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The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.

        Hebrew University Founder – Sigmund Freud

Established in 1955, the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers the oldest and largest undergraduate study abroad program in Israel. Those accepted to one of the division’s many international study abroad programs have the opportunity to study in English at Israel's top university and earn credits that may be transferred to their home universities. Students also develop a proficiency in Hebrew and participate in a comprehensive program of extracurricular activities, including tours in Jerusalem and throughout the country.


Our undergraduate study abroad programs are specially designed for university and college students looking for a short term study abroad education. Programs are available for first-year college students as well as more advanced undergraduates. In addition to the large variety of courses in Religious, Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, special study tracks and programs are available in Business, Psychology, Dance, Music, Art, Film, Journalism and Bioengineering.


Studying at The Hebrew University


Consistently ranked as one of the Top 100 universities in the world, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers world class education for university and college students interested in broadening their horizons while receiving outstanding theoretical and practical instruction. Students at the Rothberg International School have the chance to study together with both local students from diverse backgrounds and international students from over 70 countries around the world.


Outstanding students are invited to apply to the Spring in Jerusalem Honors Program, an initiative of Harvard University together with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


More about the Programs  


·         Depending on the program, students may decide whether to enroll for the whole year or the autumn or spring semester. Please check our Academic Calendar for registration dates and more.


·         Though courses are provided in English, the study of Hebrew is required for most of the programs.


·         Candidates from non-English speaking countries, who have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction was English, are required to present TOEFL scores. More information can be found here.


·         Housing is available for all study abroad students. Life on campus is a unique experience of its own and students will have the opportunity to meet people from around the globe. The Rothberg International School, also offers many extracurricular activities specifically designed to introduce students to Israeli culture. More about Campus life can be found here.

Division of Undergraduate Studies contact information:


Division of Undergraduate Studies

Rothberg International School

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Boyar Building, Room 426

Jerusalem 91905

Tel: 972-2-5882610

Fax: 972-2-5882363



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