A Message from Academic Head, Dr. Adar Ben-Eliyahu

WELCOME to one of the most beautiful campuses and cities in the world. Sea-Mountain-City, the International School at the University of Haifa provides a wholistic perspective on living, balanced with the city life and nature. Our university campus creates a harmony bridging these two seemingly opposite geographical sceneries. The nature filled metropolitan echoes the diversity that is a theme running through the University walls. With varying architectural styles from different eras, the campus is a pinnacle of knowledge embedded along the Carmel mountain top.

We pride ourselves on housing international students from more than 80 countries. As we provide an array of programs and opportunities for international degrees, we are the home of academic excellence, innovation, sustainability and diversity.

The University of Haifa is the first in Israel to adopt the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and as part of this, we are committed to environmental and social sustainability. The SDG theme is weaved throughout our International programs.

We invite you to become one of our students who seeks stellar learning opportunities in a vibrant diverse community of international learners. As you meet out internationally acclaimed faculty and immerse in a rigorous education. Alongside academic excellence, we take pride in our hands-on real world innovations as you learn toward a sustainable future. Join us and enjoy a balance of work-hard-play-hard culture in one of the most beautiful cities in the world – taking time to relax in the ocean or mountains. We have provided a warm, compassionate home for students since 1974, and invite you to join our students and alumni!

Welcome to the University of Haifa

Situated on the crest of the Carmel Mountains 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 Study Abroad and Graduate Studies experience.

The University of Haifa, established in 1972, is one of Israel’s leading research universities, and it is dedicated not only to academic excellence but to social responsibility as well.  An exciting and inspiring cultural mosaic, the University of Haifa is a microcosm of Israeli society. The diverse student population of 18,000 students is made up of Jews and Muslims, Christians and Baha’i, Druze and Bedouin, new immigrants and native Israelis.

In the midst of this mosaic, for over forty years now, the University of Haifa International School (UHIS) has attracted thousands of international students. Today close to 1,000 students from over 40 different countries around the world enroll annually in UHIS various interdisciplinary and international programs where they learn and explore in an atmosphere of coexistence, tolerance and mutual respect.


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