Whether you’re a guest researcher visiting HUJI for a limited period of time or a new international staff member, there are a number of steps that you will need to complete pre-departure in order to ensure a seamless arrival to Jerusalem. We’ve put together the following essential information to help get you started, and our dedicated staff is available to assist you with any questions you may have along the way.
HUJI Staff Hosting International Guests
If you work at HUJI and are looking for information on how to host academic or administrative colleagues from abroad, please refer to our Staff Mobility webpage.
B/2 Visitor's Visa
A B/2 visa is granted to individuals who wish to stay in Israel for a short period of time, such as short research or teaching stays. This visa is valid for up to three months from the date of issue, and international researchers may request an extension for a period of up to one year. Holders of a B/2 visa are not permitted to work in Israel (fellowships, living stipends and scholarships are permissible with this visa). If you are arriving to Israel with family members, you may also apply for a B/2 visa for those accompanying you. Please contact Mr. Yehuda Hersch, Visa Coordinator at the International Office, at email@example.com, for assistance.
For short visits of up to 90 days, Israel maintains visa exemption agreements with many countries. To check whether you need to obtain a visa to visit Israel for less than 90 days, please refer to this website.
B/1 Work Visa
A B/1 visa is granted to individuals whose stay in Israel is approved for a limited period of time for the purpose of work, such as overseas faculty members, researchers, and postdocs who will be receiving a salary from Hebrew University (this excludes fellowships, living stipends, and scholarships). This visa is granted with the sole approval of the Ministry of Interior, is valid for 12 months, and may be extended upon request.
A B/1 visa can only be issued in Israel and is then sent to the relevant Israeli embassy abroad. Please contact your hosting faculty at Hebrew University to receive more information on applying for this visa. Should you require further support, you may also contact Mr. Yehuda Hersch, Visa Coordinator at the International Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the visa has been requested, please do not approach your local Israeli embassy before receiving notice that your visa is ready to be picked up.
Validity of the B/1 work visa is determined by the guidelines of the Ministry of Interior. The employee must enter Israel within the time period specified on the visa and must remain in the country for the duration specified. Holders of a B/1 visa may request a B/2 visa for accompanying family members, specifically for the duration of their B/1 visa.
For short-term visitors, Hebrew University offers a number of furnished apartments in the Student Village dorms adjacent to the Mount Scopus campus, as well as in several other locations. Apartments are available for both single visitors and families, and additionally serve as a great solution for those who wish to search for a long-term rental in-person, following their arrival to Jerusalem. The number of apartments is limited and based on availability. Please contact Mr. Yehuda Hersch, Visa Coordinator at the International Office, at email@example.com, to book an apartment.
Beyond the Student Village apartments, the university offers a number of additional apartments for short-term stays. To check their availability, please contact Ms. Ilanit Tobby Alimi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HUJI Contact Persons
New visiting researchers should consult their host or the secretary of their department regarding any questions pertaining to academic and administrative issues.
To receive a Visitor Card, which is required to enter our campuses, please contact Mr. Yehuda Hersch, Visa Coordinator at the International Office, at email@example.com.
If you wish to gain access to the university libraries or HUJImail during your stay, please contact Ms. Rama Friedlander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New faculty members may contact Ms. Limor Levy, Coordinator for New Academic Staff, at email@example.com, with any academic or administrative issues.
On the website of the Academic Administration Unit, you’ll also find additional useful information.
For assistance with practical day-to-day matters, you are welcome to contact Mr. Yehuda Hersch, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For assistance with day-to-day matters, you are welcome to contact Mr. Yehuda Hersch, at email@example.com.
For more information related to your stay at Hebrew University, including health insurance, family members, transportation, and more, please refer to Useful Information.