Pontifical Biblical Institute Joint Program at Rothberg International School
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Pontifical Biblical Institute Joint Program

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Hebrew University’s joint program with the Pontifical Biblical Institute (PBI) in Rome provides PBI students with the opportunity to earn credits for a PBI program while studying in Jerusalem, Israel. This program has been in existence for more than 35 years.


As a student of PBI in this joint program with HebrewU, you have the option to start your program with intensive Modern Hebrew language study in our Summer Ulpan.  During the autumn semester, you will be able to take up to four courses from HebrewU’s Rothberg International School in the following areas:

  • Biblical archaeology
  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Biblical texts
  • History and culture of the ancient Near East


You must be enrolled in the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome to be eligible for this joint program. Please speak with your advisor at PBI to learn more.


If you have been selected by PBI in Rome, you will receive a link to the online application for this program. Along with the online application, you must provide:

  • Passport-sized photo to upload to online application
  • Medical certificate completed and signed by a physician (included in application download)

An acceptance letter will be sent directly to the PBI staff. Please speak with your advisor to learn your status.

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