General Information

Hebrew University Faculty of Law offers a strong faculty comprised of in-house legal scholars, trained in the best law faculties in the world (including, HU Faculty of Law!), and prominent visiting professors coming from academia and the world of legal practice. As a part of its commitment to academic excellence – in research as well as teaching – in an increasingly global environment, the Faculty hosts a number of visiting professors from other countries every year. These are leading researchers and teachers, who enrich the intellectual life in the Faculty, and their visits in the faculty encourage collaboration in research between Faculty members and leading international scholars.

We are particularly pleased to count among our annual visiting professors some twenty leading academics from around the globe, with vast experience in teaching and practicing law. Visiting professors typically teach condensed one-credit courses over a two to three-week long period and participate in relevant faculty meetings. The Faculty actively encourages its students to participate in at least one such course during their studies here. In addition, the Faculty hosts every year a number of visiting scholars who participate in Faculty seminars, conferences, colloquia etc.

Guests are invited by the Dean, following the recommendation of the visiting professors committee.


Students participating in the program are eligible to receive scholarships and stipends.

The Faculty of Law awards students stipends and tuition waivers to eligible candidates.

Please contact Ms. Shanie Rabinowitz, program coordinator for more information:

Additional scholarships available:


For more information please see here.

 Rothberg International School

The International programs, held in conjunction with Rothberg International School, offer a variety of scholarships to qualified candidates.

For more information please see here.


Student Life

The Office of Student Life (OSL) is responsible for organizing diverse extracurricular programs specifically designed to introduce students to the Land of Israel – its people, geography, culture and politics.

The many exciting events, tours and activities that complement the academic program allows students to see the country from new angles and provide them with a comprehensive, memorable Israel experience.

OSL employs a team of specially selected students (called madrichim), who reside in the dormitories, to assist international students in adjusting to campus life at the Hebrew University and to make sure that they receive the full benefit of their stay in Israel. The madrichim are a good source of information on general matters, too.

Students can call or visit them in the dorms or in the office (Boyer Bldg. Room 103).



A 3-day orientation program for international students will take place one week prior to the start of the semester. During the orientation students will be given tours of The Hebrew University campus, The Supreme Court and the city of Jerusalem. Academic information regarding courses and regulations will be provided as well.

For additional information concerning dates please visit the academic calendar.


Sports Facilities

The university has a modern sports center, located near the campus and Student Village, with an elaborate and spacious gym, swimming pool, tennis courts and dance studios.

Virtual tour



Living in University housing is an important part of the overall experience of studying abroad. Students have the opportunity to meet new friends from different cultures and continents – North America, South America, Asia,
Africa and Europe – as well as a chance to share experiences with Israeli students.

Click here to view housing accommodations at the Hebrew University Campus.


Health Insurance

All students at the Hebrew University, including part-time and external students, must have health insurance coverage for the period of their studies.
Unless otherwise noted, all non¬Israeli full-time students will receive health insurance for the period of their program, provided they meet the criteria. Students who remain in the University over the summer must go to the Finance Office to extend their policy (for a fee).

Students who are Israeli citizens or new immigrants ( olim ) are personally responsible for joining an Israeli health fund ( kupat holim ) to assure their access to medical care. They must submit the Health Insurance Waiver. 


Registration Procedure

  1. Any previous or current medical problem may affect the insurance coverage limitations.
  2. Each case is considered individually on the basis of age, insurance period and severity of the condition.
  3. Students must complete the Health Insurance Application. Those who answered “yes” to any of the questions on the form may be asked to send a recent up-to-date letter from their attending physician noting the relevant dates and the current status of the medical condition. The decision regarding approval will be sent to the student.

Please be aware that if the insurance agency discovers that information submitted about prior/chronic conditions is incomplete, all liability may be rescinded.

Students who complete all of their financial obligations by the deadline will receive their health insurance cards upon arrival; otherwise health insurance membership cards are generally available a few days after registration. Students are responsible for picking up their health insurance cards in Boyar Room 402. It is important to carry this card at all times. It must be presented when seeking service.


Student Services

The Student Union at the Hebrew University – The Aguda is the body representing all students at the
University. The Aguda provides various services to all the students in many areas – academic, welfare,
culture and more. The Aguda offices are open and at your service Sunday-Thursday between 9:00-16:00 (Frank Sinatra Building 2nd floor).

For further information: contact us at:, Tel.: 02-5813604, Fax: 02-5816204


Contact Us


  • Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905, Israel
  • For all inquiries please contact Shanie Rabinowitz,
    international programs coordinator:
  • Phone 972-2-5880044 (In Israel: 02-5880044)



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