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Ancient Philology - One-Year Program

Overview

The Ancient Philology One-Year program is the first year of the Two-Year Program in Ancient Philology which focuses on Ancient Greek and Biblical Hebrew and offers intensive full immersion language training in both languages. Students will gain the ability to read moderately difficult narrative texts without the need of a dictionary/translation, save for rare occasions. Students complete the program with courses in linguistics, philology, philosophy, paleography, history, and literature. Some of these courses are taught in Ancient Greek.

For students only wishing to stay for one year, we offer the option of registering only for the first year of the Two-Year program.

This Ancient Philology one-year program is ideal for people interested in a career teaching Ancient Greek and/or Biblical Hebrew, as well as for scholars interested in Antiquity, classical philosophy, classical philology, religious studies, or the connection between Greek Antiquity and Judeo-Christian heritage.

Not sure if you want to do one or two years? No problem! If you start the one-year program you can always get your courses accredited and switch to the two-year program for the following year! Graduates of this program, or students registered in the second year, may apply to be streamed into the one year Emphasis in Teaching Ancient & Modern Languages, which focuses on preparing the student for a career in teaching languages in an immersive setting. Students gain firsthand experience teaching as well as participating in methodological courses and workshops. This track grants an additional 8.5 ECTS free of charge.

The application form is available online and in printable formatScholarships are also available for this program.

Please note that the degree of the Two-Year program is awarded by a third-party university ( International University of Catalonia - Barcelona) and not by Polis.

Enrollment

Open

Program Dates

Sep 1, 2022 – Jun 29, 2023

Program Length

1 Year

Location

Jerusalem

Courses

Mandatory Language Courses

Language CoursesECTS
Ancient Greek
Biblical Hebrew

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
Historical Geography III2.0
Historical Geography IV2.0
History of the Near East I/II2.0
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Philology1.5
Medieval Sources2.0
Patristic Sources1.0
Greek Palaeography1.5
Introduction to Jewish Sources1.5
Critical Apparatus1.5
Translation Theory (Taught in A. Greek)1.5

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 Greek
Biblical Hebrew
Classical Syriac5.0
Coptic
Latin
Modern Hebrew
Theoretical & Practical CoursesECTS
Introduction to Hebrew Literature1.5
Ancient Greek Readings: Koine Greek Prose3.0
Ancient Greek Readings: Greek Philosopher3.0
Ancient Greek Readings: Fathers of the Church3.0
Ancient Greek Readings: Attic Greek Prose3.0
Greek Lunch (Symposium) I, II, III, IV3.0
Semitic Palaeography1.5
Seven Seals4.0
Jewish Feasts0.5
Selected Near Eastern Language4.0
Applied Philology Seminar 1: Practicum1.0
Applied Philology Seminar 2: Practicum1.5
Applied Philology Seminar 3-6: Practicum40.0
History of the Near East4.0
The Genre of Parables in Gospels and Early Jewish Texts1.5
The Human Person4.0
The Notion of God According to the Tanakh, Christian Bible and Qur'an1.0

Mandatory Languages

440.0

Mandatory Theoretical Courses

197.0

Total Academic hours

637.0
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 500 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

Callimachus

Full tuition | One Academic Year | 15 hrs/wk of volunteer work

Callimachus is a full tuition scholarship discount for one academic year. The recipient of this scholarship will be required to fulfill 15 hours of volunteer work per week during the academic year.

The recipient will maintain the Polis Academic Library collection and catalogue, as well as supervise fellow student
volunteers in the various tasks necessary for the successful operation of the library.

Prerequisites: Applicants should be registered students at Polis. Candidates should also have previous library experience and at least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in one of the fields of Humanities.

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 2022-2023 academic year.

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Demetrius

Full tuition + Stipend | One Academic Year | teaching Ancient Greek

Demetrius scholarship recipients are expected to teach a certain number of academic hours of Ancient Greek in the 2022-2023 academic year. Recipients of this grant will receive a tuition discount and a stipend.

Prerequisites: Candidates should have a BA in one of the fields of Humanities. They should have reading and speaking fluency in Ancient Greek and the experience to teach the language through immersive methods. Only candidates with demonstrable knowledge and experience will be considered for this scholarship.

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 2022-2023 academic year.

Deadline: March 15, 2022

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 2022-2023 academic year.

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Origen

6 000 NIS | One Academic Year | 7 hrs/wk of volunteer work

Origen is a 6,000 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 2022-2023 academic year.

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Plato

19 500 NIS | One Academic Year | 12 hrs/wk of volunteer work

Plato is a 19,500 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 2022-2023 academic year.

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Virgilius

Full tuition | One Academic Year | 20 hrs/wk of volunteer work

Virgilius is a full tuition scholarship discount for one academic year. Students who receive this grant will be required to fulfill 20 hours of volunteer work per week during the academic year.

Prerequisites: All applicants should be fluent in Latin and 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 2022-2023 academic year.

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Fees

Application Fee

ILS 500

For processing the application

Registration Fee

ILS 4000

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 7000

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, 2022.

Tuition Fee

ILS 27 000 to 36 000 / 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