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Doctoral studies (PhD)


The Sociology and Anthropology Department in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers a multi-year program of study for PhD students and provides scholarship programs for advanced students.

The PhD program centers around the linking of theories in different methods of research and the development of professional networking in the research, writing, publishing, and academic fields.

Advanced students will be offered a four-year scholarship that can reach up to $15,000 annually.

The policies of the doctoral studies in this department are as follow:


  1. Master’s degree holders that have finished their studies in a research facility with a GPA of 85 or higher and have completed their thesis with a grade of 90 or higher. Students that have not finished corresponding studies in anthropology or sociology will be required to take completion classes, agreed upon by the decision of the acceptance committee and under the guidance of the PhD mentor.
  2. The application must be submitted for review to the following link:
  3. The deadline for application submission for the 2017-18 academic year is: April 30th 2019.
  4. The following applications are required for submission:
    • Registration form (provided in the application submission page)
    • PhD mentor approval form (provided in the application submission page or the approval page for research students)
    • Declaration form for the applicant and their mentor (provided in the application submission page or the approval page for research students)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Declaration of intent (~800 words) – including a detailed summary of the research background and marking the directions for the research and for future studies in the sociology, anthropology and demography fields
    • Grade transcripts from the student’s bachelor’s and master’s degrees
    • A copy of the final project or thesis of the minor
    • Passport photo
  5. Applicants that fit the guidelines will be invited for an interview with the acceptance committee
  6. The guidelines for acceptance include academic excellency, on the basis of grades and the review of leading academic personnel, potential for breakthrough research, connection with a mentor from the department faculty, and compatibility with the program of study.
  7. Applications will be reviewed by the 30th of May 2019. The possible answers include: Acceptance into the PhD program and a scholarship grant (specified accordingly); Acceptance into the PhD program; Rejection.
  8. Program registrations will be reviewed according to the guidelines set by the Authority for Research Students of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


  1. PhD students are required 8-10 credits from doctoral courses in the department (as presented in the university’s course calendar), that combine advanced studies in theoretical and methodological subjects, and the completion of at least 12 credits according to the guidelines set by the academic committee in order to be considered for a doctoral degree. In addition, doctoral students are required to participate in courses and instruction in professional networking (for example, expertise in instruction, research presentations and academic writing).
  2. Students are expected to fulfill the requirements for part A and part B and meet the demands for the submission of the PhD research project as set by the Authority for Research Students of the Hebrew University
  3. Scholarship recipients within the program are required to turn in a research proposal and its acceptance (the end of part A) within 12 months from the beginning of the academic year, attendance of the departmental seminar, and participation in departmental and the PhD forum’s events.


  1. According to the judgments of the acceptance committee, advanced students accepted into the PhD program will be offered a four-year scholarship.
  2. As a rule, the scholarship includes an academic scholarship, payment of tuition fees, instruction assistance and complementary payment to the mentor. Every few years, for four years at most, a scholarship will be provided of $5100, and, in addition, according to the decision of the mentor, mentor payment of up to $2400. Starting from the second academic year and until the fourth and final year, an instruction assistant will be provided (~25% of the annual salary), in a total of around an extra $7500. Therefore, the scholarship total for the first year of studies will count up to $7500 and the total for the following three years will be up to $15000 annually.
    • The scholarship will be calculated in New Israeli Shekels, and therefore the sum will change according to changes in the dollar value and in accordance HUJI scholarship protocol.
  3. Continuation of the scholarship will be annually discussed by the doctoral committee on the basis of academic excellency, advancements in the doctoral research and it’s writing, and participation in departmental events (not to mention those of the academic community).


For more information and details please ask Ran Bartov, department coordinator, in his email: