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Jewish Studies

University of Haifa

12 months
Duration
9980 USD/year
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About

The International Jewish Studies program at University of Haifa  in Jewish history, philosophy and thought.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

The Jewish Studies program at University of Haifa offers a comprehensive combination of Judaic studies that weaves together Biblical and Talmudic Studies, Jewish History, Philosophy, and Mysticism.

The program’s focus extends from the Biblical to Modern era, and is taught by experts in the fields of Biblical studies, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early and Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, early Modern and Modern Jewish History and Thought.

Our parallel Hebrew-language program draws over two-hundred students annually and we are now happy to be able to offer it to students from around the world.

What you will study

The year-long program will be taught over three semesters and includes a final examination. The courses are split according to three chronological groups: the Biblical period, Antiquity (the Rabbinic period); and the Medieval to the Modern period. In order to obtain a master’s degree, the student will need to accumulate 36 credits over three consecutive semesters. The credits may be made up from any of the three groups of his/her choice and include the following fields of study:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Judaism in Antiquity
  • Talmud and Midrash
  • Jews and Christians, from Antiquity to Early Modernity
  • Medieval Jewish History

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Jewish Philosophy in the 20th century

  • Story and History in the Jewish Middle Ages

  • Coping with memories: Holocaust in Polish literature and film

  • Early Jewish Apocalypse

  • Jews and Christians in late antiquity

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Accredited BA degree in the humanities, preferably Jewish Studies*
  • A minimum 2.6 GPA, 76% or equivalent
  • TOEFL scores (if native language is not English or candidates have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English). A minimum of 570 (paper-based test), 230 (computer-based test) or 89 (internet-based test). **
  • Two letters of recommendation from relevant academic faculty members
  • Personal statement (500-750 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of valid passport & six passport-sized photos
  • Medical Forms

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9980 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Haifa

770 - 1243 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

  • University of Haifa Need-Based Scholarship
  • Fulbright MA Degree Fellowships
  • U.S. Federal Aid - Master's Programs Applicants
  • MASA Israel Scholarship Program

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