Program Description

Summer Session 1: July 6th - July 29th, 2020

Summer Session 2: August 4th - August 27th, 2020

The Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan brings students from over 40 countries 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 on all levels from beginning to advanced.The Summer Ulpan is divided into two independent four-week sessions, each offering all levels of proficiency. Students may register for either or both sessions.


Classes are held Sundays through Thursdays in the mornings for five academic hours per day, with the possibility of 1-2 Friday morning classes during the session. 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. 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. Each Ulpan session awards 5 academic credits for 100 hours of class work.

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 

Each Ulpan session will offer a wide range of social activities, including trips, lectures, and celebrations. Participation is optional.

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.


Students are welcome to live in the dormitory facilities on campus on campus.


The Ulpan is open to all students above the age of 18 with a high school diploma as well as adult learners. Please click here for application process and deadlines.

Social Activities

Social Activities Calendars for summer programming can be found here.


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


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