Knowledge of English
A Ph.D student whose previous studies are from a non Israeli university will present a certificate concerning the level of his command of English, such as TOEFL or IELTS scores or AMIR / AMIRAM tests.
The grades defined as "exemption" are:
TOEFL - 100; IELTS - 7.5; AMIR - 234; AMIRAM - 134; European standards - C1
The minimal grades required for acceptance as a Ph.D. student are:
TOEFL - 89; IELTS - 7; AMIR - 220; AMIRAM - 120.; European standards - B2
A student who was accepted below the level of "exemption" will reach the level of exemption within up to two years from his acceptance.
For information about courses of English as a Foreign Language, please contact Ms. Ruach Shir Schneid:
Please also see: The National Institute for Testing and Evaluation:https://www.nite.org.il/index.php/en/tests/amir.html
Candidates whose previous studies are from English speaking institutes in countries as UK, USA, Australia etc. are exempted from presenting a certificate concerning the level of their English knowledge.
Knowledge of Hebrew
Foreign students will reach an "exemption" level in Hebrew within two years from their acceptance.
In order to define their level of Hebrew knowledge they will take a qualification exam, offered by the Department of Hebrew Studies, and be instructed regarding the courses suitable according to their level.
For information about the exam and the courses, please contact Ms. Orit Toeg
Foreign students, who do not need knowledge of Hebrew for their research or studies and do not intend to stay in Israel, may be exempted from Hebrew studies by the recommendation of their advisor/s and the Doctorate Committee or the Advisory Committee.
A foreign student must have a valid Health Insurance. As a default The Hebrew University issues a Health Insurance for each foreign student. The payment (about 2000 IS) for this insurance is charged over and above tuition fees. In order to validate this insurnace please contact Mr. Yoav Cohen-Melamed:
A foreign student who wishes to have a different Health Insurance will contact Mr. Yoac Cohen-Melamed, and present his private Health Insurance and get a refund in case he was already charged for the Health Insurance. issued by the HU.
Extension of a Student Visa
A foreign student, who needs an extension of his/her student visa will contact the Authority for Research students few weeks before the expiration date of his/her current visa.
The Authority will prepare a letter to the Ministry of Interior regarding the student's status in the Hebrew University. This letter must be signed by the Academic Secretary.
In order to prepare the letter, please let Riki have your name, student number, passport number, nationality, date of expiration of your current visa.