Chemical Sciences Program

General Chemistry

Areas of Research

  • Biological Physics and Soft Matter
  • Earth & Planetary Sciences
  • Materials & Bio-materials
  • Nano Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics
  • Structural and Molecular Biology
     

Minimum academic requirements
We welcome outstanding BSc graduates who hold a BSc degree from an accredited local or foreign institution of higher learning, or other certificate deemed equivalent by the Board of Studies in your field, with a GPA of 85 (or the equivalent). Candidates from non-Israeli universities or institutions of higher learning are required to take external evaluation examinations, at the discretion of the Board of Studies, including: GRE: Both general tests and tests in the subject you would like to study. The FGS code for GREs is 3398, and scores must be sent directly from the GRE testing center. TOEFL or IELTS: Only for candidates whose mother tongue is not English. Please note that if you are asked to indicate an institution as a score recipient, the Weizmann Institute of Science TOFEL code number is C087.


Application Process
A selected number of candidates will be invited to an interview based on academic achievements and recommendation letters. Previous research experience is an advantage but not mandatory.


Application deadline
Application forms can be submitted between October 1st and March 31st. Late applications (i.e. after the above-mentioned deadlines), are considered in special cases only.


How to apply
Please fill out an online general application form. After submitting your application, you will receive an email indicating that the application was received. Within a couple of days, you will receive a second email with a UserID and a password, that gives you access to an online monitoring service where you can check the status of your application.


Curriculum
Please consult the MSc Courses & Rotations page under Academics.


For more information
please visit the Faculty of Chemistry website and the Chemistry Program Facebook.

Materials science

Materials science is an interdisciplinary field that involves chemistry, physics, and elements of biology. Materials scientists study relationships between the properties of materials (mechanical, electronic, optic), their atomic/molecular structure, and how these can be controlled to achieve useful function.

Materials Science is a  special track within the MSc program in Chemical Sciences  (with an optional direct PhD track), offered by the Feinberg Graduate School.

The aim of the Materials Science track is to prepare students for research or professional practice in this rapidly advancing interdisciplinary field. The track builds on a curriculum that combines courses in chemistry and physics to develop analytical and intuitive understanding of synthesis–structure–function relationships in all classes of materials. These include (but not limited to) molecular and hybrid solids, polymers, ceramics, metals, bio and bio-inspired materials, nanoparticles, and soft matter. The program aims to attract students who study towards degrees in materials and chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, or any other area relevant to materials science.

The MSc degree is awarded in Chemical Sciences.


Areas of Research

  • Soft condensed matter
  • Self-assembly, Colloidal chemistry  and Nano materials
  • Nanoparticle assemblies
  • Organic and inorganic nanomaterials and devices  
  • Catalysis
  • Surfaces and thin films
  • Composite materials
  • Optical properties of materials  
  • Electronic materials and devices (inorganic, organic, hybrid).
  • Magnetism in condensed phase
  • Biological and Bio-inspired materials
  • Energy materials – sustainability and storage; solar energy conversion
  • Mechanical properties of matter

 

Minimum academic requirements
We welcome outstanding BSc graduates who hold a BSc degree from an accredited local or foreign institution of higher learning, or other certificate deemed equivalent by the Board of Studies in your field, with a GPA of 85 (or the equivalent). Candidates from non-Israeli universities or institutions of higher learning are required to take external evaluation examinations, at the discretion of the Board of Studies, including: GRE: Both general tests and tests in the subject you would like to study. The FGS code for GREs is 3398, and scores must be sent directly from the GRE testing center. TOEFL or IELTS: Only for candidates whose mother tongue is not English. Please note that if you are asked to indicate an institution as a score recipient, the Weizmann Institute of Science TOFEL code number is C087.


Application Process
A selected number of candidates will be invited to an interview based on academic achievements and recommendation letters. Previous research experience is an advantage but not mandatory.


Application deadline
Application forms can be submitted between October 1st and March 31st. Late applications (i.e. after the above-mentioned deadlines), are considered in special cases only.


How to apply
Please fill out an online general application form. After submitting your application, you will receive an email indicating that the application was received. Within a couple of days, you will receive a second email with a UserID and a password, that gives you access to an online monitoring service where you can check the status of your application.


Curriculum
Please consult the MSc Courses & Rotations page under Academics.


For more information
please visit the Faculty of Chemistry website and the Chemistry Program Facebook.