Pathways to Graduate Study in Israel and Tzion STEM Scholarship

Yeshiva College and Stern College Students interested in pursuing graduate study in Computer Science (CS), Chemistry, Biology, or Life Sciences in Israel are eligible to apply during their senior year to pathway programs for masters' degrees in Computer Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar Ilan University (BIU), a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (with specialization in Data Science and Information Technology) at BIU, a master’s degree in Chemistry at the Technion, BIU, or Hebrew U; a master’s degree in Biology at The Technion; or a master’s degree in Life Sciences at Hebrew U. 

The Innovation Nation STEM Scholarship is available to top students admitted into these graduate programs. Awardees will receive $10,000 (US) each year for two years to cover tuition and some living expenses, and will be invited to industry meetups and possible internship opportunities in Israel during their graduate studies. To apply to the scholarship, click here

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Through YU’s partnership with Hebrew University, YU students who graduate with an undergraduate degree in CS with a GPA of 3.8 or higher in CS will be admitted to Hebrew University’s competitive Masters in Computer Science without need for an interview. Students with lower CS GPA’s may be considered for the program, subject to further review, interviews, and recommendations from YU faculty. The CS master’s degree program at Hebrew University is designed to accommodate English speaking students, and classes will be taught in English. Applicants to the program should complete the online application of the Overseas Applicants Unit available at http://info.huji.ac.il/en-overseas/Online_Application. Along with the application please include a letter from the Office of the Provost that states your candidacy to this specific program. To obtain the letter, email Dr. Stu Halpern shalpern@yu.edu.

Through YU’s partnership with Bar Ilan University, YU students who graduate with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science at YU with at least a 3.5 GPA in the major can direct enroll in the Bar Ilan Masters in Computer Science program. Classes will be taught in English. YU students who complete an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Physics, or Mathematics with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in their major are able to direct enroll in the Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Electrical Engineering (with specialization in Data Science and Information Technology) at BIU. YU students who complete an undergraduate degree in the above-mentioned majors with a GPA of 3.4 or below may apply and be considered for an interview and acceptance. YU students participating in this program will be required to complete 10 core courses, decided upon by BIU, with an average of 3.3 or higher before commencing the M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. Such courses will either be offered at YU or via an online platform.

Chemistry

Through YU’s partnership with the Technion, YU students who graduate with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry at YU with at least a 3.6 GPA in the major will be considered as having met the academic background required for admission into the Masters in Science Program in Chemistry at the Technion (acceptance is subject to the approval of the Technion academic committee). Students found to be acceptable will required to study two courses from the Technion’s Chemistry program: Quantum Chemistry (124408) and the Laboratory in Physical Chemistry (124610), a total of 6.5 credits. These credits will be subtracted from the 30 credits needed to complete the requirements for a M.Sc. degree.

Classes in the Masters in Science Program will be taught in English. Students with a GPA of 3.4 but not lower than 3.2 will be considered for admission subject to further review. Students who meet the academic requirements of the Masters in Science Program will be eligible to be transferred directly to the PhD Track.

Through YU’s partnership with Bar Ilan University, YU students who complete a baccalaureate degree in Chemistry with a GPA of 3.6 or higher in their major, will be permitted by BIU to directly enroll in the M.Sc. in Chemistry program at BIU. YU students who complete baccalaureate degree in Chemistry with a GPA of less than 3.6 in their major may apply and be considered for an interview and acceptance in the M.Sc. in Chemistry program at BIU.

Through YU’s partnership with Hebrew University, YU students who complete a baccalaureate degree in Chemistry with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in their major, and have taken Inorganic Chemistry and Lab and Biochemistry of the Cell, will be permitted by Hebrew U to directly enroll in the M.Sc. in Chemistry program at Hebrew U. Students must also select a faculty mentor in the Institute of Chemistry at HUJI who is willing to accept them into his/her own research group, and take Physical Chemistry Laboratory at Hebrew U as well as 4 additional credits depending upon the elective students have taken. Students with a 3.3 GPA and exemplary letters of recommendation will also be considered for admission.

To learn more about this programs, contact:
Dr. Raji Viswanathan (Wilf) raji@yu.edu

Dr. Chaya Rapp (Beren) rappc@yu.edu 
Technion Chemistry Department: Professor Noam Adir, chdean@technion.ac.il
To apply, visit:  https://graduate.technion.ac.il/en/prospective-students/application-to-a-master-or-phd-degree/

Biology 

Through YU’s partnership with The Technion, YU students who graduate with an undergraduate degree in Biology at YU with at least a 3.6 GPA in the major will be considered as having met the academic background required for admission into the Masters in Science Program in Biology at the Technion (acceptance is subject to the approval of the Technion academic committee).

Classes in the Masters in Science Program will be taught in English. Students with a GPA of 3.4 but not lower than 3.2 will be considered for admission subject to further review. Students who meet the academic requirements of the Masters in Science Program will be eligible to be transferred directly to the PhD Track.

To learn more about this program, contact:
Dr. Harvey Babich babich@yu.edu
Technion Biology Department: Professor Yehuda Assaraf, assaraf@technion.ac.il
To apply, visit:  https://graduate.technion.ac.il/en/prospective-students/application-to-a-master-or-phd-degree/
Application deadline is April 1.

Life Sciences 

Through YU’s partnership with Hebrew University, students have completed a baccalaureate degree with a major in Biology with a GPA of 3.4 or higher in their major and have contacted a mentor at the Institute of Life Sciences at HUJI who is willing to accept them into his/her own research group, will be admitted into Hebrew U’s Masters (M.Sc.) in Institute of Life Sciences  (Biology) program without an interview.
Information on research groups and faculty can be found at https://www.bio.huji.ac.il/en/ResearchGroups and https://www.bio.huji.ac.il/en/students_research_subjects_en and potential candidates should reach out to Sharon Berger at sharonb@savion.huji.ac.il.

Ulpan information: For details on Ulpan options, at Hebrew U click here, at The Technion click here, and for BIU email Sharona Ashkenazi at habaa.unit@biu.ac.il.