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Tuition & Fees for Undergraduate Study Abroad Programs 2019-2020

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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.

Special Interest Programs

If you are interested in studying in a subject-specific Special Interest Program, please see tuition and fee information here.

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 start of the semester.

Pre-Semester Program Fees

Modern Hebrew Language Programs:

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 currently the university housing is not available for the period of Jerusalem Ulpan. Please be in touch with us in April at rishousing@savion.huji.ac.il in order to check availability. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Foundation and Literary Arabic Program

  • Fees include the days between the end of the program and the beginning of the following program.
  • Health Insurance fees included in the tuition.
ProgramTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Foundations in Literary ArabicUS$ 1,500US$ 950August 17, 2020

Undergraduate Study Abroad, Freshman Academic Gap Year Programs

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


  • If you prefer a part-time program, you may take up to two courses per semester, including Modern Hebrew. One year-long course is equivalent to two semester courses.
  • In addition to the administrative fee, there is an additional fee per course.
SessionAdministrative Fee*Course Fee per SemesterHousing
Full YearUS$ 1,155Undergraduate courses:
US$ 400 per credit

Modern Hebrew courses:
US$ 170 per weekly hour
US$ 5,310
Autumn SemesterUS$ 590US$ 1,800
Spring SemesterUS$ 630US$ 2,320

*Fees include health insurance.

Extending Your Stay

Students who enroll in courses outside the Division of Undergraduate Studies, and hence continue residing in University housing after the official check-out date are charged an additional fee for extending their housing and their 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

The withdrawal charges are as outlined below:

Pre-Semester Ulpan and/or Part-Time Students

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

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. 

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

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 22, 2019you will receive a refund for the housing fee. If you vacate university housing between October 23, 2019 and the end of the autumn semester (January 8, 2020), 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 2, 2020March 3, 2020March 4, 2020
Academic YearUS$ 8,100US$ 8,735US$ 12,700

One Semester to One Year

Notification By:January 2, 2020
Autumn SemesterUS$ 12,700
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