Practical Information for Students

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The Hebrew University is strongly committed, first and foremost, to safeguarding the health of the entire university community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, and is doing everything it can to support the international student community through academic, financial and psychological assistance.

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Starting April 4, 2021, we will transition to teaching that will take place mostly in classrooms on campus. Attendance in classrooms, teaching labs and practical or clinical training will be limited to those with a green pass only (the green pass is granted to persons who have been vaccinated with both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, or who are recovering/recovered from COVID-19). Entry to the campus will be allowed also to those who do not have a green pass, by presenting an up-to-date negative result on a COVID-19 test.

However, entry to classrooms will be restricted to those with a green pass only.

A significant part of the lessons will be held in “parallel teaching” format due to limitations regarding class attendance for those with a green pass only and a limit of up to 300 students per lecture hall (and 75% of the maximum number of seats in the class). Therefore, a minority of students enrolled in the class will participate remotely.

We encourage all students, faculty and other members of our community to behave responsibly and prudently. The Hebrew University complies with the Ministry of Health’s ‘Purple Badge’ guidelines and we are in daily contact with the Ministry of Health in order to scrupulously follow all Covid-19 guidelines.

The Office of Student Life counselors are available to answer all questions from international students at the university (madrichimlife@savion.huji.ac.il). International students can also call a 24/7 Emergency Hot Line: +972-(0)54-8820217.

 

Ensuring student health and safety

 

 

Starting April 4, 2021, we will transition to teaching that will take place mostly in classrooms on campus. Attendance in classrooms, teaching labs and practical or clinical training will be limited to those with a green pass only (the green pass is granted to persons who have been vaccinated with both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, or who are recovering/recovered from COVID-19). Entry to the campus will be allowed also to those who do not have a green pass, by presenting an up-to-date negative result on a COVID-19 test.

However, entry to classrooms will be restricted to those with a green pass only.

A significant part of the lessons will be held in “parallel teaching” format due to limitations regarding class attendance for those with a green pass only and a limit of up to 300 students per lecture hall (and 75% of the maximum number of seats in the class). Therefore, a minority of students enrolled in the class will participate remotely.

However, entry to classrooms will be restricted to those with a green pass only.

A significant part of the lessons will be held in “parallel teaching” format due to limitations regarding class attendance for those with a green pass only and a limit of up to 300 students per lecture hall (and 75% of the maximum number of seats in the class). Therefore, a minority of students enrolled in the class will participate remotely.

Sitting in classrooms is subject to government regulations, including leaving an empty seat between students who do not live in the same home, and wearing mask. All “green pass” holders are invited to attend the classes that it was informed will be held in-campus, while others will continue at this stage to study remotely, via Zoom.

 

Please visit the Hebrew University International Office website for the latest updates regarding Covid-19 guidelines.

I don’t feel well, what should I do?

If you suspect you may have the coronavirus (symptoms may be found here), and especially if you have a fever of over 38ᵒ Celsius (100ᵒ Fahrenheit), you must stay home and monitor your condition for 48 hours. Contact your health insurance company or the Ministry of Health (Tel: *5400) for further guidance and treatment should your symptoms continue or worsen.

Note that staying home is not the same as self-isolation, but precautions should still be taken according to the Ministry of Health.

In case of emergency, call emergency services (101) and the International Student Life 24/7 hot line: 054-8820217.

Should I go into quarantine?

All instructions can be found on the Ministry of Health Coronavirus website here.

 

Quarantine Guidance

Those who need to go into quarantine must fill out the Home/Motel Isolation Self-Report on the Ministry of Health website. (For the English version of the form, click the globe icon on the top of the page and select ‘English').

In addition to reporting to the Ministry of Health, faculty and students who are in quarantine must also inform the university here

International students living outside the dorms
All Israeli students and international students who live in apartments outside the student dormitories are asked to spend the isolation period in their home, not in the dorms.

International students living at the dorms

If you live in a university dorm and need to be in quarantine, please contact the dormitory management (under 'Dormitory coordinators'). After 17:00, contact the dorm’s after-hours duty clerk at 054-8820961.

International students returning to Israel

The Israeli Government requires all incoming students who are arriving to Israel to enter a 14-day self-quarantine period upon arrival.

Students who have recovered from COVID-19 in Israel and were registered in the Israeli Ministry of Health recovered patients’ database, or were vaccinated with two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and 7 days have passed since the second dose, and if registered in Israeli Ministry of Health vaccinated people database

Passengers who recovered or received the vaccine abroad must go into isolation upon arrival; but they can apply for an exemption if:

  • they take a serological test in one of the Ministry of Health accredited laboratories
  • the serological test result is positive, they must apply for an exemption from isolation by filling out the online form. Applicants must attach the positive serological test result taken in Israel, in addition to documents of any positive PCR test, antibody test or serological test taken abroad, which show infection with coronavirus or an officially certified confirmation of recovery.

Self-quarantine must be completed in a university-allocated location that has been pre-approved by the Ministry of Health, with the exception of married couples/families who are permitted to undergo quarantine in their private apartments.  

It is permitted for students to self-quarantine in shared apartments of up to 6 persons. There are several options available (Student Village, Bet Maiersdorf Faculty House, Bet Reisfeld Faculty Club – for Faculty of Agriculture Students).

Please note that students will be assigned to a spot based on availability. We will make every effort to accommodate specific requests and ask for the understanding of students in the event that their dorm allocation differs from their original request.

The university will assist students throughout their quarantine with food supplies and meals.  During this period, students who develop symptoms will be relocated from their shared apartment to a newly allocated room.

Students will be required to:

  1. Sign a HUJI consent form regarding self-quarantine regulations
  2. Self-report on quarantine to the Ministry of Health, via the scanning of the QR code on their entry permit (Guidance and help will be provided at the airport on arrival)
  3. Self-report on quarantine via the HUJI website.

The University has designated Covid-19 contact persons in the case of queries and emergencies.

 

Psychological services for International Students

We fully understand that the coronavirus situation is very challenging. There might be different concerns that can affect you, including being far from your family, lack of information about the virus, the changing regulations and instructions, not knowing Hebrew, dealing with local bureaucracy, and getting used to a new environment.

We realize that in times like these, people can experience stress, depression, anxiety and even just an ongoing bad mood. It is extremely important to listen to your feelings, without judgment, and ask for help – the sooner, the better.

You don’t have to handle the situation by yourself. The Psychological Services department at the Dean of Students Office is there to help you. Skilled psychologists are available for talks by phone, Zoom or personal meetings, and will make sure you get all the professional support you need.

To contact Psychological Services, please use this link and fill in your details. Your request will be processed within 48 hours.

Furthermore, our Student Life Coordinators are available around the clock to help you tackle anything from the smallest challenges to unanticipated crises. They are there for you, to provide support and care in every aspect of your lives, including housing or roommate issues, quarantine support, medical and mental health issues, navigating the city of Jerusalem, shopping and other needs. Despite social distancing, you’ll find that you are never alone, and that there is always someone who can help. Feel free to contact us 24/7 at: madrichimlife@savion.huji.ac.il

If you feel that you are facing a psychological emergency, please call our 24/7 emergency hot line: 054-8820217. A staff member from the Office of Student Life is always on duty and will assist you immediately

International student support

 Our Student Life Coordinators are available around the clock, to help tackle anything from the smallest of challenges to an unanticipated crisis. They are there for you, to provide support and care, including housing or roommate issues, quarantine support, medical and mental health issues, navigating the city of Jerusalem, shopping and other needs. Despite social distancing, you’ll find that you are never alone, and that there’s always someone who can help.  

International students can also call a 24/7 Emergency Hot Line: +972-(0)54-8820217.

Life on Campus

Social Life

During normal times, there are lots of activities and events for students on all our campuses, such as movies, social events, cultural events, parties, conferences, lectures, social action events in Jerusalem, and others… These events are an essential part of the academic experience at the Hebrew University and are instrumental in enriching student life.

During Covid-19, the University places special importance on ensuring that students remain connected to the community and to Jerusalem, and we are therefore determined to enrich our student experience as much as possible also now. The Office of Student Life is busy organizing weekly social opportunities that are creative and engaging and follow the Purple Badge guidelines. These take place either in small groups or online and cover a wide range of subjects, enabling students to meet each other and socialize safely while maintaining suitable distancing measures.

We feel strongly about introducing international students to Israel’s rich heritage and diverse cultural and religious landscape, and to encourage you to learn as much as possible about your new environment and become part of the student community.

Among the many student activities being offered during Covid-19: sunset Pilates and yoga classes on the Ein Kerem campus, magical night tours of Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev Desert to stargaze, and online workshops to learn to prepare falafel at home.

All activities are advertised on Facebook and follow Ministry of Health guidelines. For more information, contact the staff at the Office of Student Life: madrichimlife@savion.huji.ac.il

Libraries

All  university libraries and all other HUJI learning spaces are open in accordance with the health instructions.

In light of the coronavirus situation, many publishers decided to provide free access to their publications and remote learning tools. Here is a list of leading global resources that are currently available free of charge. Here is a list of resources that are always available for free, regardless of the pandemic. Here is a list of databases related to Covid-19.

For additional information, please visit The Library Authority website.

Sports facilities

The university’s sports facilities operate according to Ministry of Health guidelines. When the sports facilities are open, the number of people allowed at a given time is limited and it is necessary to register in advance for the swimming pool, gyms and fitness studios. Entry will be conditional on filling out a health declaration.

For more information: Safra Sport Center , Lerner Sport Center , Rehovot Sport Center

Additional information may be found on the Ministry of Health website

Exchange Students

Outgoing exchange students

The call for applications for student exchange programs for the 2021-22 academic year is proceeding as usual. The Hebrew University student exchange programs are offered by the International Office and by the various faculties.
Visit the International Office website for further details. 

Exchange during coronavirus?
When the coronavirus pandemic broke around the world around February 2020, some of our International students were already abroad or about to go abroad as part of the University's Spring semester exchange programs. In light of the uncertainty regarding the continuation of the semester in the various host institutions, and in order to reduce the possibly damage caused to affected students, the Hebrew University allowed students to study simultaneously in both institutions – the host institution abroad and the Hebrew University – by attending online courses. Many students reported positive experiences despite the challenging circumstances.

Despite the existing uncertainty, some of the exchange programs in foreign universities are currently proceeding as planned. The International Office is closely monitoring developments in the various destinations and updating the students accordingly. Certain institutions around the world have announced the cancellation of their exchange program in the upcoming semester (fall/winter) or offer only the option of distance learning. Other institutions recommend that students postpone their arrival to the spring/summer semester.

Incoming exchange students

 Incoming exchange students

We know that the ambiguity surrounding Covid-19 and international travel is causing a great deal of uncertainty and raising questions as you plan your exchange experience in Jerusalem. Due to this uncertainty, and as previously communicated, our recommendation is to defer your exchange semester to the Spring semester if possible. However, we will be happy to welcome students who wish to come for the Fall semester of 2020-21!

We are doing our best to ensure the highest level of safety, support and stability, from the moment you arrive in Israel and throughout your studies with us. We’re committed to providing academic rigor and continuity, while implementing all of the necessary measures to promote your health and wellbeing.

Short term programs students

Mechina

The Mechina preparatory program opened as planned on October 18th, following the Summer Ulpan. we invite you to read more and consult with our Mechina team here.

Internships

The Internships program at the Rothberg International School continue as usual. Depending on the nature of the internship and the placement host, some internships are remote, and others are in-person. All internships conform to the guidelines set by Israel’s Ministry of Health.

You can find out more about our internships here.

Research students

Doctoral and Postdoctoral students

Entry to campus is restricted to those who have a green pass or who present an up-to-date COVID-19 negative test.

The university granted an across-the-board three-month extension to all doctoral students in experimental sciences enrolled at the Hebrew University in the 2019-20 academic year. Doctoral students in the theoretical sciences who encountered difficulties in carrying out their research due to Covid-19 are invited to contact the Authority for Research Students on an individual basis.

For more information about the status of academic courses and programs, please talk to the department heads.

Doctoral students are invited to contact the Authority for Research Students for all matters.

Post-docs:

Since traveling abroad outside of Israel for continuing education is currently problematic, post-doc scholars whose travel abroad has been postponed are welcome to apply here for a post-doc scholarship in Israel.

Procedure for arriving in Israel during Covid-19

The arrival of international students during Covid-19 requires compliance with special regulations issued by the Ministry of Health and the Immigration Authority. As such, the Hebrew University is legally committed to ensuring strict compliance with these regulations and is responsible for their implementation. 

Entry into Israel

 

COVID-19 ARRIVAL PROCEDURES – 23 AUGUST 2021

Arrival to Israel during this current period requires compliance with special Covid-19 regulations of the Ministry of Health and Immigration Authority. As such, the Hebrew University is legally bound to the strict compliance of these regulations and is responsible for overseeing their implementation.

It is recommended to read carefully the Government of Israel COVID-19 regulations here.

Please be aware that currently there is no entry to Israel for persons:

  1. From red countries – see here for the list of red countries. Note that this list is being updated on a frequent basis and you are requested to monitor this list.
  2. Who are not fully vaccinated or recovered.

 

1. Outgoing Travel:

Due to the changing entry policies and regulations, rise in Covid-19 infections in Israel, long delays in processing of visas and entry permits by embassies and Ministry of Interior, we strongly recommend that international students and researchers and their spouses and children do NOT leave the country unless absolutely necessary.
Those who do leave the country might face surmounting difficulties in their attempts to return to Israel. Please keep in mind that our capacity or ability to support them with obtaining visas, entry permits and other necessary return procedures is very limited.

 

2. Entry of Short-Term Visitors:

Short term visiting researchers require special entry permits which are submitted by the International Office at the Ministry of Interior. All requests for short term visitors’ entry permits should be submitted to Gal Lombrozo – Email: gallom@savion.huji.ac.il. All visits are reviewed by an internal committee in order to determine the purpose and importance of the visit. Priority will be given to long term visits, visits over 30 days for teaching and research.
Please note that short term visitors are requested NOT to leave the country during their stay for short visits abroad and wish to return,  due to reasons specified above.

3New and Returning International Students and Post Doctoral Fellows:

List of Topics

  1. Registration
  2. Visas
  3. Health Insurance
  4. Self-Quarantine
  5. Application to Enter Israel
  6. PCR Test Prior to Arrival and on Arrival 
  7. Transportation from the Airport
  8. Guidance on Arrival in Israel
  9. Contacts
  10. External Websites

 

  1. REGISTRATION – required in order to initiate the student arrival process

 

It is MANDATORY for each new and continuing/returning student/post doctoral fellow (with the exception of Rothberg International School and Faculty of Agriculture students) to register in our pre-arrival website (contact intlsupport@savion.huji.ac.il for registration link).

 

Rothberg International School (RIS) students should contact Ms. Linda Lipstein lindal@savion.huji.ac.il

Faculty of Agriculture students should contact – Ms. Mahyan Gohn mahyang@savion.huji.ac.il

 

  1.   Following registration, students will receive a letter detailing the arrival process, including information regarding health insurance, reservations and costs of self-quarantine accommodations.

A.2  Students will be required to submit all requested documents and self-quarantine

payment via an online system.

  1.   Students will receive ongoing support prior to arrival and throughout their self-quarantine.

 

B. VISAS

In accordance with the new regulations, all new students are required to apply for an A2 Student Visa via the Israeli embassy/consulate nearest their place of residence. 

Students will be required to present the following two documents, which they will receive from the university after completion of payment for self-quarantine and health insurance:

  1. Letter of commitment from the Hebrew University to comply with the rules of the Ministry of Health
  2. Ministry of Health permission form granted to the Hebrew University.

Due to the dynamic situation, travel disruptions can be expected. We strongly recommend not to book your flights until receipt of visa and entry permit.

 

C. HEALTH INSURANCE

It is mandatory for all students to purchase health insurance with Covid-19 coverage. Information on health insurance procedures can be found here.

D. SELF-QUARANTINE

The Israeli Government requires all incoming students who are arriving to Israel to enter self-quarantine period upon arrival.

The self-quarantine period must be completed in a university approved location that has been pre-approved by the Ministry of Health with the exception of continuing students have been travelling abroad and returning to Israel who are permitted to quarantine in their private apartments, on condition that the self-quarantine conditions are compatible with the Ministry of Health guidelines.

There are several options of university accommodation available (Student Village, Maiersdorf Faculty House, Reisfeld Faculty Club at Faculty of Agriculture) at various prices, depending on availability.  

The student support team will assist students, residing in university accommodation, throughout their quarantine with food supplies and meals.  During this period, students who develop symptoms will be relocated from their shared apartment to a newly allocated room.

 

The University has designated Covid-19 contact persons in the case of queries and emergencies.

E. PRE-DEPARTURE PLANNING

Prior to travel, students are requested to check on the entry regulations, including online entry statement and PCR tests. Please see the current regulations here.

 

G. TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT

 

On arrival in Israel, please note that it is mandatory to arrive to the self-quarantine facility individually, in a private taxi with no more than one additional passenger, or with nuclear family members. Travel by public transportation from the airport is strictly forbidden and taxi transport arrangements are provided to students, on a pre-paid basis.

 

H. GUIDANCE UPON ARRIVAL IN ISRAEL

  • Travelers are required by law to wear a facemask that covers the nose and mouth at the airport and aboard the aircraft.
  • Passengers must practice proper hygiene, which includes washing hands with sanitizers.

Shortening Self-quarantine information

Full details on self-quarantine procedures can be found here

Developing Covid-19 Symptoms

Should students develop Covid-19 symptoms or receive a positive PCR result, please contact Emergency Line: +972 (0)54 8820217

Please note that entry into the campus will be permitted for students who have been fully vaccinated and present a green pass.

 

  1. CONTACTS

 

  1. USEFUL WEBSITES

Due to the dynamic situation, students are responsible to stay updated on the travel regulations.

The International Office

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Contact person at HUJI:

  • For the following graduate programs:
    Bible and the Ancient Near East, Jewish Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Israel Studies, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Smart Cities and Urban Informatics, International StartUp 360° MBA, Human Rights & International Law, Human Rights & Transitional Justice –
    Contact Amy Seroussi, Graduate Admissions Coordinator at Rothberg International  School  gradmiss@savion.huji.ac.il 
  • For visiting research fellow programs and independent research fellow programs:
    Contact Amy Seroussi, Graduate Admissions Coordinator at Rothberg International  School  gradmiss@savion.huji.ac.il 
  • For all programs at the Faculty of Agriculture:
    Contact Mahyan Gon, Faculty of Agriculture mahyang@savion.huji.ac.il
  • For Rothberg International School students:

All other international students – please start the process by completing this FORM

General Assistance at International Office: Ms. Anaelle Ben Soussan – Email: intloffice@savion.huji.ac.il

General Visa Assistance at International Office: Ms. Gal Lombrozo – Email: Gallom@savion.huji.ac.il

Application to enter Israel

Before air travel, students must submit an application to enter Israel no more than 24 hours prior to air travel to Israel. Students must complete a form with personal information and a health declaration.

See furtrher details above under - Entry into Israel.

 

COVID-19 ARRIVAL UPDATES - July 29, 2021

We wish to update on the Israeli Government directives for incoming international students and researchers.

1. Outgoing Travel:

As you surely know, Israel has been strictly limiting travel of citizens and in particular, entry of non-citizens.

Israel is currently only permitting persons who are fully vaccinated or recovered to enter the country.

We recommend that you read the governmental COVID 19 rules and regulations here.

Due to the changing entry policies and regulations, rise in Covid-19 infections in Israel, long delays in processing of visas and entry permits by embassies and Ministry of Interior, we strongly recommend that international students and researchers and their spouses and children do NOT leave the country unless absolutely necessary.

Those who do leave the country might face surmounting difficulties in their attempts to return to Israel. Please keep in mind that our capacity or ability to support them with obtaining visas, entry permits and other necessary return procedures is very limited.

2. Entry of Short Term Visitors:

Short term visiting researchers require special entry permits which are submitted by the International Office at the Ministry of Interior.

All requests for short term visitors’ entry permits should be submitted to Gal Lombrozo – Email: gallom@savion.huji.ac.il .

All visits are reviewed by an internal committee in order to determine the purpose and importance of the visit. Priority will be given to long term visits, visits over 30 days for teaching and research.

Please note that short term visitors are requested NOT to leave the country during their stay for short visits abroad and wish to return,  due to reasons specified above.

3. New and Returning International Students and Post Doctoral Fellows:

Students are requested to read carefully the incoming governmental travel regulations.

Please note that:

-Israel is currently only permitting students and persons for the academic 2021-22 who are fully vaccinated or recovered to enter the country.

-Entry to Israel is currently prohibited for foreign nationals from the following countries: Brazil, South Africa, India, Mexico, Russia, Argentina, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Spain, Kyrgyzstan. 

-The HUJI international student support services are supporting the international student and post doctoral community with their pre-travel plans and of course, during their stay.

Students will receive pre-arrival information after their acceptance to the university.

Contacts:

-General Contact for all international students and post docs (excluding Faculty of Agriculture) - Meron Guttel, International Research Students Coordinator - phdlife@savion.huji.ac.il

-Faculty of Agriculture Contact – Ms. Mahyan Gon – mahyang@savion.huji.ac.il

We want to assure you that we are monitoring the situation closely and thank you for your understanding and cooperation in these challenging and ever-changing times.

Best Wishes,

The International Office 

 

 

Entry permits for returning students

Students returning to Israel after a trip abroad who have a valid visa should contact Ms. Gal Lombrozo at Gallom@savion.huji.ac.il in order to process a special entry permit which is valid for 14 days. Students will be required to present a copy of their passport, flight ticket/itinerary and letter of acceptance/invitation to HUJI.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS/POST DOCTORAL FELLOWS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO THE COUNTRY WITHOUT HUJI AUTHORIZATION.

 

Important: The entry permit will be provided by the university ONLY after you complete and submit the required documents and payments (if applicable).

See further details above under - Entry into Israel. 

 

 

COVID-19 ARRIVAL UPDATES - July 29, 2021

We wish to update on the Israeli Government directives for incoming international students and researchers.

1. Outgoing Travel:

As you surely know, Israel has been strictly limiting travel of citizens and in particular, entry of non-citizens.

Israel is currently only permitting persons who are fully vaccinated or recovered to enter the country.

We recommend that you read the governmental COVID 19 rules and regulations here.

Due to the changing entry policies and regulations, rise in Covid-19 infections in Israel, long delays in processing of visas and entry permits by embassies and Ministry of Interior, we strongly recommend that international students and researchers and their spouses and children do NOT leave the country unless absolutely necessary.

Those who do leave the country might face surmounting difficulties in their attempts to return to Israel. Please keep in mind that our capacity or ability to support them with obtaining visas, entry permits and other necessary return procedures is very limited.

2. Entry of Short Term Visitors:

Short term visiting researchers require special entry permits which are submitted by the International Office at the Ministry of Interior.

All requests for short term visitors’ entry permits should be submitted to Gal Lombrozo – Email: gallom@savion.huji.ac.il .

All visits are reviewed by an internal committee in order to determine the purpose and importance of the visit. Priority will be given to long term visits, visits over 30 days for teaching and research.

Please note that short term visitors are requested NOT to leave the country during their stay for short visits abroad and wish to return,  due to reasons specified above.

3. New and Returning International Students and Post Doctoral Fellows:

Students are requested to read carefully the incoming governmental travel regulations.

Please note that:

-Israel is currently only permitting students and persons for the academic 2021-22 who are fully vaccinated or recovered to enter the country.

-Entry to Israel is currently prohibited for foreign nationals from the following countries: Brazil, South Africa, India, Mexico, Russia, Argentina, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Spain, Kyrgyzstan. 

-The HUJI international student support services are supporting the international student and post doctoral community with their pre-travel plans and of course, during their stay.

Students will receive pre-arrival information after their acceptance to the university.

Contacts:

-General Contact for all international students and post docs (excluding Faculty of Agriculture) - Meron Guttel, International Research Students Coordinator - phdlife@savion.huji.ac.il

-Faculty of Agriculture Contact – Ms. Mahyan Gon – mahyang@savion.huji.ac.il

We want to assure you that we are monitoring the situation closely and thank you for your understanding and cooperation in these challenging and ever-changing times.

Best Wishes,

The International Office 

 

Health insurance

 

It is mandatory for all international incoming students to purchase “Harel Yedidim with Kupat Holim Clalit” health Insurance, which includes Covid-19 coverage, prior to arrival.

The current health insurance policy enables students coming to Israel for 6 months and more to get vaccinated on arrival (following release from self-quarantine).

 

On the airplane and at the airport

Travelers are required by law to wear a facemask that covers their nose and mouth while they are at the airport (ages 7 and older) and onboard the aircraft (ages 6 and older). Passengers must stay at least 2 meters (6 ft.) away from people who do not live in the same household as they do. Passengers must uphold sanitary conditions, which includes washing hands frequently.

Transfer from the airport to self-quarantine

 

On arrival in Israel, please note that it is mandatory to arrive to the self-quarantine facility individually, in a private taxi with no more than one additional passenger, or with nuclear family members. Travel by public transportation from the airport is strictly forbidden and taxi transport arrangements information is provided to students on registration.

 

 

 

Quarantine requirements

The Israeli Government requires all incoming students who are arriving to Israel to enter a 14-day self-quarantine period upon arrival.

Students who have recovered from COVID-19 in Israel and were registered in the Israeli Ministry of Health recovered patients’ database or were vaccinated with two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and 7 days have passed since the second dose, and if registered in Israeli Ministry of Health vaccinated people database

Students who recovered or received the vaccine abroad must go into isolation upon arrival; but they can apply for an exemption if:

  • they take a serological test in one of the Ministry of Health accredited laboratories
  • the serological test result is positive, they must apply for an exemption from isolation by filling out the online form (Please note that the form is in Hebrew. Eligible students may ask the Office of Student Life for assistance with completion of the form). Applicants must attach the positive serological test result taken in Israel, in addition to documents of any positive PCR test, antibody test or serological test taken abroad, which show infection with coronavirus or an officially certified confirmation of recovery.

Self-quarantine must be completed in a university-allocated location that has been pre-approved by the Ministry of Health, with the exception ofmrried couples/families who are permitted to undergo quarantine in their private apartments.  

It is permitted for students to self-quarantine in shared apartments of up to 6 persons. There are several options available (Student Village, Bet Maiersdorf Faculty House, Bet Reisfeld Faculty Club – for Faculty of Agriculture Students).

Please note that students will be assigned to a spot based on availability. We will make every effort to accommodate specific requests and ask for the understanding of students in the event that their dorm allocation differs from their original request.

The university will assist students throughout their quarantine with food supplies and meals.  During this period, students who develop symptoms will be relocated from their shared apartment to a newly allocated room.

Students will be required to:

  1. Sign a HUJI consent form regarding self-quarantine regulations
  2. Self-report on quarantine to the Ministry of Health, via the scanning of the QR code on their entry permit (Guidance and help will be provided at the airport on arrival)
  3. Self-report on quarantine via the HUJI website.

The University has designated Covid-19 contact persons in the case of queries and emergencies.

 

Quarantine upon arrival?

The Israeli Government requires all incoming students who are arriving to Israel to enter a 14-day self-quarantine period upon arrival.

Students who have recovered from COVID-19 in Israel and were registered in the Israeli Ministry of Health recovered patients’ database, or were vaccinated with two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and 7 days have passed since the second dose, and if registered in Israeli Ministry of Health vaccinated people database

Passengers who recovered or received the vaccine abroad must go into isolation upon arrival; but they can apply for an exemption if:

  • they take a serological test in one of the Ministry of Health accredited laboratories
  • the serological test result is positive, they must apply for an exemption from isolation by filling out the online form. Applicants must attach the positive serological test result taken in Israel, in addition to documents of any positive PCR test, antibody test or serological test taken abroad, which show infection with coronavirus or an officially certified confirmation of recovery.

Self-quarantine must be completed in a university-allocated location that has been pre-approved by the Ministry of Health, with the exception of married couples/families who are permitted to undergo quarantine in their private apartments.  

It is permitted for students to self-quarantine in shared apartments of up to 6 persons. There are several options available (Student Village, Bet Maiersdorf Faculty House, Bet Reisfeld Faculty Club – for Faculty of Agriculture Students).

Please note that students will be assigned to a spot based on availability. We will make every effort to accommodate specific requests and ask for the understanding of students in the event that their dorm allocation differs from their original request.

The university will assist students throughout their quarantine with food supplies and meals.  During this period, students who develop symptoms will be relocated from their shared apartment to a newly allocated room.

Students will be required to:

  1. Sign a HUJI consent form regarding self-quarantine regulations
  2. Self-report on quarantine to the Ministry of Health, via the scanning of the QR code on their entry permit (Guidance and help will be provided at the airport on arrival)
  3. Self-report on quarantine via the HUJI website.

The University has designated Covid-19 contact persons in the case of queries and emergencies.

 

Scholarships, refund and financial support

We are there for you during these difficult times:

  • The Dean of Students distributed over 100 emergency scholarships to HUJI students.
  • The university allowed students who are struggling financially to spread out their tuition payments in many installments, and it was the first to cancel penalties for students who are late in making payments. The university will not charge interest fees for late payments.
  • The university has launched a fundraising campaign for a student emergency fund that will award financial grants to students who are in severe financial hardship due to the coronavirus crisis.
  • The university offered across-the-board discounts to all dormitory residents during the previous lockdown in May. Moreover, we are refunding the rent to those who were in self-isolation outside the dorm (and who reported it to the University's website in real time).

Refund

Don’t worry – should you be unable to attend our program on campus due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Hebrew University will enable you to attend online. The virtual studies will be considered equivalent to campus attendance, so you will receive all corresponding credits. In case of force majeure, we will consider postponing the studies to the next academic year. Should you be unable to attend the next academic year, we will consider the possibility of a full refund, including the application fee, housing, and tuition.

Scholarships

Click here for information about applying to postdoc funding opportunities.