Institut für Evangelische Theologie und Religionspädagogik

Haifa, Israel


The University of Haifa’s School of History now includes five departments: General HistoryMiddle East HistoryIsrael StudiesJewish History and  Art History
The school actively promotes academic cooperation between its researchers and the students studying in any of these five departments. The School of History offers its students courses of study in a variety of subjects, taught by Israel’s leading historians. The school’s foundation is the required courses for both undergraduate and doctoral students, as well as academic programs that include research workshops, conferences, seminars, guest lecturers from Israel and abroad, and more.

The goal of is to broaden and deepen one’s knowledge and understanding of religious phenomena and traditions through comparative studies and the possibility of specializing in any of the monotheistic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) as well as in eastern and pagan religions. The program exposes the student to a wide range of religious systems, past and present, along with their social, spiritual, ritual and experiential milieus. 
The program is aimed at those with a bachelor’s degree who want to enrich their knowledge and expertise in the field of religion.

If you are interested, please contact: erasmus-israel@uni-wuerzburg.de

About religious Studies

Contemporary societies all over the world are currently witnessing a reemergence of religious actors, claims and slogans into the political and social sphere. Although long proclaimed dead in the wake of secularization theory, religion and religious self-identification seem to be on the rise in contemporary societies again. Individualization, political and social conflict as much as socioeconomic stratification and crises of political legitimation all over the globe have made religion attractive as a tool of collective and individual empowerment, but also as a source of othering and political and social exclusion. From a sociological perspective, religion can be seen as a mode of identification, a way of social organization and a way to frame political claims. As such, it might be a way of identifying oneself and others and of construing sameness and difference and a way of positioning oneself in relation to others. Understood as a mode of social organization, religion can also be seen as a way of framing, channeling and organizing social relations in societies, also across national borders. Thus, religion can acquire transnational meaning and become a powerful resource to construct global communities in the name of religion. In contemporary societies all over the world, religion and politics seem to coexist, coproduce each other and collide in different contexts. Further, the role of the state and its means of self-narration play a crucial role of creating a national identity, using religion and religious repertoires (narrative, symbols) to legitimate and justify state power and specific forms of inclusion and exclusion. In these cases, the state is the producer of a specific form of nationalism that derives its territorial, political or moral legitimation from specific religious sources.


Application and Deadlines

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Study Abroad/ Language Programs: infoint@univ.haifa.ac.il


Our deadlines are as follows:


 Academic Year Programs


 Application Deadline

 Master's Programs

 Early Deadline: March 15

 Final Deadline: May 31*

 *NOTE: We cannot guarantee on-campus accomodation after the early deadline.

 Study Abroad Fall Semester/ Full Academic Year

 May 30

 Study Abroad Spring Semester

 November 30

 Intensive Winter Language Programs

 January 1

Part-time Language Programs

** Two weeks before the start of the program**


 Summer Programs


 Summer Courses - July

 May 31

 Intensive Summer Languages - July

 June 20

 Intensive Summer Languages- August MSA (Modern Standard Arabic)

 May 15

 Intensive Summer Languages - August Hebrew

 July 20


Quelle: Religious Studies-Faculty Humanities, https://uhaifa.org/academics/study-abroad/semester-year-abroad/course-catalog