Housing

Deciding where to live during your time in the Dual Degree Program is an important part of your enrollment preparations. Dual Degree students are prioritized for access to housing at both Tel Aviv University and at Columbia University. After accepting their offer of admission, students will receive details on how to apply for accommodation from the Dual Degree Program.

Housing is available to all Dual Degree Program students, and deciding where to live is an important part of your transition to Tel Aviv University. Dual Degree Program students are eligible to live in TAU provided housing. Because of high demand for housing in Tel Aviv, the timely submission of a housing application is strongly encouraged. Dual Degree students are guaranteed housing if they submit the housing request by May 21, 2023. Students who fail to submit their housing application by this deadline will not be guaranteed housing and instead will be placed on a waitlist.

The Einstein Dormitories are located across the street from the Tel Aviv University main entrance (to the west). Shared rooms are available there for TAU’s international undergraduate students. 

The Broshim Dormitories are the newest housing facility at TAU that is open to Dual Degree students. They are located on 20 George Wise St., Tel Aviv—a few minutes south (walking distance) of the Tel Aviv University campus. Various types of suites are available there for international students.

Each suite is fully furnished and includes a kitchen and bathroom, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and cable TV. A self-service laundry is located within the dormitory complex. Additional laundry and cleaning facilities are available in nearby shopping centers. Prior to arrival, students will receive a “Welcome Kit” which is a handbook with more information on the dorm facilities, the surrounding area, and the rules and regulations of living in the dormitories.​

Please visit the Tel Aviv University students accommodation page and the Pre-Departure section for more information.

Dual Degree Program students will be guaranteed access to Columbia Residential housing University Apartment Housing (UAH) when making the transition from Tel Aviv to New York in their third year. Students who choose not to take advantage of University housing leading up to this transition will not be guaranteed a placement at a later date.

General Studies students are usually accommodated in apartments or dormitory-style suites shared by other Columbia students. Typically each student has his or her own bedroom while sharing kitchen and bath facilities. An overview of types of accommodations is available on the Columbia Residential website.

Housing Eligibility

To be eligible for University housing, students must be registered full-time (meaning they must register for and complete at least 12 points each semester). Full-time student status is also a requirement for maintaining a student visa. It is easier to be assigned to housing as a student who is new to the University than as a continuing student. If you plan to apply for University housing, it is best to do so the spring semester before you begin your studies at Columbia, as the timeliness of your application will impact your housing allocation. You may decline an offer if you decide you do not want University housing, though it is important to note that Dual Degree students who choose not to take advantage of university housing leading up to this transition will not be guaranteed a placement at a later date.

Housing Application Timeline

Students must submit the housing application in the spring semester before enrollment at Columbia. 

*Housing assignments are made on a rolling basis as spaces become available.

Dual Degree Program students who plan to apply for Columbia Residential housing will receive instructions in their third-year transition packets, which they will receive in the spring term of their second year at TAU. Students are responsible for all associated housing costs during their enrollment at Columbia University.

It is important to note that housing is only guaranteed to students who remain on their original Columbia Residential Housing Agreement. Students who choose to break their Housing Agreement or leave University housing are not guaranteed access at a later date, though every effort will be made to accommodate requests outside of this process.

Questions concerning Columbia Residential housing may be directed to [email protected].