Dual Degree Program - TAU & Columbia University

  • About
  • Contact Us

This four-year B.A. program provides you with an exciting, mind-expanding opportunity to gain two bachelor's degrees, one from Tel Aviv University and the other from Columbia University. Enjoy the best of two amazing cities - first discover Tel Aviv’s non-stop culture and innovative spirit, before continuing your education in the metropolis of New York!


Program Overview

Our Dual Degree program with Columbia University is for those of you looking for a unique and mind-opening international educational experience.  This dynamic program spans two continents and two cosmopolitan cities, and will enhance your global outlook while helping you develop both language and communication skills at the highest academic level.

Experience the rare opportunity to immerse yourself in two distinct academic, social, and cultural settings unique to each institution. The first two years are spent in Tel Aviv and the final two, in the heart of New York City. 

Your first two years at TAU consist of 80 credits, of which you can transfer up to 60 eligible points toward your degree requirements to Columbia. After completing your second year at TAU, you will matriculate at the Columbia University School of General Studies (GS) where you will further your studies, choosing from Columbia’s liberal arts majors. 

You will complete at least 64 Columbia points toward your chosen major and core requirements, 40 of which will be counted toward completion of your TAU degree requirements.


Transfer options are available. Check with the Program Director for details: ayeletd2@tauex.tau.ac.il


Core Curriculum

Years 1 + 2

  • Focus on the TAU core curriculum based on the program's academic foundation.  Courses include Political philosophy, Critical theory, Israeli History, The History of Ideas, Western literature, Modernity, and Academic Writing.

  • Choose from eight academic tracks. Each track comprises a range of diverse courses covering foundational and specialist areas within the discipline. You can select one track as a major, one as a minor, and two additional basic tracks.


Years 3 + 4

  • Continue the Dual Degree Program at Columbia’s School of General Studies (GS), completing one of their liberal arts majors and participating in their core curriculum in a variety of disciplines, including Biology, Computer Science, Earth Studies, Economics, English, Film and Media Studies, Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies.  

  • Develop critical skills in writing and quantitative reasoning while being exposed to a range of knowledge and disciplines. Columbia's core requirements provide the foundation for a traditional liberal arts education. 


Program Highlights

  • Whether your passions lie in the humanities, natural sciences, or social sciences, study with world-renowned faculty on both sides of the Atlantic and immerse yourself in two distinct academic, social, and cultural environments. 

  • The programs combine a strong academic foundation in the first year, with specializations for a degree tailor-made to students’ interests.

  •  Learn from globally renowned professors and researchers with years of experience teaching. 

  • Debate issues with other talented, motivated students from around the world.

  •  Enjoy ongoing support from our 24/7 Student Life Team.


Career Success Stories

Our Dual Degree program graduates will have all the critical tools needed for a successful career - together with the off-campus life experiences of two amazingly dynamic cities. With this degree as part of your skillset, you can expect to fly high, wherever your career takes you...


For more information (admissions, costs, detailed curriculum, etc.), please visit the dedicated Dual Degree site or our BA in Liberal Arts Degree program



Where Cutting-Edge Education Meets Non-Stop Discovery



Click on the image to view our program brochure!



Ready to discover more?

Please complete the form below and someone from our team will contact you

Tel Aviv University makes every effort to respect copyright. If you own copyright to the content contained
here and / or the use of such content is in your opinion infringing, Contact us as soon as possible >>