Campus Services

During your first few days on campus, you’ll complete a number of administrative tasks to help ensure a smooth start to your studies. In addition, you may find it helpful to familiarize yourself with the infrastructure available to you at the university, such as libraries, computer services, and more. 

Completing Your Registration

  • Undergraduate students: You are obligated to complete your registration, including the payment of your tuition fees, before arriving in Israel. The admissions department will inform you directly of all necessary steps and deadlines.  
  • Graduate students: In your letter of acceptance, our Overseas Applicants Unit will inform you whether you’ve been accepted conditionally and still need to submit documents such as the results of language tests. For more information, please refer to this website. You should arrive to campus several days prior to the start of your program in order to complete your financial registration. In advance of your arrival, you’ll receive a billing letter from the Finance Office with more information about this step. Bear in mind that even if you’ve already paid tuition in full or are receiving a full scholarship, you still need to complete financial registration.
  • PhD students: Please confirm with your academic secretary at the Authority for Research Students that you have completed the required registration procedures. Then log into the RishumNet system to select the courses you would like to take. By doing so, you will ensure that you are registered as an active student for the current academic year. If you wish to check your registration status afterwards, please contact your supervisor. Even if you aren’t planning on taking academic courses, we recommend that you select a course in order to be registered in the system. All further instructions will be sent to you directly by the Authority for Research Students
  • Postdocs: Please contact the secretary of your faculty in order to officially register as a postdoc.

Once your registration procedure is complete, you will be added to HUJI’s student list.

Student Number and Personal Code

Undergraduate and graduate students: You will receive your student number and personal code in the first application status email sent to you.

PhD students and Postdocs: After completing your registration, you will receive your personal code. Postdocs will also receive their student number, and PhD students receive one when applying online.

Your University Email Address

After you are registered, you will receive a HUJImail email address. This email address will be used by HUJI’s administrative and academic departments for sending you information related to your studies and student life. Your username and initial password will be sent to you and can later be accessed through your Personal Information Site. To log in to your account, visit For more information, refer to this website or contact the help desk at +972 2 5883450.

Personal Information Site

Your Personal Information Site grants you access to important information related to your studies, such as your financial status, dormitory reservation, schedule, and an overview of your grades. 


In this app, which is also available in English, you’ll find the same information as on your Personal Information Site. To install the app, please follow these steps:

1. Search for “HUJIapp” in the Google Play Store/Apple App Store and download the app.
2. Open the app on your device. In the top corner, you’ll see a small box with the capital letter “E.” Click it to switch to the English version.
3. Click “Personal Info” and enter your ID number and personal code. 

Your Student Card

Your student card will be an important document for you throughout your stay, gaining you access to various student discounts as well as entry onto the various university campuses. You will often be asked to present it, such as when opening a bank account or registering for your Rav Kav transportation card, so be sure to keep it handy on a daily basis.

Undergraduate students: You will need to upload a photo of yourself during the application process. Once you’re in Israel, you can pick up your student card at the Division of Undergraduate Studies at Rothberg International School.

Graduate students: You will need to upload a photo of yourself on your HUJI Personal Information Site or to the HUJIApp. Upon completing your financial registration, you will receive your student card.

PhD students/postdocs: After completing your registration, you will receive an e-mail from the Finance Department regarding your student card. You will be asked to upload a photo of yourself on your HUJI Personal Information Site or to the HUJIApp and will be given the choice of picking up the card on campus or having it delivered to an address of your choice. We recommend picking it up so that it will be available to you as soon as possible.

Computer Services

Public Computer Facilities, Printer and Scanners
Each campus offers public computer facilities, usually including access to printers and scanners. All computers have been equipped with the software necessary for your studies and offer you access to knowledge bases and a personal drive for storing files. For detailed information on the computer stations at the different campuses, please refer to this website.
To access the public computers, you will need a HUJI computer account. To obtain one, go to and enter your student ID number (first eight digits) and personal code. You’ll be asked to agree to the Declaration of Proper Use and can then choose a username and password, which you should keep on hand for future use.

Accessing Hebrew University’s Network with Your PC:

On Campus
To quickly access the internet, you may connect from any location on campus via the HUJI-Guest WIFI network.

Off Campus
The Samba and Rumba VPN services provide you with a simple and secure connection to the closed university network from outside the university, including access to academic resources, such as e-journals, databases, etc.

For instructions on how to operate these VPN Services, please refer to the website of the Division for Computation, Communication & Information.

If you live in the dorms, please take a look at the internet manual provided by the Division for Computation, Communication & Information.

Technical Support
For general IT issues, including questions regarding your HUJI mail account, please contact the Help Desk at the Division of Computation, Communication & Information at +972 2 5883450 or (Sunday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.).
If you experience problems with the computer facilities at Rothberg International School, please contact the RIS IT team at +972 2 588 1253 (Sunday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.).


Our university libraries offer you a wealth of academic literature and study resources for all disciplines taught on our campuses. HUJI students are also entitled to remote access to library-owned e-resources from their private computers. If you wish to read, study for an exam, or prepare a group presentation, you may take advantage of the numerous individual and group study spaces in our libraries. During exam periods, opening hours are extended. To check out books, you will need your student card.
Please consult the websites of the libraries for up-to-date information on opening hours and workshops.

HUJI’s main libraries are:

The Judah L. Berger Memorial Library, Mekler-Benenson Families Reference Library at Rothberg International School focuses particularly on the needs and interests of international students at Hebrew University. It offers literature in a number of languages, including English, French, Spanish, Russian and Hebrew. The collection spans a broad range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, with special emphasis on Jewish, Israel and Middle Eastern studies, as well as Hebrew language study and teaching.