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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Summer Modern Hebrew Ulpan

(intensive immersion course)

hosted by

The Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies 

at the

University of Cambridge
Monday, 29th June – Friday, 10th July 2020

with orientation on Sunday, 28th June 2020

The course is designed for university students, but open to others as well. We aim to offer three levels, beginning, intermediate, and advanced, though actual levels offered will depend on participant demand. The programme will consist of 4 hours per day of intensive language tuition, supplemented by various afternoon activities, including (but not limited to) visits to the Taylor-Schechter Genizah collection and the Wren Library at Trinity College, lectures on related topics, screenings of Israeli films, and—weather permitting—punting on the River Cam. 

Details of a previous programme

Application form: Word File | PDF File

Application deadline: Applications should be received by Friday, 12th June 2020.

Course fees

Deposit: £100 (refundable)

Tuition fee: £500 (excluding accommodation) (Students should enquire about discounts/financial aid, by writing directly to

Accommodation: If you require accommodation in college, please contact the organisers at


The deposit, tution fee, and (if applicable) accommodation costs may be paid online via

Cheques should be made payable to "University of Cambridge", and sent to the following address: 

Dr. Aaron Hornkohl

The Centre for Modern Hebrew Studies

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Sidgwick Avenue

Cambridge CB3 9DA


N.B. Cash is not accepted. 


We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, while working hard to find alternative ways to run this year's ulpan in the event that we are unable to hold it at FAMES. We continue to accept applications and enrolments, and we will keep those who have expressed an interest, already applied, or already enrolled in the ulpan informed of any changes via email and on this webpage. Please check this webpage regularly for updates. If you have any further queries, please send them to