M.A. in Smart Cities and Urban Informatics

General Information

The MA degree in Smart Cities and Urban Informatics (SCUI), offered by the Department of Geography University of Jerusalem, is unique within the landscape of Israeli universities. It capitalizes on the joint strengths of the existing program in Urban Planning at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the GeoInformatics track in the Department of Geography.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1 Year
Tuition Fee: $ 11,400
Starting in: October
Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Leveraging these competences, it seeks to develop this new area of higher education and equip a new generation of urban planners and policy makers with the requisite tool box for addressing the challenges of the Smart City.

Unique Value Proposition – Why Us?

The Smart Cities and Urban Informatics degree at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers a unique opportunity to study in and experience the City of Jerusalem. With an active technological ecosystem, the city offers the ideal backdrop for the program. The laboratory conditions that Jerusalem provides and the challenges that it faces are second to none. The program has a strong Jerusalem emphasis and will show-case the city as a unique beta-site for many of the practical courses to be offered.

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Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education recognized by Hebrew University
  • Minimum B average (85/100 or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of English

Meet our students

Orit Berhani, PhD Student

Why study with us?

Location - Jerusalem

Study in one of the most ancient cities in the world, today a colourful carpet of cultures and peoples, innovative technology and entrepreneurial spirit


A tradition of innovation at the start up nation led for nearly 10K patents, 150 new inventions per year and over 600 commercial products

Academic & Research Excellence

Hebrew University faculty and alumni have won eight Nobel Prizes, one Fields Medal and 14 Wolf Prizes, among others