Independent Research Study Track

Independent Research Study Track

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Registration is closed for:
Spring 2022

​Program Length: 
This program is not currently offered in Spring 2022

Language of Instruction: English

Application Deadline: Rolling

Application Requirements: 
Application open to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at accredited institutions of higher education with a 3.0 GPA (80/100). 
​To apply for the IRST track, students must first have independently arranged an opportunity on campus with one of the TAU institutes, labs, projects, or faculty.

Program Dates: Vary according to project/opportunity

 Please note that this program is not being offered for Spring 2022. For further information on how to conduct research at TAU, please email 


This program provides some world-renowned research facilities to enable you to dive into an unforgettable  journey of discovery. With a host of benefits accompanying the program, and the Non-Stop City of Tel Aviv on your doorstep, this program will ramp up your research while you delve into the Tel Aviv lifestyle.


Program Overview

Our Independent Research and Study Track (IRST) program is ideal for those of you looking to broaden your research and independent study skills, or those of you joining TAU as part of an exchange agreement.

With over 130 research institutes, 400 labs, and 3,500 annual projects spread across our 9 faculties and 125 different schools, it’s easy to see why TAU – internationally renowned for its research and innovation – is an institute of academic excellence. There are also empowering independent opportunities on the TAU campus via which you can pursue your scholarly interests.

This program is a great enrollment option for researchers and those generally looking for the dynamism of a comprehensive campus program. Although no academic credit is awarded for the IRST program (unless a student enrolls in a TAU International course in addition to their research), students can take advantage of the many student service benefits that the program provides.


Program Highlights

  • Enjoy the benefits of health insurance and a TAU student card, enabling access to TAU libraries.
  • 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.
  • Get considered for campus housing for an additional cost (not guaranteed).
  • Benefit from reduced course fees when considering courses from the roster of TAU International Study Abroad programs.
  • Choose to take Hebrew Ulpan/courses prior to or during the semester.


Please see the application page for more details about the program’s terms and costs.



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