Admission Requirements
  • An undergraduate degree in the humanities or social sciences from a recognized university in Israel or abroad
  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA, 80% (Israeli system) or equivalent
  • Official transcript of BA degree and copy of undergraduate diploma
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)*
  • Two recommendations from relevant academic faculty members
  • Statement of Intent/Personal Essay (500-750 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • Medical forms (international students only)
Students who have not completed the required credits in history during their undergraduate studies, will be requested to take relevant courses. Each case will be considered on its own merit.
*TOEFL Scores:
Candidates, who have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English, or who are not native English speakers, must submit official TOEFL scores or the equivalent. This requirement applies to both Israeli and international candidates. The minimum TOEFL score required for admission is: 570 on the paper-based test, 230 on the computer-based test or 89 on the internet-based test. Contact the admissions office for information regarding exemptions from the TOEFL.

Exceptions to the admissions requirements:
Under certain exceptional circumstances, the committee may be willing to consider applicants that do not meet the minimal admissions requirements. Such applicants may submit a request for special consideration explaining why they believe their application merits consideration despite their not meeting the minimum requirements. The request must be submitted in writing and approved by the committee before a full application is submitted. The committee will not review applications not meeting the requirements unless a request for special consideration has been approved.