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Intensive Hebrew Course (Ulpan)

About the Program

Each undergraduate semester or year-long program at TAU International is preceded by a mandatory intensive Hebrew course called an Ulpan. The Ulpan offers students the opportunity to develop their Hebrew language skills and prepares them for life in Israel.

There are several options for the Ulpan:

  • Winter Ulpan (Jan/Feb) January 19 - February 18 2016, taught over four weeks prior to the spring semester (4 credits)

  • Beginners Ulpan (June/July) June 16 - July 21, 2016, taught over four weeks (4 credits)

  • Short Summer Ulpan (All Levels) (Aug) August 03 - 25, 2016, taught over four weeks  (4 credits)

  • Summer Ulpan (All Levels) (Aug-mid Sep) August 03 - September 15, 2016, taught over six - seven weeks  (6 credits)

Please check the academic calendar for exact dates.


Students who are continuing with the semester program may take additional Hebrew courses. These are taught at different levels, as described below.


Fees and Expenses

Intensive Hebrew Program (Ulpan) (seven weeks)


Short Intensive Hebrew Program (Ulpan) (four weeks)


Housing for four-week programs


Housing for six to seven-week Ulpan



Hebrew Studies Courses

The Hebrew studies curriculum is designed to teach language skills and also focus on themes related to Israeli life, such as geography, the environment, history, and current cultural events. We believe that students of this program come to Israel with the expectation of acquiring the language in its cultural, historical, and contemporary context.


The program also includes trips to places of special interest, guided viewing of Israeli films, exposure to Hebrew literature, and a focus on Israeli arts, theater, music, and dance.


The curriculum can be studied at 11 levels.

  • Beginner's level: This is taught as an intensive course only. The other levels are offered as both intensive and semester-long courses.

  • Basic levels: Levels 1, 2, and 3 are taught as intensive courses or semester courses of 8 hours per week

  • Intermediate levels: Levels 4, 5, and 6 are taught as intensive courses or semester courses of 8 hours per week

  • Higher levels: Levels 6 and 7 are taught as intensive courses or semester courses of 6 hours per week

  • Advanced levels: Levels 8, 9, and 10-11 are taught as intensive courses or semester courses of 6 hours per week


Ulpan Scholarships

We are delighted to inform you that The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe  will be funding 5 grants of up to USD 1,450 for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers of Jewish Studies in Europe who will be attending Tel Aviv University Summer Ulpan. The scholarship will cover the tuition of the summer ulpan program and the purpose of this assistance is to gain or improve the language skills necessary for your research. Post-doctoral applicants must have received their doctoral degree no more than 5 years before the closing date of the current grant round. Eligible students must come from the EU and show how the Hebrew Ulpan  will contribute to research and studies within  the field of Jewish Studies. Candidates must have already completed their BA to be eligible for this scholarship. Complete and follow the instructions on the scholarship form and the guidelines below to apply.

Applicants who are interested in applying for the grant should contact:

Last date for applications is: July 1st, 2016.



Ms. Tamar Grushka Shtern, Admissions Desk:
Mrs. Jesica Blumenfeld, General Questions:

Eligible EU graduate and Doctoral Students researchers of Jewish Studies may apply to teh scholaship, click for the forms here.

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