Tel Aviv University History
Tel Aviv University also known as TAU is a public research university based in Tel Aviv, Israel. It is the largest university in Israel and the biggest Jewish university in the world. The university was established in 1956 after the merger of the Tel Aviv School of Law and Economics, the Institute of Natural Sciences, and the Institute of Jewish Studies. Initially managed by the Tel Aviv municipality, the university was granted autonomous status in 1963.
Tel Aviv University Programs, Courses, and Schools
Tel Aviv University offers numerous undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level programs in subjects like Arts, Engineering, Exact Sciences, Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences, Management, Environmental Studies, Music, Architecture, Dental Medicine, Education, Social Work, and Neuroscience.
Tel Aviv University is home to 130 research centres and institutes catering to researchers and the academic community. Some of these research centres are Abramson Center for Medical Physics, Deutsch Institute of Computer Sciences, Laura Schwarz-Kipp Institute of Computer Networks, Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Katz Institute for Research in Hebrew Literature, Kelman Center for Jewish Education, Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics, Marcel and Annie Adams Institute for Business Management Information Systems, Henry Crown Institute of Business Research in Israel, Erhard Centre for Higher Studies and Research in Insurance, and Miriam and Georg Faktor Entrepreneurial Centre.
Tel Aviv University Campuses
Tel Aviv University campus is spread over 220 acres in the suburb of Ramat Aviv in Tel Aviv. The Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, the largest student film festival in the world, takes place in the city is organized by university students and staff. The university is home to a vibrant social and student life housing various venues for music, dance, and theatre.
Tel Aviv University also provides career counseling services through job fairs, career workshops, and counseling sessions. The university is home to over 14 libraries providing study spaces, books, journals, special collections, and digital resources to the students. The university also comprises of an Art Gallery, Sports Complex, Dining facilities, and dormitories for students.
Tel Aviv University Achievements
Tel Aviv University has produced renowned graduates who have secured prominent positions in the fields of arts, business, science, government, and education. The university is also home to notable faculties who have excelled in their fields of work.
Tel Aviv University appears as a top Israeli university in various league tables and rankings. The university ranks 30th in Computer Science according to CS Rankings, the same rank as Harvard University. The QS World University Ranking ranks the university 22nd in the world for citations per faculty, which established the university’s credibility of being a leading centre for research.
Tel Aviv University USP
Tel Aviv University has student exchange agreements with over 36 leading universities such as University of Virginia, Cornell University, Boston University, UCLA, McGill University, Queens University, University of Toronto, Jindal Global University, University of Hong Kong, Singapore Management University, Stockholm University, Monash University, and the University of Sydney.
Tel Aviv University’s admission policy is highly selective owing to its quality of education. The university’s acceptance rate is low and securing a place on a program is highly competitive. The university has received numerous awards of national and international importance and is considered a leading education provider in Israel.
Tel Aviv University Notable Alumni
Daphne Barak Erez (Current Supreme Court of Israel Justice), Dan Ariely (Author and Academic), Nancy Ezer (Author and Professor of Hebrew at UCLA), and Ayelet Shaked (Israel's Minister of Justice).
Tel Aviv University Programs
Average Academic Score
Bachelors: ILS 43,000
Masters: ILS 21,200
Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.
Bachelors: March 31
Masters: May 31
Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.
Tel Aviv University Rankings
Student Faculty Ratio