Special Programs and Fellowships
|The Rothberg International School offers a number of special programs and fellowships for graduate students:|
The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) and the Rothberg International School (RIS) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are offering one-year fellowships for excellent Ph.D. students in Neuroscience.
The Thanks To Scandinavia Fund from the Benjamin Sperling Bequest to the Hebrew University has endowed scholarships in memory of Frances and Benjamin Sperling, for students from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden who wish to pursue graduate studies at the Hebrew University.
The Hebrew University, in cooperation with the Organization of Protestant Churches in Germany and faculties of Theology of the universities of Heidelberg, Tübingen, Berlin, Göttingen, Bonn and others, offers a special program of Advanced Studies in Theology of Religion. After intensive study of Hebrew in the Summer Ulpan, students select courses in the areas of Hebrew Literature, History of the Jewish People, and Jewish Thought. Additional courses in German in the areas of Jewish History and Thought and Jewish-Christian Relations are taught at the Ratisbonne Institute, under the auspices of Arbeits-kreis "Studium in Israel".
The Rothberg International School offers annually a semester program for graduate students from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. The program is under the academic direction of the Provost of the Rothberg International School.
The Arabic Immersion Program focuses on Modern Standard Arabic, while also providing the foundations of Spoken Arabic (Amia). Studies combine formal classes, interaction with native speakers of Arabic outside the classroom, and exposure to the religious and cultural elements that have left their indelible mark on the Arabic language.
This unique program, initiated jointly by the Rothberg International School (RIS) and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD), combines artistic training in dance with academic study and exposure to Israel's rich culture, history and diverse society. DanceJerusalem offers university-level training in the disciplines of Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance (including Ohad Naharin's Gaga), Choreography, Repertoire and Improvisation. Within the framework of a comprehensive seminar, "Dance in Israel," students study the development of Israeli contemporary dance, attend performances of Israeli dance companies and travel on field trip residencies.
Jerusalem Sounds is a unique initiative of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Studies include a full music program consisting of individual private lessons, performance in small and large ensembles and classes in Jewish and Israeli music. Students also choose from a wide range of university courses in such areas as Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Comparative Religion, Hebrew Language and more.
ArtJerusalem, a joint initiative of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem and the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, combines artistic training, university study and first-hand exposure to Israel's challenging social, historical and cultural environment. Studies include a wide variety of art courses, provided by the Fine Arts Department at Bezalel, in such areas as etching, painting, drawing, performance, sculpture, photography and installation.
Students also choose from a broad selection of university courses in Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Religion, Behavioral Sciences and Environmental Studies, as well as Hebrew Language. A comprehensive course list is available at: https://overseas.huji.ac.il/RISCourses. Diverse extracurricular activities also complement the program.