Skip Search
Rothberg International School The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Skip Main bar
Main bar


Students are held accountable to the rules and regulations set forth.


online course listings 

Rothberg International School:     

Courses taught in English in other Faculties of Hebrew University:  

Courses taught in Hebrew in other Faculties of Hebrew University:  

The most updated information about courses (i.e. changes to time, place, instructor, cancelled courses) is in the online course listings. 


Registration for all courses (autumn, spring, and year courses) for the 2014/2015 academic year offered in the Division of Graduate Studies, the Division of Undergraduate Studies, and the faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences will take place online from August 3 – 22, 2014. 


All students must register for courses online at  


Course selection will be reviewed and approved by the student's academic advisor after the end of the registration period on August 22, 2014. Final confirmation of academic registration will be given upon the student's arrival and completion of financial registration. 


Students who register after August 22, 2014 will be charged a US $20 late fee. Students who fail to register for their courses by October 26, 2014 be seen as having withdrawn from the program and will not be permitted to reside in student housing. 


How to Choose Courses?

MA students: 

Students studying in any of the Rothberg International Studies M.A. programs should follow the course of study for their particular M.A. program as it appears on the registration website or as it appears in the relevant section of this catalogue.   


M.A. students are required to contact their academic advisors in order to consult with them about course selection.  Students whose course of study deviates in any way from the course of study of their M.A. program must submit to the Division of Graduate Studies the advisor's approval to recognize such courses towards the requirements of the.    


Contact information for the academic advisors may be found on the first page of each program's course listings in this catalogue.   


Visiting Students, Visiting Graduate Students, Visiting Research Students: 

The recommended course load for a full-time student for each semester is a course in Modern Hebrew language (10 hours a week) and 3-4 classes (around 8-10 hours a week) per semester.  


The course load for a part-time student is up to 2 courses per semester (including Modern Hebrew language).  Please note that a year-long course is equivalent to two semester courses. 

It is possible to replace a seminar with an individual tutorial.  


Students are welcome to choose from any of the courses offered by the Division of Graduate Studies during the Autumn and Spring semesters (provided they meet pre-requisite requirements, if there are any). 

Students will be expected to complete courses for credit with a grade based on either an exam or written paper. 


Visiting Students, Visiting Graduate Students, Visiting Research Students are not required to discuss courses with an academic advisor. Students who wish to discuss course options with an academic advisor should contact the Division of Graduate Studies to be assigned an academic advisor.  


Summer Semester in the Division of Graduate Studies

July 12 – August 28, 2015 


The Division of Graduate Studies offers a summer semester for students in the following programs: Non-Profit and Management, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Israel Studies: Society and Politics and MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  

Students who are not in these programs are welcome to participate in the graduate summer courses for an additional fee.   

Dates of each course dates varies according to program. 


Modern Hebrew Language Instruction 

During the 2014/15 academic year, Modern Hebrew Language instruction will take place at the following days and times:                                          Monday           8:30 - 12:00                                          

Wednesday   8:30-10:00                                 

Thursdays    8:30-12:00                                 


For any questions, please contact Modern Hebrew Language Instruction Coordinator: 

Ms. Carmia Shoval  


Office: Boyar Bldg., Room 438 

Tel.: 02-5881075 

Reception Hours: by appointment 


Dropping and Adding Courses

Students may make final adjustments to their schedule of classes at the beginning of each semester during the Add and Drop period.  During the Add and Drop period, students may add and drop courses from their academic schedule through the online registration system. 


Add and Drop periods:           Autumn Semester:       November 2-6, 2014 

                                                Spring Semester:          March 8-12, 2015 

                                                Summer Semester:       tba 


Withdrawing from Courses  

Withdrawals from courses after the Add and Drop periods will be recorded as “W” (withdrawal without failure) on the academic transcripts, provided conditions for withdrawal are met: 

Students may withdraw from courses as long as no final grade has been recorded in the course. 


Language classes, tutorials and undergraduate courses must be taken for numerical grades.  Students who register for tutorials and fail to complete them will receive a grade of "Withdrawal/Failure” (failure for non-academic reasons).  


Withdrawing from Hebrew classes: Students who enroll in Hebrew language and wish to withdraw after the Add and Drop period must report their intentions to withdraw both to the Graduate Office and to the Hebrew Language coordinator. Students who withdraw after the end of the Add and Drop period will receive “W” rather than a grade on their transcript. Students who decide to withdraw from Hebrew class after more than five weeks have elapsed from the beginning of the course will receive “Withdrawal/Failure” 


Auditing Classes  

Students who wish to audit ("Active Participation") a class must be enrolled in that class and submit to the Division of Graduate Studies an audit slip towards the end of the semester. Towards the end of the semester, audit slips will be available from the Graduate Office. Students must discuss their intention to audit the class with the instructor. M.A. students cannot apply the credits of an audited course towards their degree requirements.   

No student may “sit in” on a class for which s/he has not properly registered. Even if a student intends on opting for a grade of “Active Participation” the student must be formally enrolled in the course.  

A student may request to take one course per semester under the "Active Participation" (audit) option.  Language courses and tutorials may not be audited. 

All changes must be reported to the Graduate Office via email or during regular office hours: Sunday-Thursday 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.   


Note to students in the M.A. programs:  


Withdrawals and audited courses are not counted towards the M.A. requirements of the degree.  They do not affect the grade point average for the M.A.   


Students in the M.A. programs are required to review their progress towards graduation with the advisor before auditing or withdrawing from courses.  


Withdrawals and Active Participations appear on the In-Progress transcript only.  Courses with a "W" or "Act. P" will be moved to the supplementary page of the Final Transcript of the M.A. which is not included in transcript mailings. 


Online Registration Procedures  


Please read this section carefully as it contains some important information that will help you avoid common errors made with online registration:  


Log onto the Academic Registration Online Website by visiting the RIS website (click on "Students", then on "Personal Information", and on "Academic Registration Online") or at the following website: 


Step 1:             Click on the "Program of Study" to view the guidelines by which you should choose courses. 


Step 2:             Click on "Personal Data" and make sure that the information is updated.  Regarding address in Israel: Those who live in student housing must list both their student housing address and P.O.Box number (if they have one). Students must list their telephone and cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses. 


Step 3:             Click on "Add Courses".  You will be able to view all the courses in your program offered for the year, autumn and spring semesters.  Students in the one-year M.A. programs will also be able to register for summer semester courses. You may click on the program name to view the course description.  


 Registering for courses outside the Division of Graduates Studies:  

ü  Visiting Students may do so by typing in the course number (you may find course numbers by checking the Hebrew University's course catalogue on the Hebrew University website  


ü  M.A. students will find that they cannot add courses offered outside of their program.  In order to enroll in such courses, students must contact their academic advisor and request that their advisor sign them up for the course. 


     Once all the courses have been added, click on "confirm" to save selected courses.  


Step 4:             Click on "View/Drop Courses."  You may drop any course listed on this page by clicking the drop button.  After dropping a course you must click on "confirm" to save any changes.  On this page you will also be able to see whether or not your courses have been approved by your academic advisor. 


                        Conflicting courses will appear in red.  Students may not take conflicting or overlapping courses even if the courses are not being taken for credit.  The student is required to drop such courses that overlap or conflict.  If the student does not do so of their own accord, the Graduate Studies Office will arbitrarily choose which of the overlapping courses to remove from the student's schedule and such a decision will be final. 


Step 5:             Click on "Modern Hebrew."  If you wish to take Modern Hebrew, check the box for the relevant semester. 


If you have questions, or require assistance, please do not hesitate to come to our office. 


Academic Calendar

The academic calendar for the Division of Graduate Studies can be viewed on the Rothberg website at the following link:  

Students who register for courses taught in the other faculties of the Hebrew University should be aware that they might be required to stay for exams beyond the dates of the Rothberg International School calendars. 


The semester dates for the Division of Undergraduate Studies are October 19, 2014 – May 28, 2015. Students who enroll in undergraduate courses at the Rothberg International School must receive permission from both Divisions and will be expected to adhere to the dates and the policies of the Division of Undergraduate Studies.  Please note that all courses offered through the Division of Undergraduate Studies must be completed for a grade (withdrawal and active participation options are not available). 



It is mandatory for all students to attend classes, lectures, seminars teaching labs, etc.  Failure to attend classes regularly is liable to result in a student being denied the right to partake of the final assignment and receive a final grade in a course.   


Students who have a justified reason to miss class (military reserve duty, illness, mourning, birth) must notify their instructors and the Division of Graduate Studies, and complete the material that they missed.  The Division of Graduate Studies reserves the right to refer the issue to an academic committee.  In some cases, the academic committee may decide, in light of the requirements of the course, that it is not possible to make up the missing course work.   


Examinations and Term Paper Deadlines

The final exam schedule for the autumn, spring and summer semesters are published online prior to the start of each semester.  Students are expected to check their final exam schedules (on the Personal Information page of the RIS website for RIS courses; on the Personal Information page of the Hebrew University website for courses in the main university) at the beginning of the semester prior to the Add and Drop periods.  Students are required to adhere to their exam schedules.  No exception or rescheduling of final exams will be possible, except for extenuating circumstances.   


Students requesting to reschedule a final exam must submit their request in writing no later than one month prior to the scheduled exam and explain their reasons for requesting a different exam date.  They must receive the approval of both the course instructor and the Division of Graduate Studies in writing. 


Students requesting extensions for their final papers must submit a request in writing to their instructors for academic approval.  The request must include a proposed submission deadline.  The instructor's approval must be submitted by the student to the Division of Graduate Studies for administrative approval.  Both academic and administrative approvals are required for late submission of papers.  Failure to secure either of these approvals may result in the paper not being reviewed by the instructor and/or the grade not being recorded by the Division of Graduate Studies office. 


Students who wish to submit a paper from the 2014/2015 academic year after December 31, 2015 will be required to pay additional tuition for the course. 

Seminar Papers

A seminar paper is an in-depth research paper of a minimum of 25 pages that contains more extensive bibliography and analysis than a regular paper.  Students must receive approval from their instructor on the topic of the seminar paper.  It is encouraged that students consult with the instructor during the process of drafting the paper.  Students in M.A. programs that require 3 seminar papers are not allowed to write more than 2 seminar papers per instructor.  Student in the M.A. programs that require 2 seminar papers are not allowed to write more than 1 seminar paper per instructor. 




Informational updates about procedures and regulations: 


It is the student's responsibility to check due dates, deadlines and procedures with the Division of Graduate Studies.  The Division of Graduate Studies sends via email all official updates and information to the student's Hebrew University email account, as per Hebrew University regulations.  The Hebrew University email account is available at the start of the program.  Therefore, students are expected to check their HUJI email account regularly, or change the settings of their HUJI account so that any incoming emails are emailed to an account that the student checks regularly.  Additionally, updated information will also be posted on the Rothberg International School website at: and on bulletin boards in the Boyar Building. 


© All rights reserved to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Jump to page content