Haifa University
The University of Haifa, established in 1972, is an academic institution whose initial and central function is to carry out excellent academic teaching and research. The academic excellence is showcased in many various interdisciplinary and international programs and by means of collaborations with academic institutions around the world.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • The University of Haifa is an academic institution whose initial and central function is to carry out excellent academic teaching and research.
  • The University of Haifa is a developing and dynamic institution with a world-renowned reputation in many different fields of research.
  • The University’s mission is to foster academic excellence in an atmosphere of tolerance and multiculturalism.



For the past 40 years, the University of Haifa International School (UHIS) has successfully attracted students from around the world for study at the undergraduate level. Today over 1000 students from 40 different countries are enrolled annually in UHIS undergraduate and graduate programs that are unique in their integrated approach towards the international student.


  • The University of Haifa offers international English-language graduate programs in a variety of disciplines. The one and two-year programs are designed to equip students with the tools they need to succeed in their respective fields and aim to provide practical experiences that will lend themselves to success in a highly competitive global market.
  • During the course of one summer, the University of Haifa International School offers month-long programs for students and adult learners from all over the world. Each four-week program allows the student to benefit from the unique cultural diversity that the university and city of Haifa offers.


  • The University of Haifa is one of Israel’s leading research universities, and it is dedicated not only to academic excellence but to social responsibility as well.
  • Research is concentrated in centers and institutes on a wide variety of subjects and fields. Among them: study of psychological stress, information processing and decision-making, evolution, the Holocaust; maritime studies, natural and environmental resources, shipping and aviation, the family.


The Study Abroad Program of the International School offers an extensive Internship Program in which students have the opportunity to integrate career-related internships together with their studies during their time on campus.

Short Courses

Humanities (4)
Social Sciences (2)
Business & Management (1)
Law (1)
Medicine & Health (1)


Student services

The University of Haifa offers an Orientation Package which includes:

  • Orientaiton Schedule
  • Grading System
  • Medical Services in Haifa
  • Health Insurance Instructions
  • Health Insurance Policy
  • Security Instructions
  • Guide to Managing Haifa
  • Campus Map
  • Gym Membership

Housing services

Students who study full-time in the International School are welcome to live in the student dormitories on campus. There are two dormitory complexes that are open to international students.

  • Federman Dorms have modest apartments with three double rooms and a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living space.
  • Talia Dorms have spacious apartments with six single rooms, each room with its own bathroom, and a shared kitchen and living space.
All apartments in the dorms are single-sex. In your room you will be provided with a bed, desk, closet, and shelves as well as sheets, a blanket and a pillow. The kitchen comes equipped with a refrigerator and two stove-top burners.

Library services

The University Library, offering computerized services as well as some two million book and non-book items, is one of the most advanced of its kind in the country. The library houses a large collection of both English and Hebrew books, as well as smaller collections of books in other languages.

ICT services

There are computer rooms available throughout the University campus as well as in the dormitories for student use. The computers are IBM compatible and are equipped with internet and Microsoft software programs. In order to print, students will need to purchase a print card. Hours of the computer rooms vary depending on location.

Medical services

  • The International School at the University of Haifa requires that all students be covered by an Israeli health insurance company.
  • We work with the Harel Insurance Company and the health insurance covers all injuries or illnesses that occur while you are in Israel.
  • The insurance provides coverage from the moment you leave your home country until the moment you return to your home country.

Student Life

Campus life

The University has security guards at the entrances to the campus as well as at the entrance to each building. In addition, there is a security guard at the entrance to the dorms 24-hours-a-day.

Sports facilities

International students are welcome to pay for a membership to the Sports Center on campus. The Sports Center includes a gym with a variety of aerobic and weightlifting machines, tennis courts, and several large gyms for basketball, volleyball, and other activities.

Student clubs

The Student Association at the University of Haifa offers a variety of activities throughout the year, and international students are welcome to participate in all activities.

In the past, the Student Association has offered the following activities:

  • Classes in kick-boxing, yoga, and salsa dancing.
  • Celebrations for the beginning and end of the school year, as well as different holidays.
  • Student Day, a multi-day event in the spring consisting of concerts by top Israeli artists at the beach, crafts fairs, and trips to a nearby water park.
  • Weekly concerts on campus during the semesters.


The University was established in 1963 under the joint auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Haifa Municipality. In 1972, it gained academic accreditation as a separate institution from the Council for Higher Education.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Other Degrees

Need more information? Visit University Website