University of Haifa
University of Haifa is a universitywide partner in Haifa, Israel.
NOTE: the current situation in Israel is not safe for travel. We hope that the situation will improve before mobility in 2024/25 takes place. You can apply, but there is a chance that your exchange will have to be cancelled.
Semester I: 3rd week of October – 2nd week of January
Semester II: Last week of February – First week of June
Orientation commences in the 3rd week of October for Semester I and in the last week of February for Semester II.
GPA (Average Grade)
The GPA requirement at this university is 3.0. This is comparable to an average grade 7.0 or above at Utrecht University.
Level B2 English
|Areas of study open to exchange students|
The International School offers courses taught in English in the following subjects.
Students with Advanced Hebrew skills can take classes at the General University.
|Courses at Master’s level|
|Language of instruction|
Students who study full-time in the International School are welcome to live in the student dormitories on campus. There are two dormitory complexes that are open to international students.
|Estimated living costs per month|
Please note that there are additional costs for this destination. University of Haifa has mandatory fees for health insurance (approximately $300), social activities (approx. $800) and a registration ($80).
You should plan to spend $500-$600 per month on housing, food, independent travel, and incidental expenses. You may need a bit more for the first month to cover initial purchases of household items and books. (Estimate from 2022)
Haifa international school advises that you take 15 credits per semester, though 12 credits is the minimum and 18 credits is the maximum. 18 credits in Israel converts to 27 ECTS. By exception our students are allowed to take more credits if necessary.
Please pay attention to the credit conversion at this university. You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table
|Number of places available|
1 place per year.
Selection was necessary in the past few years.
You are advised not to place this exchange destination as a second or third choice.
The University of Haifa is first and foremost committed to student safety and security. You can read about the precautions on this page
If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:
Asia & Latin America
Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen
North America & UK
Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden
Australia, New Zealand, South Afrika & Spain*
Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
* only Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Europe & Middle East
Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
General exchange questions
Names: Tamar Oderwald and Patrick Chan
Erasmus+ grant questions
The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.
For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to email@example.com
For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.
Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:00-15:30
Make an appointment via Teams
We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.
If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.
Please note that the University-wide International Office will be closed from December 23rd, 2023 to January 7th, 2024. Mailboxes will only be monitored for urgent matters in the first week of January.