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 430 (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.
|Summer Program||Tuition||Housing||Payment Deadline|
|Summer Ulpan (Levels Aleph – Gimmel)||NIS 8,580 or official scholarship letter from the Student Authority*||See info about housing here||July 3, 2023|
|Summer Ulpan (Levels Delet – Vav)||NIS 6,100 or official Scholarship letter from the Student Authority*||July 3, 2023|
*Scholarships received from the Council for Higher Education will be deducted from the NIS 4,560 tuition fee.
|Student Type||Tuition||Payment Deadline|
|Israeli Citizens (with an Israeli Identity Card)||NIS 15,662*||September 19, 2023|
|Sadara||NIS 15,377*||September 19, 2023|
|New Immigrants – Student Authority||888 NIS + Official Scholarship letter||September 19, 2023|
|Discharged Israeli Soldiers / Sherut Leumi Participants||NIS 888||September 19, 2023|
*Scholarships received from the Council for Higher Education will be deducted from the NIS 15,662 tuition fee, or NIS 15,377 in Sadara.
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.
|Period of Studies||Administrative Fee*||Course Fee Per Semester||Housing|
|Autumn Semester||$810||General Course – $400 per credit|
Language / Mathematics – $170 per weekly hour
* Fees include health insurance.
|Replacement of student card||NIS 60|
|Visa letter||US$ 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 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 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 15, 2023||November 15, 2023||January 22, 2024||February 19, 2024|
|Israeli Citizens||NIS 4,129||NIS 9,397||NIS 10.180||NIS 15,662|
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