Hebrew University

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) is consistently ranked as the top university in Israel and among the top 100, worldwide. In addition, The University was ranked the top Israeli university and 201-205 best out of the top 800 institutions in the 2016-17 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, published by the British magazine Times Higher Education. HUJI was the only Israeli university to place in the world’s top 200 universities in the rankings. Also, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has been ranked first in Israel and 222nd globally in the QS World University Rankings which ranks the top 800 institutions worldwide. Producing unparalleled excellence in research, teaching and study, the Hebrew University’s world-renowned scholars have achieved extraordinary breakthroughs in disciplines ranging from agriculture to brain research, from economics to education, and so many more. These accomplishments are reflected in the impressive number of competitive research grants obtained by its faculty, as well as by the registration of a disproportionately high number of international patents.



  • Open to all CLAS majors (however, please note that course offerings are limited and are only offered in the social sciences and humanities)
  • Required GPA: 3.0
  • Students must have completed 12 hours of coursework at the University of Florida
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official Transcript
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Meet with Dr. Brian Harfe, CLAS Associate Dean


Hebrew University

As this is a UF exchange program, credits taken can satisfy major, minor, and elective course requirements with prior approval. UF GPA credit will be granted for all courses taken at Hebrew University. Course equivalents are possible by contacting Dr. Brian Harfe in the CLAS Deans Office. Explore the university course offerings for: Faculty Courses in English; Faculty Courses in Hebrew; RIS Courses.


Tuition at the host school is waived for exchange students. Students participating in an exchange pay tuition directly to the University of Florida at their usual tuition rate. All financial aid, scholarships, and fellowships are applicable. Students incur no additional tuition cost while they are on an exchange.


Please consult with the UF Disability Resource Center if you will need academic, housing, and/or other disability-related accommodations or services abroad. You may contact Jenna Gonzalez at jgonzalez@ufsa.ufl.edu for any additional questions.

Financial Aid

University of Florida students needing financial aid should apply through UF Student Financial Affairs. Normal eligibility for aid may be used while studying abroad as an exchange student. This includes using the Bright Futures scholarship and the Florida Pre-Paid College Plan.


For fall, spring, and academic-year scholarships administered by the University of Florida International Center, the deadlines for application are: early March for programs starting in fall; and early October for programs starting in spring. Applications forms are available on the UF International Center website.

The Brian and Kate Harfe International Exchange Scholarship: Please note that preference will be given to students spending an entire year abroad.

Health Insurance

Students will be billed for mandatory international health insurance which includes emergency medical assistance.


A $425 non-refundable service charge is assessed for students participating in single semester or Academic Year programs. (The $425 fee is refundable if student is not accepted to the program). This charge is due within 21 days of the application. Students will be charged regular UF tuition while participating in the program.

Application Deadlines

See the application deadline and dates on the International Center website.

Contact Information

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Naomi Harrell
University of Florida International Center
1765 Stadium Rd. Suite 170 Hub | PO Box 113225 | Gainesville, FL 32611
p: (352) 273-1522 | f: (352) 273-1518

UF Faculty Manager
Dr. Brian Harfe
(352) 294-1955

Additional Information

Hebrew University UF Exchange Flyer
Hebrew University Jerusalem Fact Sheet 2022
The Old City of Jerusalem: A Magical City of Splendor
Hebrew University website.