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Preparatory Program Courses: Mechina Program & Sadarah

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Semester courses in the Modern Hebrew language are mandatory for you as a student who is participating in one of our Preparatory Programs: Mechina Program or Sadarah Program. Each course is 14 weeks long. You will complete a full level of Hebrew by the end of the semester. Please note that Level Aleph is not available in autumn or spring, and Level Bet is not available in spring.



Program dates: October 27, 2019 – January 28, 2020
Final exam: TBD
Levels: Instruction is available on Levels Bet through Vav (lower-intermediate to upper-advanced)


Program dates: March 1 – June 23, 2020
Final exam: June 28 & 30, 2019
Levels: Instruction is available on Levels Gimel through Vav (upper-intermediate to upper-advanced)

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Eligibility & Application

Preparatory Program

You must be accepted into the Mechina Program or Sadarah Program. You must also attend classes from the first day of the ulpan. See How to Apply to learn more. This program is for high school graduates who want to increase their chance of acceptance to an Israeli university. Applicants can have either no further academic background or some higher education.

External Applicant

Registration is also open to you as an external student, provided you have the appropriate Hebrew level. Our How to Apply page explains more about the process.


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