Acceptance Information

updated: 07.07.2021


Accepted students will receive an official email from TAU's Elective Program with a letter confirming their detailed acceptance into the program. Applications are not considered accepted unless offically approved in writing by this program. 


Participants' Status

Participants in the TAU Electives Program receive the status of a non-matriculated Tel Aviv University student.


Attendance regulations during electives

  • Always carry your passport / Israeli ID.
  • Regular attendance in the respective elective department is required on morning shifts for 6-8 hours, during the whole period of the elective, excluding Fridays, Saturdays & some holidays.
  • Occasional days off are provided for official holidays or program outings.
  • Participants must notify the secretariats of both their department and the Electives Program regarding potential absences.
  • We do not accept unjustified absences during an elective period.

Specific regulations for the program and all related facilities including hospitals, clinics, university campus sites and housing must be followed at all times. Any inappropriate behavior on the part of the participant may result in the automatic removal of the student from the Electives Program and dorms / facilities without compensation or refund. 




Equipment supplied at our clinics:

  • White coats, scrubs, gloves, goggles, lab coats, masks, post exposure prophylaxis (PEP). 
  • Participants are required to have their own stethoscope.
  • Affordable meals are available at the hospital cafeterias. Please ask your hospitals coordinator upon arrival.
  • Free WiFi is usually available on the TAU campus, housing facilities, hospitals & many public places such as cafes, restaurants etc.
  • Computers are available in clinics, TAU libraries and faculties buildings.
  • The Gitter-Smolarz Library of Life Sciences and Medicine card is available at the program's office.


Medical Students' Organization Tel Aviv University


Medical Students' Organization is the official body representing medical students who study at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine.


It is a full member of both the Federation of Israeli Medical Students (FIMS) and the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA).  Its activities are many and varied: it formulates academic curricula, provides assistance in student affairs; organizes social events; and community service.


The organization participates in the Electives Program as part of its efforts to expand international exchange among students. It coordinates some of the administrative arrangements of the program, including dorm assignments, social events and exploratory trips in Israel (often held during July and August).

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