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Tuition: International Students & Israeli Citizen Non-Residents 2021/22

RIS reserves the right to change fees at any time.

These tuition and housing costs for students in the Mechina Program apply only to international students or Israeli citizens who are not residents of Israel. If you are an Israeli citizen and you reside in Israel, please see the page for Israeli citizen residents

All fees are listed in US Dollars (US$), unless otherwise noted, and are in effect only for the 2022/23 academic year.

  • Application Fee (non-refundable): $80 – per academic year.
  • Late Fee: $150 for payments received after the program payment deadline listed below.
  • A non-refundable down payment of $250 paid up to two weeks after the receiving the billing letter.

Hebrew Language Programs

  • Health insurance fees included in the tuition.

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

Pre-Semester Program Requirements

You will take a placement exam to determine your level for the summer language ulpan programs. 

All fees include the period from the end of the ulpan until the start of the autumn semester.

Pre-Semester ProgramsTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Summer Ulpan (Levels Aleph – Gimmel) US$ 2,790US$ 1,180July 2, 2023
Summer Ulpan (Levels Dalet – Vav)US$ 2,040US$ 1,180July 2, 2023
Summer Ulpan – Students from Argentina and Uruguay US$ 2,790US$ 840*July 2, 2023

* Housing for duration of the program is in the Maiersdorf (Reznik dorms), in double rooms.

Learn more about the ulpan. Find out if you qualify for scholarships and financial aid.

Academic Year


Academic YearTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Mechina/Preparatory ProgramUS$ 13,000US$ 7,180September 11, 2023
BASIS Foundation Year, YesodUS$ 9,500US$ 7,180September 11, 2023
Students from ArgentinaUS$ 9,000*US$ 3,050**September 11, 2023

* MASA scholarship will be deducted from the tuition.

** Housing for duration of the program is in the Maiersdorf (Reznik dorms), in double rooms.

Learn about scholarships and financial aid.


You may opt to take up to two courses per semester, including Modern Hebrew. In order to calculate your total cost, add the Administrative Fee to your Course Fee per Semester costs. Note that one academic year course is equivalent to two semester courses.

Part-Time Study PeriodAdministrative Fee*Course Fee per SemesterHousing
Academic YearUS$ 1,240Hebrew / English / Mathematics courses:
-US$ 170 per weekly hour
-All other courses: US$ 400 per credit
US$ 7,180
Autumn SemesterUS$ 810US$ 2,980
Spring SemesterUS$ 850US$ 3,930

*Fees include health insurance.

Learn about scholarships and financial aid.


Housing costs are outlined in the tables above. To learn more about housing, visit our housing page.


Miscellaneous Charges
Replacement of student cardNIS 60
Visa letterUS$ 15
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

Order transcripts.

Bachelor’s Program

Interested in the long-term costs? Here is an estimate of tuition for a standard bachelor’s degree program at Hebrew University.

TuitionHealth InsuranceHousing
Three-Year Undergraduate ProgramApprox. US$ 3,220 x 3 yearsUS$ 350 x 3 YearsUS$ 5,292 (12 months) x 3 Years

Learn about scholarships and financial aid.


Hebrew Language Courses & Part-Time Student Refunds

Date of WithdrawalCharged
Prior to the beginning of the programUS$ 250 (800 NIS)
During the first three days of the program25% of tuition fee
Between the fourth and the sixth day of the program50% of tuition fee
After the sixth day of the program100% of tuition fee

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:

From:October 16, 2023November 15, 2023January 22, 2024February 19, 2024
MechinaUS$ 4,000US$ 8,100US$ 8,750US$ 13,000
BASISUS$ 3,125US$ 5,919US$ 6,394US$ 9,500
Students from ArgentinaUS$ $3,000US$ $5,608US$ $6,058US$ $9,000

Housing Refunds

Students who have accepted a room key and/or have moved personal possessions into a room and then wish to vacate university housing must submit written notification to the RIS Finance Office, Boyar Building 501/502. Refunds are issued minus the payment for the days the student resided in the housing (US$ 30 per day of occupancy).

Students who withdraw from an ulpan and vacate university housing within the first three days of classes are issued a refund, provided they present official clearance from the Housing Office confirming their departure.

Students who withdraw from the program or who vacate their rooms after the first three days of classes are not entitled to a housing refund. Semester/year students who cancel their housing reservation or vacate their room by October 9, 2021, may receive a refund for the housing fee paid for the autumn semester or academic year.

Students who vacate university housing between October 10, 2021 and the end of the autumn semester (January 23, 2022) are charged for the entire month in which they vacate their rooms plus one additional month of rent.

After the end of the autumn semester, no refund is available for the balance of the academic year. 

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