Tuition: International Students & Israeli Citizen Non-Residents 2024-2025

RIS reserves the right to change fees at any time. 

These tuition and housing costs for students in the Mechina Program apply only to international students or Israeli citizens who are not residents of Israel. If you are an Israeli citizen and you reside in Israel, please see the page for Israeli citizen residents.  

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): $120 – per academic year.
  • Late Fee: $150 for payments received after the program payment deadline listed below.
  • A non-refundable down payment of $250 paid up to two weeks after the receiving the billing letter.

Hebrew Language Programs

  • Health insurance fees included in the tuition.

Pre-Semester Program Requirements

You will take a placement exam to determine your level for the summer language ulpan programs. 

Pre-Semester ProgramsTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Summer Ulpan (Levels Aleph – Gimmel) US$ 2,840US$ 2,280June 30, 2024
Summer Ulpan (Levels Dalet – Vav)US$ 2,090US$ 2,280June 30, 2024
Summer Ulpan – Students from Argentina and Uruguay US$ 2,840US$ 840*June 30, 2024

* Housing for duration of the program is in the Maiersdorf (Reznik dorms), in double rooms.

Learn more about the ulpan. Find out if you qualify for scholarships and financial aid.

Academic Year

Full-Time

Academic YearTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Mechina/Preparatory ProgramUS$ 13,000US$ 6,550September 28, 2024
BASIS Foundation Year, YesodUS$ 9,500US$ 6,550September 28, 2024
Students from ArgentinaUS$ 9,000*US$ 3,050**September 28, 2024

* MASA scholarship will be deducted from the tuition.

** Housing for duration of the program is in the Maiersdorf (Reznik dorms), in double rooms.

Part-Time

You may opt to take up to two courses per semester, including Modern Hebrew. In order to calculate your total cost, add the Administrative Fee to your Course Fee per Semester costs. Note that one academic year course is equivalent to two semester courses.

Part-Time Study PeriodAdministrative Fee*Course Fee per SemesterHousing
Academic YearUS$ 1,190Hebrew / English / Mathematics courses:
-US$ 170 per weekly hour
-All other courses: US$ 400 per credit
US$ 6,550
Autumn SemesterUS$ 800US$ 2,850
Spring SemesterUS$ 860US$ 3,430

*Fees include health insurance.

Learn about scholarships and financial aid.

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:

FromOctober 29, 2024November 29, 2024February 2, 2025March 2, 2025
MechinaUS$ 4,000US$ 8,100US$ 8,750US$ 13,000
BASISUS$ 3,125US$ 5,919US$ 6,394US$ 9,500
Students from ArgentinaUS$ $3,000US$ $5,608US$ $6,058US$ $9,000

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 email to the RIS Housing coordinator at rishousing@savion.huji.ac.il

Students who withdraw from an Ulpan 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 of classes are not issued refunds.

Semester/year students who cancel their housing reservation or vacate their room by October 28, 2024 , you will be charged $750.

Students who vacate the University housing between October 29, 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. 

Students who receive housing from the main Hebrew University Housing office are subject to their refund policy.

Registration and Housing Check-out Dates

Program Registration Dates Housing Check-out Date
(if applicable)
Summer Ulpan (without housing)July 30, 2024
Summer Ulpan (with housing)July 31, 2024
Academic YearOctober 28, 2024July 14, 2025

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