WHO WE ARE
The University of the Holy Land is an internationally accredited, Christian-run, Bible-based, Graduate University that provides students of the Bible, like you, the opportunity to earn their Master’s or Doctoral Degree in the Land of the Bible.
We do this so students and researchers can see the lessons and history of the Bible come to life as they study among the physical, social, and cultural milieu the Bible was written in. We also do it so the students’ own faith will come to life in ways they never experienced before and equip them to share this knowledge and experience with others.
30 Years Experience
We have lived and worked with students in Israel for 30 years, and so we know what YOU want and need as an international student studying here for the first time! Let us use our experience to give you the best educational, spiritual, and personal experience you can get while in Israel.
40 Biblical Sites Visited
Love Abraham? Visit the well he dug in Beersheba. Mesmerized by God’s glory filling the Temple? Walk on the Temple Mount where the Temple stood. Wish you could have heard Jesus preach? Pray and meditate in the spots he preached with His disciples. Whatever your favorite story in the Bible, see it come to life at University of the Holy Land because the Land of the Bible is our classroom.
10 Degree Options
Every degree and program at UHL is designed to make students an expert in their chosen field! Study at UHL and gain the tools, real world experience, and knowledge needed to help you succeed in your chosen careers be it teaching, full-time ministry, writing, or research. Plus, add context to your knowledge of the Bible and be prepared to share these experiences with others and cherish them for all time.
14 Nations Represented in Student Body
UHL’s specialty is giving international students the ability to study the Bible in the Land of the Bible, where the events themselves took place. As such, we have students from around the world come to study with us. U.S.A., South Korea, Germany, Hungary, Argentina, and many more!
Christian AND Jewish Bible Professors
The next best thing to studying in the locations the Biblical events took place, is studying with Christian AND Jewish Professors. Study solidly Christian theology, beliefs, and history, yet gain the extremely valuable, unique, and often neglected perspective of our Jewish brothers and sisters.
2 Minutes from the Old City of Jerusalem
Gaze upon the walls Isaiah stood and prophesied on, pray at the Southern Steps of the Temple Jesus would have walked up, or take in the ambiance of Old City shops. Whatever you do in the Old City, you are a two minute tram ride away from UHL.
14:1 Student/Teacher Ratio
Studying the Bible in Israel is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity! Now, to get the most out of that opportunity, we intentionally keep classes small and intimate so that you can know your professors and they can know you.
Hometown of Biblical Greats!
Study at UHL and do more than just read about the Bible; LIVE in the very city heroes of the Bible such as David, Solomon, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and more called home.
WHAT REAL STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY
Aeronautical Engineer & Christian Minister - Seattle, Washington
I spent 5 semesters studying at UHL between 2012 and 2014, and the class subjects, the depth of coverage of each subject, the quality of the teaching, and the classroom interaction was outstanding. I anticipated receiving a greater understanding of the Bible from the Jewish perspective, a broad understanding of Judaism itself, the cultural issues facing the emerging New Testament church, a deeper understanding of the Middle East conflict now and in the past, and the historical and archaeological background for many of the events of the Bible and the sites that are still visible in Israel itself. I was definitely not disappointed. Much of what I learned has been useful in providing context and perspective to believers I encounter, and in sermons and Bible studies I teach. My time at UHL was certainly a blessing to me, and I encourage anyone and everyone who can, to undertake study in Jerusalem with UHL.
Office Administrator & Bible Study Leader - Belle Haven, Virginia
Studying at the University of Holy Land was a great privilege and is one of the major highlights of my life up to this point. The caliber of professors and classes offered at UHL are rich and superior to other experiences in my academic career. I am now better equipped to teach the Word of God and able to bring the stories and lessons of the Bible to life for others by incorporating the the Jewish and general backgrounds contexts the Bible was originally written within.
Teacher - Columbia
The University of the Holy Land is the best school to study the Bible in Israel. Israel is also the best place to dive into God’s word. No other place on earth gives you the richness and depth of experience that Israel does. The land breathes God’s story, and UHL professors offer insight into every piece of the drama. I would recommend studying with UHL in Israel to anyone. It greatly enriched my life and the life of my family.
Spice - Clergy - Painesville, Ohio
I graduated from UHL in 2011 with an MA in Intercultural Studies. During my time as a student, I was able to study the languages and cultures of the Bible in the land of the Bible. What a privilege to sit under Bible scholars and professors who make the Bible come alive and where our classroom was more than just the four walls in a university building, but often the rocks and hills where the Biblical events took place. The tools and skills that I received from UHL have served me well in ministry since my graduation.
WHO WORKS WITH US
Each and every day is a special opportunity, when the Holy Land is your classroom. But even amongst those admittedly privileged circumstances, UHL takes its dedication to providing students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity a step further. And so, on top of studying among leading Jewish and Christian scholars at UHL, students benefit from UHL’s special connections with: