Course code: JUDD29
Swedish title: Judaistik: Sionism - från utopi till ideologi
ECTS credits: 7.5

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about autumn semester 2020. The course is also given autumn semester 2021. Choose semester above for more information!

Due to the announcement from the Swedish Government issued May 29th, that returning to campus-based education is possible from June 15th, the following applies to teaching at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology during the autumn semester:

  • Due to the ongoing corona (COVID-19) pandemic and the restrictions that have been issued, the courses taught this autumn will have a limited number of meetings on campus, depending on the availability of suitable lecture rooms. The major part of the teaching will take place online. Detailed information on what is the case for your course will be given below.
  • If the teaching is campus-based, there will be assigned entry and exit passages for each teaching room regarding stairwells, corridors and entrances (doorways). Please be considerate and follow the instructions to the point. Hand disinfectant will be available in all lecture halls and group rooms.

Please make sure we can reach you – check if your email address in Ladok is correct:

Please pay attention to the start time of your teaching. The stated time in your course schedule is valid.

Study period: autumn semester 2020
Type of education: only online
Type of studies: part time, 25 %, distance course
Study period: 2020-08-31 – 2021-01-17
Language of instruction: Swedish
Application code: LU-37911

Introductory meeting: 2020-08-31 at 8:00 – 9:00


Sionismen är en unik nationell rörelse. Den växte fram bland ett utspritt och heterogent folk vars gemensamma nämnare inskränkte sig till en gemensam religion och en messiansk dröm om att en gång i framtiden få återvända till Sion.

På denna kurs följer vi sionismens historia under tvåtusen år, med fokus lagd på perioden 1880-1948 men kursen inkluderar även staten Israels historia. Under kursens gång söker vi sionismens ursprung i tidig rabbinsk litteratur och liturgi, bekantar oss med olika proto-sionister men framför allt fördjupar vi oss i olika texter författade av ett urval av de sionistiska tänkare och ideologer som på olika sätt formade den framväxande sionismen och det samhälle som senare utropades som staten Israel. Dessa ideologers texter läser vi i översättning och diskuterar i seminarieform.

Kursen ges som distanskurs via internet och inkluderar viss schemalagd internetundervisning i form av webinarier, då tillgång till ett fungerande headset krävs. På dessa webinarier förväntas du aktivt delta och de texter som diskuteras förväntas du ha jobbat igenom i förväg. Undervisning på campus i Lund kan erbjudas om det föreligger ett tillräckligt stort studentunderlag.

Important dates – autumn semester 2021

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

distans Lund, kvartsfart
In Swedish
30 augusti 2021 – 16 januari 2022

Öppnas för anmälan den 16 mars 2021

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full course tuition fee: SEK 13,750
First payment: SEK 13,750
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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions