Program in Physical Sciences

The MSc program in physical sciences offers three tracks:

  • Physics
  • Applied Physics
  • Biological Physics

Admission Requirements
Admission to the program is based on the combination of the following factors:

  • Your grades in the BSc courses. Special attention is given to the grades in the key subjects such as Analytical Mechanics (at least one semester of studies), Electrodynamics (at least one semester), Statistical Physics (at least one but preferably two semesters) and Quantum Mechanics (at least two semesters).
  • Recommendation letters: Reference letters are important ingredient in the application, especially if they are from a faculty or a supervisor that worked closely with the candidate on a research project, or other scientific-related activity. On the other hand, we are in typically  not interested to receive generic letters from lecturers in courses. In case you cannot obtain a meaningful recommendation letter then just inform the physics FGS coordinator, your application will be nevertheless considered by the physics board.

  • Details of your physics related background (publications, participation in various science programs, physics or mathematics olympiads, etc)
  • Results of the interview with the Board of Studies committee. When invited to such an interview you will receive a letter explaining what is expected and how to get prepared to it.
  • If you have a degree from a non-Israeli university then results of the GRE Physics examination could be useful but not mandatory.

Please declare in advance whether you wish to study in Physics, Biological Physics or Applied Physics area. Please note that you may later change your mind and transfer from one area to the other as long as you complete the required courses (see below) and receive the approval of the Chair of the Board of Studies.

Note: Applicants with a lower grade average than required that believe that their grade average does not represent their capabilities should add to the application a one-page (maximum) statement explaining their capacity to succeed in the MSc track.

Application deadline
Application forms can be submitted between November 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024. 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.

Please consult the MSc Courses & Rotations  page under Academics.