University of Haifa

University of Haifa

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.  An exciting and inspiring cultural mosaic, the University of Haifa is a microcosm of Israeli society. 

Top reasons to study here

  • The University of Haifa offers academically demanding programs that will challenge students and expand their intellectual horizons.
  • 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 over 35 years, the University of Haifa International School (UHIS) has successfully attracted students from around the world to study at the undergraduate level.  Today close to 1000 students from over 40 different countries are enrolled annually in UHIS 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.

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University Ranking

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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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

Situated on the crest of the Carmel Mountains with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, and nestled beside the Carmel National Forest, the University of Haifa provides an ideal setting for your International Study Abroad and Graduate Studies experience.

Sports facilities

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. During the academic year the Sports Center is open Sunday through Thursday from 6:30 until 22:00, and Friday and Saturday from 8:00 until 15:00. Hours in the summer may vary. 

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.

Student Reviews

Do miss any opportunity of studying abroad.
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I have the opportunity meet new friends and learn new culture on the daily basis. The newness of environment is fascinating and adoptable

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was such a great experience, i was so sad in my last year . I didnt want even to finish , one of my best experience in life but now I am searching for more incredible experience

why not me? I deserve it the most !
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

my courses i chose weren't easy, but i worked really hard to get high grades, and it was an incredible experience at this university

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