The Semester Abroad program at Technion, open to undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world, prepares students to excel in their future academic and professional careers. The Semester Abroad program is offered through the Technion International School and is taught in English and/or Hebrew. The Program offers a challenging and intensive course load that can be tailored to meet each student’s specific interests as well as ensuring their ability to meet specific pre-requisites or course requirements for their home universities or prospective graduate or advanced studies.
Semester Programs are offered in the following fields:
- Aerospace Engineering – Courses available in Hebrew
- Architecture and Town Planning – Courses available in Hebrew
- Biology – Courses available in Hebrew
- Biomedical Engineering – Courses available in Hebrew and English
- Biotechnology and Food Engineering – Courses available in Hebrew and English
- Chemical Engineering – Courses available in Hebrew and English (Only graduate level)
- Chemistry – Courses available in Hebrew and English (Only graduate level)
- Civil and Environmental Engineering – Courses available in Hebrew and English
- Computer Science – Courses available in Hebrew and English
- Education in Science and Technology – Courses available in Hebrew
- Electrical Engineering – Courses available in Hebrew and English
- Humanities and Arts – Courses available in Hebrew and English
- Industrial Engineering and Management – Courses available in Hebrew and English
- Materials Science & Engineering – Courses available in Hebrew
- Mathematics – Courses available in Hebrew
- Mechanical Engineering – Courses available in Hebrew and English
- Medicine – Courses available in Hebrew
- Physics – Courses available in Hebrew and English (Only graduate level)
A select number of Humanities courses are also available.
Students may also enroll for an additional fee in an optional Ulpan, an intensive Hebrew-language immersion course, or a Conversational Hebrew course. Students with sufficient language proficiency may choose to take a regular Technion courses taught in Hebrew.
Full-time students typically take around 16-20 credits per semester. One academic lecture hour (50 minutes) equals 1 credit point. Courses are given at the second, third and fourth year undergraduate levels. Some include off-site activities as well as business and industry site visits.
Each semester is comprised of 14 weeks of teaching, followed by a 2 week exam period.
Choose from 1 or 2 Semesters:
Winter Semester: October – February
Spring Semester: March – July
Please note that even though full time load for Technion students is 60 hours a week,Technion do not allow visiting international students to study during one semester more than a maximum of 4 Technical courses and 2 general courses. Actual student programs may be lighter depending on the course requirements. This rule is because teaching at the Technion- except for special program – is in Hebrew, and taking classes in Hebrew poses special challenges to international students, even if the students have some background in Hebrew.
The following table outlines the grading system for the Semester Abroad program:
|Grade (letter)||Grade (%)|
|F||54 and lower|
International students may request on-campus housing on our vibrant Haifa campus in modern student dorms, which include flats of 5 bedrooms and a shared kitchen and bathroom. Bedrooms are equipped with a bed, a closet and a desk. No linen or kitchenware is provided. Dorm rooms are limited and must be arranged at least three months in advance through the International School. On-Campus housing is not guaranteed but all students accepted to the program may apply.More information about housing here
Student Life: Trips & Social Activities
International students will easily integrate to student life at Technion, which supports a multicultural student community. On campus you’ll have access to a wide range of sports facilities (including an Olympic sized pool), and participate in social and cultural programs, lectures and trips to enrich your study abroad experience. You’ll be invited to an orientation day (Next Tab), designed to get you acquainted with peers, student life and living essentials in Israel.
For Winter semester 2014 send your application by June 15th, 2014
Admission to the Semester Abroad program requires a GPA of 80/3.0 and above.
Please find all applications forms here
Your application package must include the following documents:
- Completed Application Form
- One letter of recommendation*
- A personal statement outlining why you want to study at the Technion
- Resume with passport size picture
- Transcripts (original or approved copies)
- $50.00 application fee
- Students from non-English speaking countries must either undergo a personal interview or submit their TOFEL/IELTS scores
*An original copy must be sent directly from the evaluator.
Since the academic program at Technion International School is taught entirely in English, applicants are required to demonstrate their English proficiency before their enrollment. Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language may be required to undergo an interview in English.
All forms and documents relating to your application should be sent to our Visiting Students Coordinator:
Mrs. Orna Nagan Hillman
Admission decisions will be based on a close evaluation of each application on a case by case basis. An emphasis will be placed on the academic performance of each candidate.
|Registration Fee (Non-Refundable)||$50.00|
|On-Campus Housing (per month)||$310|
|Health Insurance & Estimated Living Expenses (per semester)||$2,500|
*Please note that tuition fees do not cover applicants’ airfare to and from Israel.
**Prices are subject to change due to Technion decision, fluctuations in market prices and currency exchange rates.
Technion International also provides a comprehensive Orientation day designed to familiarize students with the campus and surrounding neighbourhoods, and to provide a general guide to student life in Israel. Orientation presents you with such “survival tips” as acquiring a student card, email account and internet access code, opening an Israeli bank account, getting a cellphone, and getting around the sprawling Technion campus and your dormitory.
Hebrew Ulpan (Optional)
The Hebrew language Ulpan lays the foundation for life in Israel, at the Technion. An extremely effective technique, Ulpan is designed for those who want to immerse themselves in an intensive language acquisition experience. Instruction is offered for beginner levels and takes place on campus. The Ulpan is given during the month of August each year.
Conversational Hebrew for Beginners
Come learn some Conversational Hebrew
Technion International, together with the Department of Humanities & Arts offers a beginner’s Hebrew language course for international visitors. The course is offered each semester and is open to students, post-docs, sabbatical visitors and spouses of visiting scientists.
The course will provide knowledge of the Hebrew letters, vocabulary and basic language and grammar structures. Students will acquire elementary reading, writing and communication skills to use during their visit. The course will be taught during the semester.
Course Duration: 14 weeks (4 academic hours each week, taught in the afternoons)
Cost: NIS 1100
If you are interested, please send an email to: email@example.com
BME – Biomedical Engineering
BIO – Biology
CHEM – Chemistry
CHENG – Chemical Engineering
CEE – Civil and Environmental Engineering
CSE – Computer Science Engineering
EE – Electrical Engineering
FBE – Food and Biotechnology Engineering
IE – Industrial Engineering
The following courses are offered in English during the Winter 2014-2015 Semester:
List of Courses (in alphabetical order):
096573 – Auction Theory (IE)
324049 - Basic Hebrew
066525 - Biomedical-Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Biotechnology)
014505 – Building Materials (CEE)
106394 – Calculus of Variations
038782 - Computational Fluid Dynamics
104131 - Differential Equations (CEE)
014005 – Engineering Laboratory (CEE)
014305 - Environmental Engineering Laboratory (CEE)
086777 - Estimation Theory (EE)
036086 – Flow and Transport in Microdevices
014211 - Fluid Mechanics (CEE)
014409 – Geomechanics (CEE)
016213 - Hydraulic Engineering (CEE)
234112 - Introduction to Computer Language C (CEE)
014606 - Introduction to Construction Management (CEE)
036074 - Introduction to Flow Control (ME)
014212 - Introduction to Hydrological Engineering (CEE)
314535 - Introduction to Materials Engineering (CEE)
014006 - Introduction to Numerical Analysis (CEE)
014730 - Introduction to Transportation Systems (CEE)
048716 – Large Scale Linear Algebra with Applications to Learning (EE)
014609 - Mechanization in Construction (CEE)
056142 - Membrane Separation and Purification Processes (CHE)
014601 - Project 1- Construction Management (CEE)
114054 - Physics III (CEE)
096809 - Social Ventures (IE)
014108 - Statics of Structures 1 (CEE)
014004 - Systems Analysis (CEE)
014309 - Water and Wastewater Technologies (CEE)
014322 - Water and Wastewater Treatment (CEE)
Spring 2014 (March 2014 – August 2014)
The following courses are offered in English during the Spring 2014 Semester:
List of Courses (in alphabetical order):
016302 – Air Pollution (CEE)
324049 - Basic Hebrew 2
086478 - Combustion Processes (AE)
014123 – Concrete Structures 1 (CEE)
014610 – Construction Methods (CEE)
014325 – Design of Water and Wastewater Systems (CEE)
104004 - Differential and Integral Calculus 2 - Semester starts in April (CEE)
014603 – Engineering Economics (CEE)
014405 – Engineering Geology (CEE)
014841 – Fundamentals of Mapping and Surveying 1 (CEE)
014008 – Graphical Engineering Information (CEE)
034041 - Heat Transfer (ME)
014205 - Hydraulics (CEE)
014605 – Industrialized Buildings (CEE)
014009 - Int. to Civil Engineering (CEE)
034040 – Introduction to Control (ME)
014615 – Introduction to Financial Management (CEE)
014703 - Introduction to Transportation Planning (CEE)
104006 - Linear Algebra - Semester starts in April (CEE)
124510 - Physical Chemistry – Semester starts in April (CEE)
124503 – Physical Chemistry 1 B (CEE)
014614 – Planning and Control of Construction Projects (CEE)
014301 - Project 2 – Environmental Engineering (CEE)
086521 - Selected Topics In Aerospace Structures (AE)
096809 - Social Ventures (IE)
014104 - Strength of Materials 1 - Semester starts in April (CEE)
014004 – Systems Analysis (CEE)
086414 - The Ramjet Engine (AE)
034035 - Thermodynamics 1(ME)
014320 – Water Chemistry (CEE)
016203 – Water Resources Systems Engineering (CEE)
*** Courses are subject to change at any time.
Please note: Courses with fewer than five students will be cancelled.
This form should be filled out after receiving a letter of acceptance to the Semester Abroad Program.
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