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B.A. Jewish Studies 75%

The most important Facts in brief

  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
    Degree Bachelor of Arts
  • Start of the Studies: Winter Semester
    Start of the Studies Winter Semester
  • Standard Period of Study: 6 Semester
    Standard Period of Study 6 Semester
  • Language Acquisition: Hebraicum
    Language Acquisition Hebraicum
  • Course Language: German/English
    Course Language German/English

Jewish Studies is a humanities discipline and as such is committed to reflecting the cultural foundations of society on both a large and small scale. The task of the humanities scholar is primarily to understand, explain and mediate: between groups, to people, into society.
In its B.A. Jewish Studies program, the Heidelberg University of Jewish Studies aims to impart skills that will enable students to take on future tasks with a sound knowledge of Jewish life, culture and history. As a European competence center, the University of Jewish Studies with its ten chairs offers ideal conditions for this.
In addition, a subject at the University of Heidelberg, such as political science, history or Islamic studies, is taken at 25%.

Lara S.

My studies at HFJS are characterized by the diversity of academic disciplines as well as enriching and valuable experiences, such as the popular student Shabbat, which takes place once a month with our university rabbi. For me, the HFJS is not only a wonderful academic institution, but also a place of cohesion where there is a family atmosphere.

Lara S., B.A. Jewish Studies (75%), Religious Studies (25%)

Admission requirements:

Admission requirement for the course is the general higher education entrance qualification or a comparable qualification.

Qualification and content:

Jewish life is not limited to religious rites, but encompasses all areas of life. Accordingly, the range of subjects offered by the University of Jewish Studies includes several sub-subjects, from the history of the Jewish people, the Bible and Talmud, philosophy, literature and linguistics to Jewish art and Middle Eastern studies. This unique diversity of subjects enables the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien to provide a comprehensive picture of Judaism in Germany, Europe and the world.
The Bachelor of Arts degree awarded on completion of the program qualifies students for further study leading to a Master of Arts in Jewish Studies. The B.A. in Jewish Studies also enables direct entry into a career at Jewish museums, memorials, academic institutions, print, online and broadcast media or other institutions that require the relevant skills.

Detailed information can be found in the curricula and module handbooks. The Examinations Officeprovides information on examinations and examination regulations. the Student Advisory is also available to answer any further questions you may have.

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