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This section provides application information specific to the academic program and to the applicant's country of origin.


From January 1st  accepting applications for all 2017-18 programs.


Academic Division
Summer Application Deadlines



Program Dates

Application Deadline

Arabic Immersion Program

June 15 – July 26, 2016

May 31, 2016

Biblical Hebrew Program

June 15 – July19, 2016

May 31, 2016

Summer Courses

July 4– July 27, 2016

May 31, 2016

Trauma and Resilience (2 weeks)

July 3–  14, 2016

May 31, 2016

Trauma and Resilience (3rd week) July 17 – 21, 2016

May 31, 2016

Archaeology of the New Testament

July 28– August 11, 2016

June 15, 2016

Religion in the Holy Land

July 28– August 11, 2016

June 15, 2016


Summer Courses Application


Summer Application Guidelines


  • Applicants must send all documents as outlined on the application form. Those who do not possess all the necessary documents by the deadline are advised to submit an incomplete application with a letter listing the missing documents and when they will be submitted.

  • Decisions will only be finalized after all required documents have been received.

  • All correspondence will be sent to the "Permanent Mailing Address" as it appears on the application form. Candidates must notify the office of any change of address or personal information.

  • Application papers and supporting documents will not be returned or transferred to any other institutions.

  • The University reserves the right to cancel courses that do not meet the required minimum enrollment.
Summer Courses Application Supplementary Materials


To Be Submitted Online or via Email




  •  Application Fee: The non-refundable application fee of US $80 (or equivalent sum in local currency), may be paid by:

    Credit card (Mastercard, VISA, Isracard) online,during the online application process. Please note that there is a 1.9% convenience fee on all credit card payments.

    Cash, traveler's check, or money order payable to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Personal checks are not accepted.

    Bank Transfer to be transferred to Bank Discount (#11), the Jerusalem Main branch (#50601), account number 139819. Swift/BIC Code: IDB LILITJLM , IBAN (NIS): IL250110600000002197776 ,IBAN (US$): IL840110600000006197770, IBAN (€): IL510110600000010197771. 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

  • Academic Letter of Recommendation (not required from Trauma & Resilience summer course applicants)  : A letter evaluating the applicant’s character and academic ability. Students currently enrolled in an institution of higher education should submit a letter from one of their instructors. Applicants can provide a name and email address of their recommender during the online application process. The Rothberg International School will contact he recommender directly to request receipt of a recommendation for the applicant.

  • Transcript : One official copy of the applicant’s most recent university transcript or an authorized photocopy of his/her degree. A scanned copy of the transcript can be uploaded during the online application process.

  • Medical Form : The medical form can be downloaded during the online application process and must be completed and signed by your physician.

  • A Passport-Size Photograph : a scanned photo may be uploaded during the online application process or may be sent via Email. The scanned photo should be in JPEG, GIF or Bitmap format and no larger than 1MB.

  • Housing Reservation (Optional): Rooms are only assigned to accepted students who request for housing. The housing request form is included in the online application process.

  • Resume/CV (Trauma & Resilience summer course applicants only) : 1 or 2 page summary of your education, work and volunteer/leadership experience. Please include native and foreign language skills.

  • Motivation Essay (Trauma & Resilience summer course applicants only) : Applicants are required to write an essay of 500 words about their personal and/or professional motivation to enter this course.
Formal Acceptance - Summer Programs


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

***Please note: The Hebrew University reserves the right to cancel courses for which there is insufficient registration***

Where to Send Application Materials: Students Applying from Canada


Student Department
Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University
3080 Yonge Street Suite 3020
Toronto, ON M4N 3N1
Tel: (1-888) HEBREWU or (416) 485-1222
Fax: (416) 485-8565


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