Tel-Hai College, inspired by its founders’ spirit of pioneering excellence and entrepreneurship, is a growing leader of higher education and scientific inquiry in Israel’s northern Galilee. Set in the heart of spectacular scenery, Tel-Hai, with its unique Galilee character, has become a hub that attracts superb scientists and talented young adults from across Israel and around the world.
Tel-Hai’s location, adjacent to the diverse ecosystems of the Hula Valley, the agricultural field and bird migration routes along the valley of the Great Rift, the frontline communities scattered along Israel’s volatile northern borders, designates its mission to explore and generate the region’s resources to create academia and science of global significance.
Our vision focuses on several goals: to develop and maintain academic excellence and cutting-edge research through up-to-date educational and research programs; to make higher education accessible to the broader community; and to promote the advancement of the norther parts of Israel. Currently, there is a total of 25 academic programs in Tel-Hai College’s two faculties.
Faculty of Sciences and Technology
Faculty of Sciences and Humanities
Animal Science, B.Sc.
Art Therapy, M.A.
Biotechnology, B.Sc. & M.Sc., Pre-Med Studies
Drama Therapy, M.A.
Computer Science, B.Sc.
East Asian Studies, B.A.
Environmental Science, B.Sc.
Economics and Management; B.A. & M.A.
Food Science, B.Sc.
Education, B.A. & M.A.
Nutritional Science, B.Sc.& M.Sc.
Galilee Studies, M.A.
Water Science, M.Sc.
Human Services, B.A.
Multidisciplinary Studies, B.A.
Psychology, B.A. & M.A.
Social Work, B.A. & M.A.
Drug Design & Development
Nutrition & Health
Precision Agriculture (environment, soil, water)
Stress, Trauma and Resilience
Ohalo Teachers College, Katzrin Golan Heights – In the academic year 2020-21 Ohalo College in Katzrin, Golan Heights is merging with Tel-Hai and become a part of Tel-Hai College. The merger will result in the establishment of a third Faculty- The Faculty of Education and Pedagogical Innovation with campuses in Katzrin and Tel-Hai.
MIGAL-Galilee Research Institute- Much of the College’s academic breadth and scientific stanmina stem from its strategic affiliation with MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute for applied research in biotechnology, agriculture and health, with Tel-Hai faculty working as researchers at the Institute and Tel-Hai students doing their thesis dissertations at MIGAL.
International Collaborations Driven by the persuasion that Tel-Hai’s academic voice is like no other in the world and that international academic collaborations are an inherent pillar of an institution’s academic stamina, the College’s International Academic Affairs Office creates new opportunities for student and faculty exchange, peer learning and collaborative research. Tel-Hai holds MOU’s with over twenty international HEI’s among them Rutgers University, NYU, Aarhus University, Wageningen and many more.
Our five-year program, derived from the college’s vision, is essentially a work plan to make Tel-Hai a research college, acknowledged by the Council for Higher Education (CHE) and the Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC) by the end of five years with the eventual goal of becoming the University of the Galilee.
Supplementary to the academic development mentioned above, part of the five-year plan is an extensive development of research infrastructure, including:
Support Center for Students with Learning Disabilities and Medical Limitations Tel-Hai’s Support Center for Students with Learning Disabilities and Medical Limitations (CLD) breaks new ground by providing personalized guidance to students with a wide range of challenges from a diverse set of backgrounds. The Center’s remarkable success draws students from all over Israel to Tel-Hai, where their talents and motivation are fully appreciated and they are given the tools needed to realize their dreams. Nothing comparable exists in any other institution of higher learning nationwide.