It is important to register at a Hebrew ulpan as soon as possible after obtaining new immigrant status in Israel. New immigrants are usually eligible to receive a subsidy of their ulpan study only within the initial 18 months following the date of aliyah.
In order to find out about ulpan options and to register for study, consult with your personal absorption counselor at a branch or district office of the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption.
Note the following important points regarding ulpan study:
Personal absorption counselors at the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption can only provide you with information and counseling regarding Hebrew study options, as well as arrange for a subsidy of your ulpan studies. While counselors can assure your placement in an ulpan, they cannot guarantee placement in any specific ulpan at a specific time. Although ulpan classes are offered throughout the year, commencement of classes is usually contingent on sufficient enrollment in a given location. If there is no class available in your immediate area, you will be referred to an ulpan in the nearest possible location. For details, consult with your counselor.
If you are a student or a candidate for admission at an institution of higher education in Israel, you are advised to contact the Student Authority (Minhal HaStudentim). The Student Authority can provide you with information about Hebrew study opportunities designed especially for students (see Useful Addresses and section below entitled “The Student Authority”).
For more information on Hebrew ulpan, and for a list of ulpan programs in your area, refer to the booklet entitled “A Guide to Ulpan Study,” available from the Publications Department of the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption