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Minimum Requirements for Successful Completion:
Preparatory Program (Mechina)

Successful completion of the Summer Ulpan is required in order to begin studying in any of the preparatory programs (including Mechina and Sadarah).

Humanities & Social Sciences Track

Languages requirements:

Hebrew:

  • Successful completion of Hebrew levels Bet and Gimel (passing grade of 65 on final tests) or Dalet (passing grade of 70 on final test)

English:

  • Successful completion of English levels 3, 4, 4.5, 5 and 5.5 (passing grade of 70 on final tests)

Additional language requirements:

  • Failure in two semesters of Hebrew or English language courses denies the right of completing the Mechina year
  • Grade of the first semester of Hebrew and English language courses will be considered in the grade calculation if failed
  • Failure in level Gimel or Dalet in Hebrew or in level 5.5 in English on the second semester denies the right of completing the Mechina year. Completion classes can be taken the following year.

Other courses requirements:

  • Passing grade is 60 on final test and on final grade
  • Successful completion of the mathematics course “Introduction to Probability”
  • Successful completion of the academic writing course
  • Successful completion of one course in Jewish history or Israel studies
  • Successful completion of at least one introductory course
  • Failure in no more than two semester courses (mathematic course not included), given that the student has successfully completed Hebrew and English classes

Acceptance to the following tracks will be determined by taking a math placement test after acceptance to the Mechina program.

Business/Economics Track

Languages requirements:

Hebrew:

  • Successful completion of Hebrew levels Bet and Gimel (passing grade of 65 on final tests) or Dalet (passing grade of 70 on final test)

English:

  • Successful completion of English levels 3, 4, 4.5, 5 and 5.5 (passing grade of 70 on final tests)

Additional language requirements:

  • Failure in two semesters of Hebrew or English language courses denies the right of completing the Mechina year
  • Grade of the first semester of Hebrew and English language courses will be considered in the grade calculation if failed
  • Failure in level Gimel or Dalet in Hebrew or in level 5.5 in English on the second semester denies the right of completing the Mechina year. Completion classes can be taken the following year

Other courses requirements:

  • Passing grade is 60 on final test and on final grade
  • Successful completion of at least one mathematics course of 10 weekly hours
  • Successful completion of the academic writing course
  • Successful completion of a social science course
  • Successful completion of one course in Jewish history and Israel studies
  • Failure in no more than two semester courses (mathematic course not included), given that the student has successfully completed Hebrew and English classes

Exact & Life Sciences Track

Languages requirements:

Hebrew:

  • Successful completion of Hebrew levels Bet and Gimel (minimum passing grade of 65 on final tests) or Dalet (minimum passing grade of 70 on final test)

English:

  • Successful completion of English levels 3, 4, 4.5, 5 and 5.5 (minimum passing grade of 70 on final tests)

Additional language requirements:

  • Failure in two semesters of Hebrew or English language courses denies the right of completing the Mechina year
  • Grade of the first semester of Hebrew and English language courses will be considered in the grade calculation if failed
  • Failure in level Gimel or Dalet in Hebrew or in level 5.5 in English on the second semester denies the right of completing the Mechina year. Completion classes can be taken the following year

Other courses requirements:

  • Passing grade is 60 on final test and on final grade
  • Successful completion of mathematics courses at least 10 hours each semester
  • At least one approved course in physics, chemistry, or biology completed during the last year of high school, or successful completion of a relevant course during the academic year
  • Successful completion of one course in physics or biology
  • Successful completion of one course in Jewish history and Israel studies
  • Failure in no more than two semester courses (mathematic courses not included), given that the student has successfully completed Hebrew and English classes
  • Failure to complete one mathematics semester course or to complete physics or biology course will grant a Humanities & Social Sciences or Business/Economics certificate, upon completion of their respective minimum requirements (see sections above)

Bonus

If you are applying for degree studies at Hebrew University and have successfully completed both Calculus and Calculus for the Sciences, you will be awarded a bonus. This bonus will appear on your transcript and will be calculated into your weighted grade average. Additionally, by successfully completing certain introductory courses during your Preparatory Program, you will not have to complete them during the first year of your bachelor’s degree studies.

Admission Requirements to HebrewU for Preparatory Program Graduates

Apply to the Preparatory Program (Mechina)

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Preparatory Program Graduates Apply to HebrewU

Learn more about the requirements of application to Hebrew University once you’ve successfully completed the Rothberg International School’s Preparatory Program (Mechina). 

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