Short Term Programs :

Winter Semester Abroad


The Technion’s semester study abroad program in engineering and science is designed to give international students not only a unique academic experience, but also a chance to get to know Israel, the “Start-Up Nation”. Students from all around the world can apply for this program through Technion International. It is important to note that all the courses offered by Technion International are taught completely in English.

Program Dates Winter: October 21, 2020 – February 22, 2021
Application deadline: June 1, 2020
Academic Program
Technion International courses are given at second-, third- and fourth-year undergraduate levels. Some include off-campus activities as well as business and industry site visits. Areas of engineering include: basic engineering and science, civil and environmental engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and related fields.  Graduate level courses are also available for those students who meet the requirements. Further information about graduate level courses in English is available here. Please note that admission to our program does not assure admission to courses at Technion. The lecturer of each course will decide on each student’s acceptance respectively.

fact sheet can be found here.

Grading System

The following table outlines the grading system for the Winter Semester program:

Percentage Grade Relevant Evaluation Relevant Mark
85-100 Excellent A
75-84 Very Good B
65-74 Good C
55-64 Pass D

For graduate level courses the passing grade is 65.


International students have the option to live in on-campus housing. On our modern campus, student dorms include six-person apartment units that consist of a shared kitchen and bathroom. Bedrooms are shared, equipped with 2 beds, 2 closets and 2 desks. No linen or kitchenware is provided. Dorm rooms are limited and must be arranged at least 3 months in advance through Technion International. On-campus housing is not guaranteed, but all students accepted to the program may apply. More information about housing, including affordable off-campus options, can be found here.

Student Life

International students will easily integrate into student life at Technion, which supports a diverse, multicultural student community. You will be invited to an Orientation Day, designed to get you acquainted with peers, student life and living essentials in Israel. On campus, you’ll have access to a wide range of sports facilities (including an Olympic sized pool) and participate in a variety of social and cultural activities, lectures and trips to enrich your study-abroad experience. Off campus, you will have all the resources of beautiful Haifa, Israel’s third largest city located on the Mediterranean Sea.

Orientation Day

Technion International’s comprehensive Orientation Day is designed to familiarize students with the campus and surrounding neighborhoods, and to provide a general guide to student life in Israel. You will be presented with guidance on matters such as acquiring a student card, email account and internet access code, opening an Israeli bank account and cell phone plan, and getting around the sprawling Technion campus, your dormitory, and Haifa. 12321452_10153643923583160_6127193055229930935_n

Hebrew for Beginners

You are cordially invited to come learn some conversational Hebrew. Technion International, together with the Department of Humanities & Arts, offers a beginners’ Hebrew language course for international visitors. The course is offered each semester and is open to students, postdocs, sabbatical visitors and partners of visiting scientists. The course will provide knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet, vocabulary, and basic language and grammar structures. Students will acquire elementary reading, writing, and communication skills to use during their visit. Course Duration: 13 weeks (4 academic hours each week, taught in the afternoons) Cost: NIS 1,100 If you are interested, please send an email to:


Registration for the Winter Semester Study Abroad Program 2020-21 will open on March 1, 2020.

Admission requirements for the Winter Semester program are a GPA of 80/3.0 and above.


Program Dates Winter: October 21, 2020 – February 22, 2021 Application deadline: June 1, 2020 To begin your application process, click Apply Now to launch the online application system.

Your application package must include the following documents:

·         Application form completed online ·         Two letters of recommendation ·         A personal statement outlining why you want to study at Technion ·         Resume/CV ·         Transcripts (original or official copies) ·         $60 USD non-refundable application fee (Erasmus+ students exempt) ·         Passport copy ·         Students from non-English speaking countries must either undergo a personal interview or submit their TOEFL/IELTS scores * Opening of the program is contingent upon the number of registered students. ** The program is subject to changes, at the discretion of TI. Architecture students need to submit their applications by May 1 of the previous academic year for the year they wish to enroll, including a portfolio and an official letter from their home university with their class ranking.

English Proficiency

Since the academic program at Technion International 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. For further information, please contact our Admissions Coordinator, at 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, Erasmus+ students exempt) $ 60 USD
Administrative Fee $250 USD
Tuition (administrative fee included) $ 9,000 USD
On-Campus Housing approx. ₪1300 NIS/month
Israeli Health Insurance $2.49 USD/day
Campus fees approx. ₪500 NIS/semester
Estimated Living Expenses (per semester) $ 2,500 USD

  *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.  



Please click here to see winter semester 2019-2020 syllabi booklet.

Course list for winter 2020-21 will be updated around June 2020.