Four decades ago Tel Aviv University first opened its gates to accomplished students who came from all over the world to embark on a remarkable personal and academic journey. Tel Aviv University has since consistently ranked as one of the top institutions of higher learning world-wide. As a world-class academic institution, many members of its distinguished faculty have won international recognition and are considered leaders in their fields of research.
The University through its School for Overseas Students (OSP) has enriched the lives of its international students, allowing them to reach new pinnacles of scholarly and personal success. Students who complete the overseas program not only receive a superior education but also gain newfound insight into globalization and learn to live as citizens of the world. Whether through the study abroad program or the graduate programs, the School's goal is the same: producing graduates who can make a positive impact on both Israel and the world.
Tel Aviv University is situated only a short distance from both the magnificent Mediterranean coast and bustling downtown of Tel Aviv, the center of Israeli arts, culture and entertainment. During leisure hours, Tel Aviv offers Bauhaus architecture, cafes and clubs at the old harbor, the open air markets, summer street festivals, and the charm of old Jaffa with its artist colony. For over four decades accomplished students have come to Tel Aviv University from all over the world to embark on a remarkable personal and academic journey by joining the School for Overseas Students. We invite you to start your journey today.
Tel Aviv University is the country's largest academic institution, boasting a diverse and dynamic student body. Its faculty is comprised of nationally and internationally renowned scholars and scientists, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Tel Aviv University is a major center of teaching and research, comprising nine faculties, 106 departments, and 90 research institutes. Its origins go back to 1956, when three small education units - The Tel Aviv School of Law and Economics, an Institute of Natural Sciences, and an Institute of Jewish Studies - joined together to form the University of Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv University offers an extensive range of study programs in the arts and sciences, within its Faculties of Engineering, Exact Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, Arts and Management. The original 170-acre campus has been expanded to include an additional 50-acre tract, now being developed.
The OSP programs at Tel Aviv University present a unique opportunity for accomplished college students. Participants learn Hebrew and take college level courses in English for full academic credit while immersed in Israeli culture. International students may enroll in Tel Aviv University's semester or yearlong study abroad program either independently or through their home school. In addition, qualified high school seniors may apply to spend their first semester or year at Tel Aviv University.
The programs offer a rich variety of exciting courses in the fields of International Relations, Social Sciences, Arts, Environmental Studies, History, Religion, Business and many more. Each course awards 3 academic credits, for a total of up to 15 undergraduate-level credits per semester (21 credits with Ulpan). The School for Overseas Students partners with other departments at TAU to offer students the option of interdisciplinary curricula each semester. Recent partnerships include the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of the Arts and the Faculty of Law. Intensive language programs are also offered in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Arabic.
Courses available in English are posted on the website for the reference of all students and their departments at their home universities. Please note that the courses offered each semester are uniquely designed to respond to students' interests and requirements. A final updated semester-specific course schedule is posted prior to the beginning of each semester. In addition, students who are native Hebrew speakers may be able to take up to 2 classes from the university-wide course offering. This option requires advanced approval by the OSP office and would depend on classroom space. The university-wide course offering (Yedion) are available on Tel Aviv University's main website.
Ulpan Requirement (6 credits). Each semester program is preceded by a mandatory Intensive Hebrew course (Ulpan), offering students at different levels of language proficiency the ability to substantially develop their Hebrew skills. The Ulpan awards students 6 academic credits upon successful completion. Native Hebrew speakers may request to take an Ulpan-exemption test when confirming participation.
Specialized program for Engineers. Boston University's Engineering Program at Tel Aviv University is ideally suited for second semester sophomores in all engineering majors. It allows students to pursue engineering in a dynamic international setting while making normal progress toward their degrees. The curriculum includes an intensive Hebrew language course, a Humanities elective, and 3 of the following courses: Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Electric Circuit Theory, Waves and Modern Physics, and Principles of Biology (cell biology). All Engineering and science courses are taught in English by TAU faculty members. Please note that some courses carry prerequisites but no prior knowledge of Hebrew is required. Upon successful completion of the semester program, students earn 20 Boston University credits and receive an official BU transcript. For more information and to apply, contact Boston University's International Programs office at (617) 353-9888 or visit BU's website.