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.


Guiding Principles

Academic Excellence

We offer academically demanding programs that challenge students and expand their intellectual horizons in new subject areas as well as provide progress in their major area of study.


We offer an opportunity for our students to study in a diverse environment with students coming from over 50 countries, work with them through research, internship and volunteer opportunities and live alongside at the university dormitories.


We offer an array of workshops and extra curriculum courses to boost our students critical thinking and provide them with soft skills needed to develop innovative ideas in any field.

Integration into Israeli Society

Students meet Israelis in the classroom, work with them through research, internship and volunteer opportunities, and live alongside them in the on-campus dormitories.

Caring Community

Our staff is available to help students 24/7 during their time in Haifa for any type of need: academic, practical, cultural and personal.


We invite you to join our mosaic.

See you in Haifa!

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