Tuition and Fees for Summer and Short Term Programs

All fees are in US Dollars (US$) unless otherwise noted and are in effect for the Summer 2023 programs.
Application Fee (non-refundable): $120.

Late Fee: $150 for payments received after the program payment deadline listed below.
Students who enroll in more than one Summer Course (June 27 – July 21, 2023) receive a 10% discount on their overall course tuition. The discount does not apply to Language Courses, Archeological 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
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.

Summer Courses and Special Programs

Summer / Special ProgramTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Arabic Immersion ProgramUS$ 3,330US$1,050May 14, 2023
Biblical HebrewUS$ 2,680US$ 1,020May 14, 2023
Summer Courses *US$ 850May 27, 2023
Trauma and Resilience May 3, 2023
Core Course US$ 2,300US$ 450May 27, 2023
Third-Week Specialty Course US$ 500**US$ 210***May 27, 2023
Third-Week Specialty Course Optional Academic Credit
US$ 240N/R
After completion of third week & prior to credit receipt
The Riddle of Jerusalem: Uncovering the Mysteries of the Holy CityUS$ 2,100US$ 450June 27, 2023
Archaeology Field Schools US$ 120 per course credit

* 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:

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

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.

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


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 minus $750.

If you have accepted a room key and now wish to vacate university housing, you must submit written notification to the Rothberg International School Housing coordinator Office, Boyar Building,  room 503.

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 14, 2023July 19, 2023
Arabic ImmersionJune 14, 2023July 26, 2023
Trauma and Resilience June 24, 2023 (Core Course)
July 24, 2023 (Third Week)
$8,2023 (Core Course)
$15,2023 (Third Week) *
Summer Courses – July sessionJuly 3, 2023July 26, 2023
Summer Courses – August sessionJuly 31, 2023August 14, 2023

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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