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Application Fee: The non-refundable application fee of US $80  may be paid by credit card (Mastercard or VISA) during the online application process.  Please note that there is a 1.9% convenience fee on all credit card payments.

 It may also be paid in cash, traveler's check, or money order payable to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem . Personal checks are not accepted.   

This fee may also be deposited or transferred to Bank Discount (#11), the Givat Shaul branch (#331), account number 33182. Swift/BIC Code: IDB LILITXXX , IBAN (US$): IL360113310000006197770, IBAN ( €): IL030113310000010197771. The transfer should include the student’s name and requested program. A copy of this transaction must be brought to financial registration in Jerusalem. 

Applicants from the United States and Canada should consult their local office regarding payment procedures.

For further information please see


Undergraduate Application Deadlines



Full Year / Autumn Semester

Spring Semester

All programs including freshman

May 31

November 15

NOTE: Extension of deadline for Spring 2017 applications to November 30

Late applications are accepted subject to the approval of the Program Director.


Undergraduate Application


  • Online Application: We encourage you to apply using our web-based application, which we hope will make the application process as easy and convenient as possible. If your home school requires a printed copy of the application, you will be able to print a copy of your submitted online application. If you are unable to apply using our online application, please request an application by emailing  

Undergraduate Checklist


To be submitted with the Online application or separately:

  • Statement of Purpose (Essay)  of 300-500 words in English .  Please respond to one of the following three questions, and be sure to relate your essay to your program of study and your academic goals.    
    1. Why do you wish to study abroad?
    2. What are the three most important things you hope to gain from your experience in Israel?
    3. Describe a recent experience, achievement, or dilemma that was profoundly meaningful to you and impacted your life. Elaborate on how it affected you.

The Merit Scholarship essay replaces the personal statement for the undergraduate application.
Formats accepted: doc(x), rtf, pdf, txt. Maximum file size 2Mb .

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae detailing academic honors, published materials, extracurricular/community activities , foreign study, and recent employment experience. If submitting separately from application then two copies are required. 
  • Two Confidential Recommendations  from faculty members who have first-hand knowledge of your academic abilities.  If submitted separately from the online application,  you must print two copies of this Form   and have them sent in sealed envelopes.
  • One passport-size photo  uploaded to your online application 
  • Israeli Identity Card ( if applicable) photocopy or scan of inside page.


To be Submitted Separately from the online application:

  • Two Official Transcripts , either originals or notarized copies, must be sent directly from the relevant division/department/program. Faxes are not accepted for this purpose. Documents can be verified by bringing the original and a photocopy to the RIS office. If the name on the academic records differs from the name on the application form, please submit official documentation authenticating the name change. Candidates still in high school must submit a letter from their school testifying to their upcoming graduation date. Applicants to the Rothberg Academic Partnership program should submit a copy of their acceptance letter from the other program they will be attending.
    Undergraduate Study Abroad Program applicants must submit transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended;
    Freshman/Academic Gap  Program applicants must submit transcripts from each high school attended,
  • Letter of parental consent - submitted by candidates under 18 years of age.
  • Official TOEFL Scores for all students who have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction was English. (The school code for the TOEFL test is 0206.) The minimum TOEFL score required is 89 on the Internet- based test. For further information
  • Official SAT or ACT score report or Standardized high school test results are required for Freshman Program applicants only
  • Study Abroad Approval Form for One Year/Semester Program Applicants only Download Form
  • Hebrew Placement Exam is designed to assess Hebrew proficiency, and is used to place students in the appropriate class according to their level. After the online application is submitted, the applicant will receive the student number and personal code necessary to take the exam.
    Complete beginners are advised to use the
    Aleph-Bet Click courseware on our website, in order to study the Hebrew Alphabet, before commencing the course .
  • Medical Certificate  (downloaded during application process) completed and signed by the physician.   


Where to Send Undergraduate Application Materials


  • Students from the United States

Office of Academic Affairs
Rothberg International School
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
One Battery Park Plaza, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10004-1405
Tel: 1 800-404-8622 or 1 212-607-8520
Fax: 1 212-809-4183

  • Students From All Other Countries

Division of Undergraduate Studies
Rothberg International School
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Boyar Building Room 426,

Mount Scopus
91905 Jerusalem, ISRAEL

Formal Acceptance

The only evidence of acceptance to a Rothberg International School Division of Studies program is an official letter issued by one of these offices:

  • Division of Studies at RIS
  • Office of Academic Affairs of the Hebrew University, New York

Students who have been issued a conditional acceptance letter will only be permitted to complete financial registration and enroll in study programs after they have received a letter confirming that they have satisfied the conditions, as follows:

  • Completion of current studies
  • Fulfillment of language requirement(s) (Hebrew, English, Literary Arabic, Biblical Hebrew).
  • Presentation of official documents.

Acceptance letters are valid only for the year issued. Deferred admission is not possible, and candidates must reapply each year.

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