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General Information

Who Can apply?

Working Conditions

  • 5-day week, Sunday to Thursday, about 5 - 8 hours per day, depends on the  ward.

  • Please note that in Israel the weekend is during Friday and Saturday (Sunday is a workday).

  • Refrain from arriving and beginning the exchange period during the September-October holidays (Rosh ha'Shana, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot holidays), as well as March-April holidays (Passover). 

  • Applications will be accepted for one week minimum and no more than 4 weeks.

  • You can apply to up to three departments in one elective period.

  • Your first day at the department (Arrival day) should be Sunday.


  • Dentistry Students in their clinical years ONLY




  • English is required for participation in all departments.

  • Please note that even though Israelis speak English, the ward discussions are mostly in Hebrew.




Places are available in the following departments:


  • Orthodontics

  • Endodontics

  • Periodontics

  • Maxillofacial surgery

  • Oral medicine

  • Pediatrics

  • Prosthodontics 

Health Insurance


  • You are required to have a valid health insurance (traveling insurance for international students and Kupat-Hulim for Israeli students).


  • While visiting the “Hadassah School of Dental Medicine”,  you are not covered for malpractice insurance. Therefore you may not practice or decide on medical treatment for patients and you cannot replace the dental team of the department. 

  • The exchange program was designed as an opportunity to get a taste of an advanced foreign medical system. It is not meant to replace any stage of your formal education.

  • We are not able to issue any letter regarding your schooling status. Any requests for such letters can be directed to the staff of the wards after arrival only




Clerkship is non-resident and students are responsible for finding their own accommodation and for all their living and traveling expenses. 

Upon arrival, we will try to find a place for you at the University dorms.

However, there is a shortage of dormitories in Jerusalem, especially during the school year. Therefore we cannot guarantee that rooms will be available.


The dormitories cost about 500$ US (payment in Israeli Shekels) per month. All rooms are shared by two people. If you want to stay in the dorms, e-mail the exchange officer one month prior to your arrival.


Important: A student must leave a DEPOSIT of 500$ / 400 Euro / 2000 Israeli Shekels for the dorms manager. The deposit will be returned to the student if he/she leaves on schedule and makes sure the room is in its original state. 



*Students in need of accommodation who are on exchange program through 
university agreements should contact the registrar of Hebrew University at least 6 
weeks in advance at For these students, a deposit is not 



While visiting you will have plenty of time to travel around Israel and the neighboring surrounding and we strongly recommend that you do so. Moreover, we will gladly help you planning your stay. As noted above, all traveling expenses are under the student's responsibility.


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