Overview

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

City: Jerusalem
Language of instruction: English
  • 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

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)EngineeringFine ArtsForestryLand and Food SystemsLawManagement (UBCO)Science

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

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study

Term dates

  • 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

Timing

  • 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

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • 1 HUJ credit = 1 UBC credit
  • For Law: 1 HUJ credit = 1.5 UBC credit

Passing grade

50

Grading scheme

  • 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

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.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* 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

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate researchStudy abroad (pay to partner university)

Full course load information

  • 20 credits per semester (1 cr of frontal study)

Partner Course Information

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.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Jerusalem’s Architectural Heritage: A Tale of a City and Its Buildings
Partner course code: 48676
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-28
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Modern Hebrew: Aleph, Intermediate Level
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-21
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: September Undergraduate Ulpan: Level Aleph
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-21
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Colloquial Arabic- I (Beginners)
Partner course code: ARBC 48233
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-06
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Modern Hebrew: Bet, Lower Intermediate Level, Part I
Partner course code: 49003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-09
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Modern Hebrew: Bet, Lower Intermediate Level, Part II
Partner course code: 48005
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-26
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Undergraduate Ulpan-Modern Hebrew - Level Aleph Intermediate
Partner course code: 04931
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-09
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Hebrew Language
Partner course code: Hebrew Lan 48022
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-13
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Winter Ulpan: Modern Hebrew - Level Gimel, Upper Intermediate, Part I
Partner course code: HEBREW 04892
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-30
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Modern Hebrew: Gimel, Upper Intermediate Level, Part II
Partner course code: HEBREW 48008
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Breakthrough Technologies: Shaping the Future
Partner course code: SPEC 203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-04-11
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: The Politics of Planning in Multicultural Cities: The Case of Jerusalem
Partner course code: 48882
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-25
UBC course: GEOG 4th
Title: Challenges of Regional Cooperation
Partner course code: Israel Stu 48369
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-08
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Histories and Narratives
Partner course code: ME 48197
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-05
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Perspectives on Islam: Religion, History, and Culture
Partner course code: 48407
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-04-30
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Foreign Policy of Israel
Partner course code: 48201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-03-11
UBC course: HIST 4th
Title: The Palestinians: Modern History and Society
Partner course code: 48278
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-30
UBC course: HIST 4th
Title: The Palestinians: Modern History and Society
Partner course code: HIST 48278
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-30
UBC course: PHIL 3rd
Title: Introduction to Philosophy Through Film
Partner course code: 48641
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-05
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Narratives and Realities: Inside the Israeli Palestinian Conflict
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Israel and the New Middle East: An Interactive Post-Arab-Spring View
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Jerusalem and the Holy Places: Legal and Historical Aspects
Partner course code: 48240
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-05-05
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Human Rights in Israel
Partner course code: 48248
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: RELIGION IN THE HOLY LAND: ROLE OF FAITH IN PEACE AND CONFLICT
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Conflict Resolution from Theory to Practice: Israel as a Case Study
Partner course code: SPCR 202
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 420
Title: Between Washington and Jerusalem: Seventy Years of Israel-American Relations
Partner course code: 48200
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: POLI 422
Title: Israel's Economy in the Global Context
Partner course code: 48741
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Negotiating Middle East Peace
Partner course code: 48192
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-13
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND REALITIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Partner course code: 48371
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-05-05
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Issues in Israeli Society
Partner course code: 48203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Issues in Israeli Society
Partner course code: 48203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: SOCI 4th
Title: Women and Gender in Jewish Society
Partner course code: UGGS 3010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-21
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Start Ups and Innovation – The Israeli Model
Partner course code: SPEC 202
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-04-11

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Undergraduate Ulpan-Modern Hebrew - Level Aleph
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-10
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Modern Hebrew: Aleph, Intermediate Level
Partner course code: 48001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-10
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Archaeology of Jerusalem
Partner course code: ARTS 48171
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-12
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Undergraduate Ulpan-Modern Hebrew - Level Aleph
Partner course code: 04930 HEBREW
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2018-03-22
UBC course: HIST 2nd
Title: The History of the Modern State of Israel
Partner course code: HIST 48221
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-11
UBC course: HIST 2nd
Title: From Jewish Jesus to Christianity
Partner course code: HIST 48238
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-11
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: The Palestinians: Modern History and Society
Partner course code: 48278
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-16
UBC course: POLI 366
Title: Israel's Economy in the Global Context
Partner course code: 48741
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Foreign Policy of Israel
Partner course code: POLI 48201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Radical Islamic Movements in a Changing Middle East
Partner course code: 48227
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-06
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Human Rights in Israel
Partner course code: POLI 48248
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Cybersecurity: Prevention and Regulation of Cyber Threats
Partner course code: 48429
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Introduction to Counter Terrorism
Partner course code: 48431
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Israeli Politics
Partner course code: 48630
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-12
UBC course: POLI 435
Title: Media and Nationalism from an Israeli Perspective
Partner course code: 48326
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-10
UBC course: POLI 472
Title: The Nuclear Challenge and International Security
Partner course code: 48426
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-10
UBC course: SOCI 463
Title: Diversity and Coexistence
Partner course code: 48427
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-10
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 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.

Additional awards

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.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

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’ forFederal 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.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • 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

Information on Accommodation

How to applyBack to UBCO