Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for admission, candidates must submit:

  • Official High School transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • 300-500 word essay
  • SAT (1100 points) / ACT (21 points) 

For students unable to submit an SAT/ACT scrore due to Covid, the following alternative is available:

  • Minumum 80 average on High School transcript
  • Two essays
  • Interview
  • Two letters of recommendation

The following qualifictions are acceptable as an alternative to SAT/ACT:

  • Israeli Psychometric test – 450 points
  • GaoKao – based on regional scores for the relevant year
  • International Baccalauréat

In addition, applicants who have attended a recognized higher education institution for at least two semesters and obtained a GPA of B or above may be considered for admissions with 1000 points in the SATs or 19 points in the ACT


Applicants from the following countries may apply using their national exam certificates (as an alternative to SAT/ACT):

Canada Ontario high school transcript or CEGEP
UK At least two A-Levels (only one can be in a language subject)
France Baccalauréat
Germany Abitur

VWO diploma


Norway Vitnemal
Finland Ylioppilastutkintotodistus

General Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate, Upper Level



Board 10 and 12 with a minimum average of 75% combined

Jordan/East Jerusalem/Palestinian Authority


Full Bagrut


Ceneval exani 2


Language requirement

Students who attended a school in which the language of instruction was not English are required to submit scores of an English proficiency exam – TOEFL (minimum 79) or IELTS (minimum 6.5)

In response to testing centers closing due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, Tel Aviv University has temporarily approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET), replacing the TOEFL and IELTS proficiency exams. Duolingo English tests taken between January 2020 and August 2021 will be accepted for fall 2021 admission. A minimum score of 105 is required.


Transfer credits

Students who have credits from other higher education establishments may be able to transfer credit towards their degree. In order to be eligible, the credits must be relevant to the Liberal Arts curriculum. In addition, only courses with a grade B (82%) or above will be considered. A maximum of 80 credits (2 years of study) can be accepted.

It is also possible to receive credit for relevant I.B. (at grade 5+) and A.P. (4+) classes.

Transfer credits will typically result in students being exempted from relevant classes at TAU.



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