Study in Jerusalem, a city sacred to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This thriving metropolis is a melding of past and present, of ancient roots and modern innovations.
|Term||Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Session|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a multidisciplinary institution of higher learning and research, a scientific center of international repute, and is ranked among the world’s leading universities. At the Hebrew University, students of all backgrounds receive a university education where excellence is emphasized.
About 2,000 international students from around the world enroll at the Rothberg International School at Hebrew University every year.
This program appeals to students who are interested in experiencing Israeli and Middle Eastern culture, would like to study alongside Israeli and other international students, or need to fulfill major requirements.
Students are required to live in the Mount Scopus on-campus housing, which allows you to meet other students and experience Israeli student life.
Students are usually housed in apartments with single bedrooms. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared.
There is no meal plan, but the kitchens are equipped with stove burners and refrigerators for preparing light meals and snacks.
The Rothberg International School at Hebrew University organizes an extensive orientation as well as activities throughout the semester. They also employ full-time Madrichim (or Social Activities Coordinators) who build and implement the social activities program.
The Madrichim live on campus, and it is their responsibility to assist you in engaging in campus life as much as possible. Most social activities planned by the Rothberg International School are included in the program fee, so you are encouraged to take advantage of them all.
Students studying at Hebrew University of Jerusalem will:
All courses are taught by Hebrew University of Jerusalem faculty.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Type||Host University Study|
|Program Level||Various levels|
15 credits per semester and 30 credits for the academic year. Credit amounts vary for the summer session.
Students are required to maintain a minimum enrollment of 15 credits per semester.
Classes (English-taught classes at Hebrew U)
Undergraduate Study Abroad Program (fall, spring, academic year)
Spring in Jerusalem—Honors Program (spring): Combines language study, research, and advanced coursework; competetive
Summer Programs: Hebrew and Arabic language courses; Thematic programs taught in English; Internships
In addition to taking classes at the Rothberg International School, students have the option of taking English-taught classes in other departments of Hebrew University, expanding the range of academic offerings greatly. Students junior-year and above may be allowed into graduate level classes at Hebrew U if pre-requisites are met. Note that due to a longer academic calendar, classes at Hebrew U run three weeks longer than classes at Rothberg, and require students to stay an additional three weeks in-country.
Hebrew University offers coursework, and has been identified as a strong curricular match, for the following UofM degree programs:
This course is offered at no additional cost on programs six weeks or longer. The Learning Abroad Center will email out registration instructions, or you may contact a program team member.
|Term||Program Dates||Application Deadline|
|Academic Year*||Early September - late May or early June||April 15|
|Fall Semester*||Early September - early January||April 15|
|Spring Semester*||mid January - early June||November 15|
|Spring Honors Program*||mid January - late June||November 15|
|Summer term||Dates vary by program track.||April 15|
*Program dates include required language Ulpan. View the Rothberg International School Acadmic Calendar for further information about holidays and break periods.
Late applications may be considered. Contact the Learning Abroad Center for inquiries regarding late applications.
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
The Total Program Fee reflects the host university’s international tuition rate converted into US dollars, plus the Learning Abroad Center’s APAAC ($1000 summer / $2050 one semester / $3100 for Academic Year) and required UMN international health insurance.
NOTE: Students taking departmental classes at Hebrew U (not through the Rothberg International School), are subject to additional housing and insurance charges due to the longer academic calendar at Hebrew U compared to Rothberg.
Beginning Fall 2020, special funding in the amount of $6000 per semester is available to students attending Hebrew U (does not apply to Nachshon scholars).
MASA Israel Grant and Scholarship - MASA Israel Journey offers scholarships specifically for Jewish students studying in Israel.
The Minneapolis Jewish Foundation offers a number of awards for study abroad.
Students accepted into the Spring in Jerusalem Honors Program are eligible for merit-based awards up to $3000.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See Program Dates and Fees for term options|
|Program Name||University Study in Israel|
|Track Name||Hebrew University of Jerusalem|
Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.
All students, both UofM and Non-UofM should use this apply button if applying for a program Fall 2021 or beyond (academic year, winter break etc.). You will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.
Submit to the Learning Abroad Center:
Submit to Hebrew University of Jerusalem Rothberg International School:
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Rothberg International School application (to include online application, resume, medical form, official transcript, two letters of recommendation, a personal essay, passport-sized photograph, photocopy of passport identity page, and application fee.)
Affiliate organizations and partner universities will not accept applications from UMTC students without the endorsement of the Learning Abroad Center. Students must participate in affiliate organization and partner university programs through the standard Learning Abroad Center application process.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toAshley Metz or call at 612.626.6380.