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) or Biology 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 or a master’s degree in Biology at The Technion.

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 

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. 

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.

To learn more about these programs, contact:
Stern College: Professor Alan Broder, alan.broder@yu.edu
Yeshiva College: Professor Judah Diament, diament@yu.edu
Hebrew University CS Department: Professor Hagit Yaar-On, yhagit@cs.huji.il
Bar Ilan University CS Department: Professor Yonatan Aumannn yaumann@gmail.com and Professor Liam Roditty liam.roditty@biu.ac.ilApplications are received on a rolling basis. To apply email: liam.roditty@biu.ac.il.

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 programs, contact:
Dr. Harvey Babich babich@yu.edu
Technion Biology Department: Professor Yehuda Assaraf, assaraf@technion.ac.il
To apply, visit:  http://int.technion.ac.il/academic-programs/graduate/
Application deadline is April 1.

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.