Guidelines & Regulations

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Course Requirements

The course’s requirements are delineated in the course’s syllabus. All syllabi are uploaded and accessible electronically on Moodle. The syllabus describes the course description, objectives, topics taught, requirements and references.

Class Attendance

Students are expected to attend all classes and arrive to class on time (whether it is a virtual class or on-campus). We respect a professor's privilege not to admit a student who arrives late to a class, examination or presentation. It is mandatory to attend a minimum of 75% of all classes in each course. The absence of over 25% without justification (emergencies etc.) will require the student to retake the course in a future academic year for an additional cost, which will delay eligibility for the degree.

  • A delay of more than 20 minutes to a class or leaving more than 20 minutes before the end of the class will be regarded as an absence.
Performance Evaluation /Methods of Evaluation

Professors reserve the right to define how to evaluate a student's performance. Methods include examinations, quizzes, mid-term tests, projects, presentations, class participation etc., as defined in the course’s syllabus.

Exemption from a course

A student may apply for an exemption from a course by submitting the following form:

The criteria for approving an exemption are:

  1. Proof of prior completion of the course (official  transcript).
  2.  Detailed syllabus describing the course contents.
  3. A minimum grade of 80 equivalent to the Israeli system.
  4. Completion of the course within the past 5 years.
  5. Exemption in statistics course can be considered only for students who completed statistic course in a Master's degree level or studied their bachelors in statistics
  6. The course Introduction to Epidemiology and Research Methods cannot be exempted.


The student's request for exemption will be reviewed by the professor and the Academic Coordinator of the Program. Until approval of the exemption, participation in the course is mandatory. The decision made will be final.

Learning Accommodations

In accordance to University guidelines, students with learning disabilities or special needs must bring official documentation from their home country / university (translated into English by notary) and should be in touch with their respective program coordinator regarding any specific needs they have, and in accordance to the University's customary tools on this topic.

Students can also contact directly the counselling department - , 03-6409692 and apply for the learning accommodations.


The Division of Foreign Languages at Tel Aviv University offers tutoring in English for students with special needs. For more information, please contact Elana Spector-Cohen, Head of English Programs, Division of Foreign Languages at


Grading Policy

The passing grade for each course is 60%. If a course has a final exam and/or project, a passing grade is required for each exam/project. If a student does not pass a course's examination in the first time, or if the student wishes to try to improve his/her grade, he/she are eligible to take a second exam (called "Moed Bet"), which will be in the same format as the first exam. It should be noted that the grade of the second exam will be the defined final grade (even if it lower than the grade achieved in the original exam). If a student fails the second exam, he/she must retake the course within a period of five years, in the following academic years for an additional cost.


One TAU credit is equivalent to 2 ECTS credits


 TAU Scale of Grades




Very Good




Fairly Good


Lowest Passing Grade


 TAU Code Of Grades





Participated and fulfilled requirements




Administrative Requirements unfulfilled


Not entitled to take examination




Did not take examination


Has to submit a paper




Examinations generally take place at the end of each course, at the end of the semester or at the end of the academic year. Only those students who fulfill the academic requirements of the course and paid the tuition fees according to their undertaking and subject to the University’s tuition fees regulations, shall be permitted to participate in these examinations.

Exams are usually held at the end of the first and second semester. You will be given prior notice of the schedule of examinations towards the end of each semester. There may be a final exam for each course. Exam times for the third semester will be announced at a later date. Students are required to bring their Student ID to the exams in order to participate.

Appealing a Grade

Generally, Examinee’s anonymity will also be maintained at the time of checking an appeal on the grade.


An Examinee is entitled to appeal the grade of an exam in any course or in a course’s concluding assignment within 5 days from the date of publication of the grade, or from the date of disclosure of the scanned exams (the later of the two dates).

An exam that an appeal was filed in its regard as aforesaid, will be reviewed in its entirety.


A grade that has been published is final as long as the results of the appeal have not yet been published


An appeal form can be accessed via here -

The examinee will submit the filled form to the programs' office by email. The reasons for appealing need to be delineated. An unsubstantiated appeal will not be considered.


The appeal will be reviewed by the lecturer and answered within 10 days of the date of publication of the grade or the date of exposure of the scanned notebook (the later of the two dates).


After reviewing the exam, one of the following three options are possible:

  • Improve the grade
  • Leave the grade unchanged
  • Lower the grade

Please submit the appeal form to program's coordinator via email / hard copy.

Publication and Reporting of Grades

Pursuant to the Student Rights’ Law, a student is entitled to review the notebook of any exam that was taken and any concluding assignment that was submitted in a course, after they were checked and their grades were published. The exams will be reviewed under supervision and it will not be possible to copy or photograph the exam form, or take the exam form out of the unit’s office. Copying the exam in any format, is a disciplinary offense.

Written exam grades will be published up to two weeks after the date of the exam, and the exam grades of a multiple-choice questionnaire will be published within one week of the exam date.

In case of a student who has not paid his tuition fees in full – the grades will not be published.

Code of Honor and Academic Integrity

Students are expected to strictly abide by the Tel Aviv University and Tel Aviv University International Code of Honor:

Students in the program are expected to act with integrity and honesty and hold their fellow students to the same standard. As such, the school and university administration will not, under any circumstance, tolerate cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, aiding and abetting dishonesty, falsification of records and official documents or any other act which could compromise a student’s academic integrity.

Plagiarism: Submitting material that in part or whole is not entirely the work of the student, without attributing those same portions to their correct source.

Cheating: Using unauthorized notes, study aids or information from another student, student’s paper, or student’s electronic equipment (including but not limited to: phones, computers, and blackberry’s) on an examination; altering a graded work after it has been returned, then re-submitting the work; allowing another person to do the work and submitting that work under the student’s name; or submitting identical or similar papers for credit in more than one course, without getting prior permission from the course instructors.

Fabrication: Presenting data in a piece of work that was not gathered in accordance with guidelines defining the appropriate methods of collecting or generating data and failing to include a substantially accurate account of the method by which the data was gathered or collected.

Aiding and Abetting Dishonesty: Providing material or information to another person with knowledge that this material or information would be used improperly.

Falsification of Records and Official Documents: Altering documents affecting academic records; forging signature of authorization or falsifying information on an official academic document, grade report, or any other document designed to ensure that a student meets or gains exemption from a program or university regulation.

Should a student violate the Code of Honor, the administration will review their case. This may lead to termination from the program, and expulsion from Tel Aviv University.

Email Policy

TAU requires students to check their email (the one they provided on the Student Portal and/or Student Contact Information Form), on a regular basis. TAU Academics Team sends out request updates, news and reminders via email so it is essential the student remains in touch. It is the student’s responsibility to do so.

Conduct in Classrooms

Eating is prohibited in the lecture halls (during lectures, examinations and also during breaks).
Smoking is prohibited in all campus buildings.
Mobile telephones cannot be used in the lecture halls, and in the libraries – only in permitted areas.

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