Unfortunately in order to be accepted to our program, background in biology is crucial.
Applications deadlines can be found here.
You should be able to collect all the information you need for your application in about two weeks. Sometimes it takes longer for your university to process your request for an official transcript. Please inform the program manager if you are having difficulty obtaining your transcript.
Time to decision varies but you may generally expect to receive a decision within 6 to 8 weeks after the application deadline.
The GRE is not required for admission to the program.
Applicants with qualifications from a university where the primary language of teaching and examination is not English will be required to submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores of no less than 89 for internet-based tests, 230 for computer-based tests, and 575 for paper-based tests. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores of no less than 7.0 will also be acceptable for non-native English speakers.
Past course work is often a good indicator of ability to succeed in a rigorous academic environment. If your GPA is lower than the stated minimum, we suggest that you attempt to strengthen other parts of your application as much as possible to demonstrate that your potential for success in the program is higher than indicated by your GPA.
Yes. At present approximately 40% of our current students are continuing their studies, having just received a bachelor’s degree.
Yes, Tel Aviv University is an accredited institution and is recognized worldwide.
For FFELP purposes, Tel Aviv University is registered with the Department of Education (Title IV Code 008373-00 or electronic G08373).
In Israel, Tel Aviv University is accredited by the Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education. The University maintains study-abroad agreements with many top academic institutions in the United States.
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Plant Sciences.
The structure and curricula of the program reflect the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of biology and food safety and security. The school works in collaboration with each of the university's nine faculties to deliver teaching and research in different fields.
For a full list of courses offered please click here.
Yes, selected excelling students who are interested in pursuing a thesis (with no additional tuition), may do so after completion of the requirements of the theoretical part on the first year. The duration of the program is two years. A research thesis program will be conducted over the second year upon completing all requirement and accepted by admission committee. Students who are interested in the thesis-track MSc Program in Plant Sciences must first find an advisor.
You can proceed to a PhD after you finish the MSc, whether at Faculty of Life Sciences or at any other faculty in Tel Aviv University.