Do I need a visa to study at the Summer Institute in Israel?

Participants of The Summer Institute of Advanced Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at TAU must obtain a B/2 Visitor's Visa. Please check the specific requirements pertaining to your home country: Tourist Visa Requirements by Country. If your country requires a visa to enter Israel, you should apply for one as soon as possible to avoid any unforeseen delay.

A B/2 visa is granted to someone who wishes to stay in Israel for only a short time. A B/2 visa is valid for up to three months from the date of issue. The duration of the stay in Israel will be determined by the Border Police. A visitor who wishes to extend his visit may submit an application at one of the regional population administration offices of the Ministry of the Interior. A person who enters Israel on a B/2 visa is not allowed to work or study for an extended period of time in the State of Israel.

Passport: To enter Israel, a passport valid for a minimum of six months from the date of entry is required. If you do not have a valid passport, apply for one immediately. If you hold an Israeli passport, you are required to present it upon arrival.

For more information, please visit the following links:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Tourist Visa Information
List of Israeli Consulates Worldwide

Tourist Visa Requirements by Country


Certification / Academic Credit / Grading System 

What certificate will I receive? Will I earn academic credit? 

Participants can choose to take the course non-credit or for-credit (2 academic credits/4 ECTS per course, unless indicated otherwise). To receive academic credit for the course, participants must pass the final exam with a grade of at least 60 (D). Non-credit participants are not required to take the final exam. All students will receive a "Certificate of Participation".

The Summer Institute is not responsible for converting academic credit or grades to other University scales. Please contact your University Registrar. The Summer Institute's grading system can be found in the Student Handbook under "Academics".


Summer Institute Students

Where do other students come from? 

The Summer Institute is comprised of students from all over the world. Past participants have come from: North America, South America, Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya), Europe, Asia, and surrounding Middle Eastern countries.

Who are the other students?

The Summer Institute participants are medical professionals, public health officials, scholars, and qualified undergraduate and graduate students. Participants represent diverse sectors, industries, and job functions.  Information about previous summers (photos, testimonials, and more) can be found here

What background knowledge do participants need? 

Some courses may require pre-requisites. See: Previous Summer Courses



What are the accomodations like at the Summer Institute? 

For more information on Housing accommodations, please visit: Housing.

Is there universal wireless Internet access?  

There is wireless Internet access throughout the Tel Aviv University campus.

Are meals provided? 

Meals are not provided by the Summer Institute. There is a Cafeteria in the lobby of Sackler School of Medicine, School of Public Health. Other on-campus dining options include:

  • Webb Building Cafeteria
  • Aroma: Café Restaurant (Diaspora Museum, next to TAU International Offices)
  • Food Court: McDonalds, Salads (Sharet Building)
  • KaKao: Coffee Shop, Hummus, and Snacks (Law Faculty across from Sharet Building)
  • Japanika: Sushi restaurant (Haim Levanon St. 2, Gate 7)



Does the Summer Institute arrange any tours or tourist activities?  

No, the Summer Institute does not arrange any tours or tourist activities. 

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