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Tuition & Fees for Special Interest Programs 2020-2021

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RIS reserves the right to change fees at any time.

We’ve clearly 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

All fees are listed in US Dollars (US$), unless otherwise noted, and are in effect only for the 2020/21 academic year.

  • Application Fee (non-refundable): $80 – per academic year.
  • Late Fee: $150 for payments received after the program payment deadline listed below.

Hebrew Language Programs

  • Students studying on more than one Ulpan receive a 10% discount on the less expensive Ulpan.
  • Health insurance fees included in the tuition.

For housing check-in / check-out dates please visit here

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.

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.

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$ 1,200---*June 10, 2020
Summer UlpanUS$ 2,300**US$ 1,590*July 12, 2020
September Undergraduate UlpanUS$ 1,440US$ 950*August 17, 2020
Winter UlpanUS$ 1,390US$ 630January 6, 2021

*Jerusalem, Summer, and September Undergraduate Ulpans will be taught online.

** For students who are currently in Israel and require health coverage for the duration of the Summer Ulpan till the beginning of their academic program, the price of the Ulpan including insurance is $2,475.

ArtJerusalem

SessionTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Full YearUS$ 12,700US$ 6,260September 13, 2020
Autumn SemesterUS$ 8,100US$ 2,630September 13, 2020
Spring SemesterUS$ 8,100US$ 3,200February 3, 2021

DanceJerusalem

SessionTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Full YearUS$ 13,300US$ 6,260September 13, 2020
Autumn SemesterUS$ 8,210US$ 2,040September 13, 2020
Spring SemesterUS$ 8,210US$ 3,200February 3, 2021

JerusalemSounds

SessionTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Full YearUS$ 14,770US$ 6,020September 13, 2020
Autumn SemesterUS$ 9,050US$ 1,910September 13, 2020
Spring SemesterUS$ 9,050US$ 3,200February 3, 2021

Spring in Jerusalem Honors Program/ Dynamics of the Middle East: Politics and Society (DOME)

SessionTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Spring SemesterUS$ 8,100US$ 3,200February 3, 2021

Extending Your Stay

If, because of your course schedule, you need to continue residing in university housing after your official check-out date, you must notify the Finance Offices within one month of the beginning of the semester.  Please Note: You will be charged an additional fee for extending your housing and health insurance.

Additional Costs

The following fees apply for both full-time and part-time students.

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

*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 transcript 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.

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:

Pre-Semester Ulpan

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 classes100% of tuition fee

ArtJerusalem, Arabic Immersion, Dynamics of the Middle East (DOME) & Spring in Jerusalem Honors Program

From:October 13, 2020November 12, 2020December 22, 2020*March 1, 2021April 1, 2021
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 22, 2021

DanceJerusalem

From:October 13, 2020November 12, 2020December 22, 2020March 1, 2021April 1, 2021
Academic YearUS$ 4,225US$ 8,210US$ 8,875US$ 13,300n/a
Autumn SemesterUS$ 2,953US$ 8,210n/an/an/a
Spring Semestern/an/an/aUS$ 2,953US$ 8,210

JerusalemSounds

From:October 13, 2020November 12, 2020December 22, 2020March 1, 2021April 1, 2021
Academic YearUS$ 4,593US$ 9,050US$ 9,789US$ 14,770n/a
Autumn SemesterUS$ 3,163US$ 9,050n/an/an/a
Spring Semestern/an/an/aUS$ 3,163US$ 9,050

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 who withdraw from an Ulpan or Summer Course and Vacate University housing within the first three days of classes you are issued a refund, provided you present an official clearance from the Housing Office confirming your departure. Refunds are issued minus the payment for the days from the day you accepted a key ($30 per day).

If you do not withdraw from the program or return your room key after the first three days of classes, you are not entitled to a refund.

If you cancel your housing reservation or return your room key by October 12, 2020you will receive a refund for the housing fee. If you vacate university housing between October 13, 2020 and the end of the autumn semester ( December 24, 2020; or January 5, 2021 Jerusalem Dance and Sound or February 2, 2021 for ArtJerusalem)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.

Once winter/spring semester RIS students occupy a room, no housing fee refunds will be issued.

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  

Notification By:January 10, 2021March 1, 2021March 2, 2021
DanceJerusalemUS$ 8,210US$ 8,875US$ 13,300
JerusalemSoundsUS$ 9,050US$ 9,789US$ 14,770
Notification By:January 28, 2020March 3, 2020March 4, 2020
ArtJerusalemUS$ 8,100US$ 8,735US$ 12,700

One Semester to One Year

 December 24, 2020
DanceJerusalemUS$ 13,300
JerusalemSoundsUS$ 14,770
Notification By:January 28, 2020
ArtJerusalemUS$ 12,700
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