Overview

Tel Aviv University

City: Tel-Aviv
Language of instruction: English
  • Largest research university in Israel
  • In 1956, 3 small education units (Tel Aviv School of Law and Economics, Institute for Jewish Studies, and Institute of Natural Sciences)
  • Currently 9 faculties, 24 schools, 105 departments, and 100 research centers and institutes
  • Variety of interdisciplinary programs in new fields, such as nano-science and nanotechnology, material research center, environmental studies, bioinformatics and biotechnology
  • Tel Aviv is a mediterannean city with year-round sunny weather
  • Ranked one of the top 10 cities for nightlife by Lonely Planet
  • Ranked one of the top 10 beach cities by National Geographic

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)EducationEngineeringFine ArtsForestryLand and Food SystemsManagement (UBCO)

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Limited courses taught in English
  • The majority of courses will be taught in Hebrew

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

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?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study

Term dates

  • First Semester: Late October to EarlyJanuray
  • Second Semester: Early March to Late May
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • Same as UBC credits

Passing grade

60

Grading scheme

  • A+ = 97-100%
  • A = 93-96%
  • A- = 90-92%
  • B+ = 87-89%
  • B = 83-86%
  • B- = 80-82%     
  • C+ = 77-79%
  • C = 73-76%
  • C- = 70-72%
  • D+ = 67-69%
  • D = 63-66%
  • D- = 60-62%
  • F = 59% and under

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.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

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)

Partner Course Information

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 Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ANTH 403
Title: Identity, Protest and Hope in Israeli Visual Culture and Cinema
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-01
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Winter Ulpan
Partner course code: Hebrew Bet
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2018-05-17
UBC course: ECON 2nd
Title: Economic Growth and Distributive Justice
Partner course code: Abroad 1882140102
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-23
UBC course: ENGL 406 (3)
Title: Science Fiction and Literary Theory
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-22
UBC course: GEOG 3RD
Title: Israel and the Environment
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-04
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: History of the Middle East in the Modern Period
Partner course code: Abroad 2120012001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-04
UBC course: GRSJ 4TH
Title: Arab and Muslim Feminisms in the Middle East and North Africa: the case of Bedouin women
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-19
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: After Auschwitz: Representing the Holocaust
Partner course code: HIST
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-12-05
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: One Hundred Years: History and Memory in Tel Aviv- Jaffa
Partner course code: Hist
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-18
UBC course: HIST 405
Title: An Introduction to the History of the Middle East in the Modern Period
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-02
UBC course: POLI 373
Title: Global Ethics
Partner course code: Abroad 2120010103
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The Struggle for Palestine: The Roots of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Public Diplomacy and the Media in a Changing World
Partner course code: Abroad 2120050003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Nuclear Nonproliferation and Security in the 21st Century
Partner course code: Abroad 2120101703
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Middle Eastern Networks: Society, Elites, and Radical Movements
Partner course code: NEST 300
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: ISRAEL - SOCIETY, HISTORY, AND POLITICS
Partner course code: POLI 400
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: RADICAL ISLAMIC MOVEMENTS (IDEOLOGY AND STRUCTURE)
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: PSYC 2nd
Title: Freud and Beyond
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-23
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Global Ethics
Partner course code: SOCI
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-17
UBC course: engl 348 (3)
Title: Shakespeare's Tragic Subject
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-28
Commerce
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: The Israeli Economy
Partner course code: ECON
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-22
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’ for Federal 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.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus
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