Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 11 k / Year(s) Deadline: May 30, 2024
191 place StudyQA ranking:4801 Duration:3 years

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The literature track is designed to acquaint students with the English and American literary traditions, from their inception to the present. Our selection of courses aims to provide a broad understanding of British and American history, society, and culture, while simultaneously training students in critical and analytic thought. Courses on methodology and theory are at the base of our curriculum, which is further structured to enable choice between an emphasis on English (British) or American literature. Following the introductory courses of the first year, the program offers a wide range of elective courses taught by our international and multicultural staff. The courses cover diverse eras and disciplines, which include Medieval and Renaissance, Early and Late Modern, Postcolonial and Postmodern, Contemporary Poetics and Aesthetics.

  • Narrative Analysis or Poetry Analysis
  • Introduction to British Culture or Introduction to American Culture
  • 10 credits of elective courses in British and American Literature and Culture
  • Introduction to Theory
  • 10 credits of elective courses in British and American Literature and Culture
  • Seminar in either British or American Literature (depending on the introductory course chosen by the student)


  • Online application
  • Official high school diploma and transcript. Applicants in their final year of high school may submit a partial transcript. Their admission process will be complete once the final transcript and diploma are received. 
  • Results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT). These are only required for applicants graduating from a U.S. high school system, whether in the U.S. or abroad. TAU's SAT code is 0810, and our ACT code is 5517.  Applicants who attended non-U.S. high schools should submit the results of analogous nationally administered tests.
  • Two letters of recommendation from principal, teacher, guidance counselor, or others who are able to comment on the applicant’s academic abilities. Please ask your referees to submit their evaluations via email or through our online form.
  • One personal essay (300-500 words)
  • TOEFL or equivalent proof of English language proficiency - This is only required of graduates of high schools in which English was not the primary language of instruction. TAU's TOEFL code is 7704.
  • A mandatory Health Declaration signed by the applicant and an additional witness. 
  • A signed medical form with a physician's approval. 


  1. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Accommodation in dormitories

  • $4,800 for the standard 8-month academic year
  • $3,000 for the spring semester. 

Students who pursue courses of a longer duration (such as English Literature courses or courses taught in Hebrew) will be charged additional fees for their extended stay in the dorms.

Important notes

  • A non-refundable $100 application fee is not included above.
  • Accepted students will be asked to pay a confirmation fee to guarantee their spot in the program.
  • Trips, Student Activities, Facility Fees and Health Insurance are all included in the tuition fees quoted above. 
  • Study of the Hebrew language (Ulpan) is highly recommended and involves an additional fee.
  • There is a replacement charge of $10 for lost student ID card, medical insurance card, or room keys.

Tuition includes excursions, activities, facility fees, and health insurance.

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