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Why Study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem?

Why Study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem?

We are the leading university in Israel and regularly ranked in the top 100 universities in the world - along with Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Oxford. Our students enjoy a long list of renowned professors who are at forefront of academic research in the world. After graduation, Hebrew University alumni assume key positions in academia and the business sector, public service and the worlds of culture and the humanities.

Thanks to our global stature and strong ties with leading institutions across the globe, our students enjoy many opportunities to integrate an international experience with their regular course of study. Student exchange programs with Stanford University, study tours in Mongolia, visits to UN institutions in Belgium, workshops in Rwanda and many other activities are offered each year to Hebrew University students.

  • Ranked Number One in excellence in Israel and among the top 100 universities worldwide
  • Eight Nobel Prize winners in recent years are HU graduates or researchers
  • HU researchers have won numerous prestigious prizes
  • Over 150 areas of study are offered, including many interdisciplinary programs
  • Innovation and creativity in teaching and research (e.g., Neural Computation, Cognition, Computational Biology, Study of Rationality)
  • Four campuses host students from around the world
  • Top-level student services, including state-of-the-art sports facilities and student housing on all campuses
  • Incredible panoramic view of the 3000-year-old city of Jerusalem from classroom windows.

The Hebrew University offers a wide variety of degree programs offered in English:

Culture & Recreation

The Hebrew University's four campuses are home to many social, cultural, artistic and spiritual opportunities. Students can take part in stimulating lectures and seminars, diverse social, cultural and religious activities, and invigorating athletic and recreational pursuits. Outside the classroom there are many things to do — from the Musicology Department's Monday Afternoon Concert Series to the Mt. Scopus Botanical Gardens — and many opportunities for Israeli and international students to get to know each other. Information about lectures, conferences, concerts and exhibitions can be found on the university's various Events Calendars; many of these are open to the general public. The Students Union and Hillel organize many events throughout the year.

Off-campus, Jerusalem is a thriving city and modern metropolis, rich in art galleries and museums, theaters and concert halls, restaurants and cafes, pubs and dance clubs. The city's diverse neighborhoods are home to a variety of restaurants with cuisine representing every region of the world. Throughout the year, the city hosts festivals, exhibitions, international conferences and sports competitions. The Municipality of Jerusalem's Events and Tourism pages, and the Go Jerusalem website, offer a wealth of information about activities in the city.

Environmental Sustainability on Campus

The Hebrew University is committed to environmental sustainability and is working to implement it at the University and in the community. The University promotes groundbreaking sustainability research and develops initiatives to preserve the environment today and for future generations. The Rehovot campus of the Hebrew University has been declared a “Green Campus” for being eco-friendly, by a steering committee of the Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection. The University's Green Council supervises the implementation of sustainability practices, and works toward receiving the environmental seal of approval.


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