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Israel: Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel (Outgoing Program)
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Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv

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Program Information

The University at Albany's programs in Israel, open to SUNY students only, offer a year, semester or summer of study at one of the following Israeli institutions: Ben-Gurion University, Haifa University, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv University. Courses are available in Judaic, Israeli, or Middle Eastern studies, Hebrew language, and general studies. The Ulpan, an intensive Hebrew language pre-session course, is required at most sites. Israel, as a center for several cultures and religions, provides a stimulating environment for personal growth, both inside and outside the classroom. While it is an obvious resource for Judaic Studies majors and minors, these programs also attract students from all academic disciplines, religions, and ethnic groups.



All SUNY students who are interested in attending Tel Aviv University should apply directly to that school for admission, following their procedures and observing their deadlines, and inform the University at Albany when they have been accepted.  Please do not send application paperwork to the University at Albany.


center of Tel Aviv

Students are usually enrolled in the overseas program in which all courses (with the exception of language courses) are taught in English.  However, students who can read, understand, speak, and write Hebrew fluently may take some courses in the regular university program.  Tel Aviv University's program offers courses in such disciplines as Jewish studies, Israeli studies, Middle East studies, art, business management, and general studies. There are also general introductory courses in psychology, philosophy, Arabic, political science, English literature, creative writing, and various levels of Hebrew and Yiddish language instruction. 

Look under "prospective students" for course information by term

All students attend the Ulpan unless they can demonstrate proficiency in Hebrew, and even then, the Ulpan is strongly recommended. Special classes for students of Israeli parentage or for those with an in-depth knowledge of Biblical rather than modern Hebrew may be available. After the Ulpan, students attending Tel Aviv University may elect to continue their Hebrew language studies.

General Education Information for UAlbany students: credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these General Education credits.  You may file a request to have additional courses approved.   

Support Services

Each of the universities in Israel has an Office of Overseas Students. These offices are staffed with qualified personnel who attend to the special needs of our students. The staff members serve as liaisons between the students in Israel and the Office of International Education at the University at Albany.  Assistants also live in residence halls and arrange group activities.  In addition, the University at Albany hosts a general orientation for study abroad prior to the start of the program and is available to you throughout your time overseas.


Tel Aviv University provides dormitory housing.  This enables students to form international friendships while encouraging a greater appreciation and understanding of the Israeli way of life. Most dormitories provide kitchen facilities. Students also have access to on-campus cafeterias.   You may also make your own arrangements.   Link to TAU dormitories (under student life) information.


There is no application fee for Albany, but Tel Aviv University requires that a $60 fee be submitted with the application.

Download an Estimate of Costs for Israel Tel Aviv Cost Estimate 2015-2016
Click here for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid

Some financial aid may also be available from Tel Aviv University. Students should work directly with TAU to learn of such opportunities.

Tel Aviv

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 04/30/2015
Rolling Admission 07/27/2015 01/03/2016
NOTE: **Insurance dates: 7/26/2015-1/26/2016
Academic Year 2015-2016 04/30/2015
Rolling Admission 07/27/2015 06/02/2016
NOTE: **Insurance dates: 7/26/2015-6/17/2016
Spring 2016 11/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission 01/18/2016 06/02/2016
NOTE: **Insurance dates: 1/17/2016-6/17/2016
Fall 2016 04/01/2016 04/15/2016 TBA TBA
Summer 2016 04/01/2016 04/15/2016 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 04/01/2016 04/15/2016 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed