The Feinberg Graduate School is the educational arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science. It was founded in 1958 with the support of the United States Government. The Graduate School is named for Abraham Feinberg LL.B. (U.S.A.) founder and first Chair of its Board of Trustees.
The School's goal is the advanced training of new generations of creative and original researchers in the natural sciences and mathematics, or, in other words, the education of future scientific leaders. Therefore, all FGS students are directly involved in the research conducted at the Institute.
The School is chartered as a higher education institution in the State of New York, U.S.A., and accredited by the Council for Higher Education in Israel.
The Feinberg Graduate School is headed by a Dean, assisted by a Steering Committee consisting of the directors of the Research Schools. The Graduate School Office, headed by a director and academic secretary, coordinates the operations of the school.
Studies at FGS are conducted within the framework of research schools. Each school is headed by a director appointed by the FGS Dean. Each director is assisted by a Board of Studies. The director of each school coordinates all activities in the relevant field of study. These include: guidelines for academic requirements, courses, laboratory work, admission of students, and evaluation of their progress in both research and studies.
FGS offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees: Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
Major Fields of Study and Research
Study programs are offered in five major fields of study: Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science and Science Teaching.
Thesis Advisors and Lecturers
The instructors and mentors of FGS students are Weizmann Institute of Science faculty members, as are most of the lecturers teaching the courses offered by FGS.
Language of Instruction
The official language of instruction at FGS is English. This enables foreign students to also benefit from its programs.
The only criterion for admission to the School is academic excellence and integrity. The School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, and ethnic origin to all the programs, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School.
All FGS students receive fellowships so that they can devote their time to research and study.
All FGS students are exempted from paying tuition fees.
Applications to the Ph.D. tracks are accepted throughout the year, while applications to the M.Sc. degree must be received before the end of May for the following academic year, typically beginning in late October.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The Graduate School is responsible for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the Institute. Applications to this program are accepted throughout the year.