Modern Hebrew Bursaries 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 pre-Intermediate 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. £560, but applicants can get a free place by completing the attached bursary application form, and sending it to the Rep Council office by 5pm on Monday 26 August 2019, 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 level of your choice, through the following website no later than 20 September 2019, 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 opens 22 July 2019. 


There will be  3 levels of Hebrew courses available. Level 1 (ULHE1000) 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 (ULHE3000) is a post-beginners’ level language course which builds on the language and skills acquired in Beginners’ Hebrew course and Level 3 (ULHE2000) is pre-Intermediate level language course. The courses will be taught in a mixed teaching environment for classroom-based students alongside distance-learning students.

For further information about the three course units, visit:


The courses run on the following days (please note that times are provisional at this point; check the 'Learn-A-Language' website for confirmation after 22 July 2019.

ULHE1000 Beginners' Modern Hebrew Language. Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00

ULHE3000 Intermediate Modern Hebrew Language. Monday 9.00 – 12.00

ULHE2000 Pre-Intermediate Modern Hebrew Language. Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00


The courses will run for 11 weeks in Semester 1 (teaching between 16 Sept 2019 and mid-December 2019) and 11 weeks in Semester 2 (27 Jan - 5 June 2020) with an Easter break. Classes will start in the week beginning 23 September 2019.