International Master Programs

We invite you to study in English at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the world's leading institutions and the only institution in Israel offering advanced degrees in agriculture, nutritional sciences, environmental quality sciences, viticulture and enology, animal sciences, and development practice. The International Master of Science programs lead to fully-accredited, world-recognized Hebrew University degrees. 

We offer one-year programs and two-year programs:

One year Master of Science degrees 

The one-year, non-thesis 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 abroad 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.

Students who fulfill the requirements may be eligible to transfer to the thesis track at the Faculty after successfully completing the non-thesis track. 

Type of degree: MSc Agri / MSc Nutri - Non-thesis
Duration: One year comprised of fall, spring and summer semesters.
Academic year: October to September.
Program years: 
>>Nutritional Sciences and Animal Sciences are held biennially in odd-numbered years. The next program will open in the 2019-20 academic year. 
>>Plant Sciences and Environmental Quality Sciences are held biennially in even-numbered years. The next program will open in the 2018-19 academic year.

Contact us for more information: 
Ms. Nurit Ben-Aharon: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il
Ms. Lirit Arbeitman: lirita@savion.huji.ac.il

Two year Master of Science degrees:

Type of degree: MSc in Viticulture and Enology - Non-thesis
Duration: 2 years (4 consecutive semesters)
Academic year: March to September
Program years: Next program will open in March 2019

Contact us for more information:
Ms. Helena Dahab
Email: helenadahab@savion.huji.ac.il , Phone: +972-8-9489509

 

 

 

MSc Agri in Plant Sciences

 

Next program October 2018 - September 2019

We are no longer accepting scholarship applications. Applications from self-funding students will be accepted until June 1, 2018.

 

Academic Chair of the International MSc Program in Plant Sciences

Alon Samach, Associate Professor
The Robert H. Smith Institute for Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture
Academic Program Head, International MSc in Plant Sciences


The achievements of Israeli agriculture are renown worldwide. At its inception, the country was largely arid, rock-ridden and overgrown with weeds, bare mountains, barren fields, infested marshes, and an undeveloped water supply. Some of the most basic foods were imported. Today, Israel is a fertile and blooming land that exports its own agricultural products and has become a leader in irrigation systems, groundwater management, crop production, horticulture, biotechnology, biological and integrated pest control, and more. Israel's agriculture is a showcase demonstrating the ability to work with nature in order to create a friendlier environment. 

One of the key factors in Israel's agricultural success has been the close relationship between growers in the fields, research and development teams in industry, and the academic community. Constant mutual feedback makes research more responsive to real-life needs and gives those in the field the advantage of immediate access to new developments in the laboratories of academic institutions.

At the heart of this academic community is the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Hebrew University has the only Faculty of Agriculture in Israel, enjoying a unique status in the country. The Faculty acts as Israel's main source for the training of teachers, extension officers and researchers. 

The international Master of Science in Plant Sciences prepares students to become leading professionals in present and future agriculture and adapt their new knowledge to local conditions in their home countries. Students will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in the scientific basis and principles of crop plant production, environmental impact of agricultural activity, analysis of specific cropping systems, seeking solutions to practical problems, either in scientific literature or by experimental approach, and adapting appropriate solutions to various situations.

The one-year program leads to a non-thesis M.Sc. Agri in the field of Plant Sciences specializing in horticulture, field crops and vegetable crops. After successful completion of the first year, qualified graduates can be reviewed for admission to the thesis track for a second year of studies to earn a thesis degree, and continue for a PhD degree either in Israel or elsewhere. Upon completion of their studies, the majority of alumni return to their home countries, where they hold key positions in industry, education, academics, research, NGOs and government organizations. 

 

Contact us for more information:

Ms. Nurit Ben-Aharon, International MSc Programs: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il

Ms. Lirit Arbeitman, International MSc Programs: lirita@savion.huji.ac.il

 

 

 

 

Academic Requirements - Plants

 

  • B.Sc. degree or equivalent from a recognized university in a relevant field: agriculture, animal sciences, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, ecology, environmental sciences, food sciences, natural sciences, nutritional sciences, plant sciences, etc.*
  • Knowledge of undergraduate level biochemistry is required in the Nutrition, Animal Sciences and Plant Sciences programs.
  • Knowledge of plant sciences is required in the Plant Sciences program.
  • Scientific background relevant to the selected study program.
  • GPA of 80 or above (B- on the letter scale).
  • High level of proficiency in all English skills, documented by one of the following:
    • At least 89 on the TOEFL internet-based test
    • At least 7.0 on the IELTS
    • Candidates with a score of 80-89 in TOEFL or 6-6.5 in IELTS may be admitted to the program with the condition of reaching the required level of English language proficiency by the end of the first school year in the program.
    • Documentation of previous academic studies conducted in English.
    • Exemption of English learning from an approved Israeli institution of higher education.
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation; at least one must be academic.
  • Relevant experience is recommended but not mandatory.

*Degrees in other fields will be considered. The candidate may be required to supplement the degree with undergraduate-level biochemistry, molecular biology and/or other science courses.

 

Contact us for more information:

Ms. Nurit Ben-Aharon, International MSc Programs: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il

Ms. Lirit Arbeitman, International MSc Programs: lirita@savion.huji.ac.il

 

 

 

2018-19 Plant Sciences Curriculum

Semester A

  • Plant Biochemistry

  • Biotechnology for Agricultural Crops

  • Introduction to Molecular Biology 

  • Contemporary Approaches to Plant Physiology

  • Biotechnology for Agricultural Crops

  • Practical Workshop in Crop Management (two semesters)

  • Basic Irrigation Systems

  • Experimental Design and Statistical Analyses + Practice

  • Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants

  • Integrated Pest Management

  • Scientific Writing and Presentation

  • Research Methods (three semesters)

Semester B

  • Biological Control of Agricultural Pests

  • Weed Management

  • Principles of Plant Breeding

  • Current Greenhouse Crop Production

  • Post-Harvest Biology and Technology

  • Advances in Vegetable Production

  • Environmental Microbiology

  • Seed Production

  • DNA Markers for Genetic Analysis and Breeding

  • Reproductive Biology of Fruit Crops

  • Crop Physiology and Production

Semester C

  • Research Exercise
  • Seminar


Contact us for more information:

Ms. Nurit Ben-Aharon, International MSc Programs: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il

Ms. Lirit Arbeitman, International MSc Programs: lirita@savion.huji.ac.il

     

     

    Tuition and Expenses

     

    Tuition, Expenses and Payment Methods

    One-year tuition: $18,050

    Application fees: 
    Early application fee: $80
    Late application fee: $100

    Tuition advance/Tuition deposit:

    • Self-funding students: $1,000 tuition advance, payable upon admission. The advance will be deducted from the total tuition. Tuition may be paid in up to six installments beginning at the start of the program.
    • Students receiving a scholarship through the International School of Agricultural Sciences: $500 deposit, payable upon acceptance of the scholarship offer. The deposit will be returned when the student completes all studies at the Faculty of Agriculture (including PhD if applicable).

    Round-trip airfare to and from Israel: The student is responsible for funding airfare and/or other transportation to and from Israel.

    Living expenses: Living expenses include food, personal supplies, apparel, transportation, etc. for one year. International School scholarship recipients are required to have funding for initial out-of-pocket expenses in October and November. The monthly scholarship stipend begins December 1.

    Housing: International students typically reside in the student dormitories on the Faculty of Agriculture campus in Rehovot. Dormitory rent varies according to room type and availability: double room, single room, or single room in a shared apartment. Students granted scholarships through the International School of Agricultural Sciences are placed in double rooms. Off-campus housing is generally ore expensive. The International Schooll is unable to assist with off-campus housing.

    Medical insurance: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem requires all students to be covered by adequate health insurance for the duration of their stay in Israel. International School scholarship recipients will be provided with health insurance. Self-funding students are required to purchase comprehensive health insurance either privately or via the International School.

    Estimated One-Year Program Costs for Self-Funding Students

    Early application fee

    US $

    80

    MSc tuition

    US $

    18,050

    Medical insurance

    US $

    545

    Student dormitory (shared double room)

    US $

    2,900

    Extra-curricular activities

    US $

    2,140

    Living and extra-curricular expenses

    US $

    10,170

    TOTAL

    US $

    33,885

    Updated June 2017. The Hebrew University reserves the right to revise figures.

     

    Payment methods: 
    Payments are to be made in US dollars ($) using one of the following methods:

    • Credit card: Email a signed letter from the card owner clearly indicating the date, sum, card type and number, date of expiry of the card and purpose of payment (including the applicant‘s name, country, and MSc program name).
       
    • Bank transfer to:

    Bank name: Bank Ha-Poalim
    Branch: 436
    Address: 1 Hamarpe Street, Jerusalem
    Account name: Hebrew University Jerusalem
    Account number: 506076
    IBAN: IL650124360000000506076
    Swift code: POAL IL IT 

    On the transfer form, please write: Att.: Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment, Division for External Studies, Budget 046-4704

    A clear copy of the bank transfer form must be scanned and emailed to the program coordinator: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il . The transfer form must clearly indicate the date, sum and purpose of payment including the applicant‘s name, country and MSc program name.

    • Friend, family member or colleague in Israel or abroad: May pay on your behalf in Israeli shekels (NIS) or in USD. 
       
    • Bank check to: "The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Faculty of Agriculture)") mailed, with an accompanying letter clearly indicating the date, sum, and purpose of payment (including the applicant‘s name, country, and MSc program name).

     


    Contact us for more information:

    Ms. Nurit Ben-Aharon, International MSc Programs: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il

    Ms. Lirit Arbeitman, International MSc Programs: lirita@savion.huji.ac.il

     

     

     

    How to Apply

    MSc Agri in Environmental Quality Sciences

     

    Next program October 2018 - September 2019

    We are no longer accepting scholarship applications. Applications from self-funding students will be accepted until June 1, 2018.

     

    Academic Chair of the International MSc Program in Environmental Quality Sciences

    Yael Mishael, Associate Professor
    Head, Department of Soil and Water Sciences

     

    About the Program

    The Master of Science in Environmental Quality Sciences prepares students to address the challenges of global environmental issues: development of alternative water and energy resources, water and soil pollution treatment, waste recycling, agricultural intensification, environmentally-sustainable pest control and plant protection, and related economics.

    The multidisciplinary program is taught by academic staff from the Robert H. Smith Faculty's Environmental Quality and Natural Resources in Agriculture department and the Agricultural Research Center's Volcani Institute. The courses cover broad areas of scientific research, such as: environmental microbiology, ecology, soil and water, economics, weed control, botany and plant protection. The common denominator of these diverse fields is the goal to understand and promote processes that affect and improve the quality of the environment and nurture a sustainable agricultural environment for future generations.

    Shafdan

    The one-year program leads to a non-thesis Master of Science in Agriculture majoring in Environmental Quality Sciences. After successful completion of the first year, qualified graduates can be reviewed for admission to the thesis track for a second year of studies to earn a thesis degree, and continue for a PhD degree either in Israel or elsewhere. Upon completion of their studies, the majority of alumni return to their home countries, where they hold key positions in industry, education, academics, research, NGOs and government organizations. 

     

    Contact us for more information:

    Ms. Nurit Ben-Aharon, International MSc Programs: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il

    Ms. Lirit Arbeitman, International MSc Programs: lirita@savion.huji.ac.il

     

     

     

    Academic Requirements - Environment

     

    • B.Sc. degree or equivalent from a recognized university in a relevant field: agriculture, animal sciences, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, ecology, environmental sciences, food sciences, natural sciences, nutritional sciences, plant sciences, etc.*
    • Adequate knowledge of undergraduate level biochemistry is required in the Nutrition, Animal Sciences and Plant Sciences programs.
    • Scientific background relevant to the selected study program.
    • GPA of 80 or above (B- on the letter scale).
    • High level of proficiency in all English skills, documented by one of the following:
      • At least 89 on the TOEFL internet-based test
      • At least 7.0 on the IELTS
      • Candidates with a score of 80-89 in TOEFL or 6-6.5 in IELTS may be admitted to the program with the condition of reaching the required level of English language proficiency by the end of the first school year in the program.
      • Documentation of previous academic studies conducted in English.
      • Exemption of English learning from an approved Israeli institution of higher education.
    • Two-three letters of recommendation; at least one must be academic.
    • Relevant experience is recommended but not mandatory.

    *Degrees in other fields will be considered. The candidate may be required to supplement the degree with undergraduate-level biochemistry, molecular biology and/or other science courses.

     

     

     

    2018-19 Environmental Quality Sciences Curriculum

    Semester A

    • Introduction to Molecular Biology

    • Water Quality Workshop

    • Experimental Design and Statistical Analyses + Practice

    • Scientific Writing and Presentation

    • Integrated Pest Management

    • Chemistry of the Environment 

    • Basic Irrigation Systems

    • Environmental Economics

    • Biotechnology for Agricultural Crops

    • Research Methods (three semesters)

    Semester B

    • Global Pollution Workshop

    • Reclaimed Water and Environmental Aspects

    • Aquatic Geochemistry 

    • Biological Control of Agricultural Pests 

    • Ecological Principles in Spatial Conservation Planning

    • Environmental Microbiology

    • Microbial Ecology of Aquaculture Systems

    • Weed Management 

    • Plant-Microbe Interactions

    • Workshop in Basic Python

    Semester C

    • Research Exercise
    • Seminar

     

      Tuition and Expenses

       

      Tuition, Expenses and Payment Methods

      One-year tuition: $18,050

      Application fees: 
      Early application fee: $80
      Late application fee: $100

      Tuition advance/Tuition deposit:

      • Self-funding students: $1,000 tuition advance, payable upon admission. The advance will be deducted from the total tuition. Tuition may be paid in up to six installments beginning at the start of the program.
      • Students receiving a scholarship through the International School of Agricultural Sciences: $500 deposit, payable upon acceptance of the scholarship offer. The deposit will be returned when the student completes all studies at the Faculty of Agriculture (including PhD if applicable).

      Round-trip airfare to and from Israel: The student is responsible for funding airfare and/or other transportation to and from Israel.

      Living expenses: Living expenses include food, personal supplies, apparel, transportation, etc. for one year. International School scholarship recipients are required to have funding for initial out-of-pocket expenses in October and November. The monthly scholarship stipend begins December 1.

      Housing: International students typically reside in the student dormitories on the Faculty of Agriculture campus in Rehovot. Dormitory rent varies according to room type and availability: double room, single room, or single room in a shared apartment. Students granted scholarships through the International School of Agricultural Sciences are placed in double rooms. Off-campus housing is generally ore expensive. The International Schooll is unable to assist with off-campus housing.

      Medical insurance: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem requires all students to be covered by adequate health insurance for the duration of their stay in Israel. International School scholarship recipients will be provided with health insurance. Self-funding students are required to purchase comprehensive health insurance either privately or via the International School.

      Estimated One-Year Program Costs for Self-Funding Students

      Early application fee

      US $

      80

      MSc tuition

      US $

      18,050

      Medical insurance

      US $

      545

      Student dormitory (shared double room)

      US $

      2,900

      Extra-curricular activities

      US $

      2,140

      Living and extra-curricular expenses

      US $

      10,170

      TOTAL

      US $

      33,885

      Updated June 2017. The Hebrew University reserves the right to revise figures.

       

      Payment methods: 
      Payments are to be made in US dollars ($) using one of the following methods:

      • Credit card: Email a signed letter from the card owner clearly indicating the date, sum, card type and number, date of expiry of the card and purpose of payment (including the applicant‘s name, country, and MSc program name).
         
      • Bank transfer to:

      Bank name: Bank Ha-Poalim
      Branch: 436
      Address: 1 Hamarpe Street, Jerusalem
      Account name: Hebrew University Jerusalem
      Account number: 506076
      IBAN: IL650124360000000506076
      Swift code: POAL IL IT 

      On the transfer form, please write: Att.: Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment, Division for External Studies, Budget 046-4704

      A clear copy of the bank transfer form must be scanned and emailed to the program coordinator: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il . The transfer form must clearly indicate the date, sum and purpose of payment including the applicant‘s name, country and MSc program name.

      • Friend, family member or colleague in Israel or abroad: May pay on your behalf in Israeli shekels (NIS) or in USD. 
         
      • Bank check to: "The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Faculty of Agriculture)") mailed, with an accompanying letter clearly indicating the date, sum, and purpose of payment (including the applicant‘s name, country, and MSc program name).

       

       

       

      How to Apply

      MSc in Nutritional Sciences

      Next program October 2019 - September 2020
      Applications will be accepted from November 1, 2018 - March 1, 2019. 

       

      Academic Co-Chairs of the International MSc in Nutritional Sciences 

      Dr. Aliza Stark   Prof. Betty Schwartz
      Dr. Aliza Stark
      Senior Faculty

       
        Prof. Betty Schwartz
      Professor of Nutritional Sciences
       

       

       

      About the Program

      Nutritional and Food Sciences are rapidly expanding areas of research that are making major contributions to health promotion. As the relationship between diet and disease is better understood, advancements are being made to improve the nutritional value of foods and to increase the variety of products on the market that have added health and nutritional benefits. 

      The international Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences prepares students to become leading professionals in the field of nutrition and apply their new knowledge to nutritional challenges in their home countries. Students learn the fundamentals of nutrition based on the most recent scientific findings. The program also prepare students for participation in doctoral level programs.   

      The one-year program leads to a non-thesis M.Sc. in Nutritional Sciences. After successful completion of the first year, qualified graduates can be reviewed for admission to the thesis track for a second year of studies to earn a thesis degree, and continue for a PhD degree either in Israel or elsewhere. Following graduation, the majority of alumni return to their home countries, where they hold key positions in health and nutrition promotion, education, academics, research, NGOs and government organizations. Several of our alumni have chosen to continue their studies towards a PhD degree in programs around the world including leading universities in Canada, Switzerland, Denmark and Japan.  

      One of the key factors of the success of the program is the close relationship between the Faculty of Agriculture and clinical and public health nutritionists, along with research and development teams in the food industry and the academic community. On-going collaboration allows for access to state-of-the-art research developments in the field and innovative approaches to address practical needs. At the heart of this academic community is the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

      The Hebrew University is one of the most prominent and respected institutions in the world. As the leading Israeli institution awarding academic degrees in Nutritional and Food Sciences, the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment has a unique status in the country. Our graduates include executives in the Ministries of Health and Agriculture and leading members of the food industry. Within the Faculty, the Institute of Nutritional and Food Sciences is comprised of the School of Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Food Sciences. Institute staff include many of the principal Israeli researchers in these fields. 

       

      Contact us for more information:

      Ms. Nurit Ben-Aharon, International MSc Programs: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il

      Ms. Lirit Arbeitman, International MSc Programs: lirita@savion.huji.ac.il

       

       

      Academic Requirements - Nutrition

      Academic Requirements for MSc in Nutritional Sciences

      • B.Sc. degree or equivalent from a recognized university in a relevant field: agriculture, animal sciences, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, ecology, environmental sciences, food sciences, natural sciences, nutritional sciences, plant sciences, etc.*
      • Adequate knowledge of undergraduate level biochemistry is required in the Nutrition, Animal Sciences and Plant Sciences programs.
      • Scientific background relevant to the selected study program.
      • GPA of 80 or above (B- on the letter scale).
      • High level of proficiency in all English skills, documented by one of the following:
        • At least 89 on the TOEFL internet-based test
        • At least 7.0 on the IELTS
        • Candidates with a score of 80-89 in TOEFL or 6-6.5 in IELTS may be admitted to the program with the condition of reaching the required level of English language proficiency by the end of the first school year in the program.
        • Documentation of previous academic studies conducted in English.
        • Exemption of English learning from an approved Israeli institution of higher education.
      • Two-three letters of recommendation; at least one must be academic.
      • Relevant experience is recommended but not mandatory.

      *Degrees in other fields will be considered. The candidate may be required to supplement the degree with undergraduate-level biochemistry, molecular biology and/or other science courses.

       

      Contact us for more information:

      Ms. Nurit Ben-Aharon, International MSc Programs: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il

      Ms. Lirit Arbeitman, International MSc Programs: lirita@savion.huji.ac.il

       

       

      2017-18 Nutritional Sciences Curriculum

      Semester A

      • Topics in Endocrinology
      • Scientific Writing and Presentation
      • Intro to Molecular Biology
      • Nutrition in Health and Disease
      • Experimental Design and Statistical Analyses & Practice
      • Biochemistry
      • Advanced Biochemistry
      • Maternal & Child Nutrition
      • Food Safety
      • Nutritional Epidemiology
      • Basic Immunology

      Semester B

      • Introduction to Bioinformatics
      • Food Preparation in Health & Disease
      • Nutrition & Aging
      • Neurobiology of Feeding
      • International Public Health
      • Nutrient Gene Interactions
      • Topics in Clinical Nutrition
      • Advanced Immunology

      Summer Semester

      • Vitamins and Minerals
      • Malnutrition & its Management
      • Nutrition Insecurity & its Prevention

       

       

      Contact us for more information:

      Ms. Nurit Ben-Aharon, International MSc Programs: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il

      Ms. Lirit Arbeitman, International MSc Programs: lirita@savion.huji.ac.il

       

       

      Tuition and Expenses

       

      Tuition, Expenses and Payment Methods

      One-year tuition: $18,050

      Application fees: 
      Early application fee: $80
      Late application fee: $100

      Tuition advance/Tuition deposit:

      • Self-funding students: $1,000 tuition advance, payable upon admission. The advance will be deducted from the total tuition. Tuition may be paid in up to six installments beginning at the start of the program.
      • Students receiving a scholarship through the International School of Agricultural Sciences: $500 deposit, payable upon acceptance of the scholarship offer. The deposit will be returned when the student completes all studies at the Faculty of Agriculture (including PhD if applicable).

      Round-trip airfare to and from Israel: The student is responsible for funding airfare and/or other transportation to and from Israel.

      Living expenses: Living expenses include food, personal supplies, apparel, transportation, etc. for one year. International School scholarship recipients are required to have funding for initial out-of-pocket expenses in October and November. The monthly scholarship stipend begins December 1.

      Housing: International students typically reside in the student dormitories on the Faculty of Agriculture campus in Rehovot. Dormitory rent varies according to room type and availability: double room, single room, or single room in a shared apartment. Students granted scholarships through the International School of Agricultural Sciences are placed in double rooms. Off-campus housing is generally ore expensive. The International Schooll is unable to assist with off-campus housing.

      Medical insurance: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem requires all students to be covered by adequate health insurance for the duration of their stay in Israel. International School scholarship recipients will be provided with health insurance. Self-funding students are required to purchase comprehensive health insurance either privately or via the International School.

      Estimated One-Year Program Costs for Self-Funding Students

      Early application fee

      US $

      80

      MSc tuition

      US $

      18,050

      Medical insurance

      US $

      545

      Student dormitory (shared double room)

      US $

      2,900

      Extra-curricular activities

      US $

      2,140

      Living and extra-curricular expenses

      US $

      10,170

      TOTAL

      US $

      33,885

      Updated June 2017. The Hebrew University reserves the right to revise figures.

       

      Payment methods: 
      Payments are to be made in US dollars ($) using one of the following methods:

      • Credit card: Email a signed letter from the card owner clearly indicating the date, sum, card type and number, date of expiry of the card and purpose of payment (including the applicant‘s name, country, and MSc program name).
         
      • Bank transfer to:

      Bank name: Bank Ha-Poalim
      Branch: 436
      Address: 1 Hamarpe Street, Jerusalem
      Account name: Hebrew University Jerusalem
      Account number: 506076
      IBAN: IL650124360000000506076
      Swift code: POAL IL IT 

      On the transfer form, please write: Att.: Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment, Division for External Studies, Budget 046-4704

      A clear copy of the bank transfer form must be scanned and emailed to the program coordinator: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il . The transfer form must clearly indicate the date, sum and purpose of payment including the applicant‘s name, country and MSc program name.

      • Friend, family member or colleague in Israel or abroad: May pay on your behalf in Israeli shekels (NIS) or in USD. 
         
      • Bank check to: "The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Faculty of Agriculture)") mailed, with an accompanying letter clearly indicating the date, sum, and purpose of payment (including the applicant‘s name, country, and MSc program name).

       

      Contact us for more information:

      Ms. Nurit Ben-Aharon, International MSc Programs: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il

      Ms. Lirit Arbeitman, International MSc Programs: lirita@savion.huji.ac.il

       

       

       

      How to Apply

      MSc Agri in Animal Sciences

      Next program October 2019 - September 2020
      Applications will be accepted from November 1, 2018 - March 1, 2019. 

       

      Academic Chair of the International MSc Program in Animal Sciences

      Prof. Sameer Mabjeesh

      Prof. Sameer J. Mabjeesh
      Professor, Ruminants Nutrition and Lactation Physiology

       

      About the Program

      The Master of Science in Animal Sciences aims to prepare students to become leading professionals in modern agriculture and contribute newly-acquired skills and knowledge for the benefit of agriculture in their home countries. Students will learn the fundamentals of Animal Sciences based on the most recent scientific findings and understand the “science” behind animal sciences, animal physiology, farm animal production and the environmental impact of agricultural activity. The program also prepares students for participation in doctoral-level programs.


      (Photo: Animal Science students attend the Israel National Dairy Conference, November 2015)    

      Following graduation, the majority of alumni return to their home countries, where many of them hold key positions in the area of governmental administration of animal production, management of farm animals, farm animal husbandry, and consultation and research in these fields in universities or private institutes. Several of our alumni have chosen to continue their studies towards a PhD degree in leading universities around the world.

      The one-year program leads to a non-thesis Master of Science in Agriculture with a major in Animal Sciences. Qualified students may apply to the thesis track for a second year of studies after completing the first year of the program.   

      Israel's advanced agriculture is most evident in the field of farm animal production. Israeli animal husbandry and management is among the most productive in the world, thanks to its sophisticated infrastructure based on the integration of science-based production methods with efficient extension services and an advanced health supporting veterinary service. The Robert H. Smith Faculty's teaching and research activities continue to play a central role in advancing agriculture to strengthen the Israeli economy while training tomorrow's scientists and agriculturists; protecting and rehabilitating the environment while increasing food production and reducing world hunger; mobilizing agriculture to meet human health needs and improving the quality and purity of agricultural products; and sharing the benefits of Israeli research and innovation with other nations.

      The Smith Faculty's Department of Animal Sciences is engaged in research at levels of the molecule, cell and organ, while maintaining a clear perspective of the farm animal as a whole. The department activities include the following thematic areas: 

      • Physiology of reproduction (ruminants, poultry and fish); 
      • Stress physiology: adaptation of farm animals to environmental and other sorts of stress (ruminants and poultry); 
      • Physiology of lactation; 
      • Growth and development as affected by environmental impact; 
      • Aquaculture: reproduction, genetics and aquatic microbiology,
      • Physiology of the digestive tract: digestive processes and their control, improvement of digestive tract development and function via embryonic manipulation, improvement of the digestive tract immune system.

      Contact us for more information:

      Ms. Nurit Ben-Aharon, International MSc Programs: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il

      Ms. Lirit Arbeitman, International MSc Programs: lirita@savion.huji.ac.il

       

       

      Academic Requirements - Animal Sciences

       

      • B.Sc. degree or equivalent from a recognized university in a relevant field: agriculture, animal sciences, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, ecology, environmental sciences, food sciences, natural sciences, nutritional sciences, plant sciences, etc.*
      • Adequate knowledge of undergraduate level biochemistry is required in the Nutrition, Animal Sciences and Plant Sciences programs.
      • Scientific background relevant to the selected study program.
      • GPA of 80 or above (B- on the letter scale).
      • High level of proficiency in all English skills, documented by one of the following:
        • At least 89 on the TOEFL internet-based test
        • At least 7.0 on the IELTS
        • Candidates with a score of 80-89 in TOEFL or 6-6.5 in IELTS may be admitted to the program with the condition of reaching the required level of English language proficiency by the end of the first school year in the program.
        • Documentation of previous academic studies conducted in English.
        • Exemption of English learning from an approved Israeli institution of higher education.
      • Two-three letters of recommendation; at least one must be academic.
      • Relevant experience is recommended but not mandatory.

      *Degrees in other fields will be considered. The candidate may be required to supplement the degree with undergraduate-level biochemistry, molecular biology and/or other science courses.

       

      Contact us for more information:

      Ms. Nurit Ben-Aharon, International MSc Programs: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il

      Ms. Lirit Arbeitman, International MSc Programs: lirita@savion.huji.ac.il

       

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      2017-18 Animal Sciences Curriculum

      Semester A

      • Advanced Ruminant Nutrition & Feeding

      • Nutrition in Health and Disease

      • Selected Topics in Animal Physiology

      • Topics in Endocrinology

      • Selected Topics in Animal Reproduction

      • Intro to Molecular Biology

      • Scientific Writing and Presentation

      • Experimental Design & Statistical Analyses + Practice

      • Biochemistry

      • Advanced Biochemistry

      • Basic Immunology

      Semester B

      • Biology of the Mammalian Ovary

      • Physiology of Avian Senses

      • Microbial Ecology of Aquaculture Systems

      • Nutrient Gene Interactions

      • Mammary Gland of Domestic Animals 

      • Genetics & Breeding of Farm Animals

      • Animal Health 

      • Introduction to Bioinformatics

      • Advanced Immunology

       

       

      Contact us for more information:

      Ms. Nurit Ben-Aharon, International MSc Programs: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il

      Ms. Lirit Arbeitman, International MSc Programs: lirita@savion.huji.ac.il

       

        Tuition and Expenses

         

        Tuition, Expenses and Payment Methods

        One-year tuition: $18,050

        Application fees: 
        Early application fee: $80
        Late application fee: $100

        Tuition advance/Tuition deposit:

        • Self-funding students: $1,000 tuition advance, payable upon admission. The advance will be deducted from the total tuition. Tuition may be paid in up to six installments beginning at the start of the program.
        • Students receiving a scholarship through the International School of Agricultural Sciences: $500 deposit, payable upon acceptance of the scholarship offer. The deposit will be returned when the student completes all studies at the Faculty of Agriculture (including PhD if applicable).

        Round-trip airfare to and from Israel: The student is responsible for funding airfare and/or other transportation to and from Israel.

        Living expenses: Living expenses include food, personal supplies, apparel, transportation, etc. for one year. International School scholarship recipients are required to have funding for initial out-of-pocket expenses in October and November. The monthly scholarship stipend begins December 1.

        Housing: International students typically reside in the student dormitories on the Faculty of Agriculture campus in Rehovot. Dormitory rent varies according to room type and availability: double room, single room, or single room in a shared apartment. Students granted scholarships through the International School of Agricultural Sciences are placed in double rooms. Off-campus housing is generally ore expensive. The International Schooll is unable to assist with off-campus housing.

        Medical insurance: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem requires all students to be covered by adequate health insurance for the duration of their stay in Israel. International School scholarship recipients will be provided with health insurance. Self-funding students are required to purchase comprehensive health insurance either privately or via the International School.

        Estimated One-Year Program Costs for Self-Funding Students

        Early application fee

        US $

        80

        MSc tuition

        US $

        18,050

        Medical insurance

        US $

        545

        Student dormitory (shared double room)

        US $

        2,900

        Extra-curricular activities

        US $

        2,140

        Living and extra-curricular expenses

        US $

        10,170

        TOTAL

        US $

        33,885

        Updated June 2017. The Hebrew University reserves the right to revise figures.

         

        Payment methods: 
        Payments are to be made in US dollars ($) using one of the following methods:

        • Credit card: Email a signed letter from the card owner clearly indicating the date, sum, card type and number, date of expiry of the card and purpose of payment (including the applicant‘s name, country, and MSc program name).
           
        • Bank transfer to:

        Bank name: Bank Ha-Poalim
        Branch: 436
        Address: 1 Hamarpe Street, Jerusalem
        Account name: Hebrew University Jerusalem
        Account number: 506076
        IBAN: IL650124360000000506076
        Swift code: POAL IL IT 

        On the transfer form, please write: Att.: Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment, Division for External Studies, Budget 046-4704

        A clear copy of the bank transfer form must be scanned and emailed to the program coordinator: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il . The transfer form must clearly indicate the date, sum and purpose of payment including the applicant‘s name, country and MSc program name.

        • Friend, family member or colleague in Israel or abroad: May pay on your behalf in Israeli shekels (NIS) or in USD. 
           
        • Bank check to: "The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Faculty of Agriculture)") mailed, with an accompanying letter clearly indicating the date, sum, and purpose of payment (including the applicant‘s name, country, and MSc program name).

         

         

        Contact us for more information:

        Ms. Nurit Ben-Aharon, International MSc Programs: nuritbe@savion.huji.ac.il

        Ms. Lirit Arbeitman, International MSc Programs: lirita@savion.huji.ac.il

         

         

        How to Apply

        MSc in Viticulture and Enology

        Viticulture at HUJI
        Photo by Gabi Mimon

         

        In recent years, Israel has experienced a striking growth in its wine industry and a surging local and international market for its outstanding wines. In response to the rising need for skills and professionalism in the industry, the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment has opened Israel’s first academic degree program in winemaking. This International M.Sc. program in Viticulture and Enology is comparable to other programs in leading wine-producing countries, such as France, the USA and Australia, yet it stresses ancient and modern production techniques under marginal conditions.

        Students will gain knowledge and skills at an academic level consistent with leading programs in other wine-producing countries such as France, the United States and Australia, with special emphasis on the Israeli industry. Upon completion, the students will earn a world-recognized MSc degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This is the first MSC level degree in viticuluture and enology to be approved by the National Council for Higher Education (CHE) in Israel.

        PDF iconViticulture and Enology - Brochure

        FileApplication Form

         

        A GUIDE TO FINE WINES: A PRACTICAL EDUCATION FROM PROF. ZOHAR KEREM ON UNDERSTANDING THE ELEMENTS BEHIND A GOOD GLASS OF WINE.

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        Registration

        Registration for Preparatory Program until August 31, 2018. Preparatory Program in Rehovot begins November 1, 2018.
        Registration for the four-semester MSc program until January 14, 2019. The program begins on March 14, 2019. 

        Contact us for more information and registration:
        Mrs. Helena Dahab, Email: helenadahab@savion.huji.ac.il, Phone: +972-8-9489509

         

        Admission Requirements - Viticulture

         

        Candidates must hold a B.Sc. degree in biology, chemistry or agriculture, from a recognized institution.

        An individualized Preparatory Program will be offered to candidates whose background is lacking in specific subjects.

        Contact us for more information and registration:
        Mrs. Helena Dahab, Email: 
        helenadahab@savion.huji.ac.il, Phone: +972-8-9489509

         

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        Program Structure - Viticulture

         

        The M.Sc. in Viticulture and Enology is a two-year academic program (672 academic hours) leading to a Hebrew University accredited degree. Classes are held on two days per week, over four consecutive semesters. Practical work in vineyards may be carried during school. The program comprises of scientific theory, practice in grape-growing, wine-making and wine-tasting, and an internship in leading wine producers in Israel and overseas.

        The Teaching Staff

        The academic head of the program is Professor Zohar Kerem, world renowned researcher in food chemistry, wine quality and olive oil. The program's professional coordinator is Mr. Yotam Sharon, a post-graduate with honors in Oenology from the University of Montpellier and an MSc degree holder in biochemistry from the Hebrew University, a leading winemaker at one of Israel's premier wineries. Other distinguished members of the teaching staff are Prof. Ben-Ami Bravdo, Prof. Oded Shoseyov and Dr. Ron Shapira. Esteemed guest lecturers from abroad will be instructing additional topics

        Curriculum

        • The Vineyard: Planning & design; grapevine stocks & types; plot preparation; propagation; planting; trellising; pruning; irrigation; fertilization; mechanization; grape pests & diseases.
        • Wine Production: Equipment & winery management; micro-vinification; chemistry & stability; microbiology; distillation technology; fermentation science.
        • Analysis of grape juice and wine: Biosynthesis of taste & odor factors; sensory detection of wine types & defects in wine; sensory evaluation of wines from Israel and the world.
        • Additional Courses: Economics, management & marketing in the wine industry; wine workshop in prime grapevine & wine production region abroad.

        Registration

        Registration for Preparatory Program until August 31, 2018. Preparatory Program in Rehovot begins November 1, 2018.
        Registration for the four-semester MSc program until January 14, 2019. The program begins on March 14, 2019. 

        Contact us for more information and registration:
        Mrs. Helena Dahab, Email: 
        helenadahab@savion.huji.ac.il, Phone: +972-8-9489509

         

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        How to Apply - Viticulture

         

        Apply now until August 31, 2018 for the Preparatory Program; until January 14, 2019 for the full MSc 2019 program. 

        Please complete and submit the application form below to:
        Mrs. Helena Dahab, Email: helenadahab@savion.huji.ac.il, Phone: +972-8-9489509

        File Viticulture and Enology Application Form

         

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        Tuition - Viticulture

         

        • Tuition for the program is US$ 27,500, including a workshop abroad (Italy or France).
        • Early registration discount: US$ 500 for those registering before August 31, 2018.
        • Preparatory Program tuition: US$ 1,450. Apply by August 31, 2018.
        • Beginning of Preparatory program: November 1, 2018. 

        Contact us for more information and registration:
        Mrs. Helena Dahab, Email: 
        helenadahab@savion.huji.ac.il, Phone: +972-8-9489509

         

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        Master in Development Practice - Sustainable Rural Development (MDP)

        MDP

         

        Israel's renowned Hebrew University's Master in Development Practice - Sustainable Rural Development (MDP) program invites you on an exciting journey, allowing you to benefit from interdisciplinary studies, hands-on experience and top-notch academia. Here you can meet and collaborate with similar, passionate minds from around the world, acquiring specialty knowledge and building the skills, experience, and networks to make the world a better place. And all this while studying in one of the most diverse countries in the world.

        Israel is a microcosm hotbed of local and international challenges: scarcity of arable land, water, energy and natural resources; climate adversity; diverse topography; security issues; and continuous rural and urban development. The population is a mosaic of more than 120 nations of origin, including Palestinian, Druze and Bedouin Arabs and other religious and ethnic minorities whose increasing financial and economic inclusion are critical to accelerate the country’s rate of economic growth.

        Innovation has become the basis for Israel’s comparative advantage, which has enabled a transition from an emerging to a developed economy status. By acquiring niche expertise through high-end R&D capabilities, technology innovations in agriculture, water, food, health and energy, and identifying and developing areas of global competitiveness, the country itself is basically proof of how to turn disadvantages into advantages.

        The Hebrew University's International School of Agricultural Sciences offers this unique, English-taught MDP program that is accredited by the Global MDP Association, as a joint venture with Jerusalem Institute’s Milken Innovation Center.

        The two-year program is comprised of two tracks: Resource and Development Economics and Agro-Environmental Development. Students are given the unique opportunity to benefit from classes taught by leading academics and professionals who will provide them with the tools to explore market-based solutions to agricultural, environmental, economic and business challenges of global, sustainable development. The program is a multilateral scholastic and training hub and combines not only academic learning but also practical internship training with demonstrable project development outcomes.

        Students will also enjoy a combination of field work in Israel and their home country and be given access to a vast network of expertise together with the entrepreneurial and financial ecosystem focused on international development. Over the course of the studies, MDP students will also be engaged in an intensive internship with governmental, public and private organizations, businesses, social enterprises, and NGOs working on sustainable development.

        Graduates of the MDP program will be able to:  

        • develop programmatic project-driven and market-based strategies
        • employ skills in business
        • demonstrate skills in agro-environmental enterprise
        • develop project plans to bridge technological and economic gaps that limit regional economic growth.

        There is a critical need, and significant unmet demand, to rapidly increase professional capacity in developing countries while encouraging a cross-border movement of experts across their professions to analyze, understand, and shape action strategies for a better future.

        The Hebrew University's MDP program gives you the practical skills and academic competence you require to start a meaningful, world-embracing career in a fascinating, international setting with like-minded, enthusiastic professionals.

         

        More information can be found in the following links:

        Program structure 

        Admission requirements  

        Application guidelines   

        Tuition information

         

        Contact us for more information:
        Ms. Noa Schwarzwald, E-mail: noapl@savion.huji.ac.il , Phone: +972-8-9489996

         

        Why study MDP in Israel?

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        "By educating students and entrepreneurs from diverse populations how to identify, develop and deploy scalable technological solutions, we will harness and bridge untapped entrepreneurial and innovative potential, and inspire transnational venture creation that fulfills unmet market needs while adding social and economic value."

         

        The Master in Development Practice - Sustainable Rural Development (MDP) will apply profound lessons for a global future assembled from the microcosm of Israel's local challenges in scarcity of arable land, water, energy and natural resources, climate adversity, security, and rural and urban development. Innovation created to overcome those sources of scarcity became the basis for Israel’s comparative advantage, which enabled a transition from emerging to developed economy status. This transition came about on account of Israel acquiring niche expertise through high-end R&D capabilities, technology innovations in agriculture, water, food, health and energy, and identifying and developing areas of global competitiveness. Israel’s challenges of scarcity went global as the primacy of the success of frontier and emerging markets became the key drivers for economic growth globally. Advanced and emerging markets have now traded places as the sources of demographic and relative GDP growth.

        As a global laboratory for nation and market building, Israel’s experiences as a “start-up nation” provide an important research and training hub for addressing scarcity and overcoming barriers to growth. By developing climate smart technologies and sustainable solutions in water, agriculture, energy, and health, Israel is decoupling economic growth from resource use.

        Decoupling is particularly important for emerging economies facing conflicting challenges of climate change, mitigation, and resilience, natural resource constraints in commodity markets and the requirements for job creation and capital formation. Creating innovative finance solutions that facilitate technology transfer catalyzes growth of human, social, and natural capital as well as real asset formation for income and wealth development. Mobilizing a trained cadre of development practitioners is key for expanding economic participation and financial inclusion.

        Israel’s entrepreneurial and public policy innovation combines public-private partnerships (through both business and social enterprise) with scientific, social, economic and financial innovation. This innovation process makes Israel among the most creatively intense, inventive, resilient and diverse countries in the world.  Israel's population is a mosaic of more than 120 nations of origin, including significant diversity of Palestinian, Druze and Bedouin Arabs and other religious and ethnic minorities whose increasing financial and economic inclusion are critical to accelerate the country’s rate of economic growth. The program’s focus on agriculture, environment and social investing coupled with developing global competitiveness and regional development will provide a unique context for this experiential and classroom based professional training in development practice.

        By educating students and entrepreneurs from diverse populations about how to identify, develop and deploy scalable technological solutions, we will harness and bridge untapped entrepreneurial and innovative potential, and inspire transnational venture creation that fulfills unmet market needs while adding social and economic value. The program will be a unique combination of natural, social, health and management sciences in conjunction with targeted field development research, mentorships, innovation labs, and international fellowships. This borderless ecosystem will provide unparalleled experiential learning and practical economic development progress to develop and deliver technology transfers that target sustainable development goals. 

        There is a critical need—and significant unmet demand—to train in Israel’s global laboratory and to rapidly increase professional capacity in developing countries. However, current programs that focus on this goal in Israel and in the region fall short.  They are too broad focusing only upon policy and economics, but not on development practice per se; they are too academic, with insufficient attention to developing practical skills; and they are too oriented towards developed countries, and do not incorporate the specificities of a developing economy context.  This program meets the demand and the need for rigorous but practical education with demonstrable educational and project development outcomes.

        The Hebrew University MDP Program combines classroom learning at Hebrew University, proprietary case studies, field work in both host (Israel) and home countries, and access to Israeli scientific and technological expertise and the wide network of the entrepreneurial and financial ecosystem focused on international development.  The program’s mix of academic rigor, practical training, and sustained alumni engagement will help create a network of development practitioners and policymakers equipped with the analytical tools and real-world experience to meet SDGs.

        Contact us for more information:

        Ms. Noa Schwarzwald, E-mail: noapl@savion.huji.ac.il , Phone: +972-8-9489996

         

         

        MDP Program Structure

        The Master in Development Pratice - Sustainable Rural Development (MDP) program will be taught in English and will be accredited by both the Hebrew University and the Global MDP Association.

        Students will benefit from a supportive academic environment at the Hebrew University’s International School, Department of Environmental Economics and Management and The Department of Environmental Quality and Natural Resources in Agriculture, along with other selected academic departments.
        The Jerusalem Institute-Milken Innovation Center will provide close research supervision and practical training by the academic director of the program. The Center will also provide research and training staff to instruct and lend support in all aspects of students’ Fellowship training in sustainable development. This will include the preparatory training operation and orientation, core and elective courses in sustainable development finance, monthly problem solving and skill workshops (first year), research practicum seminar (second year), and supervision for all field internships and project implementation plans.

        The MDP program is comprised of two tracks:

        RDE Track: Resource and Development Economics 
        AED Track: Agro-Environmental Development

        The program’s intensive training includes:

        • A pre-session (preparatory, gap-filling coursework).
        • Core, mandatory and elective academic courses.
        • A monthly workshop on skill development and problem solving for innovation applications at the Jerusalem Institute-Milken Innovation Center.
        • A weekly research practicum seminar at the Jerusalem Institute-Milken Innovation Center.
        • An individual project implementation plan.

        In the second year, MDP students will intern four days a week with one of the following: governmental initiatives (ministries, public-private partnership, or agency), businesses, social enterprises, and NGOs working on sustainable development.

        Tentative MDP program (as of January 2018)

        Pre-session

        A two-week preparatory workshop (preceding the first semester of the program) will include intensive review of key areas, skills training, orientation and a study tour of regional sustainable development projects relating to the core and concentration topics

        First year

        Each semester consists of approx. 15 hours a week of core and mandatory courses for a total of about 30 Hebrew University credits

        Core courses for both tracks include:

        Foundations of Sustainable Development Practice

        Financial Innovations for Sustainable Economic Development

        Development and Public Health

        Economics of Growth and Development

        Introduction to Economics of Natural Resources

        Skill Training Workshop (offered by Milken Innovation Center)

        Mandatory courses for RDE Track:

        Econometrics A

        Selected Aspects of the Economics of Natural Resources

        Environmental Economics

        Strategic Judgment and Decision Making

        Mandatory courses for AED Track:

        Food Systems and Food Security

        Changes in the Agri. Systems Of OECD & Israel

        Ecological Principles in Spatial Conservation and Planning

        Water Quality, Improvement and Reclamation

        Summer semester

        Ahead of their second year project implementation plan and internship, students will conceive an implementable project in Israel or their home country in their target area of development practice (food/agriculture, energy, water, and health).

        Second year

        Elective courses for each track (about 10 Hebrew University credits)

        Research Practicum Seminar (offered by Milken Innovation Center)

        4 days a week of internship

         

        Contact us for more information:

        Ms. Noa Schwarzwald, E-mail: noapl@savion.huji.ac.il , Phone: +972-8-9489996

         

        Admission Requirements - MDP

         

        1. Undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognized university as follows:

         

        For the RDE Track:

        Economics degree – direct admission

        Accounting or business administration degrees – direct admission if the the candidtae had studied the topics incorporated in the following microeconomic courses:

        These courses may be taken during the first year of the MDP studies. These courses are to be taken in addition to the credits required for the MDP degree.

        Natural/life sciences, computers, statistics and engineering degrees – admission could be considered upon approval of sufficient academic background in:

        In addition, the student will be required to take the following courses during the first year of the MDP studies:

        These courses are to be taken in addition to the credits required for the MDP degree.

        *Applicants without adequate academic background will need to complete the courses listed above, either in a recognized academic institution or online. These courses need to be approved beforehand by the MDP academic committee. Applicants will need to send us in advance the name of the academic institution where the course is taught, the syllabus and the credit points. Applicants completing these requirements via free online course services will be examined on these topics prior to the beginning of the MDP studies.

         

        For the AED track:

        Agricultural, natural or life sciences degrees - with an introductory course in: 

        Economics, accounting or business administration degrees - with introductory courses in:

        *Applicants without adequate academic background will need to complete the courses listed above, either in a recognized academic institution or online. These courses need to be approved beforehand by the MDP academic committee. Applicants will need to send us in advance the name of the academic institution where the course is taught, the syllabus and the credit points. Applicants completing these requirements via free online course services will be examined on these topics prior to the beginning of the MDP studies.

         

        2. GPA of 80 or above (B- on the A-to-D letter scale).
         

        3. High level of proficiency in all English skills, documented by one of the following:

        • At least 89 on the TOEFL internet-based test
        • At least 7.0 on the IELTS

        Candidates with a score of 80-89 in TOEFL or 6-6.5 in IELTS may be admitted to the program with the condition of reaching the required level of English language proficiency by the end of the first school year in the program.

        • Documentation of previous academic studies conducted in English.
        • Exemption of English learning from an approved Israeli institution of higher education.

         

        4. Online interview.
         

        5. Relevant experience is recommended but not mandatory.
         

         

        Contact us for more information:

        Ms. Noa Schwarzwald, E-mail: noapl@savion.huji.ac.il , Phone: +972-8-9489996

         

         

         

        How to Apply - MDP

        Registration deadline: July 31, 2018

        Application fee: $110 
         

        • INTERNATIONAL applicants:

        BEFORE YOU APPLY, please read the guidelines: http://info.huji.ac.il/en-overseas/Online_Application

        To apply, please follow this link to the Hebrew University online registration system: http://hsr.huji.ac.il

         

         

        • DOMESTIC applicants (applicants with academic degrees from Israeli universities and colleges):

        Please follow this link to apply through the Hebrew University online registration system to the program: כלכלה, ניהול ופיתוח בר-קיימא במרחב הכפרי

        https://www.huji.ac.il/dataj/controller/nirshamim/

        In addition to the online application, please submit the following by email to Ms. Noa Schwarzwald, program coordinator:

        • Three letters of recommendation; at least one must be by academician. 
        • CV (resume) 
        • Letter of intent

         

        For more information:

        Ms. Noa Schwarzwald, E-mail: noapl@savion.huji.ac.il , Phone: +972-8-9489996

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

        Tuition - MDP

         

        Tuition:

        One-year tuition for international students: approx. $5,200* 

        One-year tuition for Israeli students: approx. 14,500 NIS

        Application fee: $110

         

        *The tuition does not include airfare, housing, health insurance, transportation and living expenses.

        The International School of Agricultural Sciences may be able to provide a limited amount of financial support to MDP students.

        Candidates are encouraged to seek funding from other sources, such as those listed at: http://intschool.agri.huji.ac.il/schol-sources

         

        Expenses:

        Round-trip airfare to and from Israel: The student is responsible for funding airfare and/or other transportation to and from Israel.

        Living expenses: Living expenses include food, personal supplies, apparel, transportation, etc. for one year. 

        Housing: International students typically reside in the student dormitories on the Faculty of Agriculture campus in Rehovot. Dormitory rent varies according to room type and availability: shared double room, single room, or single room in a shared apartment. Off-campus housing is generally more expensive. The International School is unable to assist with off-campus housing.

        Medical insurance: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem requires all students to be covered by adequate health insurance for the duration of their stay in Israel. Health insurance can be purchsed either privately or via the International School.

        Estimated one-year program costs

        Application fee

        US $

        110

        MSc tuition

        US $

        5,200

        Medical insurance

        US $

        1,020

        Student dormitory (shared double room)

        US $

        3,000

        Living expenses

        US $

        10,170

        TOTAL

        US $

        19,500

        Updated May 2018. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem reserves the right to revise figures.

         

         

        For more information:

        Ms. Noa Schwarzwald, E-mail: noapl@savion.huji.ac.il , Phone: +972-8-9489996