International Post-Docs

Overview

The Hebrew University places great importance in enabling foreign Post Doctoral researchers to be part of its flourishing research environment and community. Currently, there are over 600 post doctoral fellows at the Hebrew University, spanning all of its faculties and schools.

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Registration

Postdoctoral studies enables high-level academic training in any of the research fields at the Hebrew University. 

Acceptance Criteria

1. A Ph.D. or M.D degree from an accredited institution of higher education, awarded not more than five years before the desired date of commencement of postdoctoral training at the Hebrew University. 

2. Agreement of a Hebrew University faculty member to serve as your supervisor during your post doctoral studies.

Please check our webpage for guidance on how to find a supervisor.

Registration

Once you have fulfilled the above criteria and received the acceptance of an academic supervisor, below are the next steps in your registration process:

1. Obtain an Official Invitation Letter

Your prospective supervisor will need to obtain an official letter of invitation from the Dean of your supervisor's faculty, on your behalf. The letter should detail the nature of your post doctoral studies that you will conduct, the details of the supervisor, the dates of your stay and any other specific information. 

2. Registration 

On arrival at the Hebrew University, the faculty/department secretary will provide you with a registration form in order to register you as a post doctoral student in the faculty of your supervisor.

For more information on visas, housing, insurance, please refer to practical information.

How to Find a Supervisor

The following list is designed to help you locate an academic sponsor. Please e-mail the head of the relevant academic unit and specify, as briefly as possible, the area of your research. He/she will forward your request  to the appropriate Faculty Member for consideration.

Alternatively, you can peruse  the Hebrew University site and use the research engines provided there to locate academic units and/or sponsors.  Click here to access the Hebrew University site. 

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Faculty of Medicine, Dean:  Prof. David Lichtstein, deanmed@savion.huji.ac.il

Faculty of Dentistry, Dean: Prof. Aharon Palmon, ddental@savion.huji.ac.il

School of Pharmacy, Dean: Prof. Ron Kohen, ronk@ekmd.huji.ac.il

Faculty of Agriculture, Dean: Prof. Shmulik Wolf, shmulik.wolf@mail.huji.ac.il

School of Veterinary Science, Dean: Prof. Gad Baneth, gad.baneth@mail.huji.ac.il

 
 

Postdoctoral Funding

Postdoctoral positions may be funded by a variety of sources. Most fellows are funded by research grants of the hosting faculty member. Other sources include local and international research grants as well as internal and foreign competitive fellowships. The various Post Doctoral Fellowships at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are intended to enable the Fellows to devote themselves exclusively to their research with the purpose of reaching scientific and professional independence, which will be required later in their career.

University Fellowships:

The Hebrew University offers 40-50 Fellowships annually financed by university funds, the major ones being the Lady Davis Fellowship Trust and the Golda Meir Trust. The fellowships are offered for postdoctoral research in all academic areas pursued at the Hebrew University.

Additional sources of funding are available

General (All Fields)

Social Sciences and Humanities

Science

 

General (All Fields)

Fulbright Post-doctoral fellowship

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) plans to award eight fellowships to American postdoctoral scholars who seek to pursue research at Israeli institutions of higher education. The grants, which will commence during the 2018-19 academic year, are open to researchers in all academic disciplines and support programs of work in Israel for up to 20 months (two academic years).

Funding: $40,000, for two years (20,000$ per year)

Deadline: The application deadline for Fellowships beginning in 2018-19 is August 1, 2017.

Full Information: fund  website 

Azrieli Fellows Program

This prestigious and competitive program, established in 2007, provides financial support to the best and brightest scholars from Israel and around the world.

The Azrieli Fellows Program is currently open to scholars at the postdoctoral level who are Canadian citizens or who have completed their doctorates at Canadian universities, in all fields.

Funding: CAD$40,000, for one year, with possibility of one year renewal

Deadline: fall 2017

Full Information: Fund website

 

China Scholarships Council - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Fellowships

The primary focus of this program is to provide scholarships for postdoctoral students and visiting scholars from Chinese institutions each year, to engage in post-doctoral level research in all fields at HUJI for a period of 12 – 24 months.

Funding: The CSC will provide $1000 per month for Post Doctoral Students/Visiting Scholars and a one-time return international airfare to Israel by the most economical route, and visa application fees. HUJI host scientists will provide a minimum of US$600 subsidy per month, and adequate working conditions in order to pursue their research, including academic supervision, necessary laboratory services, materials and library services.

Deadline for Applications: 14 December 2017

More Information: Call for Applications

Contact at the International Office: Ms. Shachar Kessler, Email:shacharkes@gmail.com
 

 

Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) awards 8 grants to American post-doctoral scholars, in all academic fields, who are about to begin a program of research at Israeli institutions of higher education.  The total length of the proposed program of work in Israel must be at least two academic years (20 months net in Israel).

Funding: The Fulbright award totals $40,000, $20,000 per academic year.  Fulbright funding supplements basic

Deadline: 1 August, each year, for the following academic year. (i.e.. Aug. 1, 2016 for academic year beginning October 2017)

More Information: Fund Website

 

The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust

The Lady Davis Trust was established 38 years ago to provide the opportunity for leading scientists and scholars, Post-doctoral Researchers and Doctoral Students from abroad, regardless of nationality, gender or field of scholarship to teach, study and participate in research in Israel at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust is open to all disciplines studied at the Hebrew University.

The terms of the University Fellowships are available on the site of the Lady Davis Fellowship Trust; they are identical whether awarded by the Trust or other university funds. Read more

These Fellowships are awarded after a rigorous academic review process in the Departments, Faculties and the All-University Fellowships committee.

Prospective candidates must establish contact with the relevant Faculty or Department at the Hebrew University, and ensure that there is a Faculty member willing to sponsor their application. A sponsor must have the rank of Lecturer (or above) and he/she must be on the Regular Tenure Track at the Hebrew University.

For a list of university faculty and research areas: http://www.huji.ac.il/dataj/controller/ihoker/

Guidelines and forms are available on the site of the Lady Davis Fellowship Trust and applications should be submitted there as well. An application made to the Trust will automatically be considered for all the other Awards at the disposal of the University. Consequently, the award of a Fellowship could be financed either by the Trust or by any other of the Funds at the disposal of the University.

Funding: Details in website

Deadline: Annually

More information: Fund Website

 

Joint Berlin-Jerusalem Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

Joint Post-Doctoral Fellowships are offered for highly qualified, early career post-doctoral researchers, in all fields. Each fellowship is awarded for 24 months, and consists of two phases:

Phase 1: 12 months of research at Freie Universität Berlin

Phase 2: 12 months of research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

(or vice versa) 

Funding: A monthly stipend of 2,000 Euro and a one-time relocation allowance (2,000 Euro)

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Full Information: Fifth Call for Proposals, 2018-2019 

 

EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF-EF)

European Fellowships in EU or associated countries  (including Israel), for researchers either coming to Europe or moving within Europe.

More Information: Fund Website

Contacts at The Authority for Research and Development:  

Ms. Hani Ben Yehuda, Email: hanib@savion.huji.ac.il

 

Postdoctoral Fellowships at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

Jointly funded with the Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC) of the Council for Higher Education in Israel

The Hebrew University is seeking excellent postdoctoral fellows from China and India in all fields of research, and is offering fellowships to suitable candidates.

Funding: The amount of a fellowship will be no less than NIS 110,000 a year (equivalent to about $28000, depending on the exchange rate), for 2 years, with an option for a third year. The funding is divided so that the PBC pays 63% of the fellowship, and the sponsoring faculty member at the Hebrew University pays 37% of the fellowship.

Submission:
The application should be submitted via the Hebrew University Scholarship website at: http://scholarships.huji.ac.il.
 Please select "PBC scholarship" under "General Applications".
 
Selection Process:
Step 1: Internal Selection of applications  Deadline: 30.10.2017
Applications will be first submitted to the internal university committee for internal grading.
 
Step 2: The top 15 applications (50% men and 50% women) will be submitted by the University to the CHE committee by 30/11/2017.

Deadline: 31 October 2017

More Information: Call for Applications

Contacts at the International Office: Ms. Limor Levy, Email: limorl@savion.huji.ac.il

Fulbright-Israel Institute Postdoc Award

Two-Year US Post-Doctoral Research Fellows to Israel

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) and the Israel Institute plan to award a fellowship to an American postdoctoral scholar who seeks to pursue research at Israeli institutions of higher education in the field of Israel Studies. The grant will commence during the academic years 2018/2019-2020.

Funding: Program grants total $80,000, $40,000 per academic year.  In addition, the host institution will also provide a standard post-doctoral grant. 

Deadline: Applications must be submitted to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) by August 1st, 2017.

Full Information: Read more

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Social Sciences and Humanities

 

Asian Studies

Mobility, Empire and Cross Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia

 The European Research Council (ERC) project Mobility, Empire and Cross-Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem under the direction of Prof. Michal beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Funding: 10,000 NIS per month

Deadline: 15 March 2016

Full Information: Website

Louis Frieberg Post Doctoral Fellowships

The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies offers post-doctoral fellowships for the year 2016-2017.

The fellowships are open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences specializing in East Asia, especially China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia.

Funding: The fellowship consists of a monthly stipend (tax free) of $1,500, paid in Israeli NIS and linked to the “representative rate of exchange.” Fellows are entitled to one airline ticket (economy class, up to 1500$) for a direct flight from their home town to Israel and back.

Deadline: 5 May 2016

 

More Information:  Call for Applications

Email: eacenter@mail.huji.ac.il

 

 Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities

The fellowship is intended for young scholars, from Israel and abroad, who have shown exceptional excellence, depth, and originality, and whose research may enrich academic and cultural discourse.

Funding: At Scholion they are provided with conditions conducive to research at the highest level, and a munificent grant which allows them to devote the majority of their time to research.

Deadline: Application for 2016-2019 Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships starts on on September 1, 2015.

More Information: Scholion Website

E-Mail: scholion@savion.huji.ac.il

The Martin Buber Society Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Martin Buber Society of Fellows, a joint venture of the Hebrew University and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), aims at fostering inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural academic discourse at the highest level among outstanding young scholars (post-doctoral) from Israel and Germany together with selected senior colleagues.

Each year the Academic Committee of the Martin Buber Society selects up to ten exceptionally gifted young scholars (five from Israel, five from Germany) in all fields of the humanities broadly defined and including social sciences (with the exception of law and economics).

More Information: Website

Ms. Yael Baron, Email: buberso@mscc.huji.ac.il,  Tel. +972 (0)2-5883901 or +972(0)2 5881747

Sociology Post Doctoral Fellowships

Department of Sociology awards post doctoral fellowships for research projects must focus on Israeli society, Jewish communities, or other subjects which have a direct or indirect bearing on Jewish or Israeli Institutions and ideas. Preference will be given to candidates in the disciplines of sociology and anthropology. The Fellowship is intended for candidates who will spend the term at the Hebrew University.

Funding:  Fellowship stipends are at the same level as other post- doctoral fellowships granted at the Hebrew University. Fellowships are granted for the duration of three months and up to one year.

Deadline: 21 February 2016

More Information: Website

 

Science

The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program

Call for Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications 2018-19

The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program is designed to transform Israel’s scientific landscape, dramatically expanding its talent pool by attracting excellent postdoctoral researchers from leading universities in the United States and Canada. Zuckerman Scholars will join the faculties of the Hebrew University for postdoctoral training and research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. 

Funding: Each Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholar will be awarded initially $50,000 per year for two years, with $36,000 per year devoted to living expenses, and $14,000 per year allocated for research ($10,000) and travel ($4000) expenses.
Deadline: 29 December 2017
 
More Information: Fund Website
Ms. Limor Levy, Email: limorl@savion.huji.ac.il; Tel: +972-2- 5882924
 

McDonnell Foundation Post Doctoral Fellowship Program in Studying Complex Systems

James S. McDonnell Foundation Complex Systems program supports scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools that can be applied to the study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems.

Funding:  $200,000 for 2 and no more than 3 years.
Deadline: The 2015 deadline was June 12, 2015, 15:59 CDT (20:59 UTC).

More Information: Fund Website

Contacts at the Authority for Research & Development, Ms. Maya Sherman Coordinator for USA

Netherlands Organisation (NWO) Fellowships for Junior Scientists (COFUND)

Co-financed by Marie Curie COFUND, the 'Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research'(NWO) offers fellowships within the 'Rubicon program'.

Researchers of all nationalities and all scientific areas, who have conducted scientific research at an academic research institute in the Netherlands for a period of at least three years within the five years directly preceding the submission deadline, can apply to spend up to two years at a top research institution outside the Netherlands.

Deadline: TBD

More Information: Fund Website

Brain Sciences

JBC Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Jerusalem Brain Community (JBC) builds upon Hebrew University‘s record of excellence and innovation in its multidisciplinary approach to brain sciences; seeing great importance in enabling post-doctoral researchers to be part of its flourishing research environment and community. JBC post-doctoral Fellowships enable Fellows to devote themselves exclusively to their research with the purpose of reaching scientific and professional independence.

Funding: Up to $20,000, for a period of one year, with a matching sum provided by the fellow's supervisor.

Deadline: 1 February 2016

Full Information: Fund Website

Edmond and Lily Safra (ELSC) Post Doctoral Fellowships in Brain Science

The aim of the Edmond and Lily Safra (ELSC) Fellowships for post doctoral training in Brain Science is to support Post Doctoral training of students at the outstanding ELSC laboratories in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Funding: Terms of Fellowship

Deadline: The applications will be reviewed twice a year, last date to submit applications are as follows: 1) 30 November; 2) 1 May

More Information: ELSC Website

Questions may be sent to: brain@elsc.huji.ac.il

Earth Sciences

Institute of Earth Sciences Nadine and Freddy Hermann Post Doctoral Fellowships

The Institute of Earth Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers annually the Nadine and Freddy Hermann post-doc Fellowships in all fields of Earth Sciences.

More Information: The Institute of Earth Sciences Website

Marine Sciences

Call for Proposals - IUI Postdoctoral Fellowships 2016-17

The Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat, Israel (IUI) invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship starting 1 October 2016. The Fellowship is open to candidates in all marine disciplines, with a preference for candidates who intend to focus on field studies. Applicants are required to have a host who is an IUI-affiliated resident or non-resident researcher (see list of researchers at the IUI web page)

Funding: IUI will provide NIS 54,000 per annum (50% of the total fellowship - approx. $28,000 under current exchange rates). 50% of the fellowship or more  will be provided by the host.

Deadline: 31 January 2016

Full Information: Fund website

 

 

 

Agriculture

BARD Vaadia Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The primary objective of the BARD Postdoctoral Fellowship is to enable young scientists to acquire new skills and techniques while becoming professionally established in the agricultural research community. The program promotes cooperative agricultural research between postdoctoral fellows from one country (the United States or Israel) and senior scientists from the other.

Funding: $37,000 + $8000 dependent allowance, for one year

Deadline: January 15, yearly

Full Information: Fund website.

Medicine

Cancer Research Institute - Irvington Fellowship

As a result of the dramatic and exciting growth in the field of cancer immunology, CRI now designates at least two of fifteen fellowship awards per round for projects with high relevance to cancer immunology.

Contacts at the Authority for Research & Development:

Ms. Maya Sherman Coordinator for USA, Email: mayas@savion.huji.ac.il

More Information: Fund Website

IDRF - Postdoctoral Fellowships

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation funds a variety of Postdoctoral fellowships are designed to attract relatively early stage, qualified, promising scientists entering their professional career in the diabetes research field.

More Information: Fund Website

 

Post Doctoral Regulations

The following are important excerpts from the University regulations for Post-Doctoral Fellows. You will receive the full guidelines upon acceptance.

  • All Post-Doctoral Fellows will be registered as such in the Department of Student Administration.
  • Post-doctoral research will be conducted only under the supervision of a Faculty member.
  • Stipends paid to Post-doctoral Fellows are considered by the Authorities in Israel as grants and are free of any tax in Israel.
  • A Postdoctoral fellowship must begin within 5 years of receiving the PhD. A post-doctoral fellowship may be awarded for a period not exceeding four years. Grants that are awarded by the University Fellowships Committee are for the duration of one year, with the possibility of extension for one additional year only.
  • The award of a grant may not be made conditional upon the performance of any work whatsoever other than the post-doctoral research in which the post-doctoral fellow is engaged.
  • Please note that foreign fellows are required to obtain an A2 student visa prior to taking up the fellowship at the Hebrew University. For assistance in this matter, please contact limorl@savion.huji.ac.il
  • Questions concerning the possibility of obtaining permission to engage in other work should be addressed to the person responsible for post-doctoral fellows in the Department or the Faculty. Employment within the Hebrew University shall be for pay and not on a voluntary basis.
  • As a rule, the University will not terminate a post-doctoral fellowship prior to the predetermined term of the fellowship. In exceptional cases, however, a fellowship may be terminated at an earlier time, subject to the approval of the Dean and for reasons given in writing. In that event, the Fellow will be given two month’s advance notice of termination.
  • All the intellectual rights pertaining to any invention developed by a Fellow as a result of or in the course of his/her research work at the Hebrew University and/or resulting from the use of University laboratories or property shall entirely belong to the University.  The Fellow will be entitled to royalties deriving from patent registration of any such invention, as prescribed in the University Regulations.

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Practical Information

 

Find lots of practical information in our Guide for Visiting Reseachers 

 

 

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Accommodation

 

The Hebrew University is spread over four campuses. Three of them are located in different parts of Jerusalem:

  • Edmond J. Safra Campus, Jerusalem (Natural Sciences, Computer Sciences and Engineering, Brain Sciences, Nano)
  • Mt. Scopus Campus, Jerusalem (Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Business Administration, Education, Rothberg, University management)
  • Ein Kerem Campus, Jerusalem (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing),
  • Rehovot Campus (Agriculture, Food and Technology, Veterinary Science).

For maps of campuses, buildings, parking areas, etc., click here

There is a free shuttle bus between the campuses in Jerusalem. Students enrolled in any of the Rothberg International School programs will be housed in the beautiful Student Village on Mount Scopus.

There are many different dormitory options, with dormitories both on and off campus. For examples, you can opt for a private room in an apartment with 2-5 rooms, or a shared room in a 2-3 room apartment. There are, in addition, dormitories with 10 single rooms on a floor and shared kitchen and bathrooms. Finally, there are options for married students, with and without children.

Please note that every dormitory request is reviewed as to eligibility and availability. For more information and to apply, please contact Mali at malih@savion.huji.ac.il

 

Edmond J. Safra Campus (Givat Ram)

 

Click here for an overview of campus facilities and facts about living in Jerusalem. [website – standalone page  - Separate document titled “Givat Ram and Jerusalem Facts”]

The Zweig Dormitories has 450 beds in eight buildings. These rooms are for singles only, with two students sharing each room. Each building has communal kitchens, bathrooms and showers.

For a virtual tour click here.

The Lieberman Dormitories have 101 one-room apartments, and are designated for graduate students only. The apartments are furnished and feature air conditioning, as well as private kitchenettes and bathrooms. There is a small number of apartments for families.

A grocery, restaurant and TV room are nearby.

For a virtual tour click here.

 

Ein Kerem Campus

 

These dormitories are open only to students in the faculties/schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical Sciences and Public Health. There are 308 beds in seven buildings. The students share, two to a room. There are also 16 apartments for families.

There are nearby restaurants, laundromat, and club rooms.

For a virtual tour click here.

 

Independent Apartment Rental

 

The Hebrew University apartment board is a searchable listing where HUJI visiting faculty can locate furnished apartments when coming to Jerusalem. Click here to use the board.

Below are a number of other helpful starting places for finding housing on your own:

Craiglist

Flat Hunting

Sabbatical Homes

Janglo

 

Mount Scopus Campus

 

There are three main dormitories on Mount Scopus.

The Student Village is comprised of several buildings containing two, three and five room apartments, and every student gets his own room. Each apartment has a kitchen, sitting area, and bathroom in addition to the bedrooms. The apartments are furnished, including air conditioning and internet connections, though kitchen equipment and bedding are not provided.

For a virtual tour, click here.

The Meiersdorf (Reznick) dormitories have 1800 beds in 19 apartment buildings. These rooms are for singles only, and most students have their own room. There are 10 rooms on each floor, with a shared kitchen, bathroom and showers. Kitchen equipment and bedding are not provided.

The complex offers a laundromat, supermarket, computer rooms, synagogue and basketball court.

The Bronfman (Idelson) dormitories have 1,300 beds, in two- and three-room apartments. These are mostly shared, with two students to a room, but a limited number of students have their own room. Kitchen equipment and bedding is not provided. All apartments have a kitchen and a bathroom with shower.

In addition, there are a few one- and two-room apartments for couples and families.

The Bronfman dormitory complex has a gym, laundromat, and a club room. For a virtual tour, click here.

 

Rehovot Campus

 

Students in the M.Sc. programs typically reside in one of the student dormitory buildings located on the Faculty of Agriculture campus. The campus is located on a main street in the city of Rehovot, 55 kilometers southwest of the main campus of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and 30 kilometers southeast of Tel Aviv. Outside the main entrance to the campus students have full access to most of their living needs within walking distance. There is abundant public transportation and taxi service for students to travel around the city and to all parts of the country.

The dormitories are standard for Israeli and visiting students alike, and are within short walking distance to all classrooms and facilities on campus. A few options (of varying costs) are offered: a single room, a double room shared by two students, or an apartment unit shared by four to five students. If a student is able to afford off-campus accommodations, they should feel free to rent a room or an apartment in the area. These are generally more expensive and at a greater distance from classrooms and other facilities on campus.

Single and double rooms contain a small refrigerator, bed, cupboard, desk and chair for each occupant, and share a large communal kitchen and dining area with the residents of the building. Multiple bathroom and shower facilities are shared by all rooms on each floor. The apartment unit contains its own kitchen, shower, restrooms and living area. All rooms have air-conditioning. Dormitory rooms are equipped with basic furniture; household items, such as bedding, towels and cooking utensils are not provided. Students in the International M.Sc. Program have the option of purchasing the basic household items through the Division for External Studies before their arrival.

For a virtual tour click here.

Cost of Living

 

 

Estimated Costs for International Students at the Hebrew University

Type of Expense

(monthly)

Exchange Student

Degree Student

Tuition (monthly)

Tuition fee waiver

Depends on Degree Program

 

Application fee

-

Depends on degree program

$80 - $110

*Housing (including utilities)

$600-800

$600-800

**Medical Insurance

$52

$52

Transportation

$100

$100

Personal Expenses/leisure

$650-$750

$650-$750

 

*Housing

The price mentioned here is for a single room in a shared apartment in student dormitories on campus (where international students usually reside). The dormitory rent varies according to room type and availability: double room, single room, or single room in a shared apartment.

Off-campus apartments are also an option. Prices are fairly similar to dorms.

The International School does not assist with off-campus housing and can be challenging for an international student to find from afar.

 

**Medical Insurance

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem requires all students to be covered by adequate health insurance for the duration of their stay. Scholarship students are provided with health insurance. Self-funding students are required to purchase comprehensive health insurance either privately or via the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Cost: 1.7$ per day.

 

Please note: The figures mentioned above are an estimation. Costs can vary according to your personal spending habits.

 

Health Insurance

 

All students at the Hebrew University, including part-time and external students, must have health insurance coverage for the period of their studies.

Students enrolled in the Rothberg International School

  • Unless otherwise noted, all non-­Israeli students attending a semester/year program, Hebrew language ulpan, or a summer program who pay tuition will receive health insurance for the period of their program, provided they meet the criteria. Students who remain in the University over the summer must visit the Finance Office to extend their policy (for a fee).
  • Students attending a special program that provides health insurance coverage will be required to sign a health insurance waiver upon arrival.
  • Part-time students taking individual courses in the divisions of Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies or Hebrew Language Instruction or the Preparatory Program must purchase health insurance for the period of their studies, including the break between semesters, if applicable.
  • Students who are Israeli citizens or new immigrants (olim) are personally responsible for joining an Israeli health fund (kupat holim) to assure their access to medical care. They must submit the Health Insurance Waiver.

Regular students and postdoctoral students

Regular students and postdoctoral students are automatically signed up for health insurance through the Student Authority. The tuition fee includes the cost of the insurance. Each student will be charged according to the period of studies for which s/he has registered (academic year or semester).

For more information, contact, Yoav Cohen Melamed:

+972-2-5882869,  yoavcm@savion.huji.ac.il

The office of Harel - Yedidim, which handles student insurance,

+972-3-6386216 or +972-3-6386216, y_health@yedidim.co.il

Visiting Researchers

Visitors are responsible for arranging their health insurance independently.

 

Learning the Language

 

The Division of Hebrew Language Instruction offers modern Hebrew language courses on all levels. Since its establishment in 1965, the number of students studying in the Division has risen to about 2,500 annually, making the Rothberg International School the largest academic institution in the world for the study of Hebrew.

Hebrew language is taught by a highly professional and experienced staff. Emphasis is placed on internalizing the language and practical usage.

The School offers intensive Modern Hebrew language courses (ulpanim), during the summer and winter, as well as Hebrew language courses and electives during the academic year. The Division also runs a center for training teachers of Hebrew as a second language.

 

Transportation

 

How to get to HUJI 

Campus Maps

Rav Kav/City Pass

For those coming to visit Israel and plan to depend upon public transportation, there is a pass called a Rav Kav (City Pass)which allows transportation within cities and between cities with all bus companies, as well as aboard the Jerusalem Light Rail. A Rav Kav and can be attained by tourists and locals alike and is available at the Central Bus Station of any city.

You will fill out a form with pertinent information and provide identification, (such as a passport). Your photo will be taken and the card delivered to you within  minutes. Using this card, you can get on any bus in any city and purchase a multiple ride card which affords you up to a 20% discount on the regular fare. All prices are in shekels and must be paid in cash, but the savings can be significant if you are traveling a lot by bus — within cities or between them.

 

Visas and Government Permits

 

All students coming to Israel for a semester, or for a year- or degree program must acquire a multiple-entry A/2 student visa from the Israeli Consulate in their country of residence before arriving in Israel. This visa is generally issued for 12 months; thus students who are coming for the year are advised to obtain the visa close to their date of departure. If needed, the visa can be extended yearly until the end of the student's studies.

For questions regarding the visa process please contact:

General information:  limorl@savion.huji.ac.il

Extension of visas for an additional period:  limorl@savion.huji.ac.il

Rothberg Hebrew Ulpan students: rishebrew@savion.huji.ac.il

Rothberg Undergraduate program: risundergrad@savion.huji.ac.il

Rothberg Graduate program: gradiv@savion.huji.ac.il

Regular students (BA and MA): oritz@savion.huji.ac.il

Doctoral students: ayalaa@savion.huji.ac.il

Postdoctoral students: limorl@savion.huji.ac.il 

Visiting researchers: limorl@savion.huji.ac.il

If you are coming with family members (spouse and/or child) they should acquire multiple-entryaccompanying family A/4 visa prior to arrival in Israel. In this scenario, please bring with you copies of your marriage license and your children's birth certificates (official English translations), as applicable. You will need these documents in order to extend your family's visas.

Postdoctoral students from India, China and Korea must contact Ms. Limor Levy at limorl@savion.huji.ac.il for help with their specific visa applications.

Please note that holders of A/2 student visas and A/4 accompanying family visas are not allowed to work in Israel. Students are allowed to receive fellowships.

 

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