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Tuition: Israeli Citizen Residents

RIS reserves the right to change fees at any time.

These tuition costs for Mechina Program and Sadarah students apply only to Israeli citizens who are residents of Israel, including new immigrants. If you are an international student or Israeli citizen who is not a resident of Israel, please see the page for International & Israeli Citizen Non-Residents

Students taking more than one program (i.e., Summer Ulpan and Autumn Semester) are required to meet all their financial obligations by the deadline of the first program they will attend.

Application Fee

  • NIS 360 (per academic year; non-refundable)

General Notes

  • You are personally responsible for joining a health fund (kupat cholim) to ensure access to medical care.
  • Discharged soldiers and those who completed National Service (Sherut Leumi) may qualify for scholarships from the Ministry of Defense.
  • Scholarships are available from the Ministry of Education for Israeli citizens at a low socioeconomic level. Please contact us.
  • Housing is arranged with the main Hebrew University Housing Office. The fees are paid in Israeli currency (NIS) monthly via a bank standing order. Learn more about housing.

Pre-Semester Program Requirements

You will take a placement exam to determine your placement in the language ulpan the summer before the start of your program. 

Summer ProgramTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Summer Ulpan (Levels Aleph – Gimmel) NIS 7,770 or official scholarship letter from the Student Authority*July 11, 2021
Summer Ulpan (Levels Delet – Vav) NIS 5,450 or official Scholarship letter from the Student Authority*July 11, 2021

*Scholarships received from the Council for Higher Education will be deducted from the NIS 4,560 tuition fee.

Learn more about the ulpan. Learn about scholarships and financial aid.

Academic Year

Program Tuition:

Student Type (for Academic Year)TuitionPayment Deadline
Israeli Citizens (with an Israeli Identity Card)NIS 14,560*September 13, 2021
New Immigrants – Student AuthorityNIS 700 + official scholarship letter
Discharged Israeli Soldiers / Sherut Leumi ParticipantsNIS 700

*Scholarships received from the Council for Higher Education will be deducted from the NIS 14,560 tuition fee.

Learn about scholarships and financial aid, or ask us about part-time study options.

معلومات مالية لطلاب شرقي القدس/Financial information for students from East Jerusalem. 


Miscellaneous Charges
Replacement of student cardNIS 60
Visa letterUS$ 15
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

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Hebrew Language Courses & Part-Time Student Refunds

Prior to the beginning of programNIS 800
During the first three days of program25% of tuition fee
Between the fourth and sixth day50% of tuition fee
After the sixth day100% of tuition fee

Tuition Refunds

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 NIS 800 withdrawal fee and for any points they may have utilized for OSL activities. Once the academic year begins, the withdrawal charges are:

From:October 10, 2021November 18, 2021January 14, 2022February 6, 2022
Israeli CitizensNIS 3,854NIS 9,072NIS 10,800NIS 14,560


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