Study without Fees at Tel Aviv University

Top Tuition-Free Degree Programs in Israel

07 May 2024

Looking to pursue a master’s of science (MSc) program in Israel without the burden of tuition fees? Then consider Tel Aviv University (TAU), the #1 choice for Israeli students. At the heart of Israel’s cutting-edge innovation and high-tech industries, TAU offers several tuition-free degree programs for international students seeking a high-quality education without financial strain.


In fact, all of TAU’s research MSc programs are tuition-free for eligible international applicants. We’ve highlighted a few of these opportunities below.


New International MSc Program in Environmental Engineering


In 2023, Tel Aviv was ranked the second best cleantech ecosystem worldwide. TAU’s new Environmental Engineering MSc program, ranked the top environmental engineering program in Israel, places you at the heart of these advancements. You’ll dive into topics such as water purification, renewable energy, desalination, microplastics, nanotechnologies and air quality improvement, and collaborate with a TAU research lab of your choice.



“If you really want to be an engineer, but you really want to save earth, then environmental engineering is what you should do,”—Prof. Hadas Mamane, head of the Environmental Engineering MSc program.


The MSc Program in Environmental Engineering is a two-year MSc and the research track is fully funded. Registration for the program is now open.



TAU’s New International MSc Program in Biomedical Engineering


Biomedical engineering is one of the fastest growing fields in the world and is focused on applying engineering to advance healthcare through biological and medical solutions. TAU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is in the top 150 globally for biomedical engineering departments, and TAU’s new international MSc in Biomedical Engineering takes students to the forefront of research.


Through the program, you’ll get to dive deep into lab work in areas ranging from biomechanics and computational biology to vision and hearing.


Professor Ben Maoz in his lab


“You learn how to do the research,” says Prof. Ben Maoz, the head of the Biomedical Engineering MSc program.


“If [later] you want to tackle a different question, you already know how you build the experimental design, the different tools you will tackle … it really helps you to learn how to think scientifically.”  



The Biomedical Engineering MSc is a two-year graduate program and is fully funded. Registration for the program is now open. 


International MSc Program in Neuroscience


TAU is the #1 place to study Neuroscience in Israel, and the sixth best place in Asia. TAU’s two-year international MSc program is housed in the Sagol School of Neuroscience and brings together 150 labs focused on cutting-edge neuroscience research related to biology, psychology, engineering and other areas.


“This program allows students to choose from a very large variety of laboratories and research groups”—Dr. Sagi Jaffe-Dax, the head of the Neuroscience MSc program.


“On the other hand, you don’t have to commit yourself only to a certain field; even if you chose one laboratory you can still choose from a very large variety of courses or models that you can take from all around the campus.”



Through the program, you’ll have the opportunity to dive into the inner workings of the brain from the molecular to the cognitive level, work on developing biomedical devices, explore nervous system disorders like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and autism, and work with top-notch neuroscience researchers. The Neuroscience MSc is a fully funded program, and students also get a 5,000 NIS scholarship.


Registration for 2025/26 will open in November 2024. Meanwhile, you can learn more here.


Other Tuition-Free Degree Program Opportunities at TAU


Through TAU’s Olim track, you’ll not only get extra support in transitioning to life in Israel, but you’ll also have access to non-science related programs that are either partially funded or tuition-free.


Via the track, the International BA in Liberal Arts and Management program is partially funded and will allow you to gain a comprehensive education in both management and entrepreneurship studies, as well as in the humanities and social sciences. 


Seminar in the MA TESOL program


If you have already completed an undergraduate degree, you can apply for the fully funded MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program, which will prepare you for a variety of career opportunities in the English teaching profession.




Are you interested in pursuing a tuition-free program in Israel and at TAU? Explore our science master’s degrees, as well as our other educational opportunities to find the right opportunity for you. We also encourage you to chat with one of our international students to learn more about student life at TAU.


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