Tel Aviv University's (TAU) Student Exchange Program enables students to complete one or two semesters at TAU, based on a bilateral Student Exchange Agreement between TAU and the student's home university.
Students who study at TAU as part of the Student Exchange Agreement continue to pay tuition fee to their home institution and are exempt from paying tuition fees at TAU.
Only students who come from universities which have signed a Student Exchange Agreement with TAU may participate in the Program.
Detailed information about academics, services, and other facilities offered to exchange students is available on the rector's site.
While Hebrew is the main language of instruction at TAU, many courses are taught in English.
The course catalog for each semester is published a few weeks before the beginning of the semester.
Students are invited to review course catalogs from previous semesters to get a general idea of courses usually offered to exchange students.
Please note—participation in courses is pending availability. Exchange students enroll in a maximum of five courses. There is no minimum number of required courses.
After being accepted to the program and immediately before the beginning of the semester, the relevant updated course catalog/s will be sent to all incoming students. Students will be asked to submit their course selection form by a certain deadline. Students may not sign up for additional courses after the deadline, but students may drop courses. It is important to let the office know should you decide to drop a course.
There is a deadline both for registration and for cancellation of enrollment in courses. You will receive an e-mail message with the specific dates. Should you decide to leave a course after the deadline, your enrollment will remain on the transcript, followed by the grade of incomplete. Nonetheless, students are required to inform the office if they decide to drop a course after the deadline. This insures swift processing of transcripts at the end of the exchange program.
Tel Aviv University welcomes students from its partner universities around the world to come and experience living and studying in the most vibrant city in Israel.
What is the application process?
If you would like to attend the Exchange Program at TAU, please see that your home university is listed among our partner universities.
In order to begin the application process, please first contact your own university's exchange coordinator.
For the general exchange program, you may apply online after being nominated by your Student Exchange Coordinator at your university.
Once you have been nominated, you will get all the information of how to proceed with the application.
All students from all countries must obtain a visa prior to arrival in Israel. The visa you need to apply for is A2 student visa. A2 Student Visa – This visa can be obtained by applying to an Israeli embassy /Consulate in your country.
Deadlines for Fall Semester 2019-2020
Home Universities Nominations: June 15th, 2019
Students Applications: June 30th, 2019
Deadlines for Spring Semester 2019-2020
Home Universities Nominations: October 31st, 2019
Students Applications: November 15th, 2019
Which Documents Do I Need to Upload?
After your exchange at Tel Aviv University has been approved by your home university, you will need to apply online and upload the following documents (official university documents should be scanned):
- Official academic transcript in English
- Curriculum Vitae
- Academic reference letter
- Brief statement of purpose
- Photocopy of your passport, which needs to be valid for at least 6 months after planned arrival to Israel
- Current photo, in JPG format (not smaller than 30KB)
- For non-English-speaking-countries: Certificate of proficiency in English (either TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum scores are 89 for TOEFL and 6.5 for IELTS.
- Copy of comprehensive health and travel insurance coverage, valid in Israel for the entire duration of your stay.
- Certificate of Proficiency in Hebrew (only for students who wish to take courses that are taught in Hebrew)
Please inform the Office of International Academic Affairs about any changes (uploads of new documents or changes in existing ones) via email.
What Happens Next
The exchange (the general program) will be handled by the Office of International Academic Affairs at Tel Aviv University. Once registered at TAU, the office coordinators will be glad to assist you with matters of registration and entry visas, and shall do their utmost to provide assistance with any further arrangements.
If you have any questions, you're welcome to write to us!