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Studies in Israel

Study in Israel

What are the possibilities?The association "Studium in Israel e.V." offers studentsin theology a year at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The program is open to both students in teacher training and master's degree students. This way, the association aims to promote Christian-Jewish understanding.

Studying at the Hebrew University
For one year, students study at a center of Jewish scholarship and become familiar with the richness of Judaism's religious heritage and intellectual traditions.
Life in Jerusalem 
Students learn about Jewish life in both daily and holiday life, in its religious and secular manifestations, and encounter a diversity of cultures and religions with an intensity that only this city can offer

The academic year includes
- The study program at the Hebrew University with a focus on Jewish tradition and biblical interpretation
- an accompanying academic program 

Program schedule
Preparation in Germany:
Attendance at an information day if possible (see here:
Application by November 15 and selection in January.
Two weeks language course in spring
Individual New Hebrew learning until departure ("Tele-Ulpan")
Academic year in Jerusalem:
Language course at the Hebrew University (August - September)
Study at the Hebrew University (October - June)
Block seminars with lecturers from Germany

Further work in Germany:
Annual conferences of Studium in Israel e.V. with a variety of topics
A specific feature of "Studium in Israel" is that students at the Hebrew University attend courses in the local language - together with Israeli and other students. This requires a sufficient knowledge of the Hebrew language. Therefore, basic knowledge of Modern Hebrew is an important criterion for admission to the study program.
After admission, "Study in Israel" supports students in deepening their language skills by providing support tailored to their individual needs. 

EKD and Studium in Israel e.V. bear the costs of the accompanying program and provide funding for the tuition fees of the Hebrew University. The students themselves pay for the living expenses that an academic year entails. The general cost of living in Israel is roughly comparable to that in Germany.

Here you will find a timetable for preparation (see

Further information can be found on the website of the association Studium in Israel e.V (see