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Fees & Refunds Division of Graduate Studies 2021/22

RIS reserves the right to change fees at any time.

Fees for the 2023-24 academic Year will be updated shortly  

Tuition & Housing

All fees are listed in US Dollars (US$), unless otherwise noted, and are in effect only for the 2021/22 academic year.

  • Application Fee (non-refundable): Tourists: $80, Israeli Citizens: NIS 360 – per academic year.
  • Late Payment Fee: $150 or 500 NIS for payments received after the program payment deadline
  • Late Registration Fee: $20 for students who do not academically register by the deadline.
  • Israeli Citizen – To qualify, a student must present an Israeli Identity Card (Teudat Zehut)
  • A deposit of $1,500 by the date indicated in the billing letter.

Hebrew Language Programs

  • All fees include the period from the end of the ulpan until the start of the autumn semester.
ProgramTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Summer Ulpan (Levels Alef-Gimel)TouristsUS$ 2,565US$ 1,520*June 30, 2021
Israeli CitizensNIS 7,770**
Summer Ulpan (Levels Dalet – Vav)TouristsUS$ 1,900US$ 1,520*June 30, 2021
Israeli CitizensNIS 5,450**
Autumn Semesterdegree/full-time students***US$ 2,870See belowAugust 14, 2021
part-time / research studentsUS$ 3,510See belowAugust 14, 2021
Spring semester degree/full-time students***US$ 2,810See belowJanuary 18, 2022
part-time / research studentsUS$ 3,440See belowJanuary 18, 2022

* Based om availability.

**Reserved and paid directly to the Housing Office.

*** The Hebrew Autumn / Spring semester course for students of the Jewish Studies degree on the levels “Alef” – “Gimel” is included in the tuition.

 

Foundations of Modern Standard Arabic

  • Fees include the days between the end of the program and the beginning of the following program.
  • Insurance fees included in the tuition.
ProgramTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Foundations of Modern Standard Arabic1,5101,030June 30,2021

* Course fees are not included in tuition for the MA in the Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.

ProgramTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Elementary Biblical Hebrew US$ 2,130*US$ 1,020**May 25, 2021

* Course fees are not included in tuition for the MA in the Bible and the Ancient Near East.

** There is no possibility to receive housing for the gap period between the end of the program and the beginning of the academic year, unless the student is enrolled in the Summer Ulpan.

 

International Degree Programs

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

One-Year Programs

Three-semester programs

ProgramTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Nonprofit Management and LeadershipUS$ 11,100
US$ 7,350June 10, 2021
Archaeology in the Land of the Bible

Archaeology – mandatory study tours and excavations
US$ 11,100

US$ 1,570*
US$ 7,350June 10, 2021
MBA in Entrepreneurship and InnovationUS$ 30,000
To request housing please contact Mr. Raz Rabinovich at Imba@savion.huji.ac.il or razra@savion.huji.ac.ilJune 10 , 2021

*The Institute of Archaeology and RIS reserve the right to make changes to study tours and excavations schedule, which may result in the change of costs.

** Students, taking Autumn Hebrew course, will have to add $1,030 for housing (the course starts six weeks prior to the beginning of the academic year).

The cost of Modern Hebrew studies is not included in the tuition.

 

Two-semester Programs

ProgramsTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Islamic & Middle Eastern StudiesUS$ 10,750US$ 6,470June 10, 2021
Israel StudiesUS$ 10,750US$ 6,470
Geography: Smart Cities and Urban Informatics
US$ 10,750US$ 6,470
Geography – mandatory study tours
US$ 450
Human Rights & Transitional JusticeUS$ 16,000US$ 6,470

** Students, taking Autumn Hebrew course, will have to add $1,030 for housing (the course starts six weeks prior to the beginning of the academic year).

The cost of Modern Hebrew studies is not included in the tuition.

 

Two-year Masters 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.
ProgramTuition**HousingTotalPayment Deadline
The Bible & the Ancient Near East

US$ 6,100US $6,470US $ 13,760June 20, 2021
Jewish StudiesUS$ 6,100US$ 6,470US $ 15,040

** Students, taking Autumn Hebrew course, will have to add $1,030 for housing (the course starts six weeks prior to the beginning of the academic year).

The cost of Modern Hebrew studies is not included in the tuition for MA programs, except for the MA in Jewish Studies, for levels Alef – Gimel (including).

 

LL.M. Degree Programs

ProgramTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
LL.M. in Human Rights & International LawUS$ 16,000US $6,470June 10, 2021

** Students, taking Autumn Hebrew course, will have to add $1,030 for housing (the course starts six weeks prior to the beginning of the academic year).

The cost of Modern Hebrew studies is not included in the tuition.

 

M.A. Extended Year Students (Up to 5 years)

Period of StudiesTuitionHealth Fee (optional)Course Fee per Semester (optional)Housing
Autumn US$ 500US$ 460Graduate Course – US$ 400 per Credit

Individual Tutorial – US$ 1,500
US$ 2,620
SpringUS$ 500US$ 540US$ 3,040
YearUS$ 500US$ 1,160US$ 6,470
For late submission of papers only: $500 for 1st paper, $400 for 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc..

 

Non-Degree Graduate Programs

Full-Time

Period of StudiesTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Autumn SemesterUS$ 7,600US$ 2,620*June 30, 2021
Spring SemesterUS$ 7,180US$ 3,040*January 18, 2022
Academic YearUS$ 11,400US$ 6,470*June 30, 2021
Summer Semester 2021US$ 5,000US$ 700*June 27, 2022

*Housing is subject to availability. Students, taking Autumn Hebrew course, will have to add $1,030 for housing (the course starts six weeks prior to the beginning of the academic year).

The cost of Modern Hebrew studies is not included in the tuition.

 

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 Fee*Course Fee per SemesterHousing
Autumn SemesterUS$ 1,335Graduate Course – US$ 400 per Credit

Individual Tutorial – US$ 1,500
US$ 2,630
Spring SemesterUS$ 1,395US$ 3,040
Academic YearUS$ 2,195US$ 6,470
Summer Semester (2022)US$ 940US$ 700

*Fees include mandatory health insurance.

 

Independent and Visiting Research Fellows

ProgramAdministrative FeeHealth InsuranceHousing (based on availability only)
Visiting Research FellowNo tuition fees. Other fees applyCalculated according to length of the stayCalculated according to length of the stay
  • Please contact the Finance Office for an estimated housing and health insurance fees based on your individual program dates.
  • Students who wish to study a Modern Hebrew Language course or an Arabic Language course pay an additional fee for the course.

Miscellaneous Charges & Fees

MiscellaneousCharge
Replacement student cardNIS 60
Hard copy of transcripts (beyond first five)*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 5 free hard copies of their transcripts for up to six months from the end of the program. Students who order five transcripts or more on the same transcript request form are charged US$15 per transcript for the first four copies ordered and then US$5 for each additional transcript on the same order. Thus, for example, 5 transcripts would cost US$65 and 10 transcripts US$90.

For more information and to order additional transcripts please see transcript page on our website.

Estimated Cost of Attendance for Graduate Students

Full-Time MatriculatedAnnual*Monthly*
Tuition, Health and On-Campus Housing Varies Per Program
Off-Campus HousingUS$ 10,000US$ 1,111
Board (utilities and food)US$ 9,000US$ 1,000
TransportationUS$ 900US$ 100
MiscellaneousUS$ 4,000 – 6,000US$ 444 – 666
Total Cost of AttendanceUS$ 23,900 – 25,900US$ 2,655 – 2,877
 
Part-Time MatriculatedAnnual*Monthly*
Tuition and Fees Varies Per Program
HousingUS$ 10,000US$ 1,111
Board (utilities and food)US$ 9,000US$ 1,000
TransportationUS$ 450US$ 50
MiscellaneousUS$ 4,000 – 6,000US$ 444 – 666
Total Cost of AttendanceUS$ 23,450 – 25,450US$ 2,605 – 2,827

 

Refunds

Summer/Winter Hebrew Language Programs, Foundations of Literary Arabic Program, and Part-Time Students:

Date of WithdrawalCharged
Prior to the beginning of programUS$ 250
During the first three days of classes25% of tuition fee
Between the fourth and the sixth day of classes50% of tuition fee
After the sixth day of classes100% of tuition fee

Program Tuition

Withdrawal from the program for any reason is only possible by filling out the Notice of Withdrawal from. This form must be approved and signed by the department. Students who withdraw prior to the beginning of the academic year/semester are charged a $250 withdrawal fee and for any points they may have utilized for activities.

Once the academic year begins the withdrawal charges are:

International Degree Programs

Three-Semester Master’s Programs

Fee if Withdrawn From:October 10, 2021November 10, 2021June 24, 2022July 18, 2022
Nonprofit Management & LeadershipUS$ 3,150US$ $ 6,660US$ $ 10,750US$ 11,100
Archaeology in the Land of the BibleUS$ 3,150US$ 6,660US$ 10,750US$ 11,100
MBA in Entrepreneurship and InnovationUS$ 7,875US$ 18,000US$ 19,800US$ 30,000

Two-Semester Master’s Programs

Fee if Withdrawn From:October 10, 2021November 10, 2021January 14, 2022March 6, 2022
Islamic and Middle Eastern StudiesUS$ 2,850US$ 6,450US$ 7,050US$ 10,750
Israel Studies: Society and PoliticsUS$ 2,850US$ 6,450US$ 7,050US$ 10,750
Geography: Smart Cities and Urban InformaticsUS$ 2,850US$ 6,450US$ 7,050US$ 10,750
Human Rights & Transitional LawUS$ 4,375US$ 9,600US$ 10,400US$ 16,000
LL.M. Program in Human Rights and International Law

Two-Year Master’s Program

Fee if Withdrawn From:October 10, 2021November 10, 2021January 14, 2022March 6, 2022
The Bible and the ANEUS$1,675US$ 3,660US$ 4,026US$ 6,100
Jewish StudiesUS$ 1,675US$ 3,660US$ 4,026US$ 6,100

Full Time Non-degree Graduate Students

Fee if Withdrawn From:October 10, 2021November 10, 2021January 14, 2022March 6, 2022April 14, 2022
AutumnUS$ 2,275US$ 7,600
SpringUS$ 2,275US$ 7,600
YearUS$ 3,500US$ 7,600US$ 8,225US$ 12,500

M.A. Extended Year, Part-time and VRF students are not entitled to a refund under any circumstances.

 

Housing Refunds

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 501/502.

Students who withdraw from an Ulpan or Summer Course and vacate University housing within the first three days of classes are issued a refund, provided they present an official clearance from the Housing Office confirming their departure. Refunds are issued minus the payment for the days the student resided in the housing ($30 per day of occupancy).

Students who do not withdraw from the program or who vacate their rooms after the first three days of classes are not issued refunds.

Semester/year students who cancel their housing reservation or vacate their room by October 22, 2022  will be charged $750  .

Students who vacate the University housing between October 23, 2022  and the end of the autumn semester (January 27, 2023) are charged for the entire month in which they vacate their rooms plus one additional month of rent.

After the end of the autumn semester, no refund is available for the balance of the academic year.

Once winter/spring semester RIS students occupy a room, no housing fee refunds are issued.

 

Registration and Housing Check-out Dates

ProgramRegistration DateHousing Check-out Date (if applicable)
Biblical HebrewJune 15, 2021July 20, 2021
Summer Ulpan (without housing)August 1, 2021
Summer Ulpan (with housing)August 2, 2021September 14, 2021
Autumn semester HebrewAugust 25, 2021January 23, 2022
Foundations in Literary ArabicAugust 25, 2021October 5, 2021
Autumn SemesterOctober 6, 2021January 23, 2022
Spring Semester HebrewJanuary 31, 2022July 7, 2022
Spring SemesterMarch 2, 2022July 7, 2022
YearOctober 6, 2021July 7, 2022
Summer SemesterJuly 18, 2022August 14, 2022

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