International MSc Programs

We invite you to study modern agriculture, nutrition and environment at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the world's leading institutions in the fields of agriculture, nutrition and environment. It is the only institution in Israel offering advanced degrees in agriculture. The international Master of Science programs are taught in English and lead to a fully-accredited non-thesis Hebrew University degree in the fields of:

  • Plant Sciences 
  • Animal Sciences 
  • Environmental Quality Sciences  
  • Nutritional Sciences

The programs are comprised of state-of-the-art theory, scientific approach and practical application. A broad curriculum prepares students to become highly qualified professionals in their fields. The Hebrew University degree opens the door to PhD studies in Israel and worldwide and to key positions in government, NGOs, industry, advisory boards, hospitals and more.  

Participation in the international MSc programs is a life-changing experience. Students in the programs benefit from a supportive academic environment, become immersed in Israeli society and culture, and interact with a diverse group of international students.  

About the programs 

Type of degrees: MSc Agr, MSc Nutr - Non-thesis

Duration: 12-months (one full year) comprised of fall, spring and summer semesters.

Academic year: October to September.

Coursework: Includes core and specialized courses, required and elective, and a research exercise and seminar. The written and oral research exercise prepares students to conduct research under the supervision of a mentor, investigating a well-defined problem in his/her field of specialization.

Credits required for degree: 46

Transfer to thesis track: Qualified students who fulfill the requirements have the option to transfer to the thesis track after completing the non-thesis track.

Program years: 

  • Nutritional Sciences and Animal Sciences: Held biennielly in odd-numbered years. Next programs will open in 2017 and 2019.
  • Plant Sciences and Environmental Quality Sciences: Held biennielly in even-numbered years. Next programs will open in 2018 and 2020.

Academic Requirements   

How to apply