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Israel: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Restrictions: AU- applicants only
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Fact Sheet:
Housing: Shared Apt. Language Pre-requisite: none
Language of Instruction: English, Hebrew Language Courses Offered: Yes
Non-AU Students Accepted by AU:
No Internship: Yes
Advisor: Courtney Pollack Minimum GPA: 3
Class Level Required for Admission: Second-semester Sophomore standing
Program Type:
Not Direct Enrollment
Program Description:

Is this program right for you?Hebrew U Students

This program is right for students who wish to experience the Israeli education system first hand by taking classes taught in English with other study abroad students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Students who wish to live in a setting surrounded by history and take classes in Israel's largest international program will thrive during a semester in Jerusalem. 


Hebrew University of Jerusalem was founded in 1925 and has been one of Israel's most prestigious universities. The continuing mission of Hebrew University is to remain a world-renowned institution of higher learning and contribute to cultural and academic development of Israel. The program for study abroad students is based at Hebrew University's Rothburg buildingRothberg International School. Overseas students have been attending the Hebrew University since its earliest days and AU students can become part of this diverse, exciting campus community and earn a semester or year of AU credit.

Hebrew University offers a wide variety of courses, offered mainly in English, in such areas as archaeology, history, literature, philosophy, religion, communications, international relations, political science, psychology, sociology and life sciences. Any combination of courses can be chosen so visiting students have great flexibility in selecting their classes. Course listings and descriptions can be found at Hebrew University's website here.  

Course Equivalency

Click here to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Please note that you are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed. Read more about the course equivalency process and how AU counts study abroad credits on our Courses and Credits page.  

Student Life

Experience living and studying in a 3,000 year old city which is also a thriving modern metropolis-Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel! Jerusalem is like no other city on earth. It is holy to the world's three major monotheistic religions, and is incredibly rich in history and culture.

JerusalemJerusalem is a densely populated, bustling city full of significant historical sites, restaurants, museums, clubs, and all manner of cultural activities. With a population of 630,000, it is a richly heterogeneous and dynamic city, representing a wide range of cultures.

Hebrew University is composed of multiple campuses, however, the Rothberg International School is centrally located in the main Mount Scopus campus. The campus boasts excellent student facilities including state-of-the-art computer facilities and an athletic and recreational center. Buses are a convenient mode of transportation in Jerusalem and the University provides shuttles between its campuses. More info on housing can be found here.

Housing & Meals

The student housing complexes on Mount Scopus, overlooking the incredible panorama of Jerusalem, are walking distrance from the University. They offer an independent setting appropriate for overseas students. Living in University housing is an important part of the overall experience of studying abroad. RIS students have the opportunity to meet new friends from different cultures and continents – North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe – as well as a chance to share experiences with Israeli students.

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Visa Information

AU students are responsible for researching what they need to do to legally study in Israel. Please visit the Israeli Embassy website and read the information provided to you by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in order to figure out what you need to do to legally be a student in Israel.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 10/07/2015
Varies by program 01/19/2016 06/22/2016
NOTE: Please note that program dates are estimates. Please refer to materials received from the partner university for exact dates before making final travel arrangements.
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/09/2016
Varies by program TBA TBA
Fall 2016 03/09/2016
Varies by program TBA TBA
Spring 2017 10/05/2016 ** Varies by program 01/24/2017 06/07/2017

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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