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One-Year Program

Paideia is currently accepting applications for fellowships to 2017-2018 One-Year Jewish Studies Program. The program offers the possibility of completing a 120 ECTS Master Degree in Jewish Civilizations at the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien in Heidelberg, Germany.


  • Academic studies of Jewish text, culture, tradition and philosophy
  • World-leading faculty from the top Israeli and European universities
  • Traditional Hevruta text study methodology
  • Applied project work in Informal Education and Community Leadership
  • Networking in an open, international and pluralistic European environment
  • Hebrew Ulpan in cooperation with Uppsala University
  • Mid-year study trip to Israel in cooperation with Yad Vashem
  • Follow-up programs and yearly conferences
  • Access to and support from a 400-individual strong network of alumni in 40 countries

Degree:Joint 120 ECTS MA Program in Jewish Civilizations in cooperation with the HfJS Heidelberg

Continue your studies at the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien in Heidelberg for seminars and thesis work for an MA degree.

Recruitment Policy
Candidates are chosen based upon
1. Their ability to contribute to the revival of European Jewish culture
2. Applicant’s intellectual/academic abilities
3. Social & Interpersonal skills
4. The need of the community or organization

Find the application here.

Application Deadline

Early Application: Deadline January 15 (decision in March)
Application I: Deadline March 1 (decision in April)
Application II: Deadline April 15 (decision in May)

Scholarships awarded on a rolling basis – apply now!

Application Process
Applications are handled according to the following process: Qualified candidates are called for an on-line interview within a month after the application deadline. Decision of scholarship is taken within a month after the interview.

Paideia fellows are eligible for scholarships during their studies at Paideia. Scholarships are only awarded to candidates who actively contribute to strengthening Jewish life and culture in Europe and have the potential to continue to do so in their future work. This means that scholarships are primarily given to Europeans who are young adults. Candidates who do not fulfill this criterion may be accepted to the program without scholarship. Candidates who are entitled to state support such as the Swedish CSN are not eligible for Paideia scholarships.

Please note that Paideia has only a limited amount of scholarships and they are distributed on an ongoing basis. Therefore candidates in Early Application have better chances to get a scholarship than candidates in Late Application. Paideia currently offers a specilized scholarship provided by the European Jewish Fund. See more information on scholarships here.

Visa for non-EU citizens usually take  up to 3 months to get. We strongly recommend non-EU citizens to apply for Early Application by January 15 in order to be able to get the visa in time.

The program starts in mid August and finishes in the end of March.

More on the One-Year Jewish Studies Program and the MA in Jewish Civiizations!

We’ll also be happy to answer your question by mail - contact us at: info@paideia-eu.org

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