24 months
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The Jewish Civilizations course from College of Jewish Studies Heidelberg is a Master of Arts degree partnership program between the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg and  Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden.


Aim of the Program

The first phase of the program takes place in Stockholm with the One-Year Program, for which the annual application deadline is 15th of March to matriculate for the following winter semester in Stockholm.

The consecutive Jewish Civilizations course from College of Jewish Studies Heidelberg should foster the student’s ability to develop the cultural-academic study of Jewish civilizations in their different forms, through intensive language and source study to which competency in Hebrew language and expertise in the source material are central.  

In addition to this, throughout the course of study in Stockholm and Heidelberg, students should acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and as well as that of relevant methods, in order to be able to devote themselves to the study of complex events in Jewish culture in the past, present and future.

Programme Structure

  • Jewish life is not limited to religious rituals, but includes all aspects of human life. This subject is interdisciplinary and is also linked to all areas of the humanities. Correspondingly, the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg offers multiple subjects: from the history and art of the Jewish people, biblical studies and rabbinic literature to philosophy, literature and the study of language.  
  • In this way, Jewish Studies at the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg makes it possible to obtain a comprehensive knowledge of Jewish life in Germany, Europe and the world in the past and present.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The application should include the following documents:

  • The certificate of the Allgemeine Hochschulreife or an equivalent qualification, which, as a high school leaving certificate, includes relevant subjects qualifying the candidate for entrance to university.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with above-average marks, or an equivalently recognised qualification in a relevant subject involving at least three years of study and at least 180 ECTS. 
  • For the consecutive study programme Jewish Civilizations, proof of English proficiency is required, which is to be determined before the start of the first semester by Paideia Stockholm
  • a letter of application,
  • a letter of motivation
  • a letter of recommendation from a qualified person,

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Aachen

813 - 1131 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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