Admission Open!! INTERNATIONAL MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM - The Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine

The Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine is proud of its overseas students who since 1970 have made the International Master of Public Health (IMPH) Program a most rewarding and successful venture. More than 850 students from 96 countries across the globe have participated in this unique experience.
 Our students' wide range of cultural backgrounds and work experiences coupled with our demanding curriculum create an environment which is at once scientifically challenging and culturally stimulating. Personal contacts with our alumni and news of their impressive contributions to their countries’ health is a continuing source of pride and pleasure. The IMPH student body comprises physicians, nurses, other health professionals, economists, social scientists and those interested in public health from other disciplines. Many of our graduates return home at the completion of their training to occupy leadership positions in the health care systems of their communities and countries. 



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Most students come from 'developing' regions of the world, but the program also welcomes students from the north, and our alumni include graduates from Western Europe, the USA and Canada. Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) has been a vital element in the development and continuation of this unique program since its establishment. A limited number of scholarships are provided annually by MASHAV, the Pears Foundation, British Friends of Hebrew University, American Friends of Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical Organization and other donors for selected candidates from lower-income developing regions, countries in transition and small-island-countries. Israel is known to be a welcoming society and along with providing you with public health knowledge and skills, we will be happy to show you many of the treasures of Israel and its capital city, Jerusalem. Surrounded by terraced slopes and pine-forested hills west of central Jerusalem, our campus lies next to the quiet, picturesque village of Ein Kerem. Students can wander along flower-lined paths, interspersed with vines and olive trees and watch artists at work. Quaint shops, restaurants and galleries dot the landscape. On campus, one of the first sights to greet newcomers is the magnificent set of stained glass windows created by Marc Chagall. Join us and become part of our world-wide family devoted to the advancement of public health practices, research, and teaching.
Unique Advantages of the Braun School’s IMPH Program in Israel
  • The program promotes excellence in international public health research and practice in a broad range of topics 
  • The School has nearly 50 years of experience in the international health field, its teaching in Israel and in many other countries 
  • The School and its MPH programs are fully accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA) In recognition of our ongoing public health training efforts in Israel and abroad, the World Health Organization designated the School (2007-2014) as a Collaborating Centre for Capacity Building in Public Health 






  • The IMPH Program provides tools for examining public health challenges in any country and formulating relevant intervention strategies at the community and national level 
  • The emphasis throughout is on active learning by the student, individually and in groups Israel is both a developed (academically, technologically, etc.) and a still developing young country. 
  • We have experienced and struggled with health issues in both these roles. 
  • Together with the high academic requirements, the program is tailored to the student’s needs and interests Our teachers are deeply involved, caring and maintain open communication with their students Small group tutorial classes are provided for students requiring additional assistance in some core courses 
  • The IMPH Program offers a wide range of social and cultural activities that serve to bond and integrate our students and introduce them to the historical and modern host-country of Israel.

Requirements for Admission 
  • To be eligible for the IMPH Program you must hold an academic degree (BA/BSc, MA/MSc, MD) in medicine, dentistry, nursing, another allied health field, or in one of the basic biological or social sciences relevant to health from a recognized university. Diploma/Advanced Diploma degrees are not recognized as academic degrees by Hebrew University. Applicants who hold only a bachelor’s degree must have obtained an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 75% in their undergraduate studies. Practical experience in public health is taken into account as well as academic achievement. Students must have a command of basic computing skills.
IMPH Program Costs 
  • A limited number of scholarships are available for selected students from lower-income and small-island-countries. These scholarships cover virtually all costs related to participation in the Program including tuition, housing, basic living expenses, medical insurance, social/cultural activities, administration fees, and textbooks. Outstanding applicants may also be eligible for additional travel awards. Scholarship support is not available for students from high-income countries. The cost of participation in the IMPH program for non-scholarship students is 100,000 New Israeli Shekels (NIS). All payments must be made in Israeli currency or foreign currency based on the official exchange rate on the day of payment. This sum covers tuition, medical insurance, social/cultural activities, administrative fees and textbooks. Rent and living expenses are not included. 
Application Requirements 



Applicants from high-income countries are charged a non-refundable application fee of US$75 that can be paid by check made payable to "Hadassah Medical Organization". Address for mailing the application fee: International MPH Program Hebrew University-Hadassah Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine P.O. Box 12272, Jerusalem, Israel 9112102



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