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Exchange Programs at Hebrew University

Consistently ranked as one of the Top 100 universities in the world, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers world-class exchange programs for university and college students interested in broadening their horizons while receiving outstanding theoretical and practical instruction.

Join the ranks of exchange students from partner universities around the globe who have immersed themselves in rich Israeli culture, the historical landmarks of Jerusalem, the night life, cuisine, touring and friendly companionship of fellow students as they study and excel in a top-seed university.

Students coming to HU in the framework of exchange programs may study under the following tracks:

How Do Our Exchange Programs Work?

Rules of Thumb

  • Your home institution must be a HUJI partner through a formal reciprocal exchange agreement.
  • You must be nominated for the program by your home institution’s exchange coordinator.
  • You must apply to HUJI and, if selected, you remain enrolled with your home institution and continue to pay your home institution fees. You will be exempt from HUJI tuition fees.
  • The courses you take in HUJI may be credited towards your degree by your home institution, on approval of your home institution. 

How to Apply for an Exchange Program?

 Before you apply, please check that you can answer YES to the following questions:

  1. Are you a student at one of HUJI’s exchange partners?
  2. Has your home university nominated and approved your application to HUJI for a specific HUJI program of study?
  3. Has your home university sent a confirmation letter to the HUJI International Office?
  4. Have you received application instructions from the Coordinator at your home university?

If you responded YES to all the above questions, please contact the exchange coordinator at your institution regarding application procedures.

Application Requirements

  • Statement of purpose (essay) of 300-500 words in English. (Formats accepted: doc(x), rtf, pdf, txt. Maximum file size: 2Mb.) Please respond to one of the following three questions, and be sure to relate your essay to your program of study and your academic goals.
    1. Why do you wish to study abroad?
    2. What are the three most important things you hope to gain from your experience in Israel?
    3. Describe a recent experience, achievement, or dilemma that was profoundly meaningful to you and impacted your life. Elaborate on how it affected you.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae detailing your academic honors, published materials, extracurricular/community activities, foreign study, and recent employment experience. If submitting separately from application, then two copies are required.
  • Two confidential recommendations from faculty members who have first-hand knowledge of your academic abilities. If submitted separately from the online application, you must print two copies of the recommendation form and have them sent in sealed envelopes.

One passport-sized photo uploaded to your online application.

The following are to be submitted separately from your online application:

  • Two official transcripts, either originals or notarized copies, must be sent directly from the relevant division/faculty/program. Faxes are not accepted for this purpose. Documents can be verified by bringing the original and a photocopy to the RIS office. If the name on the academic records differs from the name on the application form, please submit official documentation authenticating the name change.
  • Official TOEFL scores of 89 or above on the internet-based test (RIS code 0206). This is only required if you have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction was English. For further information, see the TOEFL website. 
  • Medical certificate (downloaded during application process) completed and signed by your physician.

In order to apply to the Exchange Program, you must apply through the Rothberg International School, in the link below:

Apply to Exchange Program*

*To apply to the Exchange Program, students must be nominated by their university.

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

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