Admissions and Application
1) Bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited institution of higher education.
2) Minimal final grade of 80, or the equivalent for candidates from schools or countries with a different grading system.
Students who are not native English speakers and who haven't completed their undergraduate studies in English will be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS test scores along with their applications. Minimal TOEFL requirements: 573 on the paper based test; 230 on the computer based test; 89 on the internet based test. Students may be asked to provide formal documentation that their undergraduate program was conducted in English.
• Resume - Up-to-date Resume.
• Transcript with official seal and signature – Please send the original copy of your undergraduate and if relevant graduate transcripts to our office in Israel at the following address:
International M.A. in Political Science and Political Communication, Naftali Building, Room 516, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel.
Please note that American students should send their transcripts to our NY office at: TAU International, Office of Academic Affairs - 39 Broadway, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10006, USA
• Letters of recommendation – 2 or 3 letters of recommendation from members of academic or professional institutions, who know the candidate well enough to assess his/ her abilities.
• Personal essay – Personal essay stating academic and career objectives: 400-700 words presenting the candidate's purpose and interest in pursuing the International MA in Political Science and Political Communication.
• TOEFL or IELTS test scores – Foreign students who are not native speakers of English and who have not done their undergraduate degree work in English are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS test scores with their applications.
• Health Decleration.
• A digital passport photo.
• Registration fee – A non-refundable $100 registration fee, paid by Credit Card or bank transfer to:
Bank Hapoalim - 12
Einstein Branch # 778
Account # 12-778-8800
Swift code POALILIT
IBAN: IL 74-0127-7800-0000-0008-800
ADDRESS: 6 Bart St. Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
You must indicate that the payment is for Tel Aviv University/ The Department of Political Science – International MA in Political Science and Political Communication, and the name of the student.
In order to confirm the payment, you are required to send the bank receipt to our office via e mail (scan the receipt with a scanner and send the image via email as a proof) or by fax. The Fax number is: 00972-3-6409515 (Please write on the document "for Meytal Ganigar").
* The student must cover any bank charges.
APPLY ONLINE NOW at Tel Aviv University's centralized application form.
Please read the instructions for admissions carefully:
All applicants should intend on submitting all required admissions documents and paying the application fee as early as possible. Only completed application files will be forwarded to our Admission Committee for review.
There will be three application deadlines, each of which will have its own timeline for completing an application and sending acceptances.
Applicants whose file is considered ‘Under Review’ and do not receive an acceptance or rejection letter by their submitted deadline’s schedule will automatically be placed on a waitlist for a decision in the following round. Our Committee will do its best to give priority to waitlisted applicants from the previous deadline.
Here is the Admissions Calendar for the 2014/15 academic year
Completed applications due by 19 December 2013
Decisions to be sent out by 9 January 2014
*Priority will be given to applicants who are in parallel applying to scholarships with time-sensitive deadlines (eg. Fulbright, MFA, Rotary International).
Completed applications due by 27 February 2014
Decisions to be sent out by 20 March 2014
Completed application due by 4 September 2014
Decisions to be sent out by 23 September 2014
Applicants who have a valid passport from outside North America, Western Europe, or Australia should intend on applying for Deadline #1 or #2. You will need to obtain a student visa from the nearest Israeli embassy or consulate before arrival, which can take up to 2-3 months for approval. All applicants should verify if the country which issued their passport allows them travel into Israel.
Applicants should order an official copy of their academic transcript, to be sent to one of our offices, at their earliest convenience. Official transcripts must be from an accredited academic institution and include: all courses taken, all grades received, and degree conferred upon completion. All transcripts will be evaluated by the university’s Registrar as part of reviewing application files.
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