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Life Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 54 months
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At the Weizmann Institute, the breadth of research collaborations and an international student body combine to create an unusual atmosphere ─ and a profile that rivals that of any leading research institution in the world.

As a PhD student at the Weizmann Institute, you will be joining a highly diverse community of intelligent and committed scientists from many countries, working directly with research groups at the forefront of their fields internationally. 

The Institute’s exceptional staff and facilities provide a powerful foundation for your professional future, whether you aim to join the next generation of academic researchers and teachers, or to build a successful career in other fields.

Every PhD student must belong to a research group. The Head of that research group is appointed as your advisor. It is possible to appoint two advisors. Switching to another research group requires approval by the Board of Studies and the Dean of Feinberg Graduate School.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 54 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Statistics for Life Sciences
  • Safety
  • Ethics
As a PhD student in the Life Sciences, you are required to accumulate the following credit points:
  • In the regular PhD Track
12 credit points by the Final Report (6 of them by the Interim Report)
  • In the direct PhD Track
30 credit points by the Final Report - including the MSc credit points accumulated

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • MSc from the Weizmann Institute of Science, subject to confirmation by the Dean of FGS
  • MSc in a research track with a thesis from another accredited academic institution
  • MD degree
  • MSc (research track with thesis), or a PhD degree in engineering in selected fields

Second-year students at FGS are entitled to transition to the direct PhD track.

If you have a degree from an accredited institution other than the Weizmann Institute of Science, your application will be considered on the basis of:

  • Previous studies
  • Research achievements
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 USD per year and a duration of 54 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

All students at the Feinberg Graduate School are exempted from paying tuition fees.

Living costs for Tel Aviv

  • 4103 - 6890 ILS/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Full-time PhD students at the Feinberg Graduate School are entitled to a monthly fellowship for 4.5 years. Students receiving the fellowship are expected to devote all their time to studies and scientific research.

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