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Biblical Hebrew Graduate Semester Courses

Fast Facts: Biblical Hebrew Program

Language of Instruction:

English and Hebrew

Study Tracks:

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


One semester to one year, depending on level

Start Dates: 

Beginner: Summer
Intermediate: Autumn
Advanced: Autumn or summer
Check the academic calendar


Bachelor’s degree; proficiency in English
Beginner: Familiarity with the Hebrew alphabet
Intermediate: One year Biblical Hebrew or completion of beginner summer program
Advanced: Two years Biblical Hebrew

Application Deadline:

Autumn Semester or Full Year: May 15
Spring or Summer Semester: December 30
Late applications reviewed on a case-by-case basis


For academic year, see costs for study abroad; for summer, see costs for summer program

Why Biblical Hebrew?

  • Study religious texts in the holy city of Jerusalem
  • Learn from leading scholars at Israel’s top university
  • Engage with a complete range of Biblical texts, from Biblical prosaic text to late Biblical texts


Biblical Hebrew courses are taken within the framework of one of our master’s degree programs or our Graduate Study Abroad Program. For more information about eligibility, admissions, costs and more, please refer to one of those webpages.


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