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Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (direct enroll) - ENGR
The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology was founded in 1912 in Haifa and is the oldest university in Israel and the Middle East. The university offers degrees in science and engineering, and related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management, and education. Technion is noted as a global pioneer in multidisciplinary research into fields including energy, nanotechnology, and life science. It has 18 academic departments and 52 research centers, and over 13,000 students. Since its founding, it has awarded over 95,000 degrees and its graduates are cited to have brought the unique skills and penchant for innovation which helped conceive and consolidate the modern State of Israel. Technion’s over 610 faculty members include three Nobel Laureates.
Visit the Academics & Study Abroad page which outlines key considerations for your academic planning as you navigate different phases of study abroad:
- Pre-Departure Course Selection & Approval
- Finalizing Course Enrollment Abroad
- Transcripts and Credits on your UMD Record
Students can enroll in courses at Technion International School and the Technion
- Courses at the International School are offered in English. The International School of Engineering offers courses in English in a variety of engineering and science disciplines. A list of courses can be seen on Technion International's website.
- Courses at Technion are taught in Hebrew. Students can take coursework in the following disciplines: Science: biology, mapping and geo-information, chemistry, computers, computers - focus on bioinformatics, mathematics, physics, molecular biochemistry, medical laboratory, and computers & mathematics; Architecture; Landscape Architecture; Education in Technology and Science; Medicine.
Browse UMD course evaluations in the Study Abroad Course Database:
There may be other course offerings on this program that are not currently listed in the Study Abroad Course Database (SACD).
- If you are interested in taking an engineering course not listed in the SACD, please submit an engineering course evaluation request.
- If you are interested in taking a non-engineering course not listed in the SACD, please submit a transfer credit evaluation request.
All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit on your UMD transcript. UMD uses the following conversion to assess how many credits you will get from this program:
|Technion Credit||UMD Credit|
|1 Technion credit||1 UMD credit|
|3 Technion credits||3 UMD credits|
The chart above was last approved by the UMD Study Abroad Transfer Credit Committee on July 17, 2014.
Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.
|Technion Grade||UMD Grade|
|C or 61||C -|
Costs for Other Approved Programs are outlined on the Costs of Study Abroad page.
To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:
- Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
- Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.
After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.