Tuition and Fees
|July Language Program||$1250||$472||$330|
|August Language Program||$1250||$472||$330|
|July and August Language Program||$1800||$944||$660|
As of October 1, 2013:
|Full Academic Year||$12000||$3600||$2560|
|Language Only (per semester)||$900||Not Available|
|Individual Course (per semester)||$900||Not Available|
|One Month Program||$450||$320|
|Two Month Program||$900||$640|
Tuition for MA Programs for International Students
|Program||Tuition||Service Fees||Health Insurance||Dormitories*|
|Global Green MBA||$8900
|Peace and Conflict
|National Security Studies||$8900||$240||$360||$450/month|
* The dormitories have a one semester commitment requirement.
- All fees are in US Dollars.
- There is a non-refundable $80 application fee per academic year for all programs ($100 application fee for MA program).
- Tuition fees for semester and year full-time programs as well as winter ulpan and summer programs include social activity fees and health insurance.
- Dormitory accommodations are available during the one-year, semester and degree programs only to those students enrolled in full-time programs of study. Dormitories are also available for students during summer programs based on availability.
- Meal plans are not provided in the dorms; students should plan to spend $500-$600 per month for food, independent travel, and incidental expenses. You may need a bit more for the first month to cover initial purchases of household items and books.
- Interested students are permitted to take up to two courses on an individual payment basis in any one semester. These students will be considered part-time students. Part-time students are not eligible for campus housing and can not use campus services such as the library. Students who are interested in taking more than two courses will need to apply as full-time students and will pay the fees of full-time students.
Students are required to submit a $250 non-refundable deposit within 30 days of the date of their first bill in order to secure their spot in the International School. This amount will be deducted from the student's fees.
The full payment for the semester must be made two weeks before the program begins. Students who have not completed their payment will not be permitted to move into the student dormitories or to participate in courses.
An invoice will be sent to the student's email upon acceptance to the program. After each payment, the student will receive an email confirmation and an updated invoice will be sent to the student reflecting all payments made.
All fees are payable in U.S. Dollars, Euro, or Israeli Shekel. If a student chooses to pay in Euro or Israeli Shekel, payment must be made according to the Bank of Israel exchange rate on the day the student pays. However, the amount credited to the student's account will be based on the day the payment is received and deposited in Haifa. If there is a difference, the student will be expected to pay the difference.
You may pay for your fees in one of the following ways:
- Preferred Method: Personal, bank, or traveler's check made payable to the University of Haifa.
- Cash: Please be prepared with the exact amount as we can not guarantee that we will be able to make change
- bank transfer
Information for Study Abroad students ONLY:
Branch - University of Haifa - 745
SWIFT address: Poalilit
Information for MA Students ONLY:
Branch - University of Haifa - 745
SWIFT address: Poalilit
If you pay by bank transfer, please fax or email the receipt to the International School, so that we can credit your account. You must transfer enough funds to cover your fees owed to the University of Haifa as well as any bank transfer fees charged by your bank or the receiving bank.
The University of Haifa is unable to accept credit cards.
Any student who wishes to cancel his participation or withdraw from a program of study at the University of Haifa must notify the International School in writing. The date of cancellation/withdrawal will be the date that the International School receives notification.
Application Fee: There is no refund of the application fee.
Tuition and Activities Fee Refunds:
Withdrawal prior to the first day of class: Full refund of all fees paid other than the non-refundable deposit for the current program/semester, and a refund of all fees for additional programs/semesters.
Withdrawal within the first three days of classes: 75% refund of fees for the current semester and a refund of all fees for additional programs/semesters.
After three days: No refunds for the current semester can be made. A refund for all additional programs/semesters will be made in full.
Withdrawal prior to arrival: Full refund of dormitory fees
Withdrawal within three days of residency: Refund for two weeks of the dormitory fee for that month.
After three days: Refunds for the current month can not be made. If additional months of residence in the dormitory are cancelled in advanced, fees for the additional months will be refunded in full.
If a student has received a scholarship and decides to withdraw from the program, the International School will contact the scholarship source to determine whether scholarship funds should be refunded to the student or to the organization that granted the scholarship.
Presidential Merit Scholarship (Study Abroad ONLY)
This scholarship is made available by the President of the University of Haifa. To be eligible, candidates have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.7 or the equivalent. The transcript submitted with the application for admission to the International School will be used to assess eligibility for merit-based aid. In addition, please submit the following items:
- Personal Statement: The Presidential Scholars Program is intended for potential leaders in their respective fields. Please write a one page statement explaining how your study at the University of Haifa will contribute to your role as a future leader in your chosen field.
- Resume including a list of awards and honors received
In order to submit an application for the Presidential Merit Scholarship, the student must have applied for admission and been accepted to the International School. You are welcome to submit an application for the Presidential Merit Scholarship at the time you submit your application for admission.
The Presidential Merit Scholarship is only available for students who will study for one semester or full year at the University of Haifa. Students participating in summer programs are not eligible.
Recipients of Presidential Merit Scholarship from the University of Haifa are required to participate in the Volunteer Program while they are in Haifa. In addition, they will be expected to serve as ambassadors for the University of Haifa for the year following their return to their home countries. As ambassadors they will be expected to promote the University of Haifa via participation in Israel program fairs, visits to Hebrew classes and other relevant groups on campuses, and telephone and e-mail contact with potential applicants.
The application deadline for the Presidential Merit Scholarship for the fall semester and full year is April 15; for spring semester only the deadline is November 15.
MASA Scholarship Program
The Jewish Agency for Israel in partnership with the Israeli government is proud to offer a scholarship opportunity entitled "MASA," which means "Journey" in Hebrew. The program is designed to provide financial assistance to Jewish students who want to participate in a long-term Israel program (minimum of five months, meaning either fall and spring semester or one semester plus Intensive Ulpan before start of semester). Jewish students ages 18-30 are eligible for the scholarship.
All eligible students are guaranteed a scholarship for their long-term program in Israel. The amount of the scholarship depends on the student's age, country of origin, and financial background. Please click here to visit the MASA website and to find out exactly how much scholarship you are eligible to receive.
Students can apply for a MASA scholarship by completing the application on the MASA website. Upon completion of the application, a PDF file of the application will be sent to you via e-mail. You will need to print the completed application, sign it, and then return the scholarship application to the International School at the University of Haifa. The International School will then confirm your acceptance to the program and send the application to the Jewish Agency. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must have already completed your application to the International School at the University of Haifa and been accepted. You are welcome to submit your MASA scholarship application to the University of Haifa at the same time as your application for admission.
MASA applications must be received by the MASA office no less than 60 days before the start of the program. Because applications must first be sent to the International School, students should plan to have their application received in Haifa no later than 70 days before the start of the program.All students who receive a scholarship from MASA are required to study Hebrew and participate in the Volunteer Program as well as social activities.
University of Haifa Financial Aid (Study Abroad ONLY)
Each year a limited number of students will be granted financial aid based on need. Students who are in financial need are encouraged to submit an application.
In addition to the financial aid application, students must submit the following:
- Letter explaining your financial situation.
- U.S. Applicants Only: Copy of your Student Aid Report. (The Student Aid Report is received after completing the FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For information about completing the FAFSA please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov. To ensure that the University of Haifa receives a copy of your Student Aid Report, please be sure to list the University of Haifa on your FAFSA. The University of Haifa's Federal School Code is G10456.)
Your application will be returned to you if any pertinent information is left blank or if you do not submit all requested supporting documentation by the deadline stated in the guidelines.
The Financial Aid Committee will not look at a scholarship application unless the applicant has completed his or her application to the International School and has been accepted. You are welcome to submit an application for financial aid at the time you submit your application for admission. However, your financial aid application will only be reviewed after the semester deadline.
The application deadlines are as follows:
Full Year and Fall Semester: April 15
Spring Semester: November 15
Summer Programs: May 15
Financial aid awards will cover between 10% - 30% of tuition fees.
Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Cultural and Scientific Relations Division of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers scholarships for the University of Haifa's Intensive Summer Ulpan as well as the year overseas program or a research grant. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a citizen of one of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada (Quebec Province), China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey.
- Hold a B.A. or B.Sc. Degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement.
- Be a citizen of the country where he/she applies for the scholarship and be under the age of 35.
American Zionist Movement Helyn B. Reich Scholarship
Each year, the American Zionist Movement grants scholarships to a limited number of students who demonstrate past pro-Israel activity and a commitment to future involvement with Israel and the Jewish community. Financial need will also be considered, though more emphasis will be placed on merit.
- Applicants must be American and studying at an American college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
- Applicants must have been accepted to study in Israel at Ben-Gurion University, University of Haifa, or Tel Aviv University for a minimum of one semester (Preference given to students attending for a full year).
- Applicants must be actively engaged with pro-Israel activities on their college campus and/or Jewish community in the United States.
Recipients of the Helyn B. Reich Scholarship will be expected to remain involved with the American Zionist Movement following their return to the United States.
The scholarship application must be filled out online on the AZM website. The deadline to apply is June 8.
American Jewish League for Israel
The American Jewish League for Israel provides up to $2,000 for an American student to spend the year in Israel attending one of seven universities, including the University of Haifa. Scholarships are based on merit. To learn more about the scholarship, and to download an application, please visit the website of the American Jewish League for Israel.
Azrieli Institute for Israel Studies
Graduate fellowship for Concordia University graduate students in Montreal. Offers awards of $7000. Click here for more information.
Bernice and Gordon Brown Scholarships
This scholarship is open to Montreal residents who have demonstrated academic excellence and community involvement. Students must study for a full year at the University of Haifa. Preference will be given to students who have not been to Israel. Candidates must plan to return to Montreal to participate in the Jewish community. Please see the website for more details.
Boston Combined Jewish Philanthropies
U.S. Federal Financial Aid
The University of Haifa participates in the United States Department of Education Student Financial Assistance Programs. Students who are enrolled at a US institution of higher education can use their US federal financial aid (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS/SLS loans) to help pay for their education at the University of Haifa. The University of Haifa is not able to provide US federal financial aid directly to students. Instead, you must continue to receive financial aid from your home university. Please visit the financial aid office and/or study abroad office at your home university for more information. Most likely your home university will ask the University of Haifa to sign a consortium agreement. This agreement allows your home university to continue disbursing financial aid while you study abroad at the University of Haifa.
Please note that sudents who are not yet enrolled in a university in the U.S. will not be able to access federal financial aid to study in the International School at the University of Haifa. The University of Haifa's OPE Identification number is 01045600 or G10456.
Graduate Students Who Want to Study a Foreign Language
A grant is being offered by the US Government to Graduate students looking to study a foreign language.
Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education.
NOTE: Students do not apply directly to the U.S. Department of Education. Students must apply to grantee institutions.
Other Financial Aid Resources
We strongly recommend that students applying to the International School explore the following scholarship opportunities:
- The financial aid office of your home university
- The Rotary International - Ambassadorial Scholarships
- Your local Jewish Federation or Jewish Community Center
- Your local synagogue or church
- Your local Israel Aliyah Center or Israeli Embassy
- Jewish organizations on your campus including Hillel
- Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (The DAAD) - Study Abroad Scholarships for German Students
- The Balassi Institute (Hungarian Scholarship Board Office) - Study Abroad Scholarships for Hungarian Students
- "Plant Your Way to Israel" run by the Jewish National Fund
- The Global Studies Foundation offers scholarships for American Students who want to pursue foreign language training and academic studies
- The Boren Award for US undergrad and graduate students interested in International Study Abroad http://borenawards.org/
- Schusterman Israel Scholar Awards - for American students applying to the MA Program in Peace and Conflict Management Studies
- The Archaeological Institute of America offers this scholarship for students at Canadian or American universities who would like to participate in their first dig.