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 Pre-Semester Program.
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.
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): $120 – per academic year.
A non-refundable down payment of $250 paid up to two weeks after the receiving the billing letter.
Tuition fees include health insurance.
- Autumn Semester: August 5, 2022
- Spring Semester: December 31, 2022
|Program||Application Fee (Non-Refundable)||Pre-semester Program||Pre-semester Housing||Tuition||Housing||Total
|Study Abroad and Freshman Academic Gap Year Autumn Semester||$120||$1,780||$1,100||$8,450||$2,030||$13,480
|Study Abroad and Freshman Academic Gap Year Spring Semester||$120||$1,690||$520||$8,300||$2,580||$13,210
|Study Abroad and Freshman Academic Gap Year (Full Year)||$120||$1,780||$1,100||$13,350||$5,850||$22,220
- If you prefer a part-time program, you may take up to two courses per semester.
- A one year-long course is equivalent to two semester courses.
- In addition to the administrative fee, there is an additional fee per course.
|Session||Administrative Fee*||Course Fee per Semester||Optional Activity Fee||Housing|
|Full Year||US$ 1,655||Undergraduate Course $400 per credit|
1-Credit Internship: $1,000
|$500 per semester||US $5,850|
|Autumn Semester||US$ 845||US $2,030|
|Spring Semester||US$ 935||US $2,580|
* Fees include health insurance.
- Fees for Part-Time students who want to take a Hebrew course in addition to one elective.
- For Hebrew courses, the semester starts with a pre-semester Ulpan included in the table below.
The following fees apply for both full-time and part-time students.
|Replacement of student card||NIS 60|
|Hard copy of transcripts (beyond first 5)*||US$ 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$90.
For more information and to order additional transcripts please see the transcript page on our website.
Extending Your Stay
Students who enroll in courses outside the Division of Undergraduate Studies, and hence continue residing in University housing after the official check-out date are charged an additional fee for extending their housing and their health insurance.
Pre-Semester Program Withdrawal Charges
|Date of Withdrawal||Charged|
|Prior to the beginning of the Pre-Semester program||US$ 250|
|During the first three days of the Pre-Semester program||25% of tuition fee|
|Between the fourth and the sixth day of the Pre-Semester program||50% of tuition fee|
|After the sixth day of the Pre-Semester program||100% of tuition fee|
Semester / Year program Withdrawal Charges
|Date of Withdrawal||Charged|
|Prior to the beginning of Semester||US$ 250|
|During the first three days of program||25% of tuition fee|
|Between the fourth and the sixth day of program||50% of tuition fee|
|After two weeks of program||75% of tuition fee|
|After three weeks of program||100% 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.
Students who enroll for a full academic year and withdraw up to a month before the start of their second semester will receive a full refund for their second semester tuition fees.
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.
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 23, 2022, you will receive a refund for the housing fee. If you vacate university housing between October 24, 2022 and the end of the autumn semester (January 5, 2023; February 6, 2023 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.
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
|January 1, 2023||February 27, 2023||From February 28, 2023|
|Study Abroad & Gap Year||US$ 8,450||US$ 9,118||US$ 13,350|
|Special Interest||US$ 9,200||US$9,900||US$ 14,000|
|January 27, 2023||February 28, 2023||From March 1, 2023|
|Dance Jerusalem||US$ 9,200||US$ 9,900||US$ 14,000|
|Jerusalem Sounds||US$ 9,200||US$ 9,943||US$ 14,850|
|Language and Internship||US$ 5,690||US$ 6,390||US$ 8,520|
One Semester to One Year
Notification By: Amount:
January 1, 2023 US$ 13,350
Special Interest ProgramsTech & innovation, STEMester
|January 1, 2023||US$ 14,000|
|January 27, 2023||US$ 14,000|
Jerusalem Academy Programs
|Notification By: January 27, 2023||Amount|
|Dance Jerusalem||US$ 14,000|
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