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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University strives for excellence, an integral element in its academic life.  Its outstanding scholars have achieved impressive breakthroughs in a variety of disciplines, and it is among the very top winners of the European Research Council's competitive grants to young researchers.

Bachelor's programmes



The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, founded in 1918 and opened officially in 1925, is Israel’s premier university as well as its leading research institution. The Hebrew University is ranked internationally among the 100 leading universities in the world and first among Israeli universities.


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem stresses excellence and offers a wide array of study opportunities in the humanities, social sciences, exact sciences and medicine.


 One-third of all competitive research grants awarded in Israel are won by Hebrew University scholars.

University academicians publish frequently in prestigious scientific journals, and their research has garnered outstanding awards in Israel and worldwide, including the Nobel Prize, the Fields Medal and the Israel Prize. Most PhD holders in Israel earned their degrees at the Hebrew University, and our alumni hold key positions in academia, public service and the business sector.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

Living in university housing is an important part of your study abroad experience and a great chance to make new friends from all over the world as well as to meet Israeli students. The Rehovot campus dormitories is an affordable option for students, situated in a beautiful green surrounding, with access to all the necessary facilities.

Library services

  • Bloomfield Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Harman Science Library
  • Muriel & Philip Berman Medical Library
  • Law Library
  • Education and Social Work Library
  • Library of Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • Mathematics and Computer Science Library
  • Archaeology Library

Student Life

Sports facilities

The Bonam Sport and Leisure Center, which includes a gym and swimming pool, is located across the street from the Reisfeld Residence.

In order to use the gym, you must fill in the health statement (see below) and submit a letter confirming that you are a student of the faculty (either from the student affairs office or through the International School, depending on the program you are enrolled in). Please bring both documents to the gym’s office.

Student Reviews

Good but must be patient
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Great learning atmosphere, good professors, could have better student-teacher communication. The school itself can use some financial support. Overall, it's a good school if close to home.

Hard but worth it
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a very known university in Israel and is known to be the best. Thanks to that ranking it is also a hard university to study at, you have a lot of studying to do on yourself, on your time and independently. This disadvantage is also an advantage, because it teaches you a lot and helps you to expand your horizons.

Current study History
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is a nice time that I am spending now.

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