Useful Information

Visa to Israel

It is recommended that students planning to arrive in Israel for a post-doctoral internship acquire a multiple-entry A/2 student visa from the Israeli Consulate in their country of residence before arriving in Israel. This visa is generally issued for 12 months; thus students who are coming for the year are advised to obtain the visa close to their date of departure. If needed, the visa can be extended yearly until the end of the student's studies.

For questions regarding the visa process please contact:
Judy Goldstein:
Idit Nusilevitz:

If you are coming with family (spouse and/or child) they should acquire multiple-entry accompanying family A/4 visa prior to arrival in Israel. Please bring with you copies of your marriage license and your children's birth certificates (official English translations), as applicable.

Important: A fine will be charged for failing to extend a visa before its expiration date.
Postdoctoral students from India, China and Korea must contact Judy Goldstein at for help with their visa application.

Please note that holders of A/2 student visas and A/4 accompanying family visas are not allowed to work in Israel. Students are allowed to receive fellowships.


Health Insurance

All students at the Hebrew University, including part-time and external students, must have health insurance coverage for the period of their studies.

Postdoctoral students:

For issuing a health insurance, please fill the form and email it to Mr. Yoav Cohen Melamed.

Please call to confirm receipt of the form and discuss terms of payment - tel: 02-5882869


Jerusalem landscape


Housing in HU

Edmond J. Safra Campus (Givat Ram Campus)

The Zweig Dormitories has 450 beds in 8 buildings. These rooms are for singles only, sharing 2 students in a room. Each building has kitchens, bathrooms and showers.
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The Lieberman Dormitories has 101 one-room apartments for graduate students only. The apartments are furnished and have air conditioning, as well as private kitchenette and bathroom. There is small number of apartments for families.
A grocery, restaurant and TV room are located nearby.
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Mt. Scopus Campus

There are three main dormitories on Mount Scopus.
The Students’ Village is comprised of several buildings containing 2, 3 and 5 room apartments. All students have their own room.. Each apartment has a kitchen, sitting area, and bathroom in addition to the bed rooms. The apartments are furnished including air conditioning and internet connection. Kitchen equipment and bedding are not provided.
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The Meiersdorf (Reznick) dormitories have 1800 beds in 19 apartment buildings. These rooms are for singles only. Most students have their own room. There are 10 rooms on each floor, with a shared kitchen, bathroom and showers. Kitchen equipment and bedding are not provided.
The complex has a Laundromat, supermarket, computer rooms, a synagogue and a basketball court.
The Bronfman (Idelson) dormitories have 1300 beds, in 2 and 3 room apartments. These are mostly shared by 2 students to a room, but some students have their own room. Kitchen equipment and bedding are not provided.

There are a few 1 and 2room apartments for couples and families.
All apartments have a kitchen and a bathroom with a shower.
The Bronfman dormitory complex has a gym, Laundromat, and a club room. 
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Ein Karem Campus

These dormitories are open only to students of the faculties/schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical Sciences and Public Health. There are 308 beds in 7 buildings. The students share, 2 to a room. There are 16 apartments for families.
Located nearby are restaurants, Laundromat, and club rooms.
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dorms safra campus