International Relations (Dual Degree), M.A.

The University of Haifa’s School of Political Sciences in collaboration with the Institute of International Relations at the University of Warsaw, offer a unique opportunity to acquire a double-accredited degree in International Relations. Our students spend two study semesters at each institution respectively, focus on international collaborative diplomatic mechanisms, challenges and solutions, and produce a written thesis supervised by one lecturer from Haifa and one from Warsaw.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: October
Tuition Fee: $ 5,000 (tuition at the University of Haifa. Another € 3,000 in Warsaw)
Location: Year 1 in Haifa, Year 2 in Warsaw

Our program aims to:

  • Provide students with new insights, concepts, and analytical tools to understand and address complex challenges and functions of diplomacy in an international setting.
  • Train students to generate effective solutions for a wide range of contemporary political, cultural, and economic issues.
  • Offer students broad international experience both in the Middle East and in Europe.

Two Degrees, Two Years:

Our 2-year program is taught in English; the first year in Haifa and the second in Warsaw. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded a Master of Arts in International Relations from the both University of Haifa and from the University of Warsaw.

Highlighted Courses*:

University of Haifa – 1st Year

  • Human Rights, Ethics and Diplomacy
  • The New Diplomacy: Structure, Technology And Processes
  • Foreign Policy and Diplomacy in Practice – Workshop includes the perspective of foreign diplomats serving in Israel

* The curriculum is subject to change without notice

University of Warsaw** – 2nd Year

  • Cultural and Economic aspects of International Management
  • EU Economic Law
  • Theories of Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy of Central and Eastern European Countries

* The curriculum is subject to change without notice
** Please check with University of Warsaw if any additional fees apply.

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What our students say

"I am grateful beyond words for the opportunity to study at this institution and alongside such kind, passionate and helpful peers and professors. This community has fostered a sense of belonging in a place foreign to many, and has allowed for its students to thrive and achieve. What I have found to value most is the diversity surrounding this program, which can be seen in our course listings, our wide range of research interests, and backgrounds. Every student brings something different to the table."

Hanna Green // MA in Holocaust Studies alumnus from the USA

Why study with us?

Academic Excellence

We offer academically demanding programs that challenge students and expand their intellectual horizons in new subject areas as well as provide progress in their major area of study


Close to 1,000 students from over forty different countries around the world enroll annually in the University of Haifa International School's various interdisciplinary and international programs where they learn and explore in an atmosphere of coexistence, tolerance, and mutual respect


The University of Haifa offers an innovative learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment