The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Founded in 1925
- Considered the top university in Israel
- Ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education Academic Rankings
- 23 500 students, including 11 700 undergraduates
- Wide range programs offered for international students at its Rothberg International School
- Rothberg International School attracts more than 2 000 students annually from over 65 countries
- HUJ has several campuses: Mount Scopus, The Edmond J. Safra Campus, Ein Kerem (in Jerusalem), and Rehovot
- The Jewish National and University Library is the central library of the University as well as the national library of the Jewish people and the State of Israel
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- Students fluent in Hebrew may take classes taught in that medium
- Students are required by HU to take an Ulpan course preceding their academic studies unless they have a high enough level of Hebrew comprehension (to be decided by HU)
- Fall and year students take “Undergraduate Ulpan” and winter or spring term students take “Winter Ulpan”
- Please note that students pay directly to HU for this course
- ARTS 1st credits are awarded upon successful completion of Ulpan
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
- Summer Ulpan: Mid-June to End of September
- Autumn Semester: Beginning of October to End of December
- HUJ Winter Ulpan: Beginning of January to Mid-February
- HUJ Spring Semester: Mid-February to End of May
- Commerce: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Commerce students must select 'Hebrew University of Jerusalem-COMM' on their Go Global application
- Law: UBC-V Law students must select 'Hebrew University of Jerusalem-Law' on their Go Global application
Course equivalency formula
- 1 HUJ credit = 1 UBC credit
- For Law: 1 HUJ credit = 1.5 UBC credit
- A+ (95-100)
- A (88-94)
- A- (85-87)
- B+ (82-84)
- B (78-81)
- B- (75-77)
- C+ (72-74)
- C (68-71)
- C- (65-67)
- D (50-64)
- F (0-49)
Credit transfer process
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Full course load information
- 20 credits per semester (1 cr of frontal study)
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Summer programs are Study Abroad and Tuition and other fees, aside from the application fee, are paid directly to the partner
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
- On-Campus Housing: students from abroad accepted to long-term programs or to summer courses at the RIS are allocated housing provided that they make their reservations on time
- Space may be limited in the spring semester
- Housing for married students is subject to availability
- First priority is given to couples where both are students at the Hebrew University