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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem, Israel

Program sponsor: Rothberg International School


Hebrew University is the highest-ranked university in Israel, one of the world’s top 100, and one of the top 25 schools outside of the United States. While in Jerusalem, students work with internationally accomplished faculty and have access to an impressive range of resources and facilities. Through the Rothberg International School, students have access to a wide variety of courses in religion, middle east studies, and social and political science, as well as research options and special study tracks. This program is ideal for students who are interested in taking English-taught courses and want to improve or begin studying Hebrew.

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Program Requirements


Open to students from all majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.


None; however, students are required to:

  • Enroll in summer or winter Ulpan (intensive Hebrew language study) before the start of the program.
  • Take a Hebrew language course during the program.


  1. Apply for permission to study abroad
    All students are required to apply for permission to study abroad. Learn more about the process, deadlines, and access the application on the apply to study abroad page.
  2. Apply for your study abroad program
    All affiliated programs and all Northwestern exchange programs require an additional external program application. Complete a Hebrew University application by the program's deadline.

Program Contacts

Estimated Credit

6 Northwestern units. Visit Registration & Credit to learn more about credit types and requirements, registration, and other considerations.


Students are mainly housed in the Student Village complex. They live in single bedrooms in air-conditioned suites. Each bedroom contains a bed, desk, chair, and closet. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared. The Scopus Student Village housing complex has free wi-fi in all of its apartments. Take a virtual tour of our student village.

Program Cost

Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.

Fall 2019: $19,482

Billed by Northwestern

Total: $15,240

Estimated Additional Costs
  • Meals: $1,530
  • Airfare: $1,400
  • Local transportation: $160
  • Books & supplies: $80
  • Personal expenses: $835
  • Visa: $45
  • GeoBlue: $192

Total: $4,242

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Program Financial Details

This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for Hebrew University, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials and requirements for the most current information and instructions.


Once you are accepted to Hebrew University, you may be required to pay a deposit to confirm your place on the program. If required, it is your responsibility to pay the deposit; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.

Northwestern Invoice

Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include your Hebrew University tuition and housing (including the required ulpan), as well as the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program materials for the most current cost information.

If you receive financial aid and/or loans from Northwestern, these funds will continue to apply directly to your CAESAR account.

If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.

Other Program Charges

If you receive an invoice from Hebrew University that includes your tuition, housing, or ulpan, you should not pay it. Northwestern will pay directly for these charges, and you will be billed for them through CAESAR.

Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying these fees directly.

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