Cancelled for Summer 2021

Coexistence in the Middle East (CME) enables current and future leaders from around the world to explore facts on the ground and examine local realities from the perspectives of various religious, political, cultural and national groups that converge at a crossroads of humanity. CME delves into:
– Encounters between the “West” and the Middle East
– Relations among Christians, Jews, and Muslims
– Interests and concerns of the International Community
– Competing claims between Israelis and Palestinians


Learn from extensive field trips and first-hand interaction with government officials, religious leaders, professional experts, and political and NGO activists. Through engaging dialogue, you will uncover numerous issues, realities, resolution proposals, and peace initiatives, highlighting the human dimensions of this complex conflict.

Winter Structure

The winter session is an intensive two-week session that focuses on highlights from the summer program and is open to students, faculty members, diplomats, policy makers, and other professionals. This session focuses on the highlights from the summer program, including trips to key sites, meetings with leaders and activists, and lectures.

Summer Structure

The summer program is made up of three complementary courses that can be taken together or separately:


This course is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to mature learners with an academic background. You must be currently registered at or have been accepted to a recognized college or university or have successfully completed at least one year of study at an accredited institution of higher education. English-language fluency is also required.

Apply by

Winter: Cancelled for 2020
Summer: Cancelled for 2021

Program length

Winter: two weeks
Summer: two, four or six weeks

Costs & Scholarships

Application Fee: US$ 80 (non-refundable)

Health insurance through Rothberg is mandatory for the program.

Summer (Cancelled for 2021)


US$250 (1 course)
US$500 (2 courses)
US$750 (3 courses)

Tuition (in-person)

US$1,770 (1 course)
U$3,155 (2 courses)
US$4,507 (3 courses)

Tuition (online)

US$1,239 (1 course)
U$2,209 (2 courses)
US$3,155 (3 courses)

Winter (Cancelled for 2020)

Tuition US$ 1,810 (includes health insurance)
Housing (includes bedding): US$ 415

Financial Assistance

The Australian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem provides financial assistance on the basis of academic merit, financial need or communal involvement. If you wish to apply for financial assistance, please fill out an online form.

For Further Information

The Australian Friends will be happy to contact and assist you with your application process.

Students from NSW, VIC, SA, TAS, QLD, ACT ,NT & NZ contact:

Jamie Wise or 02 9389 2825

Students from WA contact:

Yael Eilon Jacobson or 0416 166 736