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Modern Hebrew Language Summer Program 2022

RIS reserves the right to change fees at any time.

The fees listed below only apply to external students studying on a specific Hebrew program. Students who continue their studies on one of our academic programs should consult the Hebrew fees listed under their specific academic program. 

  • Fees: All fees are listed in US Dollars (US$) unless otherwise noted, and are in effect only for the 2022-23 academic year
  • Application fee (non-refundable; per academic year): Tourists: $120; Israeli citizens: NIS 360
  • Late payment fee: $150 or NIS 500 for payments received after program payment deadline
  • Israeli Citizens: To qualify for this fee, a student must present an Israeli Identity Card (Teudat Zehut)

External students pay tuition in full for one program at a time. 

Please note that the on-campus housing for the Summer Hebrew programs is subject to availability.

ProgramTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Summer Ulpan (Levels Aleph – GimmelTouristsUS$ 2,810US$ 1,330July 3, 2022
Israeli CitizensNIS 8,580*
Summer Ulpan (Levels Daled – Vav) TouristsUS$ 2,060US$ 1,330July 3, 2022
Israeli CitizensNIS 6,100*

*Reserved and paid directly to the Housing Office in the Frank Sinatra Building.

** Fees include health insurance.

Miscellaneous Fees

Miscellaneous Charge
Replacement of Student CardNIS 60
Visa Extension LetterUS$ 15
Hard Copy of Transcripts (beyond first 5)*US$ 15*
Request a Certified E-transcript (one-time fee)US$ 10
Email an E-transcript to Any Specified Address (per copy)US$ 15

*Students are eligible to receive five free copies of their transcripts for up to six months from the end of the program. Students who order five or more transcripts on the same transcript request form are charged $15 per transcript for the first four copies ordered and then $5 for each additional transcript on the same order. Thus, for example, 5 transcripts would cost $65 and 10 transcripts $90. Learn more about ordering additional transcripts.


Please note:  Refunds take up to 30 days to process.  Official withdrawal from the program is contingent upon submission of a completed Notice of Withdrawal that has been approved and signed by your department. Tuition refunds will be prorated according to how many days of classes have elapsed. After the sixth day of classes, no tuition refunds will be granted.

Refunds are issued in Israeli currency (NIS) according to the rate of exchange. Students who request a refund in any other currency will be charged a 0.7% bank fee. The refund may also be directly deposited into a bank account, either local or abroad, if banking details are provided.

The withdrawal charges are as outlined below:


Date of WithdrawalCharged
Prior to the beginning of the programUS$ 250 (800 NIS)
During the first three days of the program25% of tuition fee
Between the fourth and the sixth day of the program50% of tuition fee
After the sixth day of the program100% of tuition fee


Students who have accepted a room key and/or have moved personal possessions into a room and then wish to vacate University housing must submit written notification to the RIS Finance Office, Boyar Building, Rooms 501/502.

Students who withdraw from an ulpan program and vacate university housing within the first three days of classes will be issued a refund, provided they present official clearance from the Housing Office confirming their departure. Please note that the Housing Office will withhold payment for the days the student resided in student housing ($30 per day of occupancy) from the total refund.

Students who withdraw from the program or vacate their rooms after the first three days of classes will not be issued a refund.

Registration and Housing Check-Out Dates

ProgramRegistration DateHousing Check-Out Date
Summer Ulpan (without housing)August 2, 2023N/A
Summer Ulpan (with housing)August 2, 2023September 20, 2023

Scholarships & Financial Aid

We have a wide range of options available to help you fund your studies. Please see our pages for American students and students from other countries.

Take a look at our pages for prospects, students, faculty and staff, alumni, and parents – or contact us!