TAU International is the University’s school for overseas students – the framework for all English-taught programs and the hub of international activities. The school is enabling TAU to share Israeli know-how with the world, strengthen the connection of young Diaspora Jews to Israel, and cultivate non-Jewish Israel advocates. TAU seeks to further expand, enrich and diversify enrolment and programming at the school.
Target: Within five years, raise overseas student enrolment from 2,100 to 2,675 per year and create 10 more degree programs taught in English.
$30 million TAU International: An infusion of funding will enable it to expand enrolment, attract top students, introduce new study programs, provide better services, and become a “one-stop shop” for visiting faculty and students.
$20 million International Building: This beautifully-designed building will house classrooms and offices for TAU International, as well as an auditorium and other facilities for hosting diverse international academic and public activities on campus.
$5-15million Columbia-TAU Scholarship Fund supporting the Dual BA Program in Liberal Arts: Bringing the prestige of the Ivy League to TAU, this pioneering program must give out substantial scholarships to succeed. Students will spend two years at TAU followed by another two at Columbia and will receive BAs from both universities.
$TBD Master’s Programs: We have 15 English-taught master’s degree programs ranging from Middle Eastern Studies and Archaeology to Conflict Resolution and Diplomacy & Security Studies. Prices vary.
$2 million Existing Undergraduate Programs: We have 2 successful programs – the four-year BSc in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, aimed specifically at Asia; and the three-year BA in Liberal Arts.
$10 million New Undergraduate Program: TAU wants to launch many more 1st degree programs, such as a BA in Management and a BSc in Environment and Earth Sciences. Each one requires about $1-2 million per year for at least 5 years to get off the ground.
$350,000 per year TAU-Northwestern Executive LLM Program in Public and International Law: Offers a master’s in law in both Israel and the US to Israeli public sector legal professionals, who then apply their newfound knowledge toward enhancing Israel’s judicial system.
$200,000 per year x 5 years International Fellowship Fund in Food Security: Will support students enrolled in TAU’s MSc program in plant sciences, food safety & security – who hail from countries such as Nepal, India and Nigeria.
$100,000 and up International Scholarship Fund (BA, MA, PhD and post-doc levels): Will help TAU attract the top candidates from abroad and diversify the student body; could target the donor’s home country.