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The Ph.D. Programs in Neuroscience

The Sagol School of Neuroscience offers interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in Neuroscience

At the forefront of interdisciplinary neuroscience discoveries, TAU is home to Israel’s largest concentration of internationally renowned scientists and clinicians investigating all aspects and levels of brain structure, function and dysfunction...

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Doctoral program in neuroscience – regular track for research graduates

The regular track doctoral program at the Sagol School of Neuroscience is unique in that it offers courses of diverse research areas, including molecular neuroscience, systemic neuroscience, and computational neuroscience, as well as behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. Courses introduce students to key concepts and research methods as well as current research forefronts in neuroscience.

Admission requirements

The program welcomes candidates who have completed their undergraduate studies with a weighted grade of 85 or above and their graduate studies with a weighted grade of 90 or above for both their course work and thesis.

The program is suitable for students who have completed their studies in neuroscience, life sciences, exact sciences, engineering, and psychology. Students who have completed their studies in neuroscience programs at Tel Aviv University may begin their studies in the program with no additional course completion requirements. Honor students in other fields are required to complete additional courses.

Admission is dependent on an interview with the Interdisciplinary Committee which selects the most suitable candidates. During their interview, candidates are requested to present their capstone project, thesis, or other relevant scientific work of their choice and showcase knowledge and thinking competencies related to the work presented. Candidates are additionally required to exhibit interest and understanding in additional areas of neuroscience.


Students in the program receive an extended stipendium throughout the official period of education (four years). Scholarship is continued over the years based on an interim report and transitioning between doctoral phases as commonly accepted. The School's Doctoral Committee is responsible for scholarship distribution.

Program plan for the regular track

Scope of program studies: students are required to complete core courses as detailed in the program plan.

Students are additionally required to complete uncredited courses: academic writing, safety (if needed).

Since mandatory core courses surpass the minimum academic credit requirement (8 credit hours), students are not required to undertake any electives, but are encouraged to do so.

Students are required to complete their dissertations within approximately four years.