How to Apply
Admission to the International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation is competitive. Each application is assessed on an individual basis according to grades, test scores, personal essay, and recommendations.
Step 1. Open an application file in the admissions portal. Please make a note of your username and password.
Step 2. Log in to the Student Portal using the username and password you chose.
Step 3. Within the “Quick Links” section, click on “Apply to a Program.”
Step 4. On the next screen, select “M.A. in Conflict Resolution and Mediation” for the year you are applying.
Step 5. After you have created your profile, simply fill out the application questionnaire online and upload the required documents. For a detailed explanation of each requirement, see below.
Step 6. Once your application has been received, qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Interviews can be conducted in person, or via Skype or telephone call.
All information is reviewed by the Selection Committee. Applicants will then be informed of the decision within 2 weeks.
Please note that when reporting details such as standardized test scores and proficiency in additional languages, it is important to click the “Add” button after you have entered the information.
- CV or resume
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official academic transcripts
- TOEFL, IELTS. Cambridge exam scores*
- Application fee
- Personal essay
- Passport copy
- Health Declaration
Application documents may be uploaded by the applicant him/herself directly into their application file in the admissions portal. If there are any issues, such as an inability to open a document, a note will appear in the file with a request to resubmit the document.
CV or resume should be up to date and reflect academic, personal, and professional experiences relevant to the study of Conflict Resolution and Mediation.
Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, from academic and/or professional sources. At least one recommendation letter must be from an academic source.
Official Academic Transcripts
- Applicants must submit official copies of transcripts from all post-secondary accredited academic institutions you have attended (undergraduate transcripts and if relevant graduate transcripts).
- Transcripts must be sent by your university either in a sealed envelope or by the university electronically. Transcripts sent in by the student are not considered official transcripts. Original transcripts should be sent to the Tel Aviv University New York Office at the following address:
Office of Academic Affairs
39 Broadway, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10006 USA
- All transcripts will be forwarded to the University Registrar, who will review the following: the accreditation of the applicant's alma mater; the successful completion of an academic degree; and the corresponding cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the Israeli grading scale. The corresponding GPA will be posted in the applicant's online file as the 'Registrar Transcripts Evaluation.'
- The minimum cumulative GPA for undergraduate transcripts is 78 on the Israeli grading scale, or its equivalent (e.g. 2.8 on the American 4.0 scale).
- Applicants with a cumulative GPA found to be below the program's minimum requirement, as evaluated by our Registrar, may still be considered. Applicants in this category are strongly encouraged to submit additional documentation supporting their candidacy, including but not limited to an explanation of their previous academic performance. The Program may accept a small percentage of said applicants relative to the total number of confirmed students, with permission from the University's Teaching Committee. Note, applicants with a GPA below the program's requirements are decided on only in September of each year.
- For an unofficial conversion of your undergraduate GPA, visit http://www.foreigncredits.com/Resources/GPA-Calculator/. Only the evaluation provided by Tel Aviv University's Registrar will be considered in reviewing an application.
Transcripts in languages other than English
- If your transcripts are not written in English, you may need to acquire a translated copy. Submit your official transcript following the above guidelines, and the program will notify you if your transcript requires translation. In this case, the translated copy will need to be notarized for authenticity.
- If you studied in more than one academic institution during the course of obtaining your undergraduate degree, be sure to submit a copy of your academic transcripts from each individual institution.
- If applying with incomplete transcripts (for example, during the final semester of your academic year) you may send in a copy. However, upon graduation, final official transcripts must be sent from your university indicating your final GPA and that you have graduated.
Applicants must submit a copy of your diploma(s). A scan or photocopy is sufficient for application purposes. However, you will need to bring your original diploma at the start of the program.
All applicants who are from non-English speaking countries or are non-native speakers of English must provide proof of English proficiency. Applicants can do so in one if the following ways:
- By submitting test scores for IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge exams. The English proficiency tests scores must show that the applicant is at the B2 level on the CEFR:
IELTS: 6.5, all test components need to be in the B2 range
TOEFL: 550 paper* / 79 internet**
*No section below 52
**No section below 17
Cambridge FCE/ Cambridge English: Advance (CAE)/ Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): pass (A, B or C)
- By submitting an official letter written by an English language expert from a recognized academic institution testifying that the applicant is at the B2 level or higher on the CEFR.
Either of the above can be uploaded in the TAU Student Portal once an application is opened. There is no need to email these documents separately.
Please note that applicants who have successfully completed or are currently enrolled in a degree in an English-speaking program (undergraduate or graduate) at a recognized academic institution in a non English-speaking country will not be required to submit English proficiency test scores. Rather, the applicant must provide an official letter from the institution testifying that the degree was taught exclusively in English.
Non-native speakers of English who are currently enrolled in or have successfully completed a degree in an English-speaking program (undergraduate or graduate) at a recognized academic institution in an English-speaking country will not be required to submit English proficiency test scores.
$150 USD application fee, payable by credit card or bank transfer.
The application fee of $150 USD can be paid by credit card through the online application form. It is also possible to pay by bank transfer using the following details:
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
Please add your name and that the payment is for TAU/The School for Overseas Students. NOTE: Bank transfers generally take 45-60 days to be received. Payment through a credit card is preferred. If paying through bank transfer, be sure to send a receipt of the confirmation by email to email@example.com.
Canadian residents are encouraged to pay by Visa or MasterCard over the phone (NOT through your student portal). Paying through the Tel Aviv University International Canadian office will be less costly and save the applicant from paying bank fees involved with international transfers, including currency exchange and money order charges. Call our Canadian office (1-800-665-9828) or send an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) for guidance.
Essays should be no longer than three pages in length.
The application essay should include the following:
- your interest and purpose in pursuing the MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation
- how the program fits into your overall professional growth
- how you will contribute to the program and class dynamics
- the added value you will bring to the student body
- your leadership and creativity skills
You may include other information that you feel is relevant.
A face-forward head photograph of yourself, 5x5 cm or 2x2 in, sent in JPEG format.
A copy of the personal information page of your passport.
A health declaration, to be filled out by the applicant (available in the online application portal).