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.
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.
In Jerusalem, one of the most beautiful of cities in the world, the university maintains three campuses: Mount Scopus campus for the humanities and social sciences; Safra Campus for exact sciences; and the Ein Karem Campus for medical sciences. Its other campuses are the Rehovot faculty for agriculture, food, veterinary medicine and environmental sciences; the veterinary hospital in Beit Dagan; and the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat.
The university boasts three sports facilities which are among the most advanced in the country, 11 libraries, 5 computer centers, 6,000 dormitory beds, and dozens of student activity groups focusing on politics, society, the environment and more.
HUJI offers advanced and sports centers across four campuses with wide range of high end facilities. In these centers you will be able to enjoy advanced fitness, heated swimming pools, futsal, basketball, tennis and squash courts as well as lawns and other activity spaces, and an athletics stadium of the highest quality of their kind in the world. We also offer students many studios for classes in movement and sports under the guidance of the best instructors and athletes.
The Hebrew University's six 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 Students Union and Hillel organize many events throughout the year.