Graduate Studies

General Admission Requirements

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Admission Requirements:

Applicants must have or expect to obtain, from an accredited university, a bachelor's degree equivalent to that awarded by Tel Aviv University.


To qualify for registration candidates must have attained a final minimum grade of  75 in their undergraduate studies (on the Israeli grade scale of 0-100 the minimum passing grade is 60). In exceptional cases applicants with grades lower than 75 but not lower than 70 might be considered for registration. Several departments may have different or additional requirements.  


Applicants with non-Israeli academic degrees (including Israeli extensions of foreign universities) will be able to apply as long as at least 80% of their studies were taken in the institution itself or at another academically accredited institution. The studies must be towards an academic degree. In case of less than 80 % of academic studies, an exceptional authorization will be required.


Knowledge of the Hebrew Language

Applicants who have not completed high school or university where the language of instruction is Hebrew must take the Hebrew Placement Examination and demonstrate a good command of Hebrew (a grade of at least 105 in Hebrew Proficiency test). 


For the dates of the exam please see examination schedule.


In the following departments, knowledge of Hebrew is not an entrance requirement:

  • Faculty of Life Sciences - all departments.
  • Faculty of Engineering - all departments 
  • Exact Sciences – all departments except for Geophysics (which requires knowledge of Hebrew).
  • Department of English and American Studies.
  • School of Music – All departments except for Musicology (which requires knowledge of Hebrew).
  • Neurosciences
  • Faculty of Medicine  - the program of M.Sc in Medical Science


Knowledge of English

Applicants holding B.A. degrees from abroad (except from institutions where the language of instruction is English), must take the English Placement Exam "Amir" before beginning of the academic year. They are obliged to reach the "Exempt" level before the beginning of first year of master studies.


Applicants should note that individual faculties and departments may have requirements in addition to the general University entrance requirements.


Candidates are notified by mail of the Admissions Committee's decision. Notices are sent out from June until the beginning of the academic year. All decisions are final.


Programs of Study

All master degree courses of study are single major programs and require at least two years for completion. Applicants may list in order of preference three alternative fields of study. To keep their options open, applicants should fulfill all the admissions requirements of their other choices regardless of whether notice of acceptance or rejection from another department has been received. 

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