The Rothberg International School of Hebrew University is designed to give international students an opportunity to study about the Middle East and other disciplines in English on the university's Mt Scopus campus just outside of Jerusalem.  Students may also enroll in selective English-taught courses at Hebrew University alongside Israeli students.

“There is no place quite like Jerusalem. Living there was a fantastic experience. No place has ever made me feel more politically and morally conflicted than Jerusalem, and I think it is impossible to get a feel for the situation there without experiencing it firsthand. It challenged me at every turn, and ultimately made for an unforgettable experience.” - Zander G.S. ‘17

Fields of study:

Middle East and Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, religion, psychology, politics, economics, history, Hebrew language, and Arabic


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Language Prerequisite



Required Courses:

Pre-Semester Program
Intensive Hebrew Language Ulpan (5 credits)

Semester Credits (15 credits)
Hebrew or Arabic Language (6 credits)
Three elective courses (3 credits each)

Credit Conversion:

1 Hebrew University credit = 1 Whitman credit


Internships available in various fields and arranged after arrival in Israel.


International students live in Student Village, an international student residence hall with single bedrooms and a shared kitchen


Students may cook for themselves or eat at restaurants/cafeterias on campus or in the city.

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


August-early January; January-June (includes Ulpan)


Scholarships and Financial Aid

Program Link:

Hebrew University (Rothberg International School)