University Study in Israel: University of Haifa

University Study in Israel: University of Haifa — Academics

Program Structure

Program Type This program is a university study program, which allows you to take classes with international students and some direct-enroll courses with host country students. Instruction is in English and Hebrew by University of Haifa faculty.
Program Level Various levels
Courseload 15–16 credits per semester and 30–32 credits for the academic year

Students are required to maintain a minimum enrollment of 13 credits per semester or maintain the minimum program credit enrollment determined by their study abroad program, whichever is greater.

15–16 credits per semester and 30–32 credits for the academic year. Credit amounts vary for the summer session.




Grade & Credit Conversion Scale

Fact Sheet: Contains basic program information, as well as internship and volunteer placements, and social activities offered. 

The University of Haifa's International School offers a variety of courses taught in English as well as Hebrew and Arabic language courses. For a complete list of disciplines, see the International School's Academic Programs. To check the availability of a course being offered for a specific term, view the course catalog. Coursework falls into the following categories:

The International School also offers the following special academic Study Tracks:

Credit-based internships and non-credit volunteer opportunities are also available. 

STEM students, particularly engineering students, have the opportunity to take up to two classes at Technion Israel Institute of Technology, through a special partnership between the University of Haifa and Technion. This option is only available during the Spring semester, and participants should note the Spring term at Technion runs until early July.  

Major Advising Pages

The University of Haifa offers coursework, and has been identified as a strong curricular match, for the following UofM degree programs:

Global Identity

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in marketing your study abroad experience for future goals, making you stand out from your peers upon return.

Benefits of Global Identity

No Additional Cost

Because integrated-study programs like University Study programs provide less on-site support than other study abroad program models, Global Identity is offered at no additional cost (regular $200 tuition is waived for students on this program). Global Identity gives you the opportunity to work individually with a trained cultural mentor, helping you understand and articulate the skills you’re developing during your time abroad. Registration instructions will be sent by email by the Learning Abroad Center, or you can contact Erica Qualheim ( for additional information.