Ph.D. in Neuroscience – The Regular Track

  • About The Program
  • Admissions Criteria & Registration

The program of study for the regular Ph.D. track at the Sagol School of Neuroscience uniquely offers a broad range of courses from different disciplines, including molecular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, neuroscience with an emphasis on computability, and behavioral or cognitive neuroscience. The courses will present the students with the concepts and major research methods, as well as the cutting edge of neuroscience research.



Students in the program will receive an increased stipend for living expenses for the entire, official period of study (4 years). The continuity of the scholarship from one year to the next will be contingent upon a progress report and customary transitions in stages towards the doctorate. The School's Doctoral Committee will oversee the distribution of scholarships.


The course of studies in the regular track

Scope of studies in the program: The student must take required courses as specified in the curriculum. In addition, the student must take an additional number of required courses that are not recognized for academic credit: scientific writing and safety (to the extent that it is necessary).


Since the total required hours in the framework of the degree exceeds the university minimum requirement (8 semester hours), the students are not required to take additional elective courses, but are welcome to do so.


The student must complete the doctoral thesis within four years.


Criteria for admissions to the program

Honors students who have completed a bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 85, a master's degree with a GPA of at least 90, and a master's degree thesis grade of at least 90.


The track is suitable for students who have completed degrees in neuroscience, life sciences, exact sciences, engineering, and psychology. Students who have completed study programs in neuroscience at Tel Aviv University will be able to begin their studies after their acceptance to the program, without supplementary studies. Honors students from other fields will be required to take supplementary courses as specified below.


Acceptance to the program will be subsequent to an interview by the Interdisciplinary Committee which will choose the most suitable candidates. During the interview, the candidates will be required to present their master's projects/theses, or a relevant scientific paper of their choice, and to show knowledge and thinking ability in the field of the paper presented. In addition, the candidates will be required to show interest and understanding in other fields in neuroscience.

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