Ulpan Scholarships

Summer Ulpan Grants 2020 - Update in Light of the Coronavirus

2020 Ulpan grantees will be allowed to use scholarships for an Ulpan at a later date!
Following consultation with the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, we would like to confirm that the 2020 Ulpan scholarship programme remains open for applications. If grantees cannot attend an Ulpan course because of the coronavirus pandemic, they will be allowed to use the grant for an Ulpan at a later date (at this time set until Summer 2021).
Please note that the deadline for applications is April 16, 2020.


Ulpan Scholarships are now available for European graduate students and early career scholars of Jewish Studies to undertake Hebrew language programmes in Israel during the Summer of 2020. These scholarships have been funded through the generous support of the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe.

Applicants can apply for study at any of the Summer Ulpan programmes offered by the following universities:

Applicants may apply for up to 1500 GBP toward their tuition and housing costs and, in cases where housing is not required, the remainder of the grant may be used towards flight tickets at the discretion and under the conditions of the World Union of Jewish Studies.

In order to be eligible to receive an Ulpan Scholarship from WUJS, applicants must be:

  • EU citizens or citizens of another European non-EU member country (Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Gibraltar, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom) 
  • Based at a European University;
  • Either a graduate student or early career scholar (who received their doctoral degree no more than five years ago);
  • Researching a topic within the field of Jewish Studies;
  • Able to demonstrate the relevance of Hebrew language skills to their research interests.

Applicants for Ulpan Scholarships will have to apply BOTH to the educational institution for the study programme as well as to the World Union of Jewish Studies for the grant. Successful candidates will receive the grant on condition that they are accepted to the Ulpan programme. They will be required to participate in the programme and submit a final report and certificate of completion of the course to the World Union of Jewish Studies.

For the grant application form click here.

Deadline for 2020 summer language programme grants: April 16, 2020

Grant applications must be sent to the World Union of Jewish Studies: [email protected]

Applicants are responsible to make sure their grant applications reach the World Union of Jewish Studies.

The World Union of Jewish Studies will confirm receipt of your application forms via email no later than 5 working days after they arrive. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us; your application might not have reached us and you may not be considered for the grant.