Tel Aviv University

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Sophomore or above
Location: Middle East, Israel
GPA: 3.0
Program Overview

The University of Oregon is currently monitoring the crisis affecting the region. Please contact your program coordinator for the latest information on this program. 

Tel Aviv and its booming population, energy, edginess, beautiful coastline and multiculturalism makes it a perfect location to study abroad. Located in the heart of Israel, Tel Aviv offers easy access to the entire country. Tel Aviv University (TAU) is a highly ranked university in Israel with a population of 30,000 students, including many international students. You will be able to immerse yourself in Israeli culture while at the same time taking fascinating courses taught in English and studying Hebrew language. 

Scholarship Opportunity: Tel Aviv University offers a number of scholarship opportunities – check them out here.

Dates and Deadlines
Please note that some TAU summer programs overlap with the UO spring term - please carefully check the dates on the TAU website.
Term Year Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer 2023 03/15/2023 Varies by program Varies by program
Fall Semester 2023 03/15/2023 Early August Late December
Academic Year 2023-24 03/15/2023 Early August Mid-May
Academic Year with Internship 2023-24 03/15/2023 Early August Late July
Spring Semester 2023 09/15/2023 Mid-January Mid-May
Academic Details

Tel Aviv University offers a variety of programs. Credit information: To convert TAU semester credits to UO quarter credits, multiply the number of credits in each class by 1.5. 

Semester/Year Abroad program (fall semester, spring semester, or yearlong): You will take 4-5 classes per semester in a variety of subjects, including arts and culture, business, environmental studies, film and media studies, sciences, history, international relations, Jewish studies, law, Middle Eastern studies, social sciences, and more. Before the beginning of the semester, you will enroll in a required 4-6 week intensive Hebrew language course, called an Ulpan.

Students with advanced proficiency in written and spoken Hebrew may join courses taught in Hebrew at TAU departments, subject to approval by the TAU International office and the relevant department. However, students taking these courses should be prepared to be in Israel longer as the schedule for these courses is not the same as for study abroad courses.

Entrepreneurship and Business in Israel (spring semester only): Known as the “startup nation,” Israel is a fascinating case study for students interested in business and entrepreneurship. You will take two core classes on innovation, entrepreneurship, and finance, plus two electives. 

Summer Programs: Tel Aviv University also offers several short-term summer programs. Several notable programs are:

Course Equivalencies

UO students: please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Non-UO students: Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

Application process

Students are strongly recommended to contact with the GEO program advisor before completing an application.

Selection for the program is based on a review of the your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by Tel Aviv University (TAU).
IMPORTANT: Applications for programs at TAU involve two parts. Both parts of the application are due by the GEO application deadline. Early application is advised. 

  1. Completion of the GEO online application.
  2. Completion of the TAU application – please visit the link to the specific program above. 

Application fees are due at the time the applications are submitted and are non-refundable under any circumstances.

Housing Description

Students may live in dormitories close to campus, or in off-campus apartments. See additional information on housing here.