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The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering offers a PhD degree as an advanced research-oriented graduate degree.  The PhD program offers a rigorous and world-class research experience designed to prepares students for leadership roles in academia, industry, and research institutions.

PhD studies are conducted under the close supervision of our faculty members.  Explore the diverse research areas in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.  Open positions are posted here, but potential students are also encouraged to contact faculty members directly to explore potential research opportunities.


Admission Requirements

All PhD applicants must hold a MSc degree (with thesis) from an accredited university.  Students with an ME degree or non-thesis MSc degree may apply after completing a 1-year exploratory research program.

All interested applicants must complete and submit the Technion application form

Our faculty has the following additional admission requirements:

  • Applicants must be in contact with a potential advisor at the Technion.  The advisor must submit a letter of interest supporting the student’s application.
  • 2 reference letters (must include a letter from the student’s MSc advisor).
  • A 1-2 page research statement.  This statement should summarize your research accomplishments and describe your research interests.
  • A interview may be requested based on the recommendation of the graduate studies committee.

International Students

The GRE exam is optional, but encouraged, for international applicants.  Interested applicants should contact the Aerospace graduate studies office ( for further details.

All admission decisions are determined by the Technion graduate school and the Aerospace graduate studies committee.

PhD Admissions for Current Technion Students

Excellent MSc and BSc students at the Technion have an opportunity to transition to a PhD degree.  There are two different options to pursue this path.

PhD Direct Track

This program is directed at Technion students currently enrolled as an MSc student in the research track. The following additional criteria are required:

  • strong academic record, indicated by a high GPA in your coursework
  • current research has the potential to be expanded into a PhD work
  • recommendation by current advisor and the graduate studies committee

Transfers are only possible within your current department and with the same advisor(s).

PhD Special Track

The PhD special track is an excellence track designed for Technion students completing their BSc degree.  The following criteria are required:

  • student must be enrolled or completed a BSc degree in science an engineering with honors (GPA of at least 90), or on the President’s list in the last 4 semesters of their studies
  • demonstrate exceptional research ability during their undergraduate studies



Completion Requirements

Completion of the PhD degree includes both coursework and research.  Program details can be found on the Technion graduate school website.

A summary of the major completion milestones are provided below.

  • 9 credit points of coursework
  • research proposal within the first year of study
  • a candidacy exam within a month following submission of the research proposal
  • thesis
  • final exam

All PhD students are required to hold a seminar presenting their work.

Degree Duration

Students receiving scholarship (internal) are expected to complete the PhD degree within 42 months of admission.

Students not receiving scholarship (external) are expected to complete the PhD degree within 12 semesters.


Accepted full-time students receive a tuition waiver and a subsistence scholarship (meeting the Graduate school criteria).

Scholarships are available for  PhD students with high academic achievements. Scholarships are awarded in portions (1-7) according to the Graduate school criteria. Currently they range from 240-300$ per portion. Scholarships carry a full or partial tuition waiver and are awarded for a period of  42-48 months for PhD students (depending on the track of studies).


Scholarship information including criteria, duration, etc. can be found here


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