TAU - top academics with a cosmopolitan flavour

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Through Tel Aviv University, international students can study in English and choose from a broad selection of undergraduate and graduate degrees, doctoral programmes, various study-abroad options and they also offer a host of short-term, summer, and intensive language programmes.
by ANT KATZ | Nov 16, 2016

TAU is located in Tel Aviv, Israel’s capital of innovation and culture. The university says it is ranked as one of the world’s top 10 cities, known for its entrepreneurial atmosphere and exciting social life. The institution also claim bragging rights to being ranked among the world’s top 100 universities.

The university has a strong interdisciplinary focus and collaborates closely with leading institutions worldwide. Although not the only ones to do so, it claims to be Israel’s leading university, attracting talented students and renowned faculty members from around the globe.

TelAvivEntrance wtih FlagsTAU International programmes are designed for students eager to challenge themselves with a high level academic experience. “You will enjoy the ‘real’ Israel by living and studying alongside Israelis,” a university spokesman told Jewish Report.

RIGHT: This flag-lined walkway attests to the internationalisation of TAU

Classes, he says, are enhanced by field trips, cultural and overnight excursions, social events, and much more. “You will also gain real-world professional expertise through internships, guest lectures, and workshops with some of Israel’s leading experts.”

TAU says it has a global hub on its campus, and that the TAU International office will be the home of foreign students during their time in Tel Aviv. “The TAU International staff are always available to answer questions, and events are organised on a regular basis for international students,” the university points out.

The International Student Services they offer include:

  • Orientation session before the start of each programme
  • On-campus housing
  • Israeli counsellors providing support and guidance 24/7
  • Health insurance plan included
  • Social activities including events, overnight trips, city tours and more
  • On-campus state-of-the-art sports facilities
  • 24/7 security personnel on campus and in the dormitories
  • A student-mentor programme that matches each international student with a local one.

TAU’s international programmes have students from over 100 countries. It has comprehensive student support and extracurricular programmes and promotes classwork enriched by real-world hands-on experience.

It offers international students trips and social activities that allow them to see all of Israel, while living in Tel Aviv, enjoying the beaches, the exciting night life and the diverse culinary foods of the region - in the city that, like New York, never sleeps.

“Students make life-long friends with fellow-students on their programmes as well as with local Israelis through TAU International’s study-buddy system,” says the university.

It also arranges to internship opportunities in a student’s field of interest.

TAU has the following faculties: Arts; Engineering; Exact Sciences; Humanities; Law; Life sciences; Management; and Medicine.



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