JOIN US : Virtual OPEN HOUSE! 1 yr MA Ancient Israel Studies


JOIN US : Virtual OPEN HOUSE! 1 yr MA Ancient Israel Studies



The Department of Archaeology invites you to join our virtual open house

March 20th, 2023. 

Program presentation, Q & A with faculty and students, application process, scholarships, housing and more. Scholarships available, & 100% tuition subsidy for olim, until age 30!

Register Here:


Program Overview:

The International Graduate Program in Ancient Israel Studies at Tel Aviv University is an intensive one year MA, taught entirely in English.

The unique program puts students at the forefront of archaeological, historical, and biblical research. The combination of classroom, fieldtrips and archeological excavation season in the summer provides an intellectual and social component like no other program. The vibrant and nurturing environment of the program is unparalleled and prepares students for an academic or professional global career in Archaeology.

Program Highlights:

  • Learn cutting edge methods of field archaeology and engage on the fault lines between archaeology and biblical text, in the Land of the Bible. The field is our classroom.
  • Excavate the world’s most iconic and enthralling archaeological sites; Masada, The City of David, Tel Azeka, and Tel Moza to name a few.
  • Learn and work side by side in the field with our award winning faculty of world renowned archaeological scholars.
  • Learn a technical skillset working in one of our many Archaeology Labs, among them Pottery Restoration Lab, Archaeobotanical Lab, Metal Conservation Lab and Ceramic Petrography Lab, and more.
  • Acquire an ancient language. The program offers a different ancient language course every year, including Akkadian, Hittite, Ancient Egyptian and this year Biblical Hebrew.

Our students:

For over 10 years running, the program draws upon students from around the globe to study Archaeology with a specialization in Biblical History, in the Land of the Bible. Our excavation sites are run entirely by our faculty. Students learn in the classroom, in our labs, and in the field with cutting edge scientific tools and methods integral in our course of study.

We offer three academic tracks:

  • One year MA in Ancient Israel Studies
  • One year MA in Ancient Israel Studies with thesis (an additional year)
  • Accredited PhD track

Please see our website and follow us on Instagram for more information and updates regarding registration, application process, & scholarship opportunities:






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