The ulpanim for learning Hebrew are sponsored by the Jewish Agency and the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption; the teachers are employed by the Ministry of Education. The ulpanim give the newcomer the opportunity to learn the language and thus help to provide a bridge for functioning within the new society. It is important to register for an ulpan as soon as possible after obtaining oleh status.
The ulpanim are free of charge for new olim. Before you can register for a free ulpan course, you must obtain a voucher from Misrad Haklita. Haifa provides many classes with different levels, and a new class opens every month.
The Haifa Municipal Authority for Aliya Absorption, in conjunction with the Jewish Agency, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, run the public ulpanim in Haifa:
Ulpan Aleph (beginners’ basic ulpan) and Ulpan Bet (continuing classes)
There are three Ulpanim in Haifa:
1. Ulpan Beit Erdshtein 20 Y.L. Peretz Street (Map) in the Hadar neighborhood, – unique programs, new format, one of three in the country.
Ulpan Aleph (beginner’s Ulpan)
a. Morning Ulpan for people age 60+: Three times a week, 9 AM – 12:30 PM. The Ulpan is 10 months long (for olim and tourists)
b. Evening Ulpan for people ages 17-59: Four days a week, 5 PM – 8:15 PM. The Ulpan is 7 months.long.
Cost: Olim up to 10 years in Israel, who have not taken Ulpan yet – free with referral from Ministry of Absorption. Tourists: please contact Marina.
After Ulpan Aleph you may continue to higher levels of Ulpan (Aleph +, Bet or Gimel). Morning Ulpan: twice a week, and evening Ulpan twice a week lasts five months, starting a few times throughout the year.
2. Ulpan Abba Hushi 131 Hemeginim Street, Kiryat Eliezer: Ulpan Aleph (beginner’s Ulpan)
a. Morning Ulpan for ages 17-59: Five times a week 8:15 AM – 12:45 PM. The Ulpan lasts five months.
Ulpan Aleph+, Bet, Gimel:
a. Mornings four times a week
b. Evenings twice a week
Cost: Olim up to 10 years in Israel, who have not taken Ulpan yet – free with referral from Ministry of Absorption.Tourist: please contact Lidia Telefax: 04-6055149
3. Ulpan Etzion Carmel 65 Hanamal St. in downtown area. (Map)
* A high–level academic live-in ulpan, overlooking the sea
* This newly-established 5-month ulpan is geared towards:
* Single olim
* Ages 22-35
* University or college graduates or professionals
The ulpan is locatedatthe Harbor Campus in Haifa. It provides high level Hebrew studies, which are essential for successful social and professional integration into Israeli society.
There are currently two Hebrew study levels.
Students are taught by qualified Ministry of Education teachers.
There are two sessions per year, classes are held 5 times a week, 5 hours per day.
Special unitsatJewish culture and Israeli society are integrated into the curriculum, enhancing both the learning experience, as well as cultural acclimation.
Services & Culture
Ulpan Etzion in Haifa offers a rich cultural program, lectures,
parties, hikes, trips and other extra-curricular activities.
Participants are housed in 4-roomed apartments, each with their own room,atthe Port Campus (Campus HaNamal).
The apartments are in a newly renovated building, with a view of the sea. The rooms are furnished and include: a microwave, fridge, toaster oven and a cooking range. Participants must bring their own towels and bedding.
One meal a day -lunch- is provided.
Subsidized cost of the program, including rent, services and studies is NIS 6,200 Nis. Each student pays a NIS 500 deposit, which is refundable at the end of the program, provided all the conditions have been met.
External students: 500 Nis for the activities and trips.
Application and Registration:
• Registration to the program is via the Aliyah office abroad, at least
three months in advance, or through our website Contact Form
For more details, please check with your Aliyah representative at:
Or contact the Global Center toll-free:
Great Britain 0-800-404-8984
South Africa 0-800-996-886
For a good learning Hebrew resource site visit http://www.hebrew-language.com:80 or https://www.duolingo.com/course/he/en/Learn-Hebrew-Online
University of Haifa International School Ulpan:
The Intensive Hebrew Winter / Summer ulpanim bring students from around the world to the University of Haifa to study Hebrew. The Ulpan is designed for those who want to immerse themselves in an intensive language acquisition experience that is personally enriching as well as academically demanding. Instruction is offered, for a fee,atall levels from beginning to advanced.
The Winter Ulpan: The International School of the University of Haifa will again be holding the Intensive Hebrew Winter Ulpan prior to the spring semester. The dates for this winter’s Ulpan are January 22 – February 15, 2018. During the Intensive Winter Ulpan, classes meet Sundays through Thursdays for five hours each day (100 hours of class instruction for 5 academic credits). Classes are offered at all levels, and students will take a placement exam to determine the appropriate level for them.
The Summer Ulpan: The Hebrew Intensive Summer Program runs two sessions during the summer months. The first session takes place from July 2 – July 26, 2018. The second session takes place from July 31 – August 23, 2018. During the Intensive Summer Ulpan, classes meet Sundays through Thursdays for five hours each day (100 hours of class instruction for 5 academic credits), with the possibility of 1-2 classes held on Friday mornings. Classes are offered at all levels, and students will take a placement exam to determine the appropriate level for them.
Semester Ulpan: In addition, we will run our Semester Ulpan Program during the fall and spring semesters. The semester Ulpan is less intensive, meeting four days a week for two hours each morning. This program is open to students of the International School, tourists, new and ‘old’ immigrants, who want to improve their Hebrew skills. The winter semester Ulpan for the 2017 academic year is from October 17, 2017 – January 4, 2018. The spring semester Ulpan begins is from February 20 – May 31, 2018. As is with the seasonal ulpans, classes are offered at all levels, and students will take a placement exam to determine the appropriate level for them.
Our admission staff will be pleased to answer any questions or requests and can be reached at email@example.com or at +972 4 828 8729 (internal university phone: 8729).
For more detailed information, please also see our website at www.uhaifa.org .
Tuition: For information regarding tuition and fees for any of the programs offered by the University of Haifa International School Ulpan, please refer to this list here