UHL and the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University

For nearly two decades, UHL students have benefited from a sister-school relationship with the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University. Students from both the Rothberg International School (RIS) and the University of the Holy Land (UHL) are able to receive academic credit from the sister institution. Within the guidelines of this relationship, UHL students have been privileged to study with pre-eminent Jewish sages from the Hebrew University, including scholars such as Michael Stone, Daniel Schwartz, Gabriel Barkay, and David Satran, to name just a few. 

More details about cooperative Rothberg and UHL programs can be found by contacting UHL directly via email.

One Year Abroad

at the University of the Holy Land

and the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Looking for a Special Year-Abroad Program?

Consider this ground-breaking option!

You are invited to participate in a unique study program that combines the best that Israel has to offer.

Embark on a life-changing journey with outstanding Jewish and Christian scholars at two eminent institutions!

No other program in Israel or abroad offers the student such a rich and wide array of courses taught by acclaimed professors. The Old and New Testaments, Dead Sea Scrolls, archaeology, geography, Biblical languages, history and anthropology are just some of the featured fields of study available.


Students take classes each semester at both the University of the Holy Land (UHL) and the Rothberg International School (RIS) of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The courses are designed to acquaint the student with various aspects of the land, the languages, and the historical context of the Bible and early Christianity. Students are required to take a minimum of 15 credits each semester (6 at UHL and 9 at RIS).

Hebrew Language Study

Students are encouraged to take intensive Modern Hebrew courses in the renowned Hebrew Language Program at the RIS as part of their study component.

Summer Ulpan

Students may register to study Hebrew in the Summer Ulpan (one or two month options) as an additional program choice. This option requires the payment of additional tuition and housing fees.


Housing is available in the modern Scopus Student Village of the Hebrew University. Students are allocated a private air-conditioned bedroom in a suite.

Financial Matters

Program cost is based on the fees for one semester at each institution. Health insurance is provided as part of the arrangement, as is the extracurricular activities package at each school. Limited financial aid is available.

Application Procedures

Students must apply to, and be accepted at, each school. 

Contact the RIS at: overseas.huji.ac.il

Contact the UHL at: registrar@uhl.ac