Study Hebrew for free at Manchester University

There are 3 free places on year-long course at Manchester University’s Centre for Jewish Studies in Beginners’ Modern Hebrew (level 1), Intermediate Modern Hebrew (level 2) and Advanced Modern Hebrew (level 3). These bursaries are allocated by the Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester.

The normal cost of the course for audit only (i.e. not for University degrees) is approx. £570, but applicants can get a free place by completing the attached bursary application form, and sending it to the Rep Council office at: [email protected] by 5pm on Monday 14 September 2020, together with a statement of no more than 400 words as to why you should have a free place. You must also enrol directly with the University for the Hebrew level of your choice, through the following website no later than 25 September 2020, but earlier enrolment is strongly advised. Enrolment is not tied on an application for a bursary, if you are happy to pay the fee for auditing yourself. Enrolment is now open.

The courses will be taught online in semester 1 and in a mixed teaching environment for classroom-based students alongside distance-learning students in semester 2 if government rules allow (otherwise only online).

There are 3 levels of Hebrew courses available. Level 1 (ULHB10030) assumes no knowledge of Hebrew and will start by teaching the alphabet. Some previous knowledge of the language (knowing the alphabet and being able to read a little) is acceptable. Level 2 (ULHB20010) is a post-beginners’ level language course which builds on the language and skills acquired in Beginners’ Hebrew course and Level 3 (ULHB20030) is an advanced level language course.  For further information about the three course units, visit:

The courses will run on the following days.

ULHB10030 Beginners’ Hebrew. Provisional timetable Wednesday 13:00 – 16:00

ULHB20010 Intermediate Hebrew. Wednesday 09:00 – 12:00

ULHB20030 Advanced Hebrew. Monday 09:00 – 12:00

The courses will run for 11 weeks in Semester 1 (teaching between 5 Oct 2020 and 31 Jan 2020) with a Winter break (no classes), and 11 weeks in Semester 2 (8 Feb – 11 June 2021) with an Easter break.