Study Hebrew

Study Hebrew

  • About
  • Curriculum
  • Admission Requirements
  • Housing & Costs
  • Contact
  • Summer Courses Timetable
  • Summer Program Calendar
  • Spring Hebrew 2024
    March 4–May 22, 2024
  • Beginner's Ulpan 2024
    July 3–July 31, 2024
  • August Ulpan 2024
    August 6–August 30, 2024 
  • September Ulpan 2024
    September 8–September 30, 2024 
  • Fall Hebrew 2024:
    November 4–December 19, 2024
  • Winter Ulpan 2025
    January 27, 2025 - February 20, 2025


Application Deadlines: 


July Ulpan 2024

Applications open: December 7

Applications close: April 15


August Ulpan 2024

Applications open: December 7

Applications close: May 15


September Ulpan 2024

Applications open: December 7

Applications close: June 15


Fall Hebrew 2024

Applications open: March 15

Applications close: August 15


Winter Ulpan 2025

Applications open: March 15

Applications close: November 11


Learning Format: On-campus for all programs 

Program Overview

Our Hebrew language courses provide students with an essential introduction to Israel and one of the main languages spoken in the country while using geography, environment, history and culture events to learn.

Your new skills will give you the confidence to discuss the Non-Stop City that is Tel Aviv. These courses are open to current and incoming TAU students, professionals, new immigrants (olim), and anyone who would like to study Hebrew over the summer.


  • We offer several intensive 4-week ulpans per year: July, August, and January. Sometimes, there is also an intensive ulpan in September
  • We also offer a 10-week course both in the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Each course is worth 6 credits.


If you are enrolled in a study abroad semester or year program at the Lowy International School, Hebrew Ulpan is a mandatory component for all students. As a Study Abroad Student, you do not have to apply for the Hebrew Ulpan separately, since it is already part of your program.

Hebrew Ulpan is not mandatory for incoming exchange students.


We ask that students complete a placement exam so we can successfully place each student where they belong. Students with a more advanced level (defined as Level 8 or above) can be exempt from the mandatory Ulpan component. For further information, please check out our curriculum page.


 Summer Ulpan for Olim Hadashim


Olim Hadashim students enrolled at TAU can fill out this form to see if they are eligible for scholarship assistance from the Israel Student Authority for the Summer Ulpan.


 Student Testimonials


Kristen Maiocco, USA

The Hebrew Summer Long Ulpan was the perfect introduction to Israel, and especially Tel Aviv. I feel way more confident navigating around the city knowing how to read and even use a bit of slang! Classes are definitely rigorous, but I got to make friends from all over the world and test my Hebrew skills at the beach!




Want to read more about student experiences? Click here.


 Visa Questions

Students who are taking a single course at TAU (who are not enrolled in an official program) may be denied a student visa by their local Israeli Consulate because the course is not classified as an official program (this primarily refers to the Fall or Spring semester Hebrew Language course).

The official Summer and Winter Ulpan may be treated differently as they are intensive programs.

NOTE that TAU does not provide specific visa guidance. For any questions, we recommend that you check with your local Israeli consulate.


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