Tuition & Housing Fees for First-Year Study Abroad Program at RIS
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Tuition & Fees for First-Year Study Abroad Program

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RIS reserves the right to change fees at any time.

We’ve outlined the details of your tuition and fees below. Note that your program will begin with a Hebrew-language ulpan before the beginning of the semester.

Tuition & Housing

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.

Pre-Semester Ulpan Fees

The following fees apply for both full-time and part-time students. All fees include the period from the end of the ulpan until the start of the autumn semester.

ProgramTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Jerusalem UlpanUS$ 1,610US$ 2,560June 10, 2019
Summer UlpanUS$ 2,485US$ 1,770July 7, 2019
September Undergraduate UlpanUS$ 1,450US$ 1,090August 14, 2019
Winter UlpanUS$ 1,390US$ 610January 14, 2020

*Please note that the only housing option available for the Jerusalem Ulpan is in a shared room in the Resnik Dormitories. There are 10 rooms on the same-gender floor, with a shared kitchen, bathroom, and showers. Kitchen equipment and bedding are not provided. Students who continue their studies into the Summer Ulpan/Scopus Ulpan will move to the Student Village dorms after the end of the Jerusalem Ulpan. Please see the updated financial information.


SessionTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Full YearUS$ 12,700US$ 5,310September 17, 2019
Autumn SemesterUS$ 8,100US$ 1,800September 17, 2019
Spring SemesterUS$ 8,100US$ 2,320February 10, 2020


SessionAdministrative Fee*Course Fee per SemesterOptional Activity FeeHousing
Full YearUS$ 1,135Undergraduate courses:
US$ 400 per credit

Modern Hebrew courses:
US$ 250 per weekly hour

1-Credit Internship: US$ 1000

US $500 per semester
US$ $5,650
Autumn SemesterUS$ 575US$ 1,890
Spring SemesterUS$ 595US$ $2,240

*Fees include health insurance.

Additional Costs

Miscellaneous FeesCharges
Replacement of student cardNIS 60
Hard copy of transcripts (beyond first 5)*US$ 15
Request a certified e-transcript (one-time fee)US$ 10
Email an e-transcript to any specified address (per copy)US$ 15

Tuition Refunds

If you cancel your studies prior to the beginning of the academic year or semester, you will be charged a US$ 250 withdrawal fee and for any points you may have utilized for activities coordinated by the Office of Student Life.

Once the academic year begins, withdrawal from the program is contingent upon submission of a completed Notice of Withdrawal that has been approved and signed by your department. 

The withdrawal charges are as outlined below:

Summer or Winter Hebrew Language Programs

Part-Time Program Refund Schedule
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

Once the academic year begins, the withdrawal charges are as follows:

Full-Time Students

From:October 23, 2019November 23, 2019January 2, 2020*March 3, 2020April 2, 2020
Academic YearUS$ 4,075US$ 8,100US$ 8,735US$ 12,700n/a
Autumn SemesterUS$ 2,925US$ 8,100n/an/an/a
Spring Semestern/an/an/aUS$ 2,925US$ 8,100

*ArtJerusalem – January 26, 2019

Part-Time Students

Part-Time Program Refund Schedule
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

Housing Refunds

If you have accepted a room key or have moved personal possessions into a room and then wish to vacate university housing, you must submit written notification to the Rothberg International School Finance Office, Boyar Building, Room 501/502.

If you cancel your housing reservation or vacate your room by October 6, 2018, you will receive a refund for the housing fee.

If you vacate university housing between October 7, 2018 and the end of the autumn semester (December 28, 2018), you will be charged for the entire month in which you vacate your room, plus one additional month of rent.

After the end of the autumn semester, no refund is available for the balance of the academic year. No housing fee refunds are issued for Winter Ulpan or spring semester students.

Changing Enrollment

If you change your enrollment from one year to one semester (or one semester to one year), you must notify your academic adviser and the Finance Office (Boyar Building, Room 501/502) in writing. The fees are outlined here:

One Year to One Semester  

ProgramNotification By:
December 19, 2021March 1, 2022From March 2, 2022
Study Abroad & Gap YearUS$ 8,300US$ 8,945US$ 12,700
Special InterestUS$ 9,000US$ 9,675US$ 13,500
Jerusalem SoundsUS$ 9,000US$ 9,740US$ 14,800

One Semester to One Year

Notification By:Amount:
December 19, 2022US$ 12,900
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