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Here you will be who you want to be

The University of Haifa is the leading university in Israel in the fields of humanities, social sciences, marine research, and education. It is home to 7 faculties, 8 schools, and 72 research centers.

Join one of our 18 International English-language Master’s programs in a variety of disciplines. The one and two-year programs are designed to equip you with the tools and skills you need to succeed in a field of your choice.

We aim to provide you with practical experiences that will lead you to success in a highly competitive global market. You will have the opportunity to study with students from Israel and from around the world and benefit from a supportive network of administration and faculty staff.

Choose a program:

One-year Master Programs
Extended Master programs
  1. Child Development
  2. Diplomacy Studies
  3. German and European Studies
  4. Global Green MBA
  5. Global Health Leadership and Administration (MPH)
  6. Holocaust Studies
  7. Israel Studies
  8. Jewish Studies
  9. Maritime Civilizations
  10. Middle Eastern Studies (new)
  11. National Security Studies
  12. Peace and Conflict Management
  13. Prehistoric Archaeology
  14. Public Management and Policy (New)
  15. Statistics
  1. International Relations (Dual degree with Warsaw University)
  2. Marine Geosciences (MSc)
  3. International MBA (Focus: Asia)

For detailed information about all programs and to apply, please contact us using the enquiry form to the right.

Quick Facts

  • 18 English-taught Master's programs
  • One-year Master's programs
  • Multicultural Campus
  • Affordable tuition
  • Personal attention
  • 18,000 students
  • 1,200 International Students from 50 different countries

Admission Requirements

We are now reviewing applications for the 2019-2020 academic year, which will begin in October. The early application deadline is March 15.

  • Original documentation of undergraduate diploma and transcript from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA, an average of 80% or equivalent
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • TOEFL scores (if native language is not English)

Note: Additional documents and/or pre-requisite courses may be required, depending on the program.

The application fee is $100

Scholarships

Scholarships are available!

The International School of the University of Haifa offers need-based scholarships for international students. There are also scholarships at the faculty level for the majority of the programs. We encourage students to explore additional external funding options.

The deadline for submission is April 15.

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Our Campus

Situated on the top of the Mount Carmel with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, and nestled beside the Carmel National Forest, the University of Haifa provides an ideal setting for your International Graduate Studies experience.

The city of Haifa is one of Israel's largest metropolis and a major center for the local high-tech industry. There are approximately 40,000 students in the city every year, making it a friendly place to pursue higher learning.

Our faculty and student population are unique in its composition. We host an exciting and inspiring cultural mosaic of secular and religious Jews, Christian and Muslim Arabs, Druze, Bedouins and Circassians, new immigrants, native Israelis and a growing number of international students and staff. The University of Haifa is the most pluralistic institution of higher learning in Israel and serves as an example of how excellent research and teaching can be conducted in an atmosphere of mutual respect and inclusion.

Come to the International School at the University of Haifa and discover new interests and people, expand your knowledge base, and explore new cultures in an atmosphere of coexistence, tolerance and mutual respect.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

MA

University of Haifa, International School

The International Master of Arts Program in Child Development was established with the goal of improving the lives of children at risk in developing countries around the ... [+]

Program description

The International Master of Arts Program in Child Development was established with the goal of improving the lives of children at risk in developing countries around the world by training and promoting professional leadership that will advance various agendas to achieve this objective.

The program is offered through the Faculty of Social Sciences in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Child Development and the International School, University of Haifa. Taught in English, the full-time, one-year program is designed to train the next generation of international experts who will focus on pressing questions regarding the nature of child development and how it applies to the lives of children and their families in developing countries.... [-]

Israel Haifa
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Haifa, International School

The new graduate program in Diplomacy Studies is intended to elucidate the role of diplomacy as a main vehicle and mechanism for systematically addressing the broad clust ... [+]

Program description

The dynamics of the contemporary international environment, complex and interconnected as it is, presents an array of challenges for policy analysts, decision makers and scholars alike. This situation is especially relevant to the Middle East and Mediterranean regions as areas fraught with chronic tension, domestic and international conflict, and which face several acute social and economic issues.

Against this backdrop, the new graduate program in Diplomacy Studies is intended to elucidate the role of diplomacy as a main vehicle and mechanism for systematically addressing the broad cluster of issues that affect the entire region, and which can no longer be effectively dealt with exclusively from a narrow unilateral or bilateral vantage point.... [-]

Israel Haifa
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Haifa, International School

The international Master of Arts program in German and European Studies at the University of Haifa is being launched as part of the teaching activities of the HCGES. ... [+]

Program description

The Haifa Center for German and European Studies (HCGES) is a joint venture of the University of Haifa and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD – Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst). HCGES was founded in 2007 with the goal of exposing students, researchers, and the community at large to a rich spectrum of topics related to modern Europe, and Germany in particular, since 1945.

The international Master of Arts program in German and European Studies at the University of Haifa is being launched as part of the teaching activities of the HCGES. The MA program is designed to acquaint students with topics related to Germany and Europe, highlighting Jewish and Israeli perspectives as well as the relationship between the Middle East and Europe. The program is interdisciplinary and allows students to approach German and European studies from a variety of angles while providing students with the opportunity to engage with other departments for a well-rounded education.... [-]

Israel Haifa
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Haifa, International School

The Multidisciplinary MA Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa is dedicated to the creation and nurturing of a new generation of Holocaust researchers. ... [+]

Program description

The unique, multidisciplinary MA Program in Holocaust Studies is dedicated to creating and nurturing a new generation of Holocaust researchers and educators. In addition to a rigorous and varied curriculum with leading academics and researchers, our students gain professional experience through internship opportunities at a variety of Holocaust-related institutions, seminars, a foreign study tour, and volunteering opportunities with Holocaust survivors to help foster personal relationship and dedication to the field of Holocaust Studies.

What you will study

The program offers courses on the history of the Holocaust period and WWII as well courses on psychological aspects of trauma, the anthropology of memory, genocide and crimes against humanity, international law, museum studies, Holocaust education, and cultural expressions of the Holocaust in film and literature. Language instruction in Yiddish and German is also offered. Both thesis and non-thesis tracks are available.... [-]

Israel Haifa
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Haifa, International School

Haifa University’s School of Political Sciences, in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, now offers a double-degree Internatio ... [+]

Double Degree w/ Warsaw University Program description

Haifa University’s School of Political Sciences, in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, now offers a double-degree International Relations MA whereby students are able to make use of the resources, expertise and comprehensive curriculums of both universities, and receive accreditation from both at the completion of the course of study.

The School of Political Sciences at the University of Haifa, established in 1972, offers students the resources and talent of one of Israel's most prominent academic research centers that is engaged in teaching and scholarship in the fields of diplomacy studies, political thought, international relations, public policy, public administration, local administration, comparative and Israeli politics. The Division of International Relations was established in 2000 as part of the School of Political Sciences and plays an important role in training the future generation of researchers and practitioners in the field of International Relations.... [-]

Israel Haifa Poland Warsaw
October 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Haifa, International School

The International Master's Degree Program in Israel Studies offers students the opportunity for an in-depth study of the State of Israel from the beginning of the Zionist ... [+]

Program description

The International Master’s Degree Program in Israel studies offers students the opportunity to partake in an in-depth study of the State of Israel covering periods of the beginning of the Zionist movement to the present day. The course aims to elucidate the theoretical underpinnings of the Zionist project, communities of the Jewish diaspora and their relationship to the modern state of Israel, and the deep complexities of Israeli society in light of its multicultural character.

Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented growth of scholarly interest in Israeli history, politics, society and culture. Numerous programs, research centers and chair endowments in Israel Studies have been established in North America and Europe, adding a new, fresh and innovative dimension to existing programs in Judaic Studies. ... [-]

Israel Haifa
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Haifa, International School

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and though ... [+]

Program description

The International Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy, and thought. The course offers a comprehensive combination of Judaic studies that weaves together Biblical and Talmudic Studies, Jewish History, Philosophy, and Mysticism.

The program’s focus extends from the Biblical to Modern era, and is taught by experts in the fields of Biblical studies, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early and Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, early Modern, and Modern Jewish History and Thought. Our parallel Hebrew-language program draws over two-hundred students annually and we are now happy to be able to offer it to students from around the world.

What you will study ... [-]
Israel Haifa
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Haifa, International School

The International MA Program in Maritime Civilizations offers students an exceptional opportunity to explore the history, archaeology, and fabric of maritime societies, a ... [+]

Program description

The International MA Program in Maritime Civilizations offers students an exceptional opportunity to explore the history, archaeology, and fabric of maritime societies, as well as the natural environment in which they developed and the anthropogenic environments in which they currently exist. Students enrolled in the program examine a variety of fields pertaining to maritime civilizations and the marine environment, including coastal and underwater archaeology, marine biology and ecology, maritime history, maritime geology, and geomorphology.

The interdisciplinary curriculum offers advanced knowledge and research training to students interested in exploring human interactions with the sea in a dynamic learning environment.... [-]

Israel Haifa
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Haifa, International School

The program provides instruction, training, and first-hand acquaintance with Middle Eastern affairs and offers academic instruction and mentoring, professional training a ... [+]

Program description

The program provides instruction, training, and first-hand acquaintance with Middle Eastern affairs and offers academic instruction and mentoring, professional training and opportunities for close cultural encounters in the rich and dynamic setting of Haifa.

Promoting Middle Eastern Encounters in both time and space – including religious, cultural, political, ideological encounters. The city of Haifa, in general, and the campus of the University of Haifa, in particular, are a living laboratory where religious and ethnic groups, such as Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Baha'is, as well as Druze, Bedouin, and Circassians, live, interact and study side-by-side, constituting a micro-cosmos of the Middle East.... [-]

Israel Haifa
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Haifa, International School

Taught in English over one year from September through August, the International Graduate Program in National Security Studies is designed for students and professionals ... [+]

Program description

Taught in English over one year from September through August, the International Graduate Program in National Security Studies is designed for students and professionals who are seriously interested in the field of national security in the broadest sense of the term. Students will examine the complex interrelationship between the social, political, ethical, diplomatic, economic and military dimensions of national security to create a comprehensive picture of the state of the nation.

Facing a long-standing challenge at the center of a mostly hostile regional environment, even decades before its establishment, Israel has accumulated the experience in dealing with national security issues and has developed a comprehensive approach in this field, combining academic theory with real-world constraints.... [-]

Israel Haifa
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Haifa, International School

The Faculty of Social Sciences is excited to offer a rigorous one-year international graduate program in Peace and Conflict Management. Viewed through both international ... [+]

Program description

The Faculty of Social Sciences is excited to offer a rigorous one-year international graduate program in Peace and Conflict Management. Viewed through both international and regional lenses, the field of conflict management will be explored in its many facets, with special attention paid to the wider Middle East conflict while conceptual, practical and comparative elements of conflict management of other global conflicts are examined.

As a deeply divided society and a country in a protracted conflict with other countries in the region, Israel is a unique environment for a program whose goal is to enable students to understand how conflicts unfold from the grassroots level and move up through the halls of government to the international community. Israel supplies excellent field study opportunities that allow students to see how attempts to manage conflicts and promote coexistence, mutual understanding, and peace processes actually develop and take root, and is a real-time hands-on working laboratory for advanced international and Israeli students, offering encounters with ongoing conflicts as well as successful and failed efforts to achieve peace.... [-]

Israel Haifa
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Haifa, International School

The program focuses on the prehistory and paleoenvironment of the Mount Carmel region and each student can choose to specialize in one of many relevant topics, such as li ... [+]

Program description

Both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a biosphere reserve, the Mount Carmel area reveals a nearly 500,000 year-long sequence of human evolution exposed in caves, rock shelters and open-air sites along mountain valleys and the nearby coastal plain. Unlike any other region in the world, Mount Carmel’s key sites, such as the Tabun and Skhul caves, preserve evidence of both modern human and Neanderthal populations, at sites less than 100 meters from each other. As such, situated atop the Carmel Mountain, Haifa University provides students with an ideal setting for the study of Prehistoric Archaeology and an invaluable opportunity to take part in field research all over Israel’s historic landscape.... [-]

Israel Haifa
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Haifa, International School

The International Master of Arts program in Statistics at the University of Haifa in Israel is dedicated to providing you with a rigorous, modern, and up-to-date educatio ... [+]

Program description

During the last decade, there has been a dramatic increase in the size and complexity of data collected by both Industry and the Academic community. Examples include genomic and proteomic data on one hand, and social media and electronic commerce data on the other. The availability of such vast quantities of data is having a large impact on both academic research and business practices. In particular, it is changing the nature and focus of the statistical profession.

The Department of Statistics at the University of Haifa is dedicated to providing its students with a rigorous, modern and up to date education in this exciting era for our profession. We focus on fundamentals while teaching the newest methods and applications. We emphasize computational know-how, the understanding of statistical ideas, and the ability to apply them. We train our graduates to analyze and draw meaningful conclusions from data, a skill that is becoming ever more important. Our goal is to see out graduates assume leading roles, within the profession, whatever their career choices may be.... [-]

Israel Haifa Poland Warsaw
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus

MSc

University of Haifa, International School

With the eastern Mediterranean as our natural marine laboratory, the International M.Sc. Program in Marine Geosciences provides students with a unique opportunity to deve ... [+]

Program description

With the eastern Mediterranean as our natural marine laboratory, the International M.Sc. Program in Marine Geosciences provides students with a unique opportunity to develop practical scientific experience at sea alongside a rigorous academic curriculum.

Established in 2007 as part of the multidisciplinary Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, the Department of Marine Geosciences combines research and graduate studies of the marine environment in the following main disciplines: exploration geophysics, seafloor mapping, remote sensing, geodynamics, tectonics, marine and coastal sedimentology, geochemistry, chemical and physical oceanography.... [-]

Israel Haifa
October 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus

Master

University of Haifa, International School

The international MPA program provides a specialization in Public Administration, Public Management and Policy Studies, which will prepare students to direct policymaking ... [+]

Program description

Modern democracies face complex challenges, which have only intensified in the recent decade. Functioning in complex external and internal environments, governments and public organizations have to constantly adapt themselves to changing conditions and find innovative ways and tools to analyze reality and manage public affairs effectively and fairly.

In recent years, many political systems have experienced significant crises and challenges that have transformed modes of governance. There are indications that public dissatisfaction with and mistrust of government is rapidly increasing, especially during the deep economic crisis of recent years. Social and economic concerns have become more and more acute in modern democracies as growing economic inequality encourages political inequality and triggers political unrest. This process accelerates due to ineffective government and the deterioration of public trust in government.... [-]

Israel Haifa
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus

Welcome to the University of Haifa

University of Haifa International School

Haifa University
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Mount Carmel, 199 Abba Hushi Blvd. Haifa
3498838 Haifa, Haifa District, Israel
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Phone
+972-4-824-9417