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The Moross Research School of Mathematics and Computer Science


The Moross school promotes academic and social activities for the students at our faculty.
It is directed by the faculty board of studies

Research, courses and seminars at Math/CS at Weizmann


Why study at our faculty?

  • Interesting - at the forefront of science: see the detailed research areas of our faculty members
  • Challenging:  demanding courses, demanding research projects.
  • Pleasant and friendly atmosphere, small classes, small research groups.
  • No obligatory teaching.
  • Classes are taught in English.
  • No tuition. Students get generous stipends to cover their living expenses.
  • There are student dorms on campus (limited).

Important points to consider when applying

  • The program is highly competitive - only 20 MSc students and around 20 PhD students are accepted yearly.
  • The faculty is relatively small. Not all Math/CS research areas are covered by our faculty members, and some members of the faculty are occasionally on sabbatical/leave. Prospective students should carefully consider the research interests of the faculty to see if it adapts to their own interests before applying.
  • Classes are taught in English.
  • The offered classes are at an advanced graduate level - filling gaps in the undergraduate education becomes challenging and needs to be done independently. We do allow students to take graduate level courses at other universities for credit.

Practical information regarding the studies here

There are four graduate programs towards MSc and PhD in:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics

The Feinberg Graduate School (FGS)

The Moross School belongs to the FGS. See the FGS site for the full details regarding studies at The Weizmann Institute in general and at our faculty in particular.  Below are some highlights regarding our program.

Masters Degree 

This is a two year program of study. The student is required to complete 30 credit points and a thesis. Typically  20  or more points are completed in the first year and the second year is devoted mostly to work on the thesis as well as to the completion of course requirements.

  • See details in the FGS site regarding our MSc program.
  • Applications for admission to the MSc program should be submitted till March 31.

PhD Degree 

This  is  a  four  and  a  quarter  year  program  of  study  which  is  open  to  students  who  have completed a M.Sc. degree or its equivalent. The main emphasis is on research. The student is required to complete 12 credit points of courses and to write a PhD thesis.  See details in the FGS site regarding our PhD program.

Direct PhD Program

Students who are accepted to the MSc program and do particularly well in their first year of study may be accepted directly into the PhD program before completing the requirements for the MSc degree. In this case, they will still be required to complete the course requirements for the MSc, but will not have to write an MSc thesis.

Eligibility for Study  

Applicants for the MSc program are expected to have completed the requirements for a first degree in mathematics or computer science before the beginning of the academic year for which admission is sought. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in a related area such as engineering (preferably electrical), or science (preferably physics) may also be considered for admission if their record is sufficiently comprehensive and promising. In most cases a technical interview is a prerequisite for admission to the MSc program.

Normally, admission to the PhD program is restricted to holders of an MSc degree, or its equivalent. Under current graduate school regulations, admission requires the agreement of a prospective PhD advisor.

Important Dates  

Applications for admission to the MSc program should be submitted till March 31. It is advisable not to wait until the last minute. Particularly strong candidates will be accepted early. Students from Foreign countries may be required to supply Graduate Record Exam scores and/or recommendations from someone known to one or more members of the Faculty. Applications for the PhD program are considered every three months or so. We recommend that you plan to start in the Fall semester and submit the application several months before that.

Additional Information  

Additional information may be obtained by writing to the Teaching Committee:

General Information  

The academic year is based on two semesters, each of which is approximately 15 weeks long. The first semester begins after the Jewish holiday of Succot therefore, the first day of classes is usually in the second half of October or early November. A credit point corresponds to one lecture hour per semester.