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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative program dates

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Lauren Winogron
Language of Instruction:
Minimum G.P.A.:
3.2, 3.3 for 1st Semester Sophomores
Class Standing:
First semester Sophomore, Junior, Second semester Sophomore, Senior
Number of credits per term:
Program Type:
Direct Enroll
Enrollment Restrictions:
Open to engineering majors
Non-Rutgers Students:
Program Description:
The Program
  • The Technion was established in 1924 and is Israel’s oldest university.  It has since become the primary science-technology institute in Israel and the largest center of applied research.
  • Technion International’s Semester Abroad program offers foreign students from around the globe the opportunity to experience world class university education in Israel. Technion brings innovation, excellence, research and advanced scholarship to the fore during a single semester customized to meet students’ academic needs and interests.
  • The Semester Abroad program also offers exciting social and cultural activities including trips, seminars and social events. Participants live on-campus with Israeli and international students and are fully integrated into life at Technion.
Your Host City: Haifa
Haifa, in the north of the country, is the third-largest city in Israel. It is a busy port city that sits high on Mount Carmel. The Carmelites, a Catholic religious order, were founded here in the twelfth century.  Today, Haifa brings together hi-tech commerce and the arts; the city is a center for cinema, theater, and concerts of all kinds. It also has a cosmopolitan mix of inhabitants, including a high proportion of immigrants from the former Soviet Union.  And for a unique experience visit the Baha’I World Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the slopes of Mount Carmel.

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Technion website.  The courses that the Technion offers in English each year changes, however the majority of English-taught courses are offered through the Civil Engineering department.  Students who are fluent in Hebrew may be able to select courses from the regular department offerings.

The Technion does not require that students study Hebrew while at the university, however we certainly encourage it.  Students have the option of participating in the pre semester Ulpan at the University of Haifa.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to the Technion and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take approximately 16 credits while abroad. The credit translation system between the Technion and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at the Technion will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript.  You will receive 3-4 credits per class taken at the Technion. It is not possible to take classes not-for-credit, nor is it possible to take classes as Pass/Fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar
Spring Semester: Late February – Early July
Optional Ulpan begins in late January
Academic Year: Late October – Early July
*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 

Accommodations and Meals
The Technion places visiting students in on-campus apartments.  In most cases students will be placed in a private room within a five person apartment with no more than one other international student, and the rest of your roommates will be Israeli. 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 electric stove-top burner. While dishes, utensils, and other appliances are not provided, most Israeli roommates are happy to share their kitchen supplies with their international roommates. There is no meal plan at the university so you will need to cook for yourself. Utilities are shared by the suitemates.  Your particular placement is made entirely at the discretion of the Technion.  Apartments with kosher kitchens are available upon request.

For more information about accommodations, please visit the Technion web page.

Financial Information
For more information on the total cost of the program go to the top of this page, locate "Budget Sheets" and click on the appropriate term.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid please visit the Finances Section of our website.

As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.

Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Rutgers Global–Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.   For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Rutgers Study in Israel Scholarships- A limited number of scholarships are available to all Rutgers students through the Jewish Studies department.  For more information please visit the Jewish Studies Department website.

MASA Grant- Available to all Jewish undergraduate students participating in a MASA-affiliated program.  For more information please visit the MASA website.

Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.