University Study in Israel: Hebrew University of Jerusalem

University Study in Israel: Hebrew University of Jerusalem — Academics

Program Structure

Program Type This program is a university study program, which allows you to directly enroll in a foreign university and take classes with host country students and other international students. Instruction is in English and Hebrew by Hebrew University of Jerusalem faculty.
Program Level Various levels.
Courseload 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 13 credits per semester or maintain the minimum program credit enrollment determined by their study abroad program, whichever is greater. 



Grade & Credit Conversion Scale

Undergraduate Study Abroad Program (fall, spring, academic year)

Spring in Jerusalem—Honors Program (spring): Combines language study, research, and advanced coursework; competetive. 3.7 GPA minimum requirement.

(fall, spring, academic year): Courses in the fine arts with Hebrew language and Israeli content courses

 (fall, spring, academic year): Artistic training in dance, academic study, and exposure to Israel’s social, historical, and cultural environment

 (fall, spring, academic year): Consists of individual instruction, performance in small and large ensembles, and classes in Jewish & Israeli music

Summer Programs: Hebrew and Arabic language courses; Thematic programs taught in English; Internships 

Major Advising Pages

Hebrew University offers coursework, and has been identified as a strong curricular match, for the following UofM degree programs:

Global Identity

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in marketing your study abroad experience for future goals, making you stand out from your peers upon return.

Benefits of Global Identity

No Additional Cost

Because integrated-study programs like University Study programs provide less on-site support than other study abroad program models, Global Identity is offered at no additional cost (regular $200 tuition is waived for students on this program). Global Identity gives you the opportunity to work individually with a trained cultural mentor, helping you understand and articulate the skills you’re developing during your time abroad. Registration instructions will be sent by email by the Learning Abroad Center, or you can contact Erica Qualheim ( for additional information.

I-UROP Scholarship

University of Minnesota students participating in a research project on this program may be eligible for the International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (I-UROP) Scholarship