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Jewish studies


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The one-year Master's in Jewish Studies focuses on Jewish culture and intellectual life from antiquity to the present. The programme covers a broad range of subjects, periods and approaches: Second Temple period and ancient rabbinic Judaism, medieval culture, with particular emphasis on philosophy and history of the sciences, early modern and modern cultural and intellectual history (including Amsterdam's Jewish past), book history, Modern Hebrew and Israeli literature and culture, and Yiddish studies.

Jewish Studies is situated in a city rich in Jewish life and infrastructure. Local institutions include the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, the Ets Haim/Livraria Montezinos, the Jewish Historical Museum, and the Municipal Archive. Together the University of Amsterdam and these institutions host extensive collections, ranging from primary sources to contemporary scholarly literature and material objects. We maintain excellent connections with other departments within the university as well as other academic and Jewish institutes, where students can find additional expertise. Thanks to the staff's national and international networks, most graduates find jobs in their area of expertise.




Master of Arts


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 17,270

€ 15,700


Application requirements

The Master’s in Jewish Studies is open for application to all students with a university Bachelor's degree in Hebrew and/or Jewish Studies. Knowledge of Hebrew, Yiddish or other Jewish languages is not required. Students who want to work with Hebrew or Yiddish sources will, however, have ample opportunity to do so.

Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in another field but who wish to continue in Jewish Studies are advised to contact us directly in order to discuss the possibilities 

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 17,270
€ 15,700
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Mar '24 1 Mar '24


University of Amsterdam

Main address
Gebouw E, Roetersstraat 11
1018 WB Amsterdam
020-525 1401

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