Ph.D. programs

Ph.D. Programs

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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.

Scholarships

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.

Registration

Registration closes on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 16:00

Students who wish to apply to either program should register online through the university's registration website and submit the relevant documentation as noted on the website: https://www.ims.tau.ac.il/md/rishum/login.aspx

Candidates who wish to apply to the graduate or direct doctoral programs

In addition to their registration on the website, candidates are requested to submit the following documents to the School's secretary both by mail and in print:

  1. Application form, found here, including research statement, a passport-sized photo,  and e-mail addresses of two references
  2. A standalone resume
  3.  
  4. Original or copy certified by the institution where candidates have studied of current grade sheets and an undergraduate certificate or a letter of an eligibility for an undergraduate degree
  5. A PowerPoint presentation as detailed in the application form (e-mail submission only)

 All materials must be electronically sent to ruthiw@tauex.tau.ac.il

Printed matter (excluding the presentation) must be submitted at the following address: Tel Aviv University, Webb building, Floor 5, Room 514 b.

Following a preliminary evaluation and screening, suitable candidates are invited to an interview with the Admission Committee.

Candidates are asked to give the presentation they had submitted with their application. The committee assesses the knowledge gained by candidates in previous studies, their ability to contend with questions that necessitate creative thought, analytical competences, understanding of core principles in research methods and subjects of interest as defined by them in their presentation and Research Statement.

Interviews are scheduled for approximately ten minutes.

Interviews with the Admission Committee shall take place between May 1, 2019 and May 8, 2019. Responses shall be sent to candidates by mid May 2019.

Candidates who wish to apply for the regular doctoral program

Students who wish to apply to the program are requested to submit the following documents to the School's secretary both by mail and in print:

  1. Application form, found here, including research statement, a passport-sized photo, and e-mail addresses of two references
  2. A standalone resume
  3.  
  4. Original or copy certified by the institution where candidates have studied of current grade sheets and an undergraduate certificate or a letter of an eligibility for an undergraduate degree
  5. A PowerPoint presentation as detailed in the application form (e-mail submission only)

All materials must be electronically sent to ruthiw@tauex.tau.ac.il

Printed matter (excluding the presentation) must be submitted at the following address: Tel Aviv University, Webb building, Floor 5, Room 514 b.

Following a preliminary evaluation and screening, suitable candidates are invited to an interview with the Admission Committee, comprising three to six faculty members at the School of Neuroscience.

Candidates are asked to present the presentation they had submitted with their application. The committee assesses the knowledge gained by candidates in previous education, their ability to contend with questions that necessitate creative thought, analytical competences, understanding of core principles in research methods and subjects of interest as defined by them in their presentation and Research Statement.

Interviews are scheduled for approximately twenty minutes.

Interviews with the Admission Committee shall take place between May 1, 2019 and May 8, 2019. Responses shall be sent to candidates by mid May 2019.