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Registration and Admissions Requirements

Students may register for residence in the dorms from May 15 until June 30.

To register for dorm housing, download the registration form (link below), scan the form and all the necessary documents, and submit them as a PDF file only (documents submitted as images will not be checked) to haifadorms@univ.haifa.ac.il.

Alternately, the forms and all the necessary documents may be sent by registered mail to: Registration Office, Student Dorms, University of Haifa, 199 Abba Hushi Blvd., Har Hacarmel, Haifa 3498838.

Please note:

  • Given our prior experience, we recommend submitting the application by email.
  • Original documents appended will not be returned/photocopied. It is therefore the student’s responsibility to keep a copy of all the documents submitted for his/her own future use.
  • Forms submitted without all the necessary documents or after June 30 will not be considered.
  • A form arriving without all the necessary documents or after the end of the registration period will be returned to the sender.

Candidates who’d like to check out the dorms are invited for apartment tours, which are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 AM to 1 PM.

Apartment tour participants should come to the main office located in the Federman Dorms.

For special cases and tours for couples, coordinate prior to arrival by calling tel. 04-8249931.

 

Acceptance of singles to the dorms is contingent on the following criteria:

Academic achievements:

לסטודנטים שתהיה זו שנת הלימודים הראשונה או מועמדים ללימודים- חושבו ההישגים עפ”י סכם יחס של 1:2. Returning students: GPAs in relation to department percentiles.

Financial situation: Determined by the family’s per capita gross income. In other words: Single students are assessed on the basis of their own and their parents’ incomes. Married students are assessed on the basis of their own and their partners’ income. If they are supported by their parents, the parents’ incomes will also be considered. Other incomes will be considered as well: National Insurance Institute payments, damages, etc.
The combined gross income will be divided by the number of people supported in the family: parents, the student, siblings under 18, siblings in the regular army, siblings in institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education.

Single mothers: The calculation of the per capita income will be based on 75% of the gross of the breadwinning parent.

Location of permanent residence: The distance between the student’s permanent residence and the University will be factored in. Added points will be given for residences in rural locations.

Special factors: Special factors will also be considered: employment, disability, child of single parent, bereaved family (security forces / victim of terrorism), siblings who are students, military/national service (if the entire period of studies occurs within 5 years of discharge), reserve duty, members of minorities, night studies, faculty member/child of faculty member.

Please note: Students are considered to be working students if they have worked at least since March 2020 and have a gross income of at least NIS 1,000. Confirmations and supporting documents must be appended to the dorm registration form. See: Information, explanation, and instructions to request dorm housing for 2020-2021 academic year, single students

Acceptance of couples to the dorms is contingent on the following criteria:

The dorms are designated for married couples whose marriages were authorized by the Ministry of the Interior / couples intending to marry within three months of the start of the academic year.

Academic achievements: לסטודנטים שתהיה זו שנת הלימודים הראשונה או מועמדים ללימודים- יחושבו ההישגים עפ”י סכם יחס של 1:2. Returning students: GPAs in relation to department percentiles.

Financial situation:
If the couple is not supported by their parents: The couple’s combined gross income is divided by 2.
If the couple is supported by their parents: The couple’s income will be divided by the number of people supported in the family: parents, the couple, siblings under 18, siblings in the regular army, siblings in institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education.

Special factors: Special factors will also be considered: employment, disability, child of single parent, bereaved family (security forces / victim of terrorism), siblings who are students, military/national service (if the entire period of studies occurs within 5 years of discharge), reserve duty. (Based on family status: whether supported by parents or not).

Confirmations and supporting documents must be appended to the dorm registration form. See: Information, explanation, and instructions to request dorm housing for 2020-2021 academic year, married students

 

A priori entitlement to dorm housing (though requiring registration and submission of relevant documents):

  • Lone students (who have been in Israel for at least two years);
  • Students with a disability of 45% or more, or lower extremity disability of 35% or more;
  • Students orphaned of both parents;
  • Students whose psychometric score/TBD is above 700 (automatic acceptance to Talia Dorms for freshman year only);
  • Graduate students (automatic acceptance to Talia Dorms);
  • PhD candidates (automatic acceptance to Talia Dorms);
  • Outstanding students whose grades are in the top 5% of their academic departments (automatic acceptance to Talia Dorms).

Students in any one of the categories below are ineligible for dorm housing and will be categorically rejected:

  • Students on a leave of absence or whose studies have been revoked for the semester, the year, or permanently;
  • Candidates who own housing;
  • Candidates, studying at the External Studies Unit;
  • Students on a leave of absence or whose studies have been revoked for the semester, the year, or permanently;
  • Deviation from standard duration of studies: The University will only examine the eligibility of students studying 3 years for an undergraduate degree or students whose sum total of higher education is more than 3 years based on registration in the Student Administration; 2 years for graduate students; 3 years for graduate students in a thesis track; 3 years for PhD candidates.
  • Students who in 2020-2021 will be earning fewer than 30 credits / fewer than 15 credits per semester; Students completing their MA requirements earning 15 credits (this decision is to be reexamined after the start of the academic year as the week of course/schedule changes ends; the dorm eligibility of students not meeting this requirement will be checked);
  • Students in the spring Mechina and students who’ll be starting the University in the second semester will be accepted to the dorms on the basis of availability and will be informed shortly before classes begin.

The applications for dorm housing will be examined in relation to the criteria the University administration has determined. Each criterion earns students a certain number of points based on their individual situation. The number of points that makes students eligible for dorm housing changes from year to year.

Answers

Applicants are informed of the decision by mail in July. No decisions will be given over the phone. Appeals may be submitted only if there has been a change in some criterion or if there is new data not mentioned in the registration form. Appeals must be submitted by email with the relevant documents appended. Candidates whose request is rejected (other than students whose years of study deviate from the standard duration for the degree) will automatically be placed on the waiting list and their eligibility will be reexamined on the basis of availability before/during the course of the year.

Waiting list:

When the academic year begins, students who missed the registration deadline may submit their registration forms. Their dorm housing applications will be examined in relation to the criteria and acceptance will be made possible only if spaces open up. The waiting list will also include students who were rejected during the May-June 2020 registration process and students who registered after the start of the academic year.

Comments:

We would like to clarify that the University retains the right to change the acceptance criteria and the basis for automatic acceptance to the dorms.

Acceptance to the dorms is for a one-year period only.

Returning students must also submit and application for dorm housing.

Students who started living in the dorms during the summer on the basis of availability are also required to register for dorm housing.

We recommend that candidates who have not yet completed the acceptance process to the University apply for dorm housing to ensure that their request is discussed.

After acceptance to the dorms, students must keep a copy of all the documents submitted in the acceptance packet, including the contract.