The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, founded in 1918 and opened officially in 1925, is Israel’s premier university as well as its leading research institution. The Hebrew University is ranked internationally among the 100 leading universities in the world and first among Israeli universities.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem stresses excellence and offers a wide array of study opportunities in the humanities, social sciences, exact sciences and medicine. The university encourages multi-disciplinary activities in Israel and overseas and serves as a bridge between academic research and its social and industrial applications.
The Hebrew University has set as its goals the training of public, scientific, educational and professional leadership; the preservation of and research into Jewish, cultural, spiritual and intellectual traditions; and the expansion of the boundaries of knowledge for the benefit of all humanity.
One-third of all competitive research grants awarded in Israel are won by Hebrew University scholars.
University academicians publish frequently in prestigious scientific journals, and their research has garnered outstanding awards in Israel and worldwide, including the Nobel Prize, the Fields Medal and the Israel Prize. Most PhD holders in Israel earned their degrees at the Hebrew University, and our alumni hold key positions in academia, public service and the business sector.
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The Office of Student Life (OSL) strives to immerse you in Israeli culture and society through trips, programs, and events during your time in Israel. Staff can assist you with all Israel-related questions, ranging from “How do I plan a hike?” to “Where is the best hummus?” to “Where do I go for medical care?”
OSL designs extracurricular programs to introduce you to the land of Israel on a personal level – its people, food, geography, culture, and politics. The many exciting events, tours, and activities will complement your academic program and allow you to see Israel from new angles. We have decades of experience providing international students with a fun, meaningful, and memorable Israel experience.
Living in university housing is an important part of your study abroad experience and a great chance to make new friends from all over the world.
The Rehovot campus dormitories is an affordable option for students, situated in a beautiful green surrounding, with access to all the necessary facilities.
All students at the Hebrew University, including part-time and external students, must have health insurance coverage for the period of their studies. If you are a non-Israeli full-time student who pays tuition and attends an ulpan, a summer program, or a semester or year-long program, you will receive health insurance for the duration of your program.
The Hebrew University's four campuses are home to many social, cultural, artistic and spiritual opportunities. Students can take part in stimulating lectures and seminars, diverse social, cultural and religious activities, and invigorating athletic and recreational pursuits. Outside the classroom there are many things to do — from the Musicology Department's Concert Series to the Mt. Scopus Botanical Gardens — and many opportunities for Israeli and international students to get to know each other. Information about lectures, conferences, concerts and exhibitions can be found on the university's various Events Calendars.
The Bonam Sport and Leisure Center, which includes a gym and swimming pool, is located across the street from the Reisfeld Residence.
In order to use the gym, you must fill in the health statement (see below) and submit a letter confirming that you are a student of the faculty (either from the student affairs office or through the International School, depending on the program you are enrolled in). Please bring both documents to the gym’s office.
The Hebrew University Student Association is the body that represents all the students studying at the Hebrew University. The association represents about 23,000 students from Mount Scopus, Ein Kerem, and Givat Ram in Jerusalem and the Rehovot campus of the Hebrew University.
The Association preserves and promotes student rights, and provides services and activities in all areas, on and off campus!
The university is very well-maintained, always looking to improve. We receive help from the professors, have recorded lectures, practicals and labs that contribute much to the student's understanding.
Great learning atmosphere, good professors, could have better student-teacher communication. The school itself can use some financial support. Overall, it's a good school if close to home.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a very known university in Israel and is known to be the best. Thanks to that ranking it is also a hard university to study at, you have a lot of studying to do on yourself, on your time and independently. This disadvantage is also an advantage, because it teaches you a lot and helps you to expand your horizons.