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.
- NIS 360 (per academic year; non-refundable)
- 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. If you take more than one Hebrew ulpan, you’ll receive a 10% discount on the less expensive ulpan.
|Summer Program||Tuition||Housing||Payment Deadline|
|Jerusalem Ulpan||NIS 4,320||HUJI Dorms||June 10, 2020|
|Summer Ulpan||NIS 7,770 or official scholarship letter from the Student Authority||July 12, 2020|
|Sadarah Ulpan||NIS 4,560 **||TBA|
* Both the Jerusalem and the Summer Ulpans will be taught online.
**Scholarships received from the Council for Higher Education will be deducted from the NIS 4,560 tuition fee.
|Student Type (for Academic Year)||Tuition||Payment Deadline|
|Israeli Citizens (with an Israeli Identity Card)||NIS 14,560*||September 13, 2020|
|New Immigrants – Student Authority||NIS 700 + official scholarship letter|
|Discharged Israeli Soldiers / Sherut Leumi Participants||NIS 700|
*Scholarships received from the Council for Higher Education will be deducted from the NIS 14,560 tuition fee.
|Replacement of student card||NIS 60|
|Visa letter||US$ 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|
Hebrew Language Courses & Part-Time Student Refunds
|DATE OF WITHDRAWAL||CHARGED|
|Prior to the beginning of program||NIS 800|
|During the first three days of program||25% of tuition fee|
|Between the fourth and sixth day||50% of tuition fee|
|After the sixth day||100% of tuition fee|
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 27, 2019||November 27, 2019||January 28, 2020||March 1, 2020|
|Israeli Citizens||NIS 3,839||NIS 9,396||NIS 10,121||NIS 14,500|
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