Hebrew Intensive Winter Program אולפן חורף - Admission Requirements

Hebrew Winter

Program Description

Winter 2021: January 25, 2021 - February 18, 2021

The Intensive Hebrew Winter Ulpan brings students from around the world to the University of Haifa to study Hebrew in one of the most effective language learning programs in Israel. The Ulpan is designed for those who want to immerse themselves in an intensive language acquisition experience that is personally enriching as well as academically demanding. Instruction is offered at all levels from beginning to advanced.


Classes are held Sundays through Thursdays in the mornings for five academic hours per day. In addition to learning through textbooks, classes will also involve video sessions, work in the language laboratory, student presentations, and visits to sites on campus such as the Hecht Museum. In addition, classes will have the opportunity each week to listen to guest lecturers as well. While the more advanced classes will listen to the lectures and participate in discussions, the beginners’ classes will prepare questions for their guests and hold their own interviews in simple Hebrew.

Before the ulpan begins, students will take a written placement exam at home and upload it inot the registration system. At the beginning of the Ulpan, students have and oral placement exam. This exam will be used to place students in the most appropriate class for their level of proficiency. In the afternoons, students are expected to prepare their homework  which should take approximately 3 hours daily. There will be mid-term and final examinations. The Winter Ulpan awards 5 academic credits for 100 hours of classroom instruction.

For detailed syllabi on each level, see our course catalog

Placement Exam

Click here to download the Hebrew Placement Test. It is mandatory to fill out as much as you can and then upload it to your online application as a PDF. If you are a beginner, then please only fill out the prior-knowledge questionnaire form.

Co-Curricular Activities 

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of social activities, including day-trips and cultural events.

Tuition and Fees

For Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan tuition and fees, please click here.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

For information regarding scholarships and financial aid, please click here.


The Ulpan is open to all students above the age of 18.  Please click here  to begin the application process.


Books and workbooks are a separate fee from the programming costs, and will be purchased at beginning of the course.


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