's included in the tuition?
Tuition includes academic fees, mandatory health insurance, access to campus libraries, academic and cultural excursions, and activities throughout the year via our 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, like a region. There's a scholarship page on our site, but it's not an exhaustive list of the types of scholarships that could be relevant to you, so you're welcome to check externally also.
Is there housing on campus?
All our full-time students are eligible to live in our housing, pending availability. We have the Einstein complex adjacent to campus and our new student city, the Broshim complex, about a 10-minute walk from campus. You can explore the housing through virtual tours on our site.
Some students live off-campus either in the city center or in the greater Tel Aviv area (called the "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.
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 doesn't allow students to work in Israel legally (those with Israeli citizenship can). But If you're 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.
How do I apply for a student visa?
Visit your local Israeli Consulate or Embassy to obtain a student visa (called an A2 Visa). You must appear in person to apply for the visa, and usually, you need to make an appointment first. They typically ask for specific documents (e.g., passport, letter of acceptance, visa application form, proof of funds, and other required documentation).