Learning Hebrew - Ulpan

Olim are entitled to free Hebrew studies, known as 'Ulpan'.

Hebrew language programs are available in most major Israeli cities and many smaller ones and offer a variety of levels of Hebrew instruction.

The most common study format is five hours a day, five days a week for five months. Less intensive options are available in many locations.

Registration for ulpan is through your local branch of the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption (Misrad Ha'Aliyah veHaKlita).

Eligibility for free Ulpan is for 10 years from date of Aliyah.

In general, there are more programs, offering more levels of Hebrew, available in the larger cities - where Olim tend to start their lives in Israel.

The Jewish Agency for Israel instituted subsidised residential Hebrew-learning programs with Ulpan Etzion in 1949. Consult your shaliach for advice and to register for residential ulpan options.




Ulpan: Intensive Hebrew Language Programs

  • Hamorah Sigal Reuveni clarifying a point of Hebrew grammar to class Aleph-3 at the Ulpan Etzion Absorption Center at Beit Canada in Jerusalem Ulpan

    Ease into your absorption by learning Hebrew at your level while connecting with other olim, enjoying cultural events and trips around Israel.

  • Aliyah Ulpan Etzion Jerusalem Ulpan Etzion Jerusalem

    Interested in living and studying Hebrew in Jerusalem? Ulpan Etzion will give you the best of both.

  • Aliyah Ulpan Etzion carmel Ulpan Etzion Carmel, Haifa

    Soak up the culture and improve your Hebrew as you explore the hi-tech and educational opportunities available in Haifa and the surrounding region.

  • Aliyah Ulpan Etzion Ulpan Etzion Ra'anana

    Making Aliyah and need to improve your Hebrew? Learn Hebrew in central Israel as you meet peers from around the world.

  • Aliyah Ulpan Ramle Ulpan Etzion Ramla

    Interested in combining studying Hebrew with staying fit? Ulpan Etzion Ramla offers free entrance at Ramla’s swimming pool and gym.

  • Kibbutz Ulpan
    UlpanYoung Aliyah
    Kibbutz Ulpan

    Interested in learning Hebrew while living on a kibbutz? Volunteer in a unique collective setting and experience life unlike anywhere else!

  • Aliyah Ulpan Bet Brodetsky Beit Brodetsky: Live-in Ulpan

    Thought about starting your Aliyah in Tel Aviv? Live at Beit Brodetsky and immerse yourself in Israeli culture and the Hebrew language.

  • A student takes careful notes in ha'morah Malka Meirs class Aleph-4 at the Ulpan Etzion Absorption Center at Beit Canada in Jerusalem Ulpan Etzion Ye’elim Be’er Sheva

    Love the Negev? Start your life in Israel at our ulpan in Be’er Sheva. Our solid academic Hebrew courses will improve your language skills in five short months.

  • Hamorah Sylvia Shem-Tov emphasizes a point to students in class Bet-1 at the Ulpan Etzion Absorption Center at Beit Canada in Jerusalem
    Ulpan Etzion

    Ulpan Etzion offers college graduates an intensive Hebrew learning program in five locations throughout Israel. Choose the one that's right for you