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Hebrew University

Winter Ulpan

The Winter Ulpan is an intensive Hebrew language course held before the opening of the spring semester. You’ll benefit from daily expert classroom instruction enhanced with field trips, cultural activities, and guest lectures. Please note that within this short ulpan, it is not possible to complete an entire level.

Why Take the Winter Ulpan?

Hebrew University is the largest academic institution in the world for the study of Hebrew.

  • Get intensive daily classroom instruction from top native-speaking Hebrew instructors at one of the best universities in the world.
  • Enrich your subject studies with the cultural insights that studying a language provides.
  • Gain the confidence to really explore and get to know Israel.
  • Learn Hebrew even if you’re not enrolled in a semester or year program.


Program dates: February 5 – 27, 2020
Application deadline: January 5, 2020
Hours & credits: 100 Academic Hours; 5 Credits
Levels: Aleph to Dalet (beginner to lower-advanced); Levels Heh and Vav (advanced and upper-advanced) only open if enough students register.

Winter Ulpan Time Table: 

 February 5 – 27, 2020
08:30 - 1:30
Class8:30 - 10:00 A.M.
Break10:00 - 10:30 A.M.
Class10:30 - 11:45 A.M.
Break11:45 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Class12:00 - 1:30 P.M.

Winter Ulpan Welcome Package

Tuition & Fees

Check the detailed pricing information.

Eligibility & Application

The Winter Ulpan is open to all students enrolled at HebrewU. It is compulsory for new spring semester undergraduate study-abroad students at the university’s Rothberg International School, (except for those enrolled in the Arabic Immersion Program, Exchange Program, or who placed into Levels Heh and Vav).

External Applicants

If you are an external student who meets one of the following relevant admission requirements, you may also apply for the Winter Ulpan:

  • 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 more information on How to Apply.


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.

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