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Jewish Studies (Middle Eastern Studies)

12 months
16060 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The one-year Master's programme Jewish Studies (Middle Eastern Studies) at the University of Amsterdam focuses on Jewish culture and intellectual life from antiquity to the present.


About this Degree

This Jewish Studies (Middle Eastern Studies) Master at the University of Amsterdam is unique in that it offers, next to a solid methodological basis and the weeklong International Winter School in Jewish Studies, a tailor-made programme for each student

Following a general theoretical and methodological seminar, you will take tutorials and/or electives in subjects related to your desired area of expertise. Together with the study adviser and tutors, you will draw up your own trajectory. The staff participating in the programme cover a broad range of subjects, periods and approaches: Second Temple period and ancient rabbinic Judaism, medieval culture, with particular emphasis on philosophy and history of the sciences, early modern and modern cultural and intellectual history (including Amsterdam’s Jewish past and present), book history, Modern Hebrew and Israeli literature and culture, and Yiddish studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Doing Jewish Studies
  • Term Paper Hebrew and Jewish Studies
  • Excursion: the International Winter School in Jewish Studies
    • Internships 
    • Thesis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hebrew and Jewish Studies is open for application to all students with a university Bachelor's degree in Hebrew and/or Jewish Studies
  • A thorough knowledge of Hebrew (and of Yiddish for those who wish to specialise in pre-modern and/or modern Yiddish culture) is required
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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