Fees & Refunds Division of Graduate Studies 2024-25

RIS reserves the right to change fees at any time. 

Tuition & Housing

All fees are listed in US Dollars (US$), unless otherwise noted, and are in effect only for the 2024-25 academic year.

    • Application Fee (non-refundable): Tourists: $ 120, Israeli Citizens: NIS 430 – per academic year.
    • Late Payment Fee: $150 for payments received after the program payment deadline.
    • Israeli Citizen – To qualify, a student must present an Israeli Identity Card (Teudat Zehut).
    • Payment of a deposit of $1,500 by the date indicated in the billing letter. 

The master’s degree can only be conferred after full tuition is paid.

ProgramTuitionHealth InsuranceHousingDurationPayment Deadline
Nonprofit Management and LeadershipUS$ 11,400US$ 770US$ 7,250One year,
3 semesters
See Admissions above
Archaeology and the Ancient Near EastUS$ 11,400US$ 770US$ 7,250One year,
3 semesters
Islamic & Middle Eastern StudiesUS$ 11,400US$ 770US$ 7,250One year,
2 semesters
Israel StudiesUS$ 11,400US$ 700US $ 6,600One year,
2 semesters
Smart Cities and Urban InformaticsUS$ 11,400US$ 700US $ 6,600One year,
2 semesters
The Bible & the Ancient Near EastUS$ 11,400US$ 1,400**US $13,200**Two years,
4 semesters
Jewish Studies*US$ 11,400US$ 1,400**US$ 13,200**Two years,
4 semesters
All RIS MA Programs for Israeli Citizens NIS 31,227***If needed, see above for fees.If needed, see above for fees.If needed, see above for fees.

* for mandatory Hebrew language studies please check “Language Courses” section below.

** Paid across two years. Housing and health insurance fees may differ in during the 2025-26 academic year, based on the academic schedule. The fees listed here are estimations. 

*** The price might change during the year according to the consumer price index.

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Graduate Application Dates & Payments

Early admissions

  • Apply: November 1 – December 31, 2023
  • Application fee: $120
  • First tuition payment of $1,500 by: January 31, 2024
  • Remaining tuition payment by: March 31, 2024
  • Early admissions scholarship: $1,000 (for students who apply and pay tuition by the above deadlines).
  • Additional scholarship for students who pay tuition in full by January 31, 2024: $500 (total of $1,500 scholarship)

Regular admissions

  • Apply: January 1 – March 31, 2024
  • Application fee: $120
  • First tuition payment of $1,500 by: May 1, 2024
  • Remaining tuition payment by: July 1, 2024
  • Early tuition payment scholarship for students who pay tuition in full by May 1, 2024: $250

Late admissions

  • Apply by: April 1 – August 31, 2024

  • Application fee: $120

The deadlines to apply for our various other scholarships may differ. Please check our Scholarships and Financial Aid page.

Period of StudiesTuitionHealth Fee (optional)Course Fee per Semester (optional)Housing
Autumn US$ 500US$ 300Graduate Course – US$ 400 per Credit

Individual Tutorial – US$ 1,500
US$ 2,850
SpringUS$ 500US$ 320US$ 3,080
YearUS$ 500US$ 700US$ 6,600
For late submission of papers only: $500 for 1st paper, $400 for 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc..
Program Tuition Health Insurance Housing Payment Payment Deadline
MBA in Entrepreneurship and InnovationUS$ 31,000US$ 820To request housing please contact Imba@savion.huji.ac.ilOne year,
3 semesters
One month prior to start of program.
MBA in Med-Tech Innovation US$ 31,000 +
US$ 1,500 TIP Summer program (optional)
US$ 700 + US$150 TIP Summer program (optional)To request housing please contact Imba@savion.huji.ac.ilOne year,
2 semesters + Summer program (optional)
One month prior to start of program.

For information about optional Hebrew studies please check “Language Courses” section below.

Early Admissions

  • Apply by January 1 – March 31, 2024
  • Application fee:$120
  • First tuition payment of $3,000 by: April 15, 2024
  • Remaining tuition payment can be divided into up to 5 installments. Second payment by: July 31, 2024
  • Early admissions scholarship: 10% of the tuition fee (for students who apply and pay tuition by the above deadlines)

Regular Admissions

  • Apply by: April 1 – August 31, 2024
  • Application fee: $120
    The deadlines to apply for our various other scholarships may differ. Please check for further possibilities Scholarships and Financial Aid page.
ProgramTuitionHealth InsuranceHousingPayment Deadline
LL.M. in Human Rights & International LawUS$ 15,300US$ 700US $6,600September 28, 2024
Human Rights & Transitional JusticeUS$ 15,300US$ 700US $6,600September 28, 2024

For information about optional Hebrew studies please check “Language Courses” section below.

Full-Time

Period of StudiesTuitionHealth InsuranceHousingPayment Deadline
Autumn SemesterUS$ 7,180US$ 300US$ 2,850September 28, 2024
Spring SemesterUS$ 7,180US$ 320US$ 3,080February 17, 2025
Academic YearUS$ 11,400US$ 700US$ 6,600September 28, 2024
Summer Semester 2024US$ 5,000US$ 80US$ 780June 14, 2025

For information about optional Hebrew studies please check “Language Courses” section below.

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$ 800Graduate Course – US$ 400 per Credit

Individual Tutorial – US$ 1,500
US$ 2,850
Spring SemesterUS$ 820US$ 3,080
Academic YearUS$ 1200US$ 6,600
Summer Semester 2024US$ 580US$ 780

*Fees include mandatory health insurance.

Exchange Students

    • Exchange students have an application and tuition fee waiver.
    • For Individual Tutorial – $1,500.
    • Flat fee for 1 credit internships: $300;

    or
    Benefits package for $500 per semester: Gym for semester; 5 OSL points; Independent study/ Internship.

ProgramPre Semester Ulpan***Pre Semester Ulpan HousingHealth Insurance per SemesterHousing**TotalPayment Deadline
Full Year US $2,840/ $2,090US $2,280US $700US $6,600US $12,420/ $11,670June 30, 2024
Autumn SemesterUS $2,840/ $2,090US $2,280US $300US $2,850US $8,270/ $7,520June 30, 2024
Spring SemesterUS $320US $3,080US $3,400February 18, 2025

* Fees include health insurance.

** Based on availability.

*** Summer Ulpan – Levels Alef- Gimmel -$2,840, Levels Daled- Vav- $2,090.

****The Hebrew semester courses, levels Alef Beginners and Alef Advanced, cost $2,970 and $2,230 respectively. Practical Hebrew Course and levels above Alef are free.

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 estimate of 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. Participation is based on availability.
  • Summer Ulpan fees include the period from the end of the ulpan until the start of the autumn semester.
  • Students who attend the Summer Ulpan can only continue to Hebrew Semester program – Spring. 
ProgramTuitionHousing Payment Deadline
Summer Ulpan (Levels Aleph – Gimmel)TouristsUS $2,840US$ 2,280June 30, 2024
Israeli CitizensNIS 9,200*
Summer Ulpan (Levels Daled – Vav)Tourists$2,090US $2,280June 30, 2024
Israeli CitizensNIS 6,500*

* Reserved and paid directly to the Housing Office. Please see https://dorms.huji.ac.il
** Fees include health insurance.

FOR MA STUDENTS

Semester CoursesCourse Fee Payment Deadline
Hebrew Semester program – Autumn/Spring Levels Alef Beginners


Alef Advanced
US $1,500




US $1,150
September 6, 2024 / February 4, 2025
Hebrew Semester program -Autumn/Spring Level Bet-GimmelUS $1,300September 6, 2024 / February 4, 2025
Hebrew Semester program -Autumn/Spring Level DaledUS $950September 6, 2024 / February 4, 2025
Hebrew Semester program – Autumn/Spring Levels Heh-VavUS $700September 6, 2024 / February 4, 2025
Hebrew Semester Practical Course – Autumn/SpringUS $500September 6, 2024 / February 4, 2025

* The Hebrew semester courses for students of the Jewish Studies program are included in the tuition only for levels Alef-Gimmel. Levels above Gimel are not included in the tuition.

Fees above do not include insurance

For Part-time students / VRF:

Semester CoursesCourse FeeHousing (based on availability only) Payment Deadline
Hebrew Semester program – Autumn/Spring Levels Alef Beginners

Alef Advanced
US $2,970




US $2,230




US $2,850/$3,080September 6, 2024 / February 4, 2025
Hebrew Semester program -Autumn/Spring Level Bet-GimmelUS $2,600US $2,850/$3,080September 6, 2024 / February 4, 2025
Hebrew Semester program -Autumn/Spring Level DaledUS $1,850US $2,850/$3,080September 6, 2024 / February 4, 2025
Hebrew Semester program – Autumn/Spring Levels Heh-VavUS $1,330US $2,850/$3,080September 6, 2024 / February 4, 2025
Hebrew Semester Practical Course – Autumn/SpringUS $950US $2,850/$3,080September 6, 2024 / February 4, 2025
Semester Modern Standard Arabic courses US $2,040US $2,850/$3,080September 6, 2024 / February 4, 2025

Fees above do not include insurance

Foundations of Modern Standard Arabic*

  • Fees include the days between the end of the program and the beginning of the following semester.
  • Insurance fees included in the tuition.
ProgramTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Foundations of Modern Standard ArabicUS$ 1,470US$ 1,400August 4, 2024

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

Elementary Biblical Hebrew

Course FeeHousing**Payment Deadline
US$ 3,070US$ 3,820**May 14, 2024

* 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.429

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

*All fees are estimated costs and may vary.

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

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

Program Tuition

Withdrawal from the program for any reason is only possible by filling out the Notice of Withdrawal form. 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.

Cancellation Policy

Applicants who complete their tuition payment and then decide to cancel their enrollment in the program will receive a full refund, but will be charged a withdrawal fee, as follows:

  • Cancellation by June 1, 2024: $250 withdrawal fee
  • Cancellation by August 1, 2024: $500 withdrawal fee
  • Cancellation by October 10, 2024: $750 withdrawal fee

Once the academic year begins the withdrawal charges are:

International Degree Programs

Three-Semester Master’s Programs

Fee if Withdrawn From:October 29, 2024November 29, 2024July 4, 2025July 14, 2025
Islamic & Middle Eastern StudiesUS$ 3,150US$ 6,840US$ 7,410US$ 11,400
Nonprofit Management & LeadershipUS$ 3,150US$ 6,840US$ 7,410US$ 11,400
Archaeology in the Land of the BibleUS$ 3,150US$ 6,840US$ 7,410US$ 11,400
MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation – International Start-up 360° MBAUS$ 7,750US$ 18,600US$ 20,460US$ 31,000

Two-Semester Master’s Programs

Fee if Withdrawn From:October 29, 2024November 29, 2024February 2, 2025March 21, 2025
Israel Studies: Society and PoliticsUS$ 3,150US$ 6,840US$ 7,410US$ 11,400
Geography: Smart Cities and Urban InformaticsUS$ 3,150US$ 6,840US$ 7,410US$ 11,400
Human Rights & Transitional LawUS$ 4,125US$ 9,180US$ 9,945US$ 15,300
LL.M. Program in Human Rights and International Law US$ 4,125US$ 9,180US$ 9,945US$ 15,300

Two-Year Master’s Program

Fee if Withdrawn From:October 29, 2024November 29, 2024February 2, 2025March 21, 2025
The Bible and the ANEUS$ 1,575US$ 3,420US$ 3,762US$ 5,700
Jewish StudiesUS$ 1,575US$ 3,420US$ 3,762US$ 5,700

Full Time Non-degree Graduate Students

Fee if Withdrawn From:October 29, 2024November 29, 2024February 2, 2025March 21, 2025April 20, 2025
AutumnUS$ 2,170US$ 7,180
SpringUS$ 2,170US$ 7,180
YearUS$ 3,225US$ 7,180US$ 7,750US$ 11,400

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 write an e-mail to the RIS Housing coordinator – rishousing@savion.huji.ac.il.

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 processed with a deduction for the days the student has already occupied the room at a rate of $30 per day.

Students who vacate their rooms after the first three days from the beginning of Pre Semester Program or Summer Ulpan or Summer Course, are not issued a refund. 

Semester/year students who cancel their housing reservation or vacate their room by October 27, 2024 will be charged $750.

Students who vacate the University housing between October 28, 2024 and the end of the autumn semester (February 2, 2025) 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 17, 2024July 18, 2024
Summer Ulpan (without housing)July 30, 2024
Summer Ulpan (with housing)July 31, 2024September 25, 2024
Foundations In Modern Standard
Arabic Summer
September 4, 2024October 27, 2024
Hebrew Semester Program AutumnOctober 28, 2024February 6, 2025
Autumn semester October 28, 2024February 16, 2025
Hebrew Semester program – SpringFebruary 26, 2025June 18, 2025
Spring Semester March 18, 2025July 16, 2025
YearOctober 28, 2024July 16, 2025
Summer SemesterJuly 14, 2025August 11, 2025

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