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Study at TAU

Ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime in a city where ancient history meets cutting-edge innovation?

The Lowy International School offers English-taught programs that give you access to the best of TAU’s top-tier academics and provides close connections to institutions and companies in Israel and worldwide. You’ll be able to enjoy all of this in the heart of Tel Aviv, the Mediterranean city that never stops.

Why TAU?

Tel Aviv University (TAU) is Israel’s largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning; it is home to over 30,000 students studying in 9 faculties and over 125 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, humanities and the arts.

Situated in Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural, financial and technological capital, TAU shares the city’s unshakable spirit of openness and innovation – and boasts a campus life as dynamic and pluralistic as the metropolis itself. Tel Aviv the city and Tel Aviv the university are one and the same – a thriving Mediterranean center of diversity and discovery.

The Lowy International School

Every year, Tel Aviv University hosts thousands of international students studying in English through The Lowy International School.

The school provides students with the choice of more than 60 academic programs that range from a semester, summer or year abroad to full degrees at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels as well as PhD and Post-Doctoral programs. All these programs are designed specifically for international students by The Lowy International School.


The Lowy International School programs are academically rigorous and culturally inspiring.

Consistently ranked in the top 20 in the world in terms of scientific citations and among the top 100 universities internationally, Tel Aviv University is also Israel’s first choice for students, and its graduates are the most sought after by Israeli companies. Global in outlook and impact, TAU advances teaching and research that break down the walls between disciplines, striving to address the twenty-first century’s most pressing challenges through bold, interdisciplinary solutions.

Discover all the programs

Study Abroad

Our Study Abroad programs offer a transformative academic experience at TAU, coupled with Tel Aviv,  Israel’s internationally diverse cultural, commercial, and creative center. 

Choose from a semester abroad or a year abroad at Israel’s leading university and explore a range of academic and interdisciplinary programs taught by top-notch faculty. This Mediterranean city’s thriving spirit for discovery, innovation, and diversity makes it the perfect city for experiencing academic life and pursuing your passions

Short Term Programs

Dive into some of the hottest cutting-edge topics right in your classroom.

If you are ready to spend time this summer in Israel and are looking for a fantastic program or course to join, then TAUI’s Summer programs are the perfect fit for you! Choose from an extensive list of Summer Programs led by faculty and leading experts in the field.  Our students and professionals come from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures and you will build lifelong connections while enjoying your time in the heart of Tel Aviv!

Did you know that The Lowy International School offers many summer scholarships? We strongly encourage all students to check out our scholarships page for more details and instructions on how to apply. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to study in the summer in the heart of Tel Aviv.

Undergraduate Degrees

Our international Bachelor’s Degree programs combine first-class academics with eye-opening cultural and personal experiences.

Build a strong academic foundation in the first year and specialize towards the end of the program in a tailor-made degree to suit your specific interests. Based on an interdisciplinary approach, you’ll learn from highly experienced professors and researchers across different faculties, and debate issues with many other talented students from all over the world.

Explore the foundations of humanity where past and future meet, with a truly multidisciplinary approachdesigned to nurture grounded leaders and innovators.

Immerse yourself in different academic, social, and cultural environments attwoworld-renowned research universities.

Spend your first two years at Tel Aviv University, and your final two at Columbia University, located in the heart of New York City.


Study management and liberal arts in the academic core of the Start-Up Nation!

This 3-year dual degree will give you the tools to achieve not only as an excellent manager and innovator, but also as a well-rounded individual with a background in the liberal arts. 

Get a degree B.Mus. in four years, for instrumental and vocal departments, and truly learn to play the universal language of mankind.

Graduate Degree Programs

Delve deeper into your area of interest through one of our 15 international master’s programs.

Each program combines a rigorous core curriculum with a diverse offering of electives, allowing you to tailor your studies to your own interests while gaining advanced knowledge in your chosen field.

Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom, with regular site visits, guest lectures, and excursions designed to give you access to the cutting edge of research and industry.

Doctoral Programs Overview

Welcome to the next step in your academic journey!

As a PhD student at TAU, you will be joining a diverse international community of excellent scientists from all over the world. Join top-notch research teams led by world-renowned scholars who have significantly contributed to the advancement of knowledge in a variety of fields. PhD programs with infinite possibilities for interdisciplinary research collaborations are available in all of our faculties, entirely in English. 

With 125 research institutions, 400 labs, 3,500 annual projects, and over 1,000 full-time faculty members, TAU also enjoys extensive research contacts with leading academic and scientific institutions around the globe, including over 150 cooperation agreements with universities in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.

At TAU you’ll build an exceptional network of researchers in academia and industry that you can refer to throughout your career. Located in the Non-Stop City of Tel Aviv, with its renowned range of cultural activities, cutting-edge technological startups, and marvelous beaches, there is no better place to discover the next stage of your academic career.

Activities, Sport, Campus Life, Housing

Welcome to Tel Aviv University!

The Lowy International School is home to more than 2,500 students per year coming from all corners of the world. Together, they create a warm international community.

Whether you are looking for the suitable program to apply for, you are already accepted or you are a current student at TAU, we are happy to provide you of any information that you require.

You can also contact our International office for any additional questions.


Students who have been accepted by TAU for an exchange program but who have not yet commenced their studies are eligible to apply for scholarship support from AFTAU to be used for accommodation expenses up to a maximum of $2000. AFTAU exchange scholarship applications will be granted at the discretion of AFTAU.

  1. Scholarship support for students undertaking fee-paying courses at TAU – students wishing to attend or have been accepted for full fee paying courses at TAU, are eligible to apply for scholarship support. The support varies based on the duration of the course and its fees and will be assessed on an individual basis.
  2. Exchange Student Assistance –  for students enrolled at Australian universities undertaking exchange semesters at TAU.

For information regarding AFTAU Scholarships please contact us


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