The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University strives for excellence, an integral element in its academic life. Its outstanding scholars have achieved impressive breakthroughs in a variety of disciplines, and it is among the very top winners of the European Research Council's competitive grants to young researchers. One-third of all competitive research grants awarded in Israel are won by Hebrew University scholars.

Top reasons to study here

  • The Hebrew University is ranked internationally among the top 100 leading universities in the world and is home to 9 Fields & Nobel Prize winners.
  • Jerusalem is the middle ground between East and West. Offering a vibrant and welcoming student life, Jerusalem is the perfect city to expand your horizons.
  • The Hebrew University has over 24,000 students from 90 countries across its 6 campuses, 7 faculties, and 14 schools.

Short Courses

Medicine & Health (1)

About

History

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.

Education

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. 

Research

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.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
90 11
2020
101
2019
101
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
198 -21
2021
177 -15
2020
162
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
301 -100
2021
201
2020
201
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
222
2020
222
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Here in the Office of Student Life (OSL), we have decades of experience helping international students thrive in Israel.

We’re here to help you in both your academic and daily life. Please consider us – and our student workers, or madrichim (social life staff) – as friends you can rely on. 

Housing services

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.

Library services

  • Bloomfield Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Harman Science Library
  • Muriel & Philip Berman Medical Library
  • Law Library
  • Education and Social Work Library
  • Library of Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • Mathematics and Computer Science Library
  • Archaeology Library

Medical services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

In Jerusalem, one of the most beautiful of cities in the world, the university maintains three campuses: the Mount Scopus campus for the humanities and social sciences; the Edmond J. 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. 

Sports facilities

HUJI has two sport centers in Jerusalem: the Givat Ram Safra sport center, and the Mount Scopus Lerner sports center.

Benefit from new and advanced fitness sport complexes which includes fitness machines, a covered and heated swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball court, studio classes and more.

Applying for membership at the sport centers require a doctor’s certificate testifying that you are fit to work out in a gym.

Student clubs

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 Monday Afternoon 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; many of these are open to the general public. 

Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel

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