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Greg Buchanan
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Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Institution: Tel Aviv University (TAU)
Term: Fall or Winter-Spring Quarters, Full Year
Application Deadline: 
Fall Quarter, Full Year: February 10, 2015
Winter-Spring Quarters: June 1, 2015
Language of Instruction: English and Hebrew
Academic Interests: Science and engineering, social sciences, arts and humanities

Program Description

Northwestern has a long-standing partnership with Tel Aviv University, which includes graduate student exchanges in Medicine, Chemistry, Materials Science, and Nanotechnology, as well as joint programs between TAU and Northwestern’s Law School and Kellogg. This exchange program builds on this partnership to allow students to enroll directly at the university. The exchange also brings Israeli students to Northwestern to study.


TAU is a large comprehensive university with strong programs in Math, Computer Science, Physics, Astronomy, Biological Sciences and Engineering. TAU also offers a wide-range of courses in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities including 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 will have access to all the programs offered by TAU, and will have access to 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 Overseas Student office. In addition, there are a number of programs available completely in English, such as a BA in Liberal Arts and a BS in Electrical Engineering.


Northwestern students will be housed in university dorms at the Tel Aviv University campus.

Program Costs

TAU exchange students pay Northwestern tuition ($15,612 for Fall 2014, $23,418 for Winter/Spring 2015, $39,030 for the full academic year 2014-2015). Per quarter, students should also budget approximately $4,500 for housing and meals, about $1,500 for international airfare, and approximately $3,000 for personal expenses, such as travel and entertainment.

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 Withdrawal Policies for Northwestern-Sponsored Programs.

For more information about billing, finances, and financial aid for study abroad, please refer to the Money Matters resource page of the Study Abroad Office website or contact Krista Buda Bethel in the Financial Aid Office.

Important Note

This program is located in a country under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning and operates with special permission under the university's travel policy Students enrolled in this program will be required to adhere to additional security measures and sign a release acknowledging the Travel Warning. This program is subject to suspension or modification at any time. These matters will be discussed in more detail during advising appointments and pre-departure orientation.