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Classical Philology - One-Year Program

Overview

The Classical Philology One-Year program focuses on Ancient Greek and Latin and offers intensive full immersion language training in both languages. Students will gain the ability to face narrative texts without the constant need of a dictionary/translation. Students complete the program with courses in linguistics, philology, paleography, history, and literature. Some of these courses are taught in Ancient Greek or Latin.

This Classical Philology one-year program is ideal for people interested in a career teaching Ancient Greek and/or Latin, as well as for scholars or prospective scholars interested in Antiquity, classical philosophy, classical philology, or the connection between Greek Antiquity and the heritage of the classical world with their surroundings.

The program lasts for one year, but students with a previous background can request to take a placement test in order to qualify into higher levels. By the end of the program, students will have attended a minimum of 250 ac.h of instruction in Ancient Greek and 200 ac.h of instruction in Latin.

The application form is available online. Scholarships are also available for this program.

Enrollment

Open

Program Dates

Aug 28, 2024 – Jun 26, 2025

Program Length

1 Year

Location

Jerusalem

Courses

Mandatory Language Courses

Language CoursesECTS
Ancient Greek24.0
Latin16.0
Latin Readings4.0

Students with no prior knowledge of the target language must start with Level I. Students with prior knowledge must complete a written and oral placement test in order to qualify for higher levels.

Mandatory Theoretical Courses

Theoretical & Practical CoursesECTS
Phonetics and Phonology2.0
Derivational Morphology2.0
History of the Near East I2.0
History of the Near East II2.0
Historical Geography III/IV2.0
Introduction to Latin Philology1.5
Medieval Sources2.0
Patristic Sources1.0
Greek Paleography1.5
Critical Apparatus1.5
Translation Theory1.5

Elective Courses

Students registered in the One-Year Program in Ancient Philology may register for as many elective academic hours as they choose as part of the program. Elective registrations not included in the below list are subject to the regular course fee as listed in the administrative office. The list is subject to change and some courses are not offered every year.

Language CoursesECTS
Ancient Greek18.0
Biblical Hebrew9.0
Classical Syriac10.0
Coptic6.0
Modern Hebrew40.0
Theoretical & Practical CoursesECTS
Greek Lunch (Symposion) I, II, III, IV3.0
Greek Readings: Koine Greek Writings3.0
Greek Readings: Philosophy3.0
Greek Readings: Christian Writings3.0
Ancient Greek Readings: Attic Greek Writings3.0
Greek Lunch (Symposion) I, II, III, IV12.0
Biblical Hebrew I/II2.0
Jewish Feasts0.5
Historical Geography IV2.0
Selected Near Eastern Language I2.0
Bible and Shovel: Biblical Archaelogy of Jerusalem and Environs2.0
The Genre of Parables in Gospels and Early Jewish Texts1.5
The Notion of God According to the Tanakh, Christian Bible and Qur'an2.0
Readings in Classical Philosophy I: Aristotle’s Categories and Metaphysics1.5
Readings in Classical Philosophy II: Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics, On the Soul1.5

Mandatory Languages

440.0

Mandatory Theoretical Courses

174.0

Total Academic hours

614.0
Entry Requirements
How to Apply
Scholarships
Fees
Syllabus

Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized university is required.
  • Students are expected to be fluent in English.

Admissions

Please prepare the following documents in order to apply. Application can be submitted online or by mail.

  • A filled application form
  • A letter of motivation
  • Two academic letters of recommendation
    Letters of recommendation must be sent directly by each reference (both through email or post).
  • A copy of your B.A. diploma or equivalent with description of courses and grades
    Transcripts must be sent directly from each university
  • An official copy of your B.A. transcript and other relevant transcripts
  • CV or résumé
  • A copy of the main page of your passport, with Israeli stamps if applicable
  • Two passport photographs
    Passport photos should be sent by post. Candidates who submit their applications after May 1 may submit clear digital passport photos.
  • Application Fee of 600 NIS

All documents must be submitted as PDF. Files should include the candidate’s family name followed by the item name (ex: Rodriguez passport copy). Documents can be sent individually.

Applications are examined by the Academic Board, which decides on the admission in the weeks following the submission of the full application.

Scholarships

Hierosolyma

13 000 NIS | One Academic Year | 10 hrs/wk of volunteer work

Hierosolyma is a 13,000 NIS scholarship in the form of a tuition discount for one academic year. Students who receive this grant will be required to fulfill 10 hours of volunteer work per week during the academic year.

Prerequisites: All applicants should be students of the MA, One Year, or Fluency program at Polis or have begun the application process for the program. All applicants will be required to submit a writing sample once the application form and other documents have been submitted.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Deadline: March 15, 2024

Origen

7 500 NIS | One Academic Year | 7 hrs/wk of volunteer work

Origen is a 7,500 NIS scholarship in the form of a tuition discount for one academic year. Students who receive this grant will be required to fulfill 7 hours of volunteer work per week during the academic year.

Prerequisites: All applicants should be students of the MA, One Year, or Fluency program at Polis or have begun the application process for the program. All applicants will be required to submit a writing sample once the application form and other documents have been submitted.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Deadline: March 15, 2024

Plato

18 500 NIS | One Academic Year | 12 hrs/wk of volunteer work

Plato is a 18,500 NIS scholarship in the form of a tuition discount for one academic year. Students who receive this grant will be required to fulfill 12 hours of volunteer work per week during the academic year.

Prerequisites: All applicants should be students of the MA, One Year, or Fluency program at Polis or have begun the application process for the program. All applicants will be required to submit a writing sample once the application form and other documents have been submitted.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Deadline: March 15, 2023

Fees

Application Fee

ILS 600

For processing the application

Registration Fee

ILS 5000

For language courses: To book a seat in the course, the student needs to pay the full tuition or the registration fee.

For academic programs: Students who have been accepted to a program will be asked to confirm their attendance by paying the registration fee which is part of the total tuition fee for the academic year when they begin their studies.

Self-Financed Student Discount

ILS 8000

Discount is available for students who are financing their studies from their own resources or loans or their close family.

Early Registration Discount

ILS 2000

Discount is available for students who register and pay in full by June 1, 2024.

Tuition Fee

ILS 28 000 to 38 000 / year

Disclaimer

Students who successfully complete this program will receive a certificate from the Polis Institute.

ECTS = European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System

1 ECTS = 10 academic hours