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Languages for Graduate Students

Overview

Graduate students at the Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School (RIS) have the option to study a variety of languages. You can take these language courses within the framework of one of our master’s degree programs or as part of our flexible, non-degree study abroad program. In addition, Visiting Research Fellows may enroll in a Modern Hebrew or Modern Standard Arabic course, for an additional fee. 

Curriculum

We offer the following languages:

Modern Hebrew


Note: Modern Hebrew study is required for students in the M.A. in Jewish Studies, through level gimmel. Students from other programs may be admitted to Modern Hebrew courses on a space-available basis.

Biblical Hebrew


Note: Biblical Hebrew study is required for students in the M.A. in the Bible and the Ancient Near East, through the advanced level. Students from other programs may be admitted to Biblical Hebrew courses on a space-available basis.

Students in the M.A. in the Bible and the Ancient Near East who do not have a background in Biblical Hebrew will be required to join the Biblical Hebrew summer session prior to the start of their M.A. program, for an extra fee.

Modern Standard Arabic


Note: Modern Standard Arabic study is required for students in the M.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, through the advanced level. Students from other programs may be admitted to Modern Standard Arabic courses on a space-available basis.

Students in the M.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies who do not have a background in Modern Standard Arabic will be required to join the Modern Standard Arabic summer session prior to the start of their M.A. program, for an extra fee.

Other Ancient Languages

  • Akkadian
  • Sumerian (offered periodically)
  • Middle Egyptian (offered periodically)
  • Biblical Aramaic (offered periodically)
  • Hittite (offered periodically)
  • Ugaritic (offered periodically)


Other Middle Eastern Languages

Additional Middle Eastern languages, such as Modern Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, and Persian, are available through HebrewU’s Faculty of Humanities. The language of instruction in these courses is Hebrew.

Relevant European Languages

Languages such as French and German are available through HebrewU’s Faculty of Humanities. The language of instruction in these courses is Hebrew.

Contact

Email the Division of Graduate Studies
Call us: +972 2 588 3482

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