Acceptance and registration for the MSW program for holders of degrees in other fields


Acceptance requirements for the advanced studies in direct therapy track

  • Final grade for undergraduate/graduate degree of at least 85
  • At least one year’s experience, since the date of graduation and up to 30 August 2018, of paid or volunteer work in a public therapeutic framework with at least three clients, for a period of at least three months each, with regular weekly guidance by a relevant professional (social worker, psychologist).


Acceptance requirements for the general-integrative track

  • Final grade for undergraduate/graduate degree of at least 90


Acceptance requirements for the management, organization and policy track

  • Final grade for undergraduate/graduate degree of at least 85


Acceptance requirements for all tracks: The candidate must show prior studies of at least 14 credits in the following three fields of the social sciences:

  1. 4-6 credits in psychology.
  2. 4-6 credits in research studies.
  3. 4-6 credits in sociology, Israeli society, economic, organizational behavior, political science.

Click here for a list.

To check whether the candidate fulfils this condition, you may contact Dr Anat Epstein, together with official grade transcripts:


Exemption (“ptor”) in English

In accordance with the procedures of the Hebrew University, receiving an exemption at university level is a necessary condition of acceptance to the MSW program. An exemption in English must be presented by the end of September before the beginning of the intended academic year.

A candidate who is not a graduate of the Hebrew University shall present an exemption from his/her undergraduate studies at one of the institutions recognized for this by the Hebrew University (List of the institutions recognized for the exemption in English)

A candidate whose undergraduate studies were not at an institution in the above list must present an alternative exemption based on the psychometric exam, AMIR/AMIRM test, or English as a Foreign Language studies at the Hebrew University.


Registration process

Registration for the 2018-19 academic year will begin in January 2018 and end on 30 April2018.

  1. All candidates must register at the University’s Registration and Acceptance office via the website (online registration). Overseas students will register via the Overseas Students Admissions Office, Goldschmidt Building, tel: 02-5882607

For further details on the registration process, see the Guide for Candidates

  1. At the same time, create an account in the graduate studies registration system (EKMD) in order to submit the required documents for acceptance to the program:
    1. Standard passport photo
    2. Succinct resume in the standard format for seeking a job
    3. Personal and professional statement regarding why one wishes to study in the program (up to 1000 words)
    4. Certification of entitlement to previous undergraduate/graduate degree, with the institution’s stamp and signature
    5. Detailed grades from the above undergraduate/graduate degree, with the institution’s stamp and signature
    6. Two letters of recommendation, one from an employer and one from a faculty member
    7. Employer’s confirmation of professional experience (for those applying to the advanced studies in direct therapy track only)
    8. Counsellor form (for those applying to the advanced studies in direct therapy track only)


The candidacy of anyone who does not carry out these two stages will not be brought before the acceptance committee. Anyone paying registration fees and not uploading documents to EKMD will be rejected on the grounds of lack of documentation at the end of the registration period.


Acceptance process

  • The acceptance committee will discuss a candidate only after registration fees are paid and all the required documents have been submitted
  • The acceptance committee’s decision regarding a candidate is based on the candidacy documents only, but it may summon the candidate for an interview if it sees fit
  • The committee’s decision will be sent officially via e-mail, according to the details given by the candidate when submitting his/her candidacy
  • The candidate may appeal the committee’s decision within seven days from the time the announcement is received by the secretariat. Appeals submitted after this date will not be transferred to the committee.