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Technion Exchange Program

Study engineering in Israel at the institution that has partnered with Cornell to offer master's degrees at Cornell Tech in NYC. 

Features of the Technion Exchange Program

Host Institution: Technion: Israel Institute of Technology

  • Admissions: Engineering students who have completed at least one year of study at Cornell with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Coursework: Students typically take 20 Technion credits per semester. Some courses carry prerequisites.*
  • Language: Select courses are taught in English for exchange students.
    • Notably, Technion offers an entire Civil and Environmental Engineering undergraduate degree taught in English.
    • The primary language of instruction at the university is Hebrew.
  • Dates: Spring Semester: Early March through late July.
  • Housing: Students live in furnished residence halls on campus. Note that on-campus housing is not guaranteed.
  • Deadline: Spring Semester: Apply during the middle of the prior fall semester.
  • Cost: 
    • Tuition and Fees: Since this is an exchange program, students pay the customary tuition to Cornell University.
    • Students are responsible for their own living expenses including travel, visa, Technion fees, accommodation, meals, healthcare, books and supplies during the exchange period.
      • These expenses are estimated to be $5,441, not including travel and book/supply expenses. Expenses may vary based on currency exchange rates and type of accommodation.
    • Standard financial aid packages apply and are adjusted to reflect the expenses of the program, including travel.

Check the experience.cornell.edu/opportunities website for the most up to date deadline information.

*This program may fit some students’ curriculum plans better than others’ depending on a variety of factors including Advanced Placement credit, completed prerequisites, and major affiliation requirements. Speak with an Advisor in Engineering Advising to see if this program matches your interests and needs.