Tel Aviv University Exchange

  • Students at a Tel Aviv beach represent Northwestern
  • Students visit ruins
  • Modern campus building at night

About This Program

  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel — Tel Aviv University (TAU)
  • Term: Fall Quarter, Winter/Spring Quarters, Full Year
  • Language of instruction: English or Hebrew
  • Eligibility: Open to NU students from all majors with a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Program type: Exchange Program
  • Program credits: Minimum Credit Requirement

Application deadline:

  • For Fall Quarter and Full Year:  January 15
  • For Winter/Spring Quarters: June 1

Program dates:

  • Fall Quarter: 3rd week of July - Early January
  • Full Year: End of July - Early June
  • Winter/Spring Quarters: End of January - Early June

View the program budget sheet for available terms.

Fall 2017: $27,188

Full Year 2017-2018: $69,714

Winter/Spring Quarters 2018: $35,396

Students applying to this program are eligible for IPD Study Abroad Fellowships and may be eligible for external funding opportunities.

Students participating in this program are subject to the Withdrawal and Refund Policies for Northwestern-Sponsored Programs.


In this exchange program, students to enroll directly at Tel Aviv University and take classes with local and other international students. Northwestern students have the option of studying abroad for a semester or full academic year. Students pay Northwestern tuition and are responsible for travel and other expenses (including room and board). Information on the visa process can be found through the TAU International website.

Host Institution

Tel Aviv University (TAU) is Israel's largest comprehensive university, with excellent programs in the natural and physical sciences, engineering, and math, as well as the social sciences, arts, music, and humanities.

Housing & Meals

Northwestern students will be housed at residence halls at the TAU campus. 


Students at Tel Aviv University with Hebrew language skills may take courses in mathematics, computer science, physics, astronomy, biological sciences and engineering, while most students focus on courses in economics, psychology, communication studies , public policy, conflict resolution, women and gender studies program, archaeology, Jewish and Hebrew Studies, as well as Arabic and Islamic Studies. 

Exchange students can take both Hebrew and English-taught courses offered on campus. For students with Hebrew language skills, the choices will be much greater, but there are courses offered in English in many departments as well as at the TAU International Office. 

Students will receive a transcript issued by TAU, and course credit will be eligible for transfer back to Northwestern as long as students earn course grades of C or better. Refer to the Credit Transfer Page for information on the “C” grade equivalent and minimum credit requirement for this exchange program.