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Languages at the UvA

Hebrew at the UvA

The University of Amsterdam offers a range of programmes and electives in the field of Hebrew and Jewish Studies. You can develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Modern Hebrew and explore the Jewish history and culture.

Bachelor's and Master's programme

Bachelor's Hebreeuwse taal en cultuur (taught in Dutch)

Master’s Hebrew and Jewish Studies


For your minor or electives you can choose to:

Learn Hebrew:

  • Modern Hebrew Language Acquisition 1-4

Enhance your knowledge of Jewish history and culture:

  • Literatures of the modern Middle East
  • Zion: Religion and politics in Judaism
  • Sharia and Halacha and the modernization of religious law
  • Heroes and Villains of the Middle East: Ancient and Modern
  • Culture and Catastrophe: a German and Jewish history
  • Bible and Quran

Please visit the UvA Course Catalogue for a detailed overview of our modules: