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Graduate Admissions

Graduate Application Deadlines


 Full Year/Autumn Semester   


 January 1 – May 15, 2017* 


 Spring Semester  

 September 15 - December 30, 2016* 

 Summer Semester 


 January 1 - May 15, 2017* 

* Late applications will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Please note that the financial aid application dates may differ; please check the financial aid webpage 


What qualifications do I need to apply?

  • A Bachelor's degree
  • At least a 3.2 GPA or the equivalent
  • Some programs require a background in the same field of study

Graduate Application Checklist 

What do I need to submit online? 

  • Two academic recommendations: from faculty members who have firsthand knowledge of your academic abilities. If you enter the e-mail addresses of these faculty members on the online application, they will automatically receive a request to fill out an online recommendation form once your application is submitted.
  • Statement of Purpose: Students must submit a succinct statement of 300-500 words concerning their academic interests, intended field of study and subsequent career objectives. 
  • CV:  including academic honors, published materials, extracurricular or community activities, foreign study, and recent employment experience .
  • One passport-size photo: that should be uploaded to your online application
  • Photocopy of your Passport or Israeli Identity Card (if applicable)

To be submitted separately from the online application:

  • Official Academic Records: (e.g., transcripts, diplomas, etc.), whether originals or notarized copies, must be sent directly from the relevant department or registrar's office. Students must submit official transcripts and proof that they have been awarded a Bachelor’s degree. 
    • If you are in the process of completing your BA requirements: students who do not yet have a Bachelor’s diploma will be required to present official proof of their status upon arrival in Israel. If the name on the academic record differs from the name on the application form, please submit official documentation authenticating the name change. 
    • What is an official document? An official document is an original one or a certified copy. Official documents are original documents from the issuing institution or a notarized copy. Faxed or scanned copies are not considered official. Applicants who apply online can mail the additional items. It is possible to bring an original document with a copy to our office and we will certify the copy and return the original. The official document must be received before the first week of the semester.  
  • GRE scores: Applicants who have taken the GRE may submit their scores for consideration with their application.
  • MBA applicants must submit GRE or GMAT scores: The committee will make note of the quantitative section of the exam. 
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores: are required for all students who have not previously studied a full degree at an institution of higher education where the sole language of instruction is English. (The school code for the TOEFL test is 0206.) The minimum TOEFL score is 89 on the internet-based test and 230 on the computer-based test. The minimum IELTS score is 7. 
  • Medical Certificate: (downloaded during the online application process) completed and signed by a physician. Originals are not required; medical forms may be scanned.
  • The Hebrew Placement Exam: which is designed to assess Hebrew proficiency, is used to place students in the appropriate class according to their level. After the online application is submitted, the applicant will receive a student number and personal code necessary to take the exam. Beginners are advised to use the “Aleph-Bet Click” courseware on our website in order to learn the Hebrew alphabet before commencing the course. 
  • Applicants to the MA in Human Rights and Transitional Justice and the LLM programs must submit a seminar paper, course paper or any other paper, written in English, on the academic topic of their choice.

 Where should I send the rest of the documents? 

Additional application materials should be scanned, faxed or mailed to the Graduate Admissions Office:



Attn: Graduate Admissions 

Division of Graduate Studies

Rothberg International School

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Boyar Building, Mount Scopus

Jerusalem 9190501



Fax: +972 2 5882363 (outside Israel), 02-5882363 (in Israel)

Acceptance Letter: The evidence of acceptance to a program at the Rothberg International School Division of Graduate Studies is an official letter issued by the Division.

Cconditional Acceptance: Students who have been issued a conditional acceptance letter will only be permitted to complete financial registration after they have received a letter confirming that they have satisfied the conditions as listed in their letter of acceptance. Acceptance letters are valid only for the year issued. Deferred admission is not possible and candidates must reapply each year.


Application Fee

The non-refundable application fee of US $80 (or equivalent sum in local currency) may be paid by credit card (Mastercard or VISA) online, during the online application process.  Make sure to enter the tracking number in the appropriate field of the application. Please note that there is a $5 convenience fee on all credit card payments.

Form of Payment: The application fee may also be paid in cash, traveler's check or money order payable to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Personal checks are not accepted.

This fee may also be deposited or transferred to: Bank Discount (#11), the Jerusalem Main branch (#50601), account number 139819. Swift/BIC Code: IDB LILITJLM , IBAN (NIS): IL250110600000002197776, IBAN (US$): IL840110600000006197770, IBAN (€): IL510110600000010197771

The transfer should include the student’s name and requested program. A copy of this transaction must be brought to financial registration in Jerusalem.   

Applicants from the United States and Canada should consult with their local office regarding payment procedures.  For further information please see

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