Security & Diplomacy

Security & Diplomacy

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Program Length: 3 semesters (10 months)

Language of Instruction: English

Tuition: $16,500. We offer scholarships through MASA with certain conditions and EU scholarships are also available.

Admission Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in any field with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or 80 on a 100 scale.

Application Deadline:

Early admission- May 1st 2020

Israel is at the focus of the world's attention in both security and diplomacy matters. It is also the center of enormous professional expertise in both these fields. Embodying that unique knowledge and skill, our program brings together internationally renowned scholars and leading practitioners in both security and diplomacy, offering students an exceptional learning experience in English. Educational tours and meetings with Israeli and foreign officials are incorporated into the curriculum. Students come from all over the world and are encouraged to undertake internships and other extra-curricular activities during their year stay in Israel. 

The one-year program provides advanced knowledge and analytical tools for the study of strategy, diplomacy, decision-making and the shaping of security and foreign policy. The outlook of the program is global, with a special focus on Israel and the Middle East. At the practical level, the program prepares students for engagement in the international arena, defense bodies, international organizations (both governmental and NGOs) and international economic organizations.


Program Features

  • Multidisciplinary approach

  • Classroom theory is complemented with security field trips and extracurricular activities

  • Optional thesis

  • Interactions with high-ranking diplomats and decision-makers in a weekly ambassador forum


Career Success

Graduates become well-versed in the key issues in today’s fields of security, strategy and international policy formation. We prepare students for a wide range of career opportunities. Alumni and current students have secured jobs and internships at Israel’s preeminent think tanks, embassies, media and advocacy organizations, the United Nations, private security companies, and other public and private employers. 


Visit the program website to learn more.



Student's Testimonial


Valerie Brukhis, United States


One of the reasons I decided to study at Tel Aviv University its defense and policy-centric course offerings, as well as experienced and expert professors. Given my primary interest in cyber warfare and policy, TAU provided exciting opportunities for growth and collaboration. TAU is home to the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, home and hub to some of the best cyber scholars in the country. It was exciting to be a student when TAU hosted the annual Cyber Week, which brings in scholars and policymakers from all over the world to discuss the past and future of cyber policy.



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