Application Procedure


General Information 

Department Selection

Formal Acceptance


General Information

Application forms are submitted online, paying by credit card (in US$) Applicants in Israel, who have difficulties with paying by credit card, may receive a voucher from our office to pay in the post office or bank. They will need to upload a copy of the stamped voucher to the application.

Kindly read carefully the instructions for the online application in order to avoid problems since the application website is used by other programs as well. Instructions and link to the online application can be found on the following link.

Applications are only processed after both "Form Submission" and "Final Submission".

Applicants who were unable to begin studies because they did not reach the required level of Hebrew and/or English, may apply for the following year without having to repay the application fee again but need to contact us in writing.

Information for internatioanl students on visa- and permit matters, is available on the international office website.


Department Selection

Undergraduate candidates may list up to five different departments in their order of preference. The order of preference is an important factor in the admission process. Once a candidate is accepted to a department, no lower preference will be processed, unless it is a department taught in a dual-major program in which case the second major will be checked. However, applicants will get information about their admission prospects for the lower preferences, in case they wish to make changes. Lower preferences of candidates who are "wait-listed" will be processed. If a candidate is subsequently accepted to a previously "wait-listed" preference, then any acceptances to lower preferences will be cancelled. Applicants to the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences must list at least two departments.

Application changes (adding a department, changing the order of preference, etc.) are possible only if the requested department is still accepting new applicants. Requests must be submitted in writing via email or by a special form in our office. The first change will be made free of charge, but all additional changes will require payment of NIS 45.

Candidates to graduate programs: Our office will handle only two options simultaneously. After receiving the answer, applicants who wish to change or add an option, may do so if the requested program is still accepting new applications. The request must be made in writing.


Formal Acceptance

An official acceptance letter issued by the Overseas Applicants Unit is the only evidence of acceptance to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Following an unconditional acceptance letter, candidates are required to pay a deposit in order to ensure their place in the program. The payment can be made by credit card on the Personal Information Website. There is also an option to order an electronic voucher from the website and pay in a post office.
Only candidates that paid the deposit will be able to register for classes and will receive a link to the tuition payment.
Competitive undergraduate programs may, at some point, decide to cancel the acceptance of candidates htat did not pay the deposit.

Candidates may be informed about their chances of acceptance during pre-application counseling and processing. This information can in no way be construed as an official acceptance.

It is possible to check the status of an application and see Psychometric Test scores on the Personal Information Website. Applicants will be required to give their 5-digit personal code as it appears on the Registration Acknowledgment (which is sent out by email after the application has been processed).

Some candidates may receive an acceptance letter conditional upon: proof of completion of current studies, fulfillment of the Hebrew and/or English requirement(s), or submission of official documents. Registration for classes will be possible only after all the conditions are fulfilled and an official letter is issued to that effect.

There are no deferred admissions. Acceptance letters are valid only for the year issued. Although standards of admission tend to remain similar from year to year, candidates who are reapplying should check whether there are any changes in the admission requirements.

Exception: Applicants who were unable to begin studies because they did not reach the required level of Hebrew and/or English, or new immigrant candidates for a Master's degree program who must decline their acceptance due to Aliyah arrangements, may apply for the following year without having to pay the application fee again. Such applicants must notify us in writing both in the current year and in order to reactivate their application the following year. Students that were accepted to two majors in the dual-major program and registered for classes in one of the majors only (because of Hebrew level etc.), may continue with the second major in the second year. Should they decide to change majors, they will need to reapply.