Jerusalem Center for Bible Translators:

The Home for Bible Translators since 1995


Finances for the Semester Program 2019

JCBT Fees and Expensesfina1

1.  Hebrew University Tuition (total 26 credits) – US$ 3,900

2.  Room and Board (subsidized) – US$ 3,900

3. Other Expenses – US$ 1,500

a. Study Trips
b. Health Insurance
c. Daily transportation to the University
d. Visas

4. $500 pocket money to be given back monthly.

5. $300 to purchase useful reference books prior to returning for translation work.

Total for the Semester: US$ 10,100

Personal Expenses

Additional personal expenses that are to be paid by the student include:

1. Additional books, long-distance calls and faxes, personal photocopying, and other personal expenses should be budgeted as personal pocket money

2. Additional accommodation charges for a spouse.

Please note that applicants are to submit a JCBT form stating their financial status in the application process.


Scholarships for mother-tongue translators may be available through the Jerusalem Center for Bible Translators and are based on need and available funds. To qualify for a scholarship, students must first be accepted to the program.

To apply or inquire about a possible scholarship, contact JCBT with the following information early in the application process:

  1. A short description of the project you are involved in and how this proposed study program may benefit your project;
  2. A description of your financial situation; and
  3. Two letters of recommendation from your organization or sponsor, including a professor or a pastor.

Finances for the Short-Term “Land of The Bible” Course 


The all-inclusive fee for this course includes room and board, study trips, entrance fees. Airfare and other personal purchases are not included.

Cost: $1,850 for 14 days with 12 overnights.




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