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Graduate Exchange Programs at HebrewU

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Join the ranks of graduate students from partner universities around the world who immerse themselves in the history, geography and culture of Jerusalem while studying at the Hebrew University.

Graduate students can come to HebrewU on exchange within one of the following frameworks:

How Does it Work?

  • You must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at an international partner university.
  • Your home institution must be a HebrewU partner through a formal reciprocal exchange agreement.
  • You must be nominated for an exchange program by your home institution’s Exchange Coordinator or International Office.
  • After you have been nominated, you must apply to HebrewU.
  • If you are accepted, you must remain enrolled at your home institution and continue to pay your home institution’s tuition fees. You will be exempt from HebrewU tuition fees.
  • The courses you take at HebrewU may be accredited towards your degree at your home institution, contingent upon the approval of your home institution.

How Do I Apply?

  • You must contact the Exchange Coordinator/International Office at your home institution and ask to be nominated for an exchange program with HebrewU.
  • Your nomination will be sent to HebrewU’s International Office and a representative from the HebrewU International Office will contact you via email with an invitation to apply to HebrewU through the Rothberg International School.
  • You must submit the HebrewU online application form and the required supplementary documents (see below for a list of the documents).
  • You can expect to receive an admission decision within about three weeks of submitting your application and supplementary documents.
  • If you are accepted, you will receive information via email on important pre-arrival procedures, such as registering for courses, reserving housing and applying for a student visa.

What Are the Admission Requirements?

  • A recognized Bachelor’s degree with a GPA equivalent to a B+ (82-84/100) or above. Applicants will be asked to provide academic records from all current and prior university studies.
  • A TOEFL exam score of 89 or above or an IELTS exam score of 7 or above. Students at European universities may submit certificates of C1 level English proficiency (or above) issued by their university’s Language Center. Students who have completed degrees at universities in which the sole language of instruction is English are exempt from this requirement.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of purpose
  • One academic recommendation letter
  • Medical form (to be downloaded from the online application website and completed and signed by a licensed physician)
  • Photocopy of your passport ID page
  • Citizens of the U.S.A. must submit a signed disclaimer form (to be downloaded from the online application website)

What Can I Study at HebrewU?

  • Students may enroll in courses in the humanities and social sciences, taught in English, at the Rothberg International School’s Division of Graduate Studies. For more information, see the Rothberg International School’s graduate course catalog.
  • Students may enroll in courses outside the Rothberg International School, at the other faculties and departments of HebrewU, provided that they receive permission from the relevant faculty or department. For more information, see the HebrewU’s main catalog of courses taught in English. Students interested in taking courses taught in Hebrew can refer to the general HebrewU course catalog.
  • Students who wish to engage in research only, either because they do not require courses or because they are coming for only a short period of time, may do so. Such students should first consult with the Exchange Coordinator/International Office at their home institution and arrange to have a research supervisor at HebrewU, in consultation with their academic supervisors at their home institution. For more information, see the Visiting Research Fellow program page.

Student Life

The Office of Student Life is available to help students adjust to Hebrew University and Jerusalem, provide practical support, and offer social and cultural activities.

Contact Person: Mr. Eli Benjamin Israel, coordinator for graduate students.

Dates and Deadlines

Program length:  Students may be nominated for one or two semesters. Check our Academic Calendar for semester dates.

Apply by:
Autumn Semester Deadline: 15 May
Spring and Summer Semester Deadline: 31 December

Arrive to campus by: Approximately one week before your program starts; specific dates will be sent to accepted students via email.

Costs

Tuition Fees: Exchange students continue to pay their home institution’s tuition fees and receive a tuition waiver from the Hebrew University. The tuition waiver allows students to take courses at the Hebrew University at no cost.

Housing: A limited number of on-campus student apartments are available and may be requested on your application. The cost of housing is not included in the tuition waiver. For more information, please see our University Housing page.

Health Insurance: Students must have health insurance for the entire duration of their stay at the Hebrew University. Students who do not have a health insurance policy from their home country must purchase health insurance through the Hebrew University. The cost of health insurance is not included in the tuition waiver. For more information, please see our Health and Safety page.

Modern Hebrew Ulpan: Students may sign up for our intensive Modern Hebrew Ulpan sessions prior to the autumn and/or spring semesters. The cost of Modern Hebrew Ulpan is not included in the tuition waiver (the Modern Hebrew courses offered during the autumn and spring semesters are included in the tuition waiver). For more information, please see our Learn Hebrew Language page.

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