Academic Gap Program

Academic Gap Program

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Registration is open for:
Fall 2021

Program Length: Semester or Year Long Program

Language of Instruction: English

Application Deadline:
15 June 2021

Application Requirements: 
Students may apply if they will have completed high school/secondary school by the start of the Gap program with a high school GPA of approximately 3.0 (80/100)

Program Dates:
For Fall 2021 arrival info - please click here

The program will be operating under a hybrid model offering in-person/online classes. If physical presence is not possible, you will be able to participate in your courses remotely and complete your program within the scheduled timeframe. Additional details and arrival instructions will be shared with confirmed participants.

This one-year or semester program will take you on a life-changing journey of discovery that will enrich both your academic  and personal life. While you’re busy getting to grips with the challenging coursework and unique and diverse campus life, don’t forget to soak up the culture on your doorstep in Tel Aviv…


Program Overview

Our Academic Gap Year program gives a head start to your academic life with a full year or semester abroad, enabling you to explore university life at one of the world’s best universities.

When you’re studying at a Reuters Top 100 University, complete with challenging and inspiring academic course options, your academic career is about to get super-charged. And with additional university credits with which you can apply to a degree program, you may even be able to complete a university degree sooner than you envisaged. So, don’t think of a gap year as a “year off”, but more of a “year on”. 

You may even be able to incorporate an internship into your gap program (if you have previous work or intern experience) or take our service learning courses (there is one offered each semester), which give you the chance to volunteer in Tel Aviv communities and make a lasting local impact.  


Beyond the Classroom

You’ll also have the independence to explore your passions while living on the doorstep of Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural, commercial, and creative center. With the non-stop city for inspiration, it’s no surprise that gap students typically go on to display higher academic performance in their undergraduate studies than other students! 

Most of our gap students enjoy living on campus in our fully furnished dormitories. Our on-campus housing offers 24-hour security, a Student Life Team (called Madrichim) available 24/7 who live on premises, and most importantly, a welcoming and inclusive environment where life extends beyond the classroom.  

Apply now to start that journey of non-stop discovery and innovation; a fascinating and diverse campus life awaits you at Tel Aviv University… 


Program Highlights

  • Participate in a variety of inspirational courses to gain insight into academic fields that interest you.
  • Receive academic credit before beginning your undergraduate career.
  • Live and learn among a diverse mix of fellow Study Abroad students from around the globe, while connecting with Israeli students.
  • Pursue your passions alongside your coursework: experience internships, volunteering, service-learning, and more.
  • Explore the wonders of Israel via some fascinating overnight excursions across the country, together with full support and 24/7 emergency access to the TAU International Student Life Team.



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