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Graduate Exchange Programs at HebrewU

International Graduate Programs at the Rothberg International School at Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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:

Click here to learn more about Hebrew University’s Exchange Program

How Does it Work?

  • You must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at an international partner university.
  • Your home institution should be a HebrewU partner through a formal reciprocal exchange agreement.
  • Your home institution’s Exchange Coordinator will nominate you for the exchange program.
  • After you have been nominated, you can apply to HebrewU.
  • If you are accepted, you will 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?

  • Contact the International Office or Outgoing Exchange Coordinator at your home institution and ask to be nominated for an exchange program at HebrewU.
  • Your nomination will be sent to HebrewU’s International Office and a HebrewU representative will contact you via email with an invitation to apply to HebrewU through the Rothberg International School.
  • You’ll submit the HebrewU online application form along with 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 health insurance, and applying for a student visa.

What Are the Admission Requirements?

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree with a GPA equivalent to a B (85/100) or above. Applicants will be asked to provide transcripts and diplomas from all current and prior degree studies.
  • TOEFL exam score of 80 or above or an IELTS exam score of 6 or above. Students at European universities may submit certificates of B2 level English proficiency (or above) issued by their university’s Language Center. Students who have completed full degrees at universities in which the sole language of instruction is English, or students who have completed full degrees in English Language and Literature, may request exemption from this requirement.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of purpose
  • One academic recommendation letter
  • Medical form (to be downloaded from the online application form 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 form)

What Can I Study at HebrewU?

  • You 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.
  • You may also enroll in courses outside the Rothberg International School, at the other faculties and departments of HebrewU, provided that you 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 International Office/Outgoing Exchange Coordinator 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 Hebrew University’s RIS offers a rich extracurricular activities program, including tours, social and cultural events, lectures, and more. We support you throughout your stay with us so that Jerusalem becomes your home away from home. Learn more about the Office of Student Life here.

Click here to view one of the OSL’s weekly emails to students with information about events taking place on campus and around Jerusalem.

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: May 10
Spring Semester Deadline: December 31

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


Tuition Fees: Exchange students continue to pay their home institution’s tuition fees and receive a tuition waiver from the HebrewU. The tuition waiver allows students to take courses at the HebrewU 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 HebrewU. Students who do not have a health insurance policy from their home country must purchase health insurance through the HebrewU. The cost of health insurance is not included in the tuition waiver. For more information, please see our Health and Safety page.

For housing and health insurance fees, please refer to our Tuition & Refunds page.



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