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:


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

+972-3-6386216 or +972-3-6386216,

Visiting Researchers

Visitors are responsible for arranging their health insurance independently.