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.

Fields of study:

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


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Language Prerequisite



Late Aug - early Jan; Late Jan - late May (includes Ulpan)


Required Courses
Hebrew Language Ulpan (prior to semester beginning)- 5 credits

Credits during the semester (15-18 credits)
Hebrew Language during semester - 3 or 6 credits
3 to 5 Elective courses at The Rothberg School or direct enrollment at Hebrew University  - 3 credits each

Credit Conversion:

1 Hebrew University credit = 1 Whitman credit


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


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


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


Scholarships and Financial Aid

Program Link:

Hebrew University (Rothberg Int'l School)