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Applicants for Ph.D. program

Registration

When completing the registration forms applicants should specify a supervisor’s name, area of research and a short general description of the subject and aim of the research.

Conditions for Admission

Candidates who have completed their Master’s studies (in engineering or scientific Faculties) with high grades and are interested in developing their research abilities may apply for acceptance to the Ph.D. degree program.

Ph.D. degree candidates can also be accepted to a direct track (whilst studying for a Master’s degree – sections 24.07, 32.06) or a special track (upon completing a first degree – section 32.05 of the Graduate School regulations).

The candidate must meet the requirements of the Graduate School. Candidates who meet these requirements will be interviewed by the Faculty Committee for Advanced Degrees, which will forward its final recommendation to the Graduate School.

The degree Criteria for acceptance Requirements
Ph.D. Regular Track No formal Faculty requirement. Technion requirement – a grade of at least 80 for both coursework and the Masters degree thesis. Acceptance is conditional upon an interview unless conditions for an exemption are fulfilled.

 

No special requirements, unless requested by supervisor.
Ph.D. Special Track Admittance conditions for the special track – Completion of a first degree in the Faculty with an accumulative average of at least 90, or  appearing on the President’s list for the final four semesters.

 

No special requirements, unless requested by supervisor.
Ph.D. Direct Track Conditions for transfer to a direct track Ph.D. are detailed at regulation 24.07. No special requirements, unless requested by supervisor.

 

The Faculty Committee for Advanced Degrees will discuss the candidate’s application for admission as a Ph.D. student based on the Graduate School  registration documents and on his/her meeting the Faculty’s acceptance conditions. Based on the decision of the Committee, the chairperson will summon the candidate for an interview with the Committee for Graduate Studies within one month of the date of the preliminary discussion, with the exception of the summer period.

Admission to the Ph.D. program – with an interview

After the interview, the committee will decide whether to recommend the applicant’s acceptance, specifying one of the following options:

  1. Accepting the candidate as a student for a Ph.D. degree in the requested track.
  2. Acceptance with prerequisite conditions.

If the applicant is rejected, the he/she may submit a well-reasoned request for a new interview, to be held no earlier than 6 months after the date of the first interview. During this period the candidate will not be considered a Ph.D. student, and will not be eligible to receive Faculty aid for studies towards the Ph.D. degree.

 Admission to the Ph.D. – without an interview

Candidates with a Master’s degree that included research work may be exempt from an interview by the Committee, if they meet the following criteria:

  1. A grade of 91 or more in the final exam.
  2. Recommendations by all the Master’s degree examiners that the candidate is “very suitable” for Ph.D. studies. If these are not available, three letters of recommendation (including one from the Master’s degree supervisor) strongly supporting admission of the applicant for a Ph.D. program.
  3. The results of the research have been submitted or accepted for publication in a scientific journal, or have been accepted for presentation at a conference.

Requirements

The doctoral program is designed to train students to conduct independent scientific research. The work should significantly promote knowledge and understanding of the area being researched, and should be suitable for publication in an internationally recognized scientific journal. Most of the Ph.D. student’s time will be dedicated to research. However, students are expected to take part in professional seminars, attend advanced courses and broaden their professional knowledge, both through independent study and by studying graduate-level subjects. A Ph.D. student will generally be required to formally complete at least 9 credits (see Graduate School regulations 33-37).

Additional Information – see details at the site of the Graduate School.

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