Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Rothberg International School (RIS)

The Rothberg International School at Hebrew University of Jerusalem (ranked 53rd in the best universities) by one poll can collaboratively work to meet Baruch student body’s needs through a variety of programs. Our goals are to enhance a student’s university experience by enabling him or her to become innovative global learners, educators, and future local and world leaders.

  • students can spend a semester, year, or summer
  • students can learn the Hebrew language
  • students can join fellow students in excursions around the city.

Every program includes an Ulpan (an intensive Hebrew immersion course), and/or Arabic language instruction, and a wide variety of diverse academic courses.

All of our courses are taught entirely in English, unless otherwise specified.

We offer generous need-based scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students. For the 2012-2013 academic years, we are offering over $600,000 in financial aid to qualified students, and there is also CUNY funding for students through the Littman Mattess Memorial Scholarship Fund at RIS. In addition, we offer free health care insurance to all full-time students too!

RIS offers nine MA degree programs, as well as a semester or year visiting option for graduate level students including recent college graduates who have not yet commenced a program of graduate study.

There are also a number of exciting summer programs, including language immersion in Modern or Biblical Hebrew, Modern Standard or Colloquial Arabic, and students can also choose from a wide array of summer courses ranging from Israeli Politics, the Middle East, Environmental Studies, and even participate in an archaeological dig or participate in a local internship.

Even though our school is in Israel, our office is in New York, and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have. Our website is http://overseas.huji.ac.il/

You can reach us at (212) 607.8520. We hope to see you next year in Jerusalem! And please see below for the fast facts information.

Luz Martin del Campo, Ph.D.


Fast facts


Undergraduate Study Abroad Gap Year; Nativ Leadership; Honors

Visiting Graduate Visiting Research Fellows

M.A; M.Sc.; LL.M. Degree Programs: Bible and the Ancient Near East; Bio-Medical Sciences in Dental Medicine; Human Rights & International Law; International Business Law & Intellectual Property; Israel Studies: Society and Politics; Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies; Jewish Studies; and Religious Studies

Summer Programs Hebrew and Arabic language immersion classes; numerous content courses; archaeological Digs; and internships

Duration: Summer; Semester; Year

Language of instruction: English; Hebrew

Academic highlights:

Art; Arabic; Brain & Behavioral Sciences; Business Studies; Coexistence in the Middle East; Dance; Economics; Engineering; Environmental Studies; Hebrew; Israel Studies; Jewish Studies; Jewish Experiential Education;

Judaism and Christianity in Late Antiquity; Journalism and Media in Contemporary Israel; Middle East Studies;

Music; Peace & Conflict Studies; Trauma & Resilience: Theory & Practice from the Israeli Experience

Internships: Available academic year and summer

Approximate Costs: Please check our website for current fees

Financial Aid:  Merit and need-based aid available: Over $600,000 in Scholarships in 2012-2013!

Application Deadlines:

Spring 2013: November 15, 2012                   Fall 2103: April 15, 2013        Summer 2013: May 15, 2013