Course code: YIDC01
Swedish title: Jiddisch: Den moderna judiska kulturen och Sholem Aleichems berättarkonst
Credits: 15

Study period: autumn semester 2024
Study period: 2024-09-02 – 2025-01-19
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: General requirements and studies equivalent of course English 6 from Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Type of studies: part time, 50 %, distance course
Application code: LU-E1022

Type of studies: part time, 50 %, mixed
Application code: LU-31701


In this course you will explore Sholem Aleichem's narrative art in relation to the creation of a modern Jewish culture in Russia and the United States during the period 1883-1914.

Sholem Aleichem's most important works include his monologues Milkman Tevye, Railway Stories and Menakhem Mendel. These works are discussed and analyzed in relation to the crisis that Russian Jewish culture underwent from the beginning of the 1880s until the outbreak of the Second World War. Sholem Aleichem's encounter with American culture - the stay in the United States in 1905-1906 and the emigration to the United States in 1914 - is discussed on the basis of his plays that were filmed and staged at Jewish theaters.

In summary, you will learn in what respects Sholem Aleichem's unique art of storytelling is the main contribution to the creation of a modern, Jewish culture.

Important dates – autumn semester 2024

First Admission Round / Internationell ansökningsomgång

distance Lund, part time, 50 %
In English
September 2, 2024 – January 19, 2025

Late application opens possible April 11, 2024

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

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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First Admission Round
Internationell ansökan
Autumn semester 2024

Opens possible April 11

Second Admission Round
Nationell ansökningsomgång
Höstterminen 2024


April 2024


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