Course code: TRVN16
Credits: 10

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below is about autumn semester 2024. The course was also given earlier. Choose semester above for more information!

Study period: autumn semester 2024
Study period: 2024-09-02 – 2025-01-19
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: To be admitted to the course, students must have successfully completed 90 credits in religious studies, humanities, social sciences or law of which a minimum of 10 credits must be in Hebrew (biblical or modern), or the equivalent.

Type of studies: part time, 33 %, distance course
Application code: LU-E1072

Type of studies: part time, 33 %, day
Application code: LU-38760


The course provides you with basic knowledge of Mishnah Hebrew and an insight into rabbinic thought and culture as they are expressed in rabbinic texts.

The course includes an overview of the emergence of rabbinic Judaism and the most important texts from classical rabbinic literature. The political, cultural and linguistic environments in which rabbinic texts emerged are also discussed as well as their historical origins, contents and characteristics.

A large part of the course is devoted to the reading of a selection of texts in Hebrew with translations into English. Talmud texts are only read in translation. There is a particular focus on rabbinic literature as a
source of knowledge of Jewish culture and Jewish circumstances in Antiquity.

Important dates – autumn semester 2024

First Admission Round / Internationell ansökningsomgång

distance Lund, part time, 33 %
In English
September 2, 2024 – January 19, 2025

Late application opens possible April 11, 2024

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, tredjedelsfart
In English
2 September 2024 – 19 January 2025

Öppnas för anmälan den 15 March 2024

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 20,833
First payment: SEK 20,833
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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

First Admission Round
Internationell ansökan
Autumn semester 2024

Opens possible April 11

Second Admission Round
Nationell ansökningsomgång
Höstterminen 2024


April 2024

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