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Tuition & Housing

  • All fees are in US Dollars (US$) unless otherwise noted and are in effect for the Summer 2021 programs.
  • The application fee is USD 80 for international students, and NIS 360 for Israeli citizens.
  • Students taking more than one program (for example, a July Session summer course and an August Session course) are required to meet all their financial obligations by the deadline of the first program they will attend.
  • Students who enroll in more than one summer course (June 28 – July 22, 2021) receive a 10% discount on their overall course tuition. The discount does not apply to language courses, archaeological field schools, and special programs.
  • Students who are studying in more than one summer program and are living in University housing will be charged an additional housing fee for the days between the programs. Register for housing.
  • Late Fee: A late fee of $150 will be charged for payments received after the program payment deadline.
  • Requests to change courses may only be made during the first three days of the program. Should there be a difference in price, the students will be charged or issued a refund accordingly.
  • Students who are unable to arrive for their course(s) due to the COVID-19 pandemic and wish to withdraw their participation will be eligible for a full refund (a refund of the application fee, housing fee, and tuition) if their application is cancelled by May 28, 2021.

Summer Courses and Special Programs

Summer / Special ProgramTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Arabic Immersion ProgramUS$ 2,700US$1,220May 25, 2021
Biblical HebrewUS$ 2,130US$ 1,020May 25, 2021
Summer Courses *US$ 850June 7, 2021
Trauma and Resilience
Core Course US$ 1,920US$ 450June 3, 2021
Third-Week Specialty Course US$ 500**US$ 210***June 3, 2021
Third-Week Specialty Course Optional Academic Credit
US$ 240
After completion of third week & prior to credit receipt
The Riddle of Jerusalem: Uncovering the Mysteries of the Holy CityUS$ 1,900US$ 480July 11, 2021
Archaeology Field Schools US$ 120 per course credit
Winter CoursesTBDTBDTBD

* Fee is determined per course. Please see our website.
** Paid directly to Metiv Center.
*** Only available to students who continue from the core course.


The Hebrew University reserves the right to cancel any course for which there is insufficient registration.

If you don’t see your program listed above, please check your specific program page for costs:

Cost of Living

Visit our student life section to learn about cost of living in Jerusalem.

Miscellaneous Charges & Fees

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 copies of their transcripts for up to six months from the end of the program. Students who order five or more transcripts on the same 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 the transcript page on our website.

Payment Information

Visit our money matters section to learn about paying for your program.


Tuition Refunds

Official withdrawal from the program for any reason is contingent upon submission of a completed Notice of Withdrawal that has been approved and signed by your department.

Refunds will only be granted to students who follow the official withdrawal procedures.

After the sixth day of classes, no tuition refunds will be granted.

Date of WithdrawalCharged
Prior to the beginning of programUS$ 250
During the first three days of classes25% of tuition fee
Between the fourth and the sixth day of classes50% of tuition fee
After the sixth day of class100% of tuition fee

*Please note that the above refunds are only applicable for tuition fees paid to the Rothberg International School. For joint programs offered by RIS in collaboration with other institutions, e.g. Coexistence, InnovNation, and Trauma and Resilience, please contact the Division of Summer Courses and Special Programs for further information on receiving refunds from partner institutions.

Housing Refunds

Only if you withdraw from the program and vacate university housing within the first three days of classes are you eligible to receive a refund for your housing fees.
If you have accepted a room key and now wish to vacate university housing, you must submit written notification to the Rothberg International School Finance Office, Boyar Building 501/502.

If you wish to withdraw during the first three days of classes:
You must present an official clearance from the Housing Office confirming your departure.
Refunds are issued minus the payment for the days you possessed a key for a room in the student dormitories. ($30 per day of occupancy).
If you do not withdraw from the program, or return your dormitory key, within the first three days of classes, you will not be eligible to receive a housing refund.

Registration and Housing Check-Out Dates

ProgramRegistration DateHousing Check-out Date
Biblical HebrewJune 15, 2021July 20, 2021
Arabic ImmersionJune 15, 2021July 27, 2021
Trauma and Resilience June 24, 2021 (Core Course)
July 11, 2021 (Third Week)
July 8, 2021 (Core Course)
July 15, 2021 (Third Week) *
Summer Courses – July sessionJune 28, 2021July 22, 2021
Summer Courses – August sessionJune 28, 2021August 12, 2021
Winter courses TBDTBD

Housing for the Clinical Training third week is only available to students who continue from the core course.

Refund Policies

  • Refunds may take up to 30 days to process.
  • Under no circumstances will a refund be issued to a student who did not provide the relevant office with a written notice of withdrawal from the program or intention to vacate student housing.
  • Refunds are issued in Israeli currency (NIS) according to the rate of exchange. A student who requests a refund in any other currency will be charged a 0.7 percent bank fee. The refund may also be deposited directly into a local or international bank account if banking details are provided.
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