Undergraduate programs in the Department

The Department offers four majors, each of which can be included in many degrees offered at the University of Sydney. For in-depth information on the Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies subject area, descriptions of the majors and their requirements, and tables and descriptions of the units of study available in this area, go to

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Handbook - Biblical Studies

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Handbook - Classical Hebrew

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Handbook - Modern Hebrew

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Handbook - Jewish Civilisation

For previous year enrolments: Handbook archive.

Unit of Study prerequisites are also reviewed from time to time. The prerequisites listed for units in your year of enrolment are valid for the duration of your candidature.

International exchange

Students are strongly encouraged to study Hebrew at an overseas university for one or two semesters. The University of Sydney has an exchange arrangement with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Comprehensive information is available at the Student Exchange Office Website.

In addition there are in-country study opportunities available to students including:

There are also significant scholarships available to students studying overseas.

If you thinking about studying overseas, you should discuss your options with the Chair of Department.


Academic policies and procedures

The Department follows the policies and procedures set out by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – for information, follow these links to the requisite Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences pages:

Policies webpage for information on:
- Plagiarism - Satisfactory progress - Late Work - Attendance

Student Administration Manual contains procedures, and the necessary forms, for amongst others:
- Applying for credit
- Applying for a DNF after the semester deadline
- Applying for Honours
- Applying for a suspension for one or two semesters
- Appealing against a result

Special Consideration webpage for information on:
- Special Consideration - for serious illness or misadventure
- Special Arrangements - for essential community commitments
- Extensions on assessments - for minor illness or misadventure