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Tuition & Housing

 RIS reserves the right to change fees at any time.

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.

Summer Language Programs

Language CoursesTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Arabic Immersion ProgramUS$ 2,450US$1,200May 23, 2019
Biblical HebrewUS$ 2,015US$ 1,010May 23, 2019

Summer Courses

Students who enroll in more than one Summer Course (July 2- July 26, 2018) receive a 10% discount on their overall course tuition. The discount does not apply to Language Courses, Archeological Field Schools, and Special Programs.

Summer TuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Determined per course; please see Courses by Subject or Courses by Time Frame.US$ 840June 10, 2019

Special Programs

Special ProgramsTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Trauma and ResilienceCore course: US$ 1,870US$ 450June 6, 2019
Third-week specialty course: US$ 500
(to be paid directly to the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma)
US$ 240*June 6, 2019
Archaeology of the New Testament US$ 1,810US$ 480July 10, 2019
Transboundary Water Cooperation US$ 1,650 US$ 450May 23, 2019
Summer Science Internship US$ 1,000 - exchange students receive a tuition waiver.US$ 840 per month
Archaeology Field SchoolsUS $120 per course credit N/AN/A

*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 plan to study in more than one summer program and live in university housing, you will be charged an additional housing fee for the days between programs. Register for housing.

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
Late payment feeUS$ 150
Application feeUS$ 80

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. Tuition refunds will be prorated according to how many days of classes have elapsed. 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 program25% of tuition fee
Between the fourth and the sixth day50% of tuition fee
After the sixth day100% of tuition fee

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

* Please note that the above mentioned information regarding tuition refunds is only relevant to tuition owed to Rothberg International School alone. For programs offered by Rothberg in collaboration with other institutions, such as Coexistence and InnovNationTrauma and Resilience, and other joint programs, please contact the Division of Summer Courses and Special Programs for further information on contacts for refunds from partner institutions.

Housing Refunds

To be eligible to receive a refund for your housing fees, you must withdraw from the program and vacate university housing within the first three days of classes. If you have accepted a room key or have moved your personal possessions into a room 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 will need to present an official clearance from the Housing Office confirming your departure.
  • Your housing fees will be refunded minus US$ 30 for each day you occupied university housing.

If you do not withdraw from the program or vacate your rooms within the first three days of classes, you will not be eligible to receive a refund of your housing fees.

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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