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Liberal Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #230 (QS) Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel
The B.A. degree in Liberal Arts is a multidisciplinary program that focuses on the humanities and social sciences. This three-year course of study provides students with a strong liberal arts education while empowering them to succeed in an increasingly complex and fast-changing world.
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The program combines exposure to a broad range of disciplines with an in-depth study of at least one academic field. It aims to provide students with a variety of analytical tools; to develop their intellectual agility, critical thinking skills, and creative power; and to equip them with the ethical sensibilities necessary for living in today’s complex societies.

This three-year B.A. program provides students with the foundations of a strong Liberal Arts education while empowering them to succeed in an increasingly diverse, complex, and fast-changing world. It is designed to motivate students to explore beyond the confines of single disciplines, by offering a broad selection of courses in various fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Alongside the core liberal arts curriculum and electives in a variety of topics, students choose a major and a minor in Middle Eastern studies, Philosophy, Literature, Israel and Jewish Studies, Psychology and Psychoanalysis, or Communication and Digital Culture.

In addition to coursework, students in this program enjoy the following:

  • Study trips throughout Israel that deepen understanding of local and international topics
  • Participation in numerous cultural events, seminars, and lectures arranged on campus each semester
  • Gaining invaluable intercultural dialogue and communication experience with like-minded peers from a kaleidoscope of backgrounds
Career Success

For more than 25 years, Tel Aviv University's Hebrew-language Multidisciplinary Program in the Humanities has been one of the university's largest and most successful undergraduate programs. Each year its graduates are accepted into top M.A. and Ph.D. programs around the world; in addition, a growing number of public- and private-sector employers have increasingly begun to recognize the practical advantages of hiring graduates of Liberal Arts programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    117 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Literature
  • Israel and Modern Jewish Studies
  • Digital Culture and Communication
  • Psychology, Psychoanlysis, and Culture
  • French Studies


Tel Aviv University’s International B.A. in Liberal Arts welcomed its inaugural class of over 50 students in October 2012. Hailing from twenty different countries and five continents, our diverse cohort of students embodies the spirit of an international program.


Among our faculty are the following eminent Tel Aviv University schoalrs:

Prof. Asher Susser

Prof. Eli Friedlander

Prof. Leo Corry

Prof. Uri Hadar

Prof. Michael Zakim

Prof. Robert Rockaway

Dr. Sonia Weiner

Dr. Noam Reisner

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Online application 
  • Official high school diploma and transcript.
  • Results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT). 
  • Two letters of recommendation from principal, teacher, guidance counselor, or others who are able to comment on the applicant’s academic abilities. Please ask your referees to submit their evaluations via email or through our online form.
  • One personal essay (300-500 words)
  • TOEFL or equivalent proof of English language proficiency
  • A mandatory Health Declaration signed by the applicant and an additional witness. 
  • A signed medical form with a physician's approval. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    11500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Tel Aviv

  • 4103 - 6890 ILS/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


TAU International is committed to making education accessible to all students, regardless of their financial backgrounds. Several sources of funding are available, including need-based tuition assistance, delayed payment plans, and external and internal scholarships.

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