Master's degree - surplus courses
The Hebrew University encourages students to take courses beyond the quota required for the degree according to their curriculum ("surplus courses"). Unlike other universities, we grant exemption from tuition fees for surplus courses to a certain extent.
A master’s degree student may participate in surplus courses as a regular student, which means can submit assignments and be examined in the course, and have this reflected in the grades sheet. The expression is given in a separate category - "surplus courses" - in which the grade is not included in the weighting of the grades for the degree.
These courses may be recognized for the purpose of other degrees’ studies, in accordance to the relevant academic rules, as well as for the purpose of rewarding advanced study compensation in certain workplaces.
The student will be exempt from paying tuition for participation in these courses in the amount of up to the credit points amount that is listed below if he graduated within two years; and half of this amount if he graduated after more than two years.
Exemption rate according to study tracks:
Non-research graduate: For students studying in the faculties: Humanities, Business Administration, Social Work and Education - up to 5 credit points for graduates up to two years and up to 2.5 credit points after more than two years
For students studying in the faculties: Social Sciences, Law, Science and Agriculture - up to 4 credit points or up to 2 credit points for graduates after more than two years
Graduate Research: For students studying in the faculties: Humanities, Business Administration, Social Work and Education - up to 4 credit points or up to 2 credit points for graduates after more than two years
For students studying in the faculties of: Social Sciences, law, Science and agriculture and occupational therapy - up to 3.3 credit points or up to 1.65 for graduates after more than two years