Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

City: Haifa
Language of instruction: English
  • Israel’s first modern university
  • Founded in 1924 in Haifa, Israel, with the support of Albert Einstein
  • 8 500 full-time undergraduates and 3 500 graduate students
  • Leader in science and technology
  • Many students in the 1930s were Jewish scientists fleeing from Europe
  • 18 faculties
  • Three engineering programs in English: Civil Engineering, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, and Transportation Engineering
  • Situated on the northern slopes of Mount Carmel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and on the outskirts of the City of Haifa

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Partner university's areas of study

EngineeringLand and Food SystemsScience


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

  • UBC students in the Faculty of Applied Science (Engineering) and Faculty of Science

Term dates

  • Winter Semester: Late October to Late January (Exams during Late February to Mid March)
  • Spring Semester: Mid March to Early July (Exams during Early July to Late August)


  • Each semester is comprised of 14 (net) weeks of teaching

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • 20 Technion Credits = 15 UBC credits

Passing grade


Grading scheme

  • A grade of between 0 and 100 will be awarded for each course

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Full course load information

  • Recommended maximum: 15 Credit Points per Semester, selecting 4-5 courses from the Technion Course Catalogue

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: CULT 1st
Title: Introduction to Contemporary Israeli Society
Partner course code: Humanities 324879
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-06
UBC course: MGMT 3rd
Title: Selected Topics In Entrepreneurship
Partner course code: 099745
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-25

UBC Vancouver

UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Project in Entrepreneurship
Partner course code: 09481583
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-09
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

  • The Student Dormitories currently accommodate over 10 000 students on campus, both graduate and undergraduate
  • Includes accommodation for married students, as well as a pre-school Day Care Center

Information on Accommodation

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