Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Rothberg International School: Graduate Non-Degree Program

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  • Location(s): Jerusalem, Israel
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Graduate Program

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Whether you are beginning your graduate study, completing coursework, or focusing on your research, The Hebrew University's Rothberg International School (RIS) provides an opportunity to learn from internationally recognized faculty in advanced facilities. You’ll be highly engaged in your learning while furthering your knowledge and experience in your field.

Hebrew University, the best university in Israel and a top 25 institution globally outside the US, offers many options to you as a graduate student, whether you wish to study abroad for a semester or full year. The non-degree study abroad programs at RIS are designed for qualified master’s candidates, Ph.D. candidates, or recent college graduates who have not yet begun graduate study. Choose from courses and seminars of the highest academic quality to deepen your knowledge.

Iberian and Latin American Studies & the Middle East (ILAM)
The Iberian and Latin American Studies & the Middle East (ILAM) program is designed for Spanish-speaking students who are interested in exploring the dynamics between the Middle East and Latin America. 

Offered in partnership between The Hebrew University's Department of Romance and Latin American Studies and RIS, ILAM courses are multidisciplinary and cover a full range of issues, from religion to sociology to trade. As a student in the program, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in an internship, go on study tours, and have access to the extensive library system and experienced faculty of The Hebrew University. 

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Graduate Program
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Modern Greek Language, Literature
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Hebrew Language, Literature
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language, Literature
  • Religion / Religious Studies
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Political Science and Government
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Direct Enrollment/Exchange Scholarships

Graduate students from countries other than the United States and Canada may be eligible for Rothberg Family Fund (RFF) tuition scholarships, awarded by the Hebrew University to international students enrolled in the RIS Division of Graduate Studies. Eligibility is determined by academic achievement and financial need.

Partial tuition

April 1st

Countries other than the US and Canada Academic achievement Financial need Acceptance to program

Masa Israel makes it possible for young Jewish adults to come to Israel by offering grants and/or scholarships, making the experience more affordable.

Partial tuition

See MASA website http://www.masaisrael.org/

See MASA website http://www.masaisrael.org/grants/policy

The Thanks To Scandinavia Fund from the Benjamin Sperling Bequest to the Hebrew University has endowed scholarships of US $12,000 each in memory of Frances and Benjamin Sperling, for students from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, who wish to pursue graduate studies at the Hebrew University.


April 1st

Scandinavian countries; see website http://www.thankstoscandinavia.org/scholarships/scholarships-in-israel/sperling-scholarships/

See website http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA-Archive/2003/Pages/Scholarships%20Offered%20by%20the%20Israeli%20Government%20to.aspx


See website: http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA-Archive/2003/Pages/Scholarships%20Offered%20by%20the%20Israeli%20Government%20to.aspx See instructions: http://mfa.gov.il/mfa/abouttheministry/documents/scholarshipinstructions.pdf

The applicant should hold a BA or BSc degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement. The applicant should be a citizen of the country where he/she applies for the scholarship and be under the age of 35 (at the beginning of the academic year). Israeli citizens are not eligible to submit an application for this scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship must receive a student visa (A2), issued by the Israeli Embassy/Consulate to which their application was submitted. Proof of English or Hebrew language proficiency. The applicant should meet the academic requirements of the Israeli University to which he/she applies. A scholarship will be granted only after the required institute approves the acceptance of the candidate.

RIS Merit Scholarships A limited number of scholarships are being offered to highly qualified international candidates who wish to study at the Rothberg International School. The Graduate Merit Scholarship is a competitive, merit-based scholarship for students admitted to international degree programs in the Division of Graduate Studies at the Rothberg International School. The Scholarship covers the tuition fee for the stated duration of the program. International graduate students accepted to the following degree programs may apply: The Bible and the Ancient Near East Jewish Studies Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Israel Studies Nonprofit Management and Leadership M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Full amount

March 15th

At least in final year of undergraduate studies Minimum GPA of 3.8 or equivalent Maintain high academic standard Must submit a complete application to a degree program