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Application & Admission - Summer Language Programs

Thank you for your interest in one of our summer language programs. Please read the information below carefully before applying to the course of your interest.


Summer Language Programs Application Guidelines


Summer Language Programs offered by the Rothberg International School are open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to mature learners with an academic background. All applicants must have been accepted to a recognized college or university or have successfully completed at least one year of study at an accredited institution of higher education. Students are advised that all courses listed meet the academic standards set by the Hebrew University. All students are expected to maintain these standards while enrolled at the University.

  • Applicants must send all documents as outlined in the course-specific application guidelines. Those who do not possess all the necessary documents by the deadline are advised to submit an incomplete application with a letter listing the missing documents and when they will be submitted.
  • Decisions will only be finalized after all required documents have been received.
  • All correspondence will be sent to the "Permanent Mailing Address" as it appears on the application form and/or via email. Candidates must notify the office of any change of address or personal information.
  • Application papers and supporting documents will not be returned or transferred to any other institutions.
  • All applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of US$80.  


Application Fee


  • All applicants pay a non-refundable application fee of US $80 (or equivalent sum in local currency). The application fee may be paid online, in cash, traveler's check, certified bank check, bank transfer or money order payable to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Personal checks are not accepted. For more information, visit our website:
  • The transfer should include the student's name and requested program. A copy of this transaction must be brought to financial registration at the hebrew University.
  • Applicants from the United States and Canada should consult their local office regarding payment procedures.

How to Apply?


Take a look at our Online Application Instruction Video with guidelines on how to complete and submit your online application.


To apply for this program, please click on the following button:



Summer Language Programs Supplementary Application Materials

To Be Submitted Online, via Email or by Regular Mail

  • A Passport-Size Photograph: a scanned photo may be uploaded during the online application process or may be sent via Email. The scanned photo should be in JPEG, GIF or Bitmap format and no larger than 1MB.
  • Academic Letter of Recommendation: A letter evaluating the applicant’s character and academic ability. Students currently enrolled in an institution of higher education should submit a letter from one of their instructors. Applicants can provide a name and email address of their recommender during the online application process. The Rothberg International School will contact he recommender directly to request receipt of a recommendation for the applicant.
  • Transcript and Degree: A copy of the applicant’s most recent official university transcript or an authorized photocopy of his/her degree. Applicants need to submit an official document (this may be a scanned copy) which indicates that he/she is or has been enrolled in an institute of higher education. For this purpose, we request to submit a transcript or a copy of an academic degree during the application process, but this may also be an official letter from your university/college, stating that you are enrolled in one of their programs. A scanned copy of the transcript or degree can be uploaded during the online application process.
  • Placement/Exemption Exam (for Arabic Immersion Intermediate Level only): A placement or exemption test will be sent to you once your application has been received or it can be downloaded from out website. Please, check the course specific webpage for more information.
  • Medical Form: The form must be completed and signed by your physician. The medical form can be downloaded here or during the online application process.
  • Housing Reservation (Optional): The housing request form is included in the online application process and it is available on the Rothberg International School website.


Send the Summer Language Programs Supplementary Application Material to:

Summer Courses & Special Academic Programs Division

Rothberg International School

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Boyar Building, Mount Scopus

91905 Jerusalem



Summer Language Programs Application Deadlines



Program dates 

Application Deadline 

Payment Deadline 

Registration & Dorm Check-in 

Final Dorm Check-out Date 

Biblical Hebrew 

June 21-July 22, 2015

May 15, 2015


June 18, 2015

July 22, 2015

Arabic Immersion (all levels) 

June 11-July 22, 2015

May 7, 2015


June 10, 2015

July 22, 2015


Formal Acceptance


The only evidence of acceptance to a Rothberg International School Division of Studies program is an official letter issued by one of these offices:


  • Division of Studies at RIS
  • Office of Academic Affairs of the Hebrew University, New York


Course Fees & Refund Policies

Information on course fees and refund policies with regard to summer courses and programs, click here.


Methods of Payment

For information on methods of payment with regard to summer courses and programs, click here.


On-Campus Housing

For information on on-campus housing with regard to summer courses and programs, click here



***Please note: The Hebrew University reserves the right to cancel courses for which there is insufficient registration.***


Summer Language Programs Application Information

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