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Tuition & Housing

Pre-Semester Programs

All fees include the days between the end of the ulpan and the beginning of the following semester.

ProgramTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Jerusalem UlpanTouristsUS$ 1,600US$ 2,400June 4, 2018
Israeli CitizensNIS 4,810*
Summer UlpanTouristsUS$ 2,475US$ 1,720July 1, 2018
Israeli CitizensNIS 7,770*
Winter UlpanTouristsUS$ 1,420US$ 950January 1, 2019
Israeli CitizensNIS 4,730*

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

ProgramTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Foundations in Literary ArabicUS$ 1,500*US$ 1,170August 13, 2017

*Does not apply to students of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (no tuition due, only $90 health insurance fee).

Master’s Degree Programs

One-Year Programs

The master’s degree can only be conferred after the minimum payment of full tuition.

ProgramsTuitionStudent Authority
Grant Recipients
HousingPayment Deadline
Islamic & Middle Eastern StudiesUS$ 18,000US$ 13,000US$ 7,600September 9, 2018
Israel StudiesUS$ 17,000US$ 12,000US$ 7,600
Jewish StudiesUS$ 17,000US$ 12,000US$ 7,600
Nonprofit Management & LeadershipUS$ 17,000US$ 12,000US$ 7,600
M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship & InnovationUS$ 30,000n/aUS$ 7,600
Human Rights & Transitional JusticeUS$ 16,000n/aUS$ 6,180

Two-Year Programs

  • Please note that the tuition and housing fees are for one year of studies.
  • The master’s degree can only be conferred after the minimum payment of two full years of tuition.
ProgramTuitionStudent Authority
Grant Recipients
HousingPayment Deadline
The Bible & the Ancient Near EastUS$ 12,000US$ 7,400US$ 6,180September 9, 2018

LL.M. Degree Programs

ProgramTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
LL.M. in Human Rights & International LawUS$ 16,000US$ 6,180September 9, 2018
LL.M. in International Business Law & Intellectual PropertyUS$ 16,000US$ 6,180

M.A. Extended Year Students

Period of StudiesAdministrative FeeHealth Insurance (optional)Course Fee per Semester (optional)Housing
Academic YearUS$ 500US$ 660Graduate Course – US$ 400 per Credit

Modern Hebrew/Literary Arabic – US$ 170 per weekly hour

Individual Tutorial – US$ 1,500
US$ 6,180
Autumn SemesterUS$ 500US$ 300US$ 2,820
Spring SemesterUS$ 500US$ 270US$ 2,530

Non-Degree Graduate Programs

Full-Time

Period of StudiesTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Academic YearUS$ 12,000US$ 6,180September 9, 2018
Autumn SemesterUS$ 7,400US$ 2,530September 9, 2018
Spring SemesterUS$ 7,400US$ 2,820February 13, 2019
Summer Semester 2019US$ 5,000US$ 1,300July 23, 2019

Part-Time

Students may opt to take up to two courses per semester including Modern Hebrew, (one year-long course is equivalent to two semester courses).

Period of StudiesAdministrative FeeCourse Fee per SemesterHousing
Academic YearUS$ 1,695Graduate Course – US$ 400 per Credit

Modern Hebrew/Literary Arabic – US$ 170 per weekly hour

Individual Tutorial – US$ 1,300
US$ 6,180
Spring SemesterUS$ 1,155US$ 2,820
Autumn SemesterUS$ 1,145US$ 2,530
Summer Semester (2019)US$ 940US$ 1,300

*Fees include health insurance.

Visiting Research Fellows

Period of StudiesTuitionHealth InsuranceHousing
Academic YearUS$ 500US$ 640US$ 6,040
Autumn SemesterUS$ 500US$ 270US$ 2,530
Spring SemesterUS$ 500US$ 290US$ 2,680

*Students who wish to study a Modern Hebrew Language course pay an additional fee for the course.

Estimated Cost of Attendance for Graduate Students

Full-Time MatriculatedAnnualMonthly
Tuition and Fees Varies Per Program
HousingUS$ 9,000US$ 1,000
Board (utilities and food)US$ 7,500US$ 833
TransportationUS$ 900US$ 100
Books and SuppliesUS$ 1,000US$ 111
Personal Expenses/LeisureUS$ 4,000US$ 444
MiscellaneousUS$ 2,000US$ 222
Total Cost of AttendanceUS$ 24,400US$ 2,710
 
Part-Time MatriculatedAnnualMonthly
Tuition and Fees Varies Per Program
HousingUS$ 9,000US$ 1,000
Board (utilities and food)US$ 7,500US$ 833
TransportationUS$ 450US$ 50
Books and SuppliesUS$ 500US$ 111
Personal Expenses/LeisureUS$ 2,000US$ 55
MiscellaneousUS$ 2,000US$ 222
Total Cost of AttendanceUS$ 20,450US$ 2,271

Fees

Here is a list of general fees to expect:

Application Fee

International students: US$ 80 per academic year
Israeli citizens (must present Israeli Identity Card – Teudat Zehat): NIS 360 per academic year

Late Registration Fee

US$ 20 for students who do not academically register by the deadline

Replacement of Student Card

NIS 60

Transcripts

Hard copy of transcripts: US$ 15 (first five transcripts are free within six months of completing the program)
Request a certified e-transcript: US$ 10 (one-time fee)
Email an e-transcript to any specified address: US$ 15 (per copy)

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Tuition Refunds

If you cancel your studies prior to the beginning of the academic year or semester, you will be charged a US$ 250 withdrawal fee and for any points you may have utilized for activities coordinated by the Office of Student Life.

Once the academic year begins, withdrawal from the program is contingent upon submission of a completed Notice of Withdrawal that has been approved and signed by your department. 

The withdrawal charges are as outlined below:

Master’s Programs

Summer/Winter Hebrew Language Programs, Foundations of Literary Arabic Program

Date of WithdrawalCharged
Prior to the beginning of programUS$ 250
During the first three days of program25% of tuition fee
Between the fourth and the sixth day50% of tuition fee
After the sixth day100% of tuition fee

Three-Semester Master’s Programs

Fee if Withdrawn By:October 14, 2018November 14, 2018June 28, 2019July 8, 2019
Islamic & Middle Eastern StudiesUS$ 5,063US$ 10,800US$ 12,000US$ 18,000
Israel Studies: Society & PoliticsUS$ 4,625US$ 10,200US$ 12,000US$ 17,000
Jewish StudiesUS$ 4,625US$ 10,200US$ 12,000US$ 17,000
Nonprofit Management & LeadershipUS$ 4,625US$ 10,200US$ 12,000US$ 17,000
M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship & InnovationUS$ 7,875US$ 18,000US$ 19,800US$ 30,000
Student Authority ($13,000)US$ 3,400US$ 7,800US$ 8,450US$ 13,000
Student Authority ($12,000)US$ 3,150US$ 7,400US$ 8,000US$ 12,000

Two-Semester Master’s Programs

Fee if Withdrawn By:October 14, 2018November 14, 2018January 18, 2019March 10, 2019
Human Rights & Transitional LawUS$ 4,375US$ 9,600US$ 10,400US$ 16,000
LL.M. in Human Rights & International Law
LL.M. Program in International Business Law & Intellectual Property

Two-Year Master’s Program

Fee if Withdrawn By:October 14, 2018November 14, 2018January 18, 2019March 10, 2019
The Bible and the ANEUS$ 3,375US$ 7,400US$ 8,000US$ 12,000
Student Authority Grant RecipientsUS$ 2,000US$ 4,400US$ 4,884US$ 7,400

M.A. extended year students are not entitled to a refund under any circumstances.

Graduate Non-Degree Programs

Summer/Winter Hebrew Language Programs, Foundations of Literary Arabic Program

Date of WithdrawalCharged
Prior to the beginning of programUS$ 250
During the first three days of program25% of tuition fee
Between the fourth and the sixth day50% of tuition fee
After the sixth day100% of tuition fee

Full-Time Semester or Year Students

This category includes all non-degree students (full-time and part-time non-degree study abroad students and visiting research students), with the exception of visiting research fellows.

If you withdraw prior to the beginning of the academic year or semester, you will be charged a US$ 250 withdrawal fee and for any points you may have utilized for Office of Student Life activities. Once the academic year begins, the withdrawal charges are as outlined below.

Fee if Withdrawn By:October 14, 2018November 14, 2018January 18, 2019March 10, 2019April 10, 2019
AutumnUS$ 2,225US$ 7,400n/an/an/a
Springn/an/an/aUS$ 2,225US$ 7,400
YearUS$ 3,375US$ 7,400US$ 8,000US$ 12,000n/a

Part-Time Students

Date of WithdrawalCharged
Prior to the beginning of programUS$ 250
During the first three days of program25% of tuition fee
Between the fourth and the sixth day50% of tuition fee
After the sixth day100% of tuition fee

Visiting Research Fellows

Visiting research fellows are not entitled to a refund under any circumstances.

Changing Enrollment

If you change your enrollment, you must notify your academic adviser and the Finance Office in writing.

Changing from One Year to One Semester

Date of NotificationCharge
By January 29, 2017US$ 7,400
January 30-February 26, 2018US$ 7,675
From February 27, 2017US$ 12,000

Changing from Autumn Semester to One Year

NotificationCharge
By January 30, 2017US$ 12,000

Housing Refunds

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

Ulpan or Summer Courses

If you withdraw from an ulpan or summer course and vacate university housing within the first three days of classes, you will be issued a refund, provided you present an official clearance from the Housing Office confirming your departure. Refunds are issued minus the payment for the days you resided in the housing (US$ 30 per day of occupancy). If you do not withdraw from the program or vacate your room after the first three days of classes, we cannot issue a refund for housing.

Semester or Year

If you are attending a semester or year program and cancel your housing reservation or vacate your room by October 13, 2018, you may receive a refund for the housing fee paid for the autumn semester or academic year, provided you present an official clearance from the Housing Office confirming your departure. Refunds are issued minus the payment for the days you resided in the housing (US$ 30 per day of occupancy).

If you vacate university housing between October 14, 2018, and the end of the autumn semester (January 27, 2019), you will be charged through the entire month in which you vacate your room, plus one additional month of rent, provided you present an official clearance from the Housing Office confirming your departure.

After the end of the autumn semester, no refund is available for the balance of the academic year. Once you occupy a room for winter or spring semester, no housing fee refunds are issued.

Visiting Research Fellows

Visiting research fellows are not entitled to a refund under any circumstances.

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