The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University strives for excellence, an integral element in its academic life. Its outstanding scholars have achieved impressive breakthroughs in a variety of disciplines, and it is among the very top winners of the European Research Council's competitive grants to young researchers. One-third of all competitive research grants awarded in Israel are won by Hebrew University scholars.



The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, founded in 1918 and opened officially in 1925, is Israel’s premier university as well as its leading research institution.


  • We offer a wide number of academic fields: social sciences and the humanities, natural and life sciences, medicine, agriculture, law, business administration, social work, education, nutrition and more. You can choose from nearly 100 different programs covering all areas of knowledge and research
  • You can also pursue unique programs that combine several fields of study, such as a program combining philosophy, economics and political science; a joint degree in law and social work; or the cognitive sciences, which combine psychology, linguistics, philosophy, logic and neuroscience.


Being a leading research and science institute, the Hebrew University attracts the best researchers in a variety of fields. The university's researchers are acknowledged through numerous publications in prestigious periodicals and by receiving many distinguished awards in Israel and abroad, among them the Nobel Prize, the Fields Medal and the Israel Prize.

As of 2012 Hebrew University researchers and alumni have received 8 Nobel Prizes, a Fields Medal, 269 Israel Prizes, 9 Wolf Prizes, 33 EMET Prizes for Art, Science and Culture and 89 Rothschild Prizes.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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87 -20
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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186 -8
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.


Student services

The Psychological Service at the Hebrew University was established to offer psychological and counseling assistance to students, university staff, and evacuees from the community in distress.

Student Life

Campus life

In Jerusalem, one of the most beautiful of cities in the world, the university maintains three campuses: the Mount Scopus campus for the humanities and social sciences; the Edmond J. Safra Campus for exact sciences; and the Ein Karem Campus for medical sciences. Its other campuses are the Rehovot faculty for agriculture, food, veterinary medicine and environmental sciences; the veterinary hospital in Beit Dagan; and the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat.

Sports facilities

The university boasts three sports facilities which are among the most advanced in the country, 11 libraries, 5 computer centers, 6,000 dormitory beds, and dozens of student activity groups focusing on politics, society, the environment and more.