The Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was founded in 1928 and laid the foundations for the research and teaching of major fields in Israeli academia. These fields include Jewish studies, Archeology, Islamic and Middle-Eastern studies, Asian studies, as well as fields in the general humanities such as History, Philosophy, Comparative Religions, Literature, and the Arts. We strive for excellence, creativity, and thorough inquiry of human culture and its diversity.
We welcome students from across the globe to enroll in our many exchange and degree programs. Some of the programs are at the university-level, others are part of the Erasmus exchange programs with European institutions, as well as exchange opportunities on the faculty level. Regardless of the specific program, a stay at our faculty provides an opportunity to study with Israeli students of different backgrounds, to learn from world-renowned scholars, and to experience the vibrant atmosphere of both the Mt. Scopus campus and the city of Jerusalem. To this end, we offer dozens of courses in English. Foreign students with proven proficiency in Hebrew may attend all courses listed in the faculty’s catalogue. Likewise, students participating in exchange and degree programs may apply for language courses.
We also invite faculty to explore opportunities for international teaching visits. Please read the terms and conditons for Faculty-Level Exchange Agreements on the University’s International website.