Tel Aviv University for Youth
Tel Aviv University for Youth is proud to offer the Idea Program for the fourth consecutive year - a unique and innovative research program that focuses on the humanities and social sciences and is geared towards talented and gifted high school students. The Program enables its participants to join the forefront of academic research in these fields. The Program was formulated in order to meet the unique needs of talented and gifted students by enriching their minds with humanities and social sciences subjects, exposing them to high-level academic research in these subjects and enabling them to acquire the skills they need to formulate independent research and execute academic-level research projects.
About the Program
The Idea Program curriculum is a unique mix of individual tutoring and group mentoring. Each group is assigned a coordinator/mentor, who meets with the students within the frameworks of a group workshop. In the workshop, students will learn about the stages of academic research, and the considerations pertaining to each of these stages. The workshop is dedicated to the learning of the critical approaches to analyzing and understanding various issues pertaining to the humanities, such as economics, sociology, history, archaeology, philosophy, political science, international relations, literature, and more. In addition, the students will meet with professional advisors - experts in their fields of research. The combined tutelage of a group mentor and a private tutor provides students with the tools they need to execute entire research projects.
The Program is comprised of the following stages:
- A first summer camp following the 9th grade - a stage in the admissions process
- The first year of research, during the 10th grade
- The second year of research, during the 11th grade
The Admissions Process
The Program enables students to experience various types of learning and complete an independent research project on a subject in the humanities worth five matriculation points, under the tutelage of experts in their field.
Admissions conditions and the admissions process
The Program is intended for 9th grade graduates who possess exceptional learning skills, high levels of motivation and superior conduct.
The first stage
Registration via the website between the following dates: 17.11.2019 - 19.01.2020.
In the days following your registration, you will receive an e-mail with a username and password.
Enter the My Profile section of the website and upload the following documents:
A recent photograph
Your most recent school transcript (clearly scanned and containing your name, school’s name, and school’s signature)
Documentation of any learning disability you may have, if you wish to have extra time to complete your first admissions exam (The Future Scientists Test).
We recommend that you gather and prepare all of the above documents as early as possible in order to upload them to the website as soon as you receive your username and password via e-mail.
The second stage
The Future Scientists Test will be held during the months of January and February. Students will be invited to a specific test date via e-mail, once their registration is complete.
The third stage
A second admissions test will be held on the following date: 26.03.2020.
A personal interview will be held on the following dates: 4-5.05.2020.
The fourth stage
A summer camp will be held between the following dates: 12 - 24.07.2020. Full participation is mandatory.