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 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.
The University of Haifa offers an Orientation Package which includes:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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