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Tuition & Fees for Special Interest Programs

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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

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 Ulpan*US$ 1,580US$ 1,950June 4, 2018
Summer UlpanUS$ 2,465US$ 1,590July 1, 2018
September UlpanUS$ 1,440US$ 1,000July 30, 2018
Winter UlpanUS$ 1,390US$ 630January 1, 2019
Foundations of Literary ArabicUS$ 1,500US$ 1,000July 30, 2018

*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.

Arabic Immersion

SessionTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Full YearUS$ 12,700US$ 5,610September 5, 2018
Autumn SemesterUS$ 8,100US$ 2,030September 5, 2018
Spring SemesterUS$ 8,100US$ 2,440January 27, 2019

ArtJerusalem

SessionTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Full YearUS$ 12,700US$ 6,310September 5, 2018
Autumn SemesterUS$ 8,100US$ 2,820September 5, 2018
Spring SemesterUS$ 8,100US$ 3,140January 27, 2019

DanceJerusalem

SessionTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Full YearUS$ 13,300US$ 6,310September 5, 2018
Autumn SemesterUS$ 8,210US$ 2,340September 5, 2018
Spring SemesterUS$ 8,210US$ 3,140January 27, 2019

JerusalemSounds

SessionTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Full YearUS$ 14,770US$ 6,310September 5, 2018
Autumn SemesterUS$ 9,050US$ 2,340September 5, 2018
Spring SemesterUS$ 9,050US$ 3,140January 27, 2019

Spring in Jerusalem Honors Program

SessionTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Spring SemesterUS$ 8,100US$ 3,140January 27, 2019

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

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 program25% of tuition fee
Between the fourth and the sixth day50% of tuition fee
After the sixth day100% of tuition fee

ArtJerusalem, Arabic Immersion, & Spring in Jerusalem Honors Program

From:October 7, 2018November 7, 2018December 23, 2018February 24, 2019*March 27, 2019
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

DanceJerusalem

From:October 7, 2018November 7, 2018January 10, 2019February 24, 2019March 27, 2019
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 7, 2018November 7, 2018January 10, 2019February 24, 2019March 27, 2019
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 cancel your housing reservation or vacate your room by October 6, 2018you 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 30, 2018; January 13 or January 27, 2019 for longer programs)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:December 23, 2018February 23, 2019From February 24, 2019
Arabic ImmersionUS$ 8,100US$ 8,735US$ 12,700
 January 10, 2019February 23, 2019From February 24, 2019
DanceJerusalemUS$ 8,210US$ $8,875US$ 13,300
JerusalemSoundsUS$ 9,050US$ 9,789US$ 14,770
Notification By:January 18, 2019February 23, 2019From February 24, 2019
ArtJerusalemUS$ 8,100US$ 8,735US$ 12,700

One Semester to One Year

Notification By:December 23, 2018
Arabic ImmersionUS$ 12,700
 January 10, 2019
DanceJerusalemUS$ 13,300
JerusalemSoundsUS$ 14,770
Notification By:January 18, 2019
ArtJerusalemUS$ 12,700
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