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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 2022 programs.
  • The application fee is USD 120 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.

Summer Courses and Special Programs

Summer / Special ProgramTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Arabic Immersion ProgramUS$ 2,850US$1,220May 14, 2022
Biblical HebrewUS$ 2,400US$ 1,020May 14, 2022
Summer Courses *US$ 850May 27, 2022
Trauma and Resilience May 3, 2022
Core Course US$ 1,875US$ 450May 27, 2022
Third-Week Specialty Course US$ 500**US$ 210***May 27, 2022
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$ 2,000US$ 480June 27, 2022
Archaeology Field Schools US$ 120 per course credit
ISEE US $ 4,750US$ 850May 27, 2022
Biblical Archaeology US $2,240US$ 850May 27, 2022

* 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 3 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.
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 14, 2022July 19, 2022
Arabic ImmersionJune 14, 2022July 26, 2022
Trauma and Resilience June 30, 2022 (Core Course)
July 17, 2022 (Third Week)
July 14, 2022 (Core Course)
July 21, 2022 (Third Week) *
Summer Courses – July sessionJune 27, 2022July 21, 2022
Summer Courses – August sessionJuly 27, 2022August 11, 2022

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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