MA Honors Program

The purpose of the program is to instigate a vibrant community of honours students early in their academic path, who will conduct their work in an environment which encourages intellectual cooperation. For this purpose, students are granted full stipends as well as exemption from tuition, and they are offered a private workspace within the Mandel building. Mandel students also enjoy a unique curriculum taught by faculty teachers as well as guest scholars from Israel and from abroad. Mandel students also enjoy special social and academic activities.

prerequisite for acceptance to the program is being an honors student during one’s undergraduate studies. The stipend is given throughout the two years of graduate studies in the academic track, and its purpose is to allow students to complete their studies in time. A call for proposal for applications is released every year in the beginning of the spring semester.

A prerequisite for acceptance

We welcome you to visit the prerequisite for acceptance website, and fill the application form.  

List of Courses

Courses for 2015\16

Mandatory courses



1st and/or 2nd Semester

This course will closely examine the formal elements and stylistic nuances of scholarly discourse in English. 
We will analyze prose models and participants' writing with regards to grammatical consistency, word choice, sentence and paragraph structures, 
English punctuation and rhetorial conventions. 
Participants will also have the opportunity to give a presentation in English


8900 Syllabus Research Methods in the Humanities - Prof Moshe Sluhovsky

Yearly course, equivalent to 4 HU credits

This seminar offers an overview of the major theoretical and methodological developments in the Humanities and Social Sciences over the last century.

Participants will become familiar with developments in the Humanities from the positivist approach of the 19th century through the great challenges by Marx, Freud, and Weber to the critiques of the foundations of modern human sciences in the second half of the 10th century (Deconstruction, feminist theory, post-modernism, and post-colonialism.


8910 Colloquium for Mandel School Students – Prof Israel Yuval

Intended for second year students, 2nd semester.

Participants will present initial lines of their thesis will be receiving comments, suggestions and criticism from their fellows.


The Hebrew University course catalogue