Summer Arabic Intensive
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How to Apply

Submit your completed application, along with the $50 non-refundable application fee, to Zaytuna College. Our online application can be accessed here. The admissions committee will review your application and email you their decision (acceptance, denial, or placement on the waiting-list). Once accepted, your admission will be confirmed when you pay your deposit by March 31, 2014 (see payment schedule below).

Tuition and Housing Fees back to top

Zaytuna College strives to keep tuition and housing fees as low as possible. Program costs include housing and tuition (including textbooks), and we also offer a tuition-only option. Housing fees vary according to type of room (single or double). Student preferences will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Option A: Single Room
    $6,030 (includes tuition, textbooks, and housing)
  • Option B: Double Room
    $5,755 (includes tuition, textbooks, and housing)
  • Option C: Tuition Only
    $3000 (includes tuition and textbooks)

Financial Aid for the Arabic Intensive is extremely limited. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible by completing the Financial Assistance Application.

Application Deadlines back to top

November 1 2014

  Priority Application Deadline – for Admissions and Financial Aid
January 15, 2015 Final Application Deadline  


Payment back to top

The Zaytuna Arabic Intensive is one of the nation's most popular summer language programs, and admitted students can secure their seat only by making their deposit by March 31 (see table below). Students accepted after March 31 must make a deposit within 1 week to secure their seats.

The remaining fee balance must be paid by May 1. Failure to do so may result in removal from the program roster to accommodate students on the waiting list.

Payments may be made by mailing checks, cashier's checks, or money orders to Zaytuna College:
Zaytuna College Summer Arabic Intensive, 2401 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709.

Payment Schedule

Tuition and housing costs are payable by check or credit card; please indicate on the check or on the credit card payment form whether the payment is for tuition or for tuition and housing. Students may also make a one-time lump sum payment for the total program cost.


Summer Arabic Intensive Fees
Total Tuition
Due by March 31
Due by May 1

Note: An earlier version of the Housing payment schedule below included some erroneous figures, and we sincerely apologize for any confusion that may have caused. The figures below are current and accurate. For any questions, please call: (510) 984-2387


Summer Arabic Intensive
Total Rent (excluding deposit)
Refundable Housing Deposit *
Total (rent and deposit) due by March 31
Rent due by May 1
Double Occupancy
Single Occupancy

*The refundable housing deposit must be paid by March 31, along with at least $1,000 of the rent, for a total minimum payment of $1,500. The $500 deposit will be returned within 30 days after the end of the Summer Arabic Intensive program, less any damages (if applicable).

Refund Policy

We understand that students enrolled in the Summer Arabic Intensive program may decide to withdraw from the program for any number of reasons, so our refund policy is designed to minimize the financial loss for students. If students withdraw from the program before the first day of classes (June 9, 2014), we will refund the full tuition and housing fees paid.

If students withdraw from the program after classes start, but before July 1, 2014, they will receive a prorated refund for tuition and housing fees paid for the remainder of the program. No refunds will be made for withdrawal after July 1, 2014.  Refunds are calculated starting the next business day after the student makes a refund request and leaves the program. For example, if the student requests a refund on Monday, the refund will be for all tuition and housing starting Tuesday.

The refund amount is based on days of instruction and will be as follows: for students not living in Zaytuna housing, the tuition refund amount will be $103.45 per day ($3,000/29 days) for the remaining days of the program; for students living in Zaytuna housing in double-occupancy rooms, the refund amount will be $198.45 per day ($5,755/29 days); and for students living in single-occupancy housing, the refund amount will be $207.93 per day ($6,030/29 days). Refunds will be paid within 30 calendar days after the student makes a refund request and leaves the program. Refunds will only be paid to the person from whom the funds originated.  

Program at a Glance

  • 6 weeks of study, 5 days a week (June 2 to July 16, 2015)
  • A stimulating curriculum designed around classical Arabic texts
  • Equivalent to one year of university-level Arabic (150 contact hours)
  • Comfortable accommodations in the heart of diverse Berkeley, California
  • A daily rhythm that aligns with the pattern of Muslim religious life
  • Enriching visiting lectures by distinguished scholars


Use our online contact form
or call us at 510-900-3156