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Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel (Outgoing Program)
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Affiliate Programs Language of Instruction: English
Housing Type: Student Dormitories Minimum GPA: 3.0
Non-English Language Learning Option(s):
Arabic, Hebrew Study Abroad Adviser: Wyatt Schmitz
Language Category:
Language Category B Study Level: Graduate, Law, Undergraduate
Program Description:

Hebrew U


  • Study at the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem - most courses are offered in English!
  • Hebrew University is consistently ranked in the top 100 universities in the world.
  • Take area studies classes in English or study Arabic or Hebrew.
Hebrew University is a wonderful program for Judaic Studies, Hebrew and Arabic Studies!

Program Requirements
  • 3.0 Combined Retained GPA
  • Passport (valid through six months after return from study abroad)
  • 2 Recommendation letters from any OU professor
  • Host University Application
  • Student Visa
Both undergraduate and graduate students can study at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Courses are offered in English in a wide range of fields, including Political Science, Religious Studies, Literature, Archaeology, Dance and many more!
Students who choose to study at Hebrew University will choose one main study track, although they are also able to take courses across various disciplines. The different undergraduate tracks are:  For information on graduate programs please click here

To see courses previously taken by OU students at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and their OU equivalents click the following link: Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Course Equivalency Information.

Academic Calendar
  • The Fall semester usually runs from early October – December.
  • The Spring semester usually runs from February - June.
Modern Hebrew language is an integral part of the undergraduate program. Students are required to take a one-month, pre-semester Intensive Hebrew program, known as an Ulpan.

Money Matters
Because this program is a Transfer Credit program, you will pay all fees and housing/meals/living expenses to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Use this Hebrew U. Budget Sheet to help you plan for study abroad and compare programs!

There are number of scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list to get you started! Housing
International students live in on-campus dormitories on Mount Scopus. Dormitories are within walking distance of the university and are an apartment-style setup with shared common spaces. More information on housing is available here.

Student Experience
"Journey" by Rachel Hernandez

"The Real Israel" by Kaitlin Maddox

Get Started

Start by attending a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad as well as your next steps. Then, log in to to schedule an appointment with the study abroad adviser for the Middle East to move on to Phase 2!

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/19/2017
Rolling Admission 08/28/2017 06/07/2018
Fall 2017 02/19/2017
Rolling Admission 08/28/2017 01/04/2018
Spring 2018 09/17/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/01/2018 05/31/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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