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Summer Ulpan Programs

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Hebrew University is an ideal setting for studying Hebrew over the summer.

  • Get intensive daily classroom instruction from top native-speaking Hebrew instructors at one of the best universities in the world.
  • Bring your studies to life with field trips, cultural activities, and guest lectures.
  • Live in Jerusalem to experience an exciting mosaic of cultures, food, religions, and people.
  • Make connections with Israeli and international students to immerse yourself in Israeli life.

Attendance is mandatory throughout the entire course.

Options

Jerusalem Ulpan*

Program dates: June 26 − July 19, 2018
(Check calendar for most recent dates)
Application deadline: May 25, 2018
Hours & credits: 100 academic hours; 5 credits

Due to the short duration of this ulpan, it is not possible to complete a full level. If you return to study at HebrewU’s Rothberg International School (RIS), you may have difficulty finding a suitable Hebrew class. Therefore, if you might want to continue to study at RIS, we recommend that you take the Summer Ulpan.

Classes at Levels Heh (advanced) and Vav (upper-advanced) are only available if enough students register. If there aren’t enough students, we may open one joint class for both levels.

*Please note that the only housing option available for the Jerusalem Ulpan is in a shared room in the Resnik Dormitories. There are 10 rooms on the same-gender floor, with a shared kitchen, bathroom, and showers. Kitchen equipment and bedding are not provided. Students who continue their studies into the Summer Ulpan/Scopus Ulpan will move to the Student Village dorms after the end of the Jerusalem Ulpan. Please see the updated financial information.

 June 26 - July 19, 2018
Sunday - Thursday
Class8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Break10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Class10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Break11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Class11:45 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Each class will take one city tour in the afternoon during the ulpan (more details TBA).

Summer Ulpan

Program dates: July 26 − September 16, 2018
(Check calendar for most recent dates)
Application deadline: June 24, 2018
Hours & credits: 200 academic hours; 10 credits

In the Summer Ulpan, you’ll complete a full level of Hebrew unless you are a complete beginner and start the program without a good command of the Hebrew alphabet. See “Additional Resources” below to start learning the Hebrew alphabet before the beginning of your program.

Sunday - Thursday
ראשון - חמישי
Friday (27/7 and 14/9/)
שישי
8:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m.8:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m.

There will be no classes on August 22 and September 9-11 (Rosh Hashana).

Scopus Ulpan

Program dates: July 26 − August 14, 2018
(Check calendar for most recent dates)
Application deadline: June 24, 2018
Hours & credits: 88 academic hours; 4 credits

The Scopus Ulpan is a short ulpan that is part of the longer Summer Ulpan. It is not possible to complete a full level in the Scopus Ulpan. If you return to study at HebrewU’s RIS, you may have difficulty finding a suitable Hebrew class. Therefore, if you might want to continue to study at RIS, we recommend that you take the Summer Ulpan.

Sunday - Thursday
ראשון - חמישי
8:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
Friday (27/7/2018)
שישי
8:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m.8:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m.

Biblical Hebrew

We offer intensive summer courses in Biblical Hebrew at both the elementary and advanced levels. Learn more about Biblical Hebrew.

Tuition & Fees

Check the detailed pricing information.

Eligibility & Application

Summer Hebrew language courses are open to all academically eligible students at Hebrew University and its Rothberg International School.

External Applicants

If you are an external student who meets one of the following relevant admission requirements, you may also apply for one of our summer Hebrew language courses:

  • High school graduate who has successfully completed matriculation exams
  • Accepted student at a recognized college or university
  • Applicant who has successfully completed at least one year of study at an accredited institution of higher education

See How to Apply for more information.

Contact

Questions? Get in touch!

Additional Resources

Are you a complete beginner? Learn the Hebrew alphabet on the web before you start your program. Use Internet Explorer (you may need to select the “compatibility view” setting) to access the online Hebrew Alphabet Learning Program.

Need Help Getting Started?

Take a look at our pages for prospects, students, faculty and staff, alumni, and parents – or contact us!