Course code: HEBA10
Swedish title: Hebreiska: Nybörjarkurs I
Credits: 15

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about autumn semester 2023. The course is also given autumn semester 2024. Choose semester above for more information!

Study period: autumn semester 2023
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, distance course
Study period: 2023-08-28 – 2024-01-14
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-37400
Eligibility: General requirements and studies equivalent of courses Civics 1b or 1a1+1a2 and English 6 from Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Teachers: Rakel Nihlén


The study of Modern Hebrew is based on the spoken and written language, עברית (Ivrit), which is one of the official languages of the state of Israel.

 As a student you will begin from scratch with an introduction to the Hebrew script, alef-bet, both how to read and write (cursive). With just a few words you will be able to say and write your first sentences in Hebrew. We will read simple texts and analyse Hebrew characteristic grammatical phenomena. You will learn to apply these characteristics in translation and conversational exercises. Exercises in written proficiency are included through the writing of simple texts. In addition to the regular required reading, we will watch film sequences and listen to Hebrew songs. Towards the end of the semester, you will learn how to look up Hebrew verbs in a dictionary as well as give a presentation in Hebrew about yourself that fits into an authentic context. The course consists of the following modules: Grammar and Reading Comprehension, 7.5 credits and Oral and Written Proficiency, 7.5 credits.

How is the course designed?

The course is offered as half-time and you are expected to spend about 20 hours a week on studies, divided between teacher-led teaching and self-study. Teaching and learning activities takes place in class and also by means of uploaded material in Canvas. The course starts every autumn semester. In the autumn semester 2024, the course is offered on campus, not online.

Who is the course for?

Knowledge of modern Hebrew can be of value to those who want to work with media and communication. Other important professional areas are trade, tourism, work for international organizations, mediation and peace work, museums and cultural heritage, fiction and technical translation, church work, religious dialogue and foreign policy analysis. The courses in modern Hebrew can be combined with, for example, courses in Jewish Studies and Yiddish Studies, other Semitic languages ​​such as Arabic or within the subject of Middle Eastern Studies, and East and Central European Studies.

Included parts

  • Grammar and Reading Comprehension, 7.5 credits
  • Oral and Written Proficiency, 7.5 credits

Important dates – autumn semester 2024

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Eftermiddagstid Lund, halvfart
In English
2 September 2024 – 19 January 2025

Öppnas för anmälan den 15 March 2024

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full course tuition fee: SEK 28,750
First payment: SEK 28,750
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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

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EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

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