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Tel Aviv University: Summer Institutes (direct enroll)

Tel Aviv, Israel
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Emily Garcia
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Program Overview

Tel Aviv University (TAU) is Israel's largest university hosting over 30,000 students studying in nine faculties (colleges) and over 125 schools and departments across the sciences, humanities and arts. As a major teaching and research university with high rankings in both Israel and the world, TAU offers students a unique opportunity to study at a comprehensive university in Israel’s cultural, financial and technological capital city.

Spend your summer in Israel! From entrepreneurship to archaeology to Yiddish, TAU's Summer Institutes offer courses and experiences in a variety of disciplines. Please see the 2022 institutes available to UMD students below:

  • Summer in the Start Up Nation: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Business - July 11 to August 11
  • Cyber Security Program - June 22 to July 14
  • Excavations Program - Various, June 
  • Middle East & Israel Studies - June 8 to July 7
  • Smart Cities - July 11 to August 11
  • Yiddish Summer Program - June 29 to July 30


Visit the Academics & Study Abroad page which outlines key considerations for your academic planning as you navigate different phases of study abroad:

Course Offerings
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 a course not listed in the SACD, please submit a transfer credit evaluation request.

Multiple summer institutes are available in a variety of disciplines. For coursework on each program please see each institute's website:

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:

HOST Credit UMD Credit
15 ECTS 3.75 UMD credits
60 ECTS 15 UMD credits

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Study Abroad Transfer Credit Committee on DATE.

Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.

HOST Grade UMD Grade
40 C -


Costs for Other Approved Programs are outlined on the Costs of Study Abroad page.

The following breakdown provides an estimate of fees for this summer program. For up-to-date fees from the host institution, please see the TAU Summer Institutes page, as well as the TAU Scholarships page for information on available scholarships for summer students.

Paid to UMD:

  • Application fee: $50
  • Education Abroad fee: $500
  • International Health Insurance: $40 (est)

Paid to host institution:

  • Application fee: $60
  • Estimated program fees, including tuition and on-site student services and support: $1,700 to $3,200 depending on the program:
    • Cyber Security: Basic Technologies of Cyber Systems - $2,200
    • Middle East & Israel Studies: 2 course program - $3,200
    • Smart Cities - $2,200
    • Hebrew Ulpan (Either July or August session. Price is per Ulpan) - $1,700
    • Business & Entrepreneurship - $2,200
  • Accommodation: $800-1000 depending on the dormitory

Other Expenses

  • Round trip Airfare
  • Passport
  • Course materials
  • Personal expenses and individual travel
  • Optional international trip cancellation/interruption insurance

To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2023 03/15/2023 01/20/2023