JUC offers these payment plans for eligible students:
- The Three Payment Plan allows for the student to make three equal payments throughout the semester of study.
- The Deferred Payment Plan is a no-interest plan with scheduled monthly installments that begin after the student graduates from their home institution (Semester Abroad students) or start at $50 per month, increasing to $200 upon graduation or withdrawal of a program (graduate students).
- The Title IV Grant Matching program gives students of our Associated Schools matching funds for Title IV grants they would have received from their home institution.
All on-campus housing is dormitory style with bathrooms located separate from the dorm rooms.
Undergraduate students are required to live on campus. Graduate students are encouraged to live their first semester on campus at JUC. If they choose, they may find off-campus housing for their subsequent semesters.
Married students may also live on campus at JUC if space is available (the spouse of a full-time student living on campus is charged board only). Students with children may also apply to live on campus as space is available. Children 6 years and under may live in their parents' dorm room at no additional cost. Families with children 7 and older may have the option to acquire a second dorm room at an additional cost). Click here for more details about campus housing.
Everyone traveling to Israel must have a passport that expires at least six months after they plan to exit the country at the end of their program.
Long-term students (those attending JUC in residence for one semester or more) must acquire an A-2 student visa prior to arriving in Israel. Married students also must acquire an A-4 visa for each dependent (spouse and children) who will be in Israel with them.
Our staff in Jerusalem will assist you in the process of securing a visa and provide you with details as needed. You will simply be responsible for obtaining the visa sticker in your passport. Read more about the student visa process here.
Short-term students who travel from countries that have normal relations with Israel will be issued a three-month tourist visa upon arrival. Students from the United States, Canada, and most European countries fall under this category. Students who come from countries that do not have normal relations with Israel will need to make prior visa arrangements before entering the country.
Read more about obtaining tourist visas here.
Yes, students applying to a JUC graduate program may transfer up to 24 credits of approved graduate-level courses from another degree program. All transfer credits must be approved by the JUC Academic Committee during the application and registration period.
JUC offers various scholarships for both Long-Term and Short-Term students. Scholarship descriptions, amounts, and eligibility information can be viewed on the Tuition & Aid page. JUC scholarships can be stacked, meaning a student could receive multiple scholarships from JUC.
A course registration link will be emailed to each enrolled student before the semester. View our semester course offerings here.
We are happy to say that it is very safe to study with us in Israel. JUC has been operating programs safely since 1957, and the safety of our students has always been our number one priority. JUC has a secure, gated campus in a quiet corner of Jerusalem. When traveling during course field studies, we are constantly monitoring the areas traveled in, and areas prone to potential conflict are avoided altogether. We receive direct safety updates from the U.S. Embassy and Jerusalem Police regarding any situations happening on the ground.
No, students from a variety of degree backgrounds are welcome to study at JUC! We are glad to enjoy a community of diverse interests on our campus, from math, history, political science, engineering, music, art, language, etc. Please be aware, however, that JUC’s curriculum is based in history, culture, language, geography, archaeology, and the modern Middle East.