University of Haifa (temporarily not available)


Due to uncertain situation in Israel, this destination is currently not available for applications.

University of Haifa is a universitywide partner in Haifa, Israel.

Student experiences

Download the student experiences


General information for exchange students

Course catalogue

Social media



University of Haifa International School 2018 (YouTube)

Academic calendar

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. 

More information



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.

Language Requirement

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


Housing assistance

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. 

Housing options.

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 Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona

Europe & Middle East

Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

photo of Patrick Chan

General exchange questions

Name: 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

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

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.