Tel Aviv University Dorms
Tel Aviv University offers a limited number of dormitories for graduate-level students. Dormitory rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once accepted to the Sofaer International MBA, applicants will be given the option to request a dorm and will be notified by email if they have been allocated a room. Please note: students applying during Rolling Applications are unlikely to receive a dormitory room.
Apartments in Tel Aviv & Surrounding Areas
Many IMBA students opt to find an apartment in Tel Aviv, Ramat Aviv or commute from surrounding towns. Apartment hunting in Tel Aviv can be quite time consuming and the process can be lengthy. This can be partially explained by the extremely fast-moving market. Students are advised to set time aside specifically for apartment hunting prior to the start of the program. Approximately 2-3 weeks is recommended.
Students may want to consider finding a short-term rental for the first couple of weeks before finding an apartment. Hostels are another temporary option. For more about hostels, see HostelWorld.com
Depending on a variety of factors, students should be prepared to pay anywhere from 2500 NIS (living with 1 or 2 roommates) to 3600 NIS (living alone) per month for a partially furnished apartment. The following websites will help you in your search (we will do our best to help students find apartments and navigate the Hebrew sites):
- Shira's Studios (English) offers furnished rooms, studio apartments, and homestays within commuting distance of the University. Prices includes taxes, water, electricity (with limit), insurance, and high-speed Wi-Fi. Visit their website for more information and testimonials.
- Tel Aviv University International student HUB is the Facebook group for international students studying at Tel Aviv University. Students use this space to share upcoming events, apartment vacancies, questions, and more.
- Secret Tel Aviv is a Facebook group for all Tel Avivis to share their experiences and questions, meet new people, and learn about some of the Secrets of this awesome city.
- Janglo (English)
- KanGarim (Hebrew)
- Homeless (Hebrew)
- Yad2 (Hebrew)
Students are also encouraged to speak with outgoing Sofaer IMBA students about the option of taking over a rental agreement. Once enrolled in the program, the Sofaer IMBA administration can connect you.