Q: WhyHebrewUniversity? A: Located on the top of a hill overlooking the 3000-year-old city of Jerusalem, the HebrewUniversity was founded in 1925, years before the creation of the State of Israel. The HebrewUniversity emphasizes excellence and research and is proud to be part of six Nobel Prizes won by faculty members and graduates of the University over the past few years. The Hebrew University is ranked in the top 100 of world universities.
Q: Where is the HebrewUniversity? A: The HebrewUniversity is in Jerusalem, Israel. The University has four campuses:
Mount Scopus Campus houses the Faculty of Humanities and School of Education; Faculty of Social Sciences; Faculty of Law and Instituteof Criminology; School of Business Administration; School of Occupational Therapy; School of Social Work & Social Welfare and the Rothberg International School.
Edmond Safra Givat Ram Campus houses the Faculty of Mathematics and Science , the School of Computer Science and Engineering and the Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences.
Ein Karem Campus houses the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center– Faculty of Medicine, Schoolof Pharmacy, School of Public Health & Family Medicine, School of Nursingand the Faculty of Dental Medicine.
Rehovot Campus houses the Faculty of Agricultural, Food & Environmental Quality Sciences, School of Nutritional Sciences and the School of Veterinary Medicine.
Q: What accreditation does the HebrewUniversity have? A: The HebrewUniversity is fully accredited by the Council of Higher Education which is the sovereign body accrediting institutions of higher education in Israel.
Q: Where is the Office of Overseas Students Admissions? A: We are located on MountScopus, GoldsmithBuilding (near the Aroma Café), on the ground floor.
Q: When can I come and meet an advisor? A: Not all advisors have the same office hours but in general, most have office hours . Details can be found in the Table of Admissions Advisors.
Applying to the HebrewUniversity
Q: How can I apply to the HebrewUniversity? A: You can contact us at the following e-mail and we will mail you the application form and information booklet – firstname.lastname@example.org. It is also possible to apply online or download the form from this website. Please make sure that you read all relevant information on admission requirements, etc.
Q: Is it possible to apply on-line? A: It is possible to apply online on the following website. Please make sure to read the instructions.
Q: Who is considered an “overseas student”? A: The Office of Overseas Students Admissions handles applications based on non-Israeli qualifications. This includes Israeli citizens applying on the basis of foreign qualifications.
Q: Must I be Jewish to study at the HebrewUniversity? A: No. The University is a nondenominational academic institution with students from over 70 countries. Admission decisions are based upon student’s academic credentials only.
Q: How can I find out about admission requirements? A: You can refer to the right-hand-side menu for information on undergraduate or graduate studies.
Q: Do I need to know Hebrew to study at the HebrewUniversity? A: Proficiency in Hebrew is an admission requirement to all undergraduate degree programs and most graduate degree programs. The RothbergInternationalSchooloffers a broad selection of courses taught in English as well as programs for Hebrew language instruction. There are a few graduate program offered in English and detailed in the chapter on Graduate Studies.
Q: Can I transfer from an institution of higher learning abroad to complete my Bachelor’s Degree at HebrewUniversity? A: There is no status of admission as a “transfer student”. Most departments will require the candidate to meet the general admission requirements and will then consider credit on a course-by-course basis. You can contact one of our advisors with details of your previous studies and ask specifically about admission requirements to your planned area of studies.
Q: What programs does the HebrewUniversity offer? A: On this website, through the menu, look for the “Index of Degree Programs” that lists all the departments at the University.
Q: How can I find out more information on a specific program? A: Through the "index of Degree Programs" you can find links to the websites of the various faculties. You can also access information on the faculties through the menu of "Academic Activities" on the main page of the HebrewUniversity. Most departments have some information in English. The detailed list of courses will be mostly only in Hebrew.
Finding Contacts at the University
Q: Who do I contact if I want to find out more? A: On the menu you will find a list of advisors according to countries and you can contact the relevant advisor directly.
Q: How can I look for contact people at the University? A: Go back to the homepage of the HebrewUniversity. If you know the person's name, look for the search option and type the name in order to find an e-mail address. If you don’t have a specific name, you can enter the website of the specific faculty or department. Most of them will have a listing of the academic staff.
Accommodations and Facilities
Q: Can I live on campus? A: The HebrewUniversity offers approx. 5000 beds in the dormitories on the various campuses. The new student village has been openned on MountScopus.
Q: How much will it cost? A: The price range is between US$200 for a bed in a double room and US$450 for a single room (monthly rent). Prices differ between dorms.
Q: How much will it cost to rent an apartment off-campus? A: Rent is dependent upon the neighborhood and the accommodations available. Renting an apartment entails additional expenses for utilities, municipal taxes, building maintenance committee dues and heat during the winter. These expenses can easily increase your monthly budget by about 50$-75$.
Q: I am an observant Jew. How will I manage in the dorms? A: You can ask to be in a room with a “shomer shabat” or “kashrut”. If possible, there will be “religious floors” or apartments. There is a synagogue in the dorms where daily services are held.
Q: What is provided in the room? A: A bed and mattress, desk and chair, closet and bookshelf. The rent also covers electricity, water, heating and gas + maintenance (except for the student village).
Q: Do you have any Jewish religious activities on campus? A: Synagogues on the various campuses offer regular services throughout the year. The Hecht Synagogue on Mount Scopus offers a variety of activities including lectures, symposium, special programs for festivals and a "Beit Midrash" program with different study levels in cooperation with Hillel House.
Q: Do you offer any activities for non-Jews? A: The Coordinator of Religious Activities acting on behalf of the Dean of Students provides counseling for both Jews and members of other religions. Informal religious advising takes place weekly in the BoyarBuilding with representatives of different religious streams, including Conservative, Orthodox and Reform Judaism and the Students Christian Forum.
Q: Do you have any sports facilities? A: The Annette and Theodore Lerner Family Indoor Sports Complex, located near the MountScopus dormitories, is the most advanced sports facility in Jerusalem. The Cossel Center on the Edmond Safra Campus, and the SportsCenter in Rehovot provide for a variety of recreational facilities.
Q: What types of extra-curricular activities are offered? A: Hillel organizes lectures and seminars on various subjects, students' theatre group and orchestra, films, exhibitions and parties. The Students Union offers social and cultural activities including Student Day, concerts, and Moadon Emtza HaDerech (Middle of the Road Club).
Q: Do students get health insurance? A: All students must have a valid health insurance policy. The University insures international students through the "Harel-Yedidim" insurance company and the premium will be added to the tuition fee.