Exchange Programs

Consistently ranked as one of the Top 100 universities in the world, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers world-class exchange programs for university and college students interested in broadening their horizons while receiving outstanding theoretical and practical instruction.

Join the ranks of exchange students from partner universities around the globe who have immersed themselves in rich Israeli culture, the historical landmarks of Jerusalem, the night life, cuisine, touring and friendly companionship of fellow students as they study and excel in a top-seed university.

Students coming to HU in the framework of exchange programs may study under the following tracks:

How Do Our Exchange Programs Work?

Rules of Thumb

  • Your home institution must be a HUJI partner through a formal reciprocal exchange agreement.
  • You must be nominated for the program by your home institution's exchange coordinator.
  • You must apply to HUJI and, if selected, you remain enrolled with your home institution and continue to pay your home institution fees. You will be exempt from HUJI tuition fees.
  • The courses you take in HUJI may be credited towards your degree by your home institution, on approval of your home institution. 

How to Apply for an Exchange Program?

 Before you apply, please check that you can answer YES to the following questions:

  1. Are you a student at one of HUJI's exchange partners?
  2. Has your home university nominated and approved your application to HUJI for a specific HUJI program of study?
  3. Has your home university sent a confirmation letter to the HUJI International Office?
  4. Have you received application instructions from the Coordinator at your home university?

If you responded YES to all the above questions, please contact the exchange coordinator at your institution regarding application procedures.

What can you study?

Incoming exchange students can take a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate level classes (lectures, exercises and seminars) taught in English and Hebrew (conditional on meeting Hebrew Language requirements).

Additionally, various university faculties offer clusters (~20 credits of courses) of innovative courses in English, and specially tailored for a duration of 10 weeks**

Exchange students can also take courses offered at Rothberg International School (RIS) which offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate level classes in English.

For more information on all courses, see the following websites:

University faculty courses (Hebrew and English)*

RIS Undergraduate Courses (English)

RIS Graduate Courses (English)

 

*Most of the courses in the University faculty level programs are open to exchange students, pending availability. Participation in some courses require approval from the department in which the student wishes to study. The Faculty of Social Sciences accepts exchange students to electives only.

**HUJI academic year operates from October to June. Academic courses generally are 14 weeks, with the exception of clusters courses that are 10 weeks and short courses.

RIS undergraduate academic year is slightly shorter. For detailed information please see below links:

RIS Undergraduate / RIS Graduate / University*

Student Exchange info Brochoure 
 

 

Updated policy on language offerings for exchange students in the coming academic year – AY 21-22.

Hebrew:

Absolute beginners:

For absolute beginners, we will have a 3-credit Hebrew course during the semester-especially designed for undergraduate and graduate exchange students and graduate degree students (56 hours).

Students seeking a more intensive framework will have to join the pre-semester Hebrew Ulpan (for additional payment - 5 credits) and continue into the semester with the same class (6 credits).

Two important notes regarding the intensive framework:

  1. The 6-credit option during the semester will only be available to those taking the pre-semester Ulpan.
  2. This program (Ulpan plus semester) is open to a limited number of students, meaning that your acceptance to the program is conditional upon availability.

Students with background in Hebrew:

Students coming with previous background in Hebrew will only be able to join the intensive module which includes both the pre-semester Undergraduate September  Ulpan (5 credits) and the 6 credit semester course. This option is conditional on availability, so please confirm with the office to see availability.

Students who do not take the pre-semester Ulpan will not be able to join Hebrew during the semester.
 

Arabic:

In general, Arabic courses for exchange students are all conditional on availability with the exception of a 3-credit colloquial Arabic courses offered in both semesters.
Students can take an independent study (3-credit Modern Standard Arabic or Amia) for an additional fee of 400$ per credit.

Our Arabic language offerings can be found HERE

Please note that absolute beginners interested in studying in the 12-credit MSA course (based on availability) have to participate in the pre-semester Foundations of MSA Course (for additional payment).

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions regarding language studies. Please send an email informing the Undergraduate Office if you would like to be signed up for any of these languages.

 

Academic Calendar 2021-2022:

Undergraduate

Date

Undergraduate September Ulpan

August 26 - October 6, 2021

Autumn Semester

Registration

For Autumn Semester Exchange students

October 6, 2021

Autumn Semester Begins

All Rothberg Undergraduate Division Programs, All HU Faculty Departments

October 10, 2021

Autumn Semester Ends

USAP/FAGY/AIP

December 19, 2021

Final Exams

December 21 - 22, 2021

Autumn Semester Ends

All HU Faculty Departments

January 14, 2022

Winter Ulpan

February 1 - 27, 2022

Spring Semester

Registration for Spring Semester Exchange students

March 1, 2022

Spring Semester Begins

All Rothberg Undergraduate Division Programs

March 2, 2022

Spring Semester Ends

USAP/FAGY

May 31, 2022

Spring Semester Ends

All HU Faculty Departments

June 24, 2022

 

 

 

Graduate:

 

Summer Ulpan begins

August 3 - September 14, 2021

Program registration and dorms check in for students attending the academic year or
the Autumn semester.

October 6, 2021

Orientation Day for students attending the academic year or the Autumn semester

October 7, 2021

Autumn Semester

October 10, 2021 - January 14, 2022

Spring Semester

March 6 - June 24, 2022

Academic registration for spring semester courses

Students attending Spring Semester only

TBA

Program registration and dorms check in for students attending the Spring semester.

March 2, 2022

Orientation Day for students attending the Spring semester

March 3, 2022

Spring Semester Begins

March 6, - June 24, 2022

Exam Week***

Session 1 ("Moed A")

July 3 - 7, 2022