Admissions Committee for Ph.D.

Application process

 

Welcome to the Bio-medical PhD Program at the Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.



Here we explore the unknown.

 


The PhD is a four-year highly demanding program, with the aspiration for excellence. It requires curiosity, devotion, creativity and innovation, along with the ability to work in a team.



The program offers the opportunity to be part of a spearheading research community with ongoing interactions with the clinic, towards the establishment of meaningful and significant achievements.

 

Registration dates for a Ph.D. degree at the Faculty of Medicine:

 

Admissions Committee for beginning studies in the academic year 2020-2021, second semester:

 

Apply by December 20, 2020, at 12:00

 

Candidates who are found suitable for Medical sciences will be invited for an interview on Wednesday or Thursday, January 20-21, 2021

 

Candidates who are found suitable for Health Sciences will be invited for an interview on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (starting at 12:30)

 

Admissions Committee for beginning studies in the academic year 2020-2021, second semester:

 

Apply by April 25, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.

 

Candidates who find themselves suitable for Medical Sciences will be invited for an interview on Wednesday, May 26-27, 2021

 

Applicants who find themselves suitable for Health Sciences will be invited an interview on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (starting at 12:30)

 

Admissions Committee for beginning studies in the academic year 2020-2021, second semester:

 

Apply by July 1, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.

 

Candidates who find themselves suitable for Medical Sciences will be invited for an interview on Wednesday, Thursday, August 4-5, 2021

 

Candidates who are found suitable for Health Sciences will be invited for an interview on Wednesday, August 4, 2021

 

                                         

How to submit:

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All documents must be submitted to the Graduate School in two ways:

  1. One printed copy

  2. Email

 

Please note:

 

The Graduate School will take care of your candidacy only when all the necessary documents are submitted in the above two ways, and we will be able to handle candidates who will submit their candidacy until the published deadline.

 

After receiving a letter from the Graduate School of the Faculty of Medicine, recommending admission to studies, you will be required to fill out a registration form of the Registration Center, the Registration and Student Administration Department of the University. Final acceptance is subject to the approval of the Academic Secretariat of the University.

 

If you cannot go directly to the Graduate School offices, you can send a printed copy to: Graduate School of Medicine, Sackler Building, Room 211, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel - Aviv 6997801

 

Interview:

 

After initial evaluation and screening, applicants who meet the threshold conditions will be invited to an interview with the Admissions Committee.

 

The duration of the interview is about 15 minutes.

 

The committee will examine the knowledge you have acquired during previous studies, your ability to deal with questions that require creative thinking, analytical ability, understanding the basic principles of research methods and subjects of interest as defined by you in a declaration of intent.

 


 

Document type  

Details

PhD registration form





 

Select one of the following forms:

Registration form for the regular track - intended for holders of a Bachelor’s degree, Master's degree and M.D.

Registration form for the direct track - intended for Bachelor’s degree holders or for students during their Master's degree studies (up to 3 semesters in the second degree).

Candidates for M.D - Ph.D will contact Prof. Yonatan Lior for approval. After receiving the approval, a registration form for the direct track must be submitted. 

Approval of the designated supervisor

Will be submitted together with two articles by the advisor on the proposed topic, and the approval of the workplace.

The supervisor is a senior lecturer and above, in the regular track.

Education certificates for the first degree

The required certificates are:

1. Bachelor’s Degree University certificate or approval of eligibility for a Bachelor’s degree.

2. Grades transcript including the final grade.

For your attention:

* These documents must be original, with original signature of the institution. A "copy of the original" may be submitted for approval to the Academic Secretariat.

* Direct track: Students who complete their undergraduate studies this year, may apply for admission interviews at the end of the second semester, without approval of eligibility for the degree, but their admission will be contingent upon completion of the degree according to the requirements of the track.

Education certificates for the master's degree

The required certificates are:

1. Certificate of Master's Degree (M.D. - MD, D.M.D - Dr. of Dentistry or D.V.M - Dr. Lutrinaria) or approval of entitlement to a master's degree.

2. Grades transcript including the final grade and thesis grade.

For your attention:

* These documents must be original, with original signature of the institution. A "copy of the original" may be submitted for approval to the Academic Secretariat.

CV

 

List of publications

 

Abstract of the thesis / research project

Applicants with a master's degree will submit their thesis abstract.

Candidates with a first degree will submit a summary of their project work or a summary of the seminar paper.

2 Letters of Recommendation

The recommenders will send the letters directly here

The necessary references: Researchers recommending the candidate's qualifications for advanced studies’ research.
Preference for the Master's degree advisor.

Conflict of interest form

Signed both by the student and by the supervisor.

Safety certificate form in laboratory

 

Statement of research intent

A declaration of research intent must be concisely formulated and should not exceed one page. The statement must be printed in the David size 12 font, in Hebrew or English. The research proposed in this statement will be required to be presented during the interview.

The statement shall refer to:

1. The field of study in which you are interested.

2. A brief description of the research project in the field of interest you intend to present in the interview (background of the research field, research question, research objectives, methods you will use for each purpose, possible results, indicate another research approach that will promote the research).

3. A sentence or two about a scientific research you have done in the past (master's degree, project, ect.).

4. Your background, career goals and how your PhD program will advance you in achieving your academic goals.

Presentation (up to 10 slides)

Guidelines for candidates for the regular track/direct track: In the admission interview after the presentation by the candidate, a discussion will be held and questions will be raised by the committee members. Therefore, you need to prepare a presentation based on the research statement you have written. The length of the presentation will be exactly 5 minutes. 

The length of the presentation will be up to 10 slides, including:

1. One slide that briefly and accurately describes the thesis/research project you have done in the past

2. One slide or two- the background of future research

3. The question of future research

4. One slide for each research goal, about 3 research goals, including a brief and accurate breakdown of the research plan, method, and preliminary results or expected results.

5. Summary of the research plan

During the discussion the candidates will be asked questions such as: general questions in the research field, questions about how the research is planned, what will happen if the research process is not successful, alternative methods that can be used if the proposed method fails, what are the possible results and how does your previous training in the field help you in planning this project.

A small picture

 

Photocopy of passport

Students from abroad only. 

Instructions form for doctoral candidates

A signed form must be submitted.

 

Additional Instructions for overseas students:

 

A new program has been opened for outstanding students:

The goal of the program is to train students who are highly motivated and capable to promote groundbreaking research in biomedical research.

Admission to the program will be based on the student's data and the interview. During the interview, the candidates will be required to present the project work / master or relevant scientific work they choose, and to show knowledge and thinking ability in the field of work presented.

 

Moderator:

For the track of outstanding students, it is possible to be accepted without a supervisor at the time of the interview. The student must specify in the Research Statement - potential labs for research work in the Faculty of Medicine. In addition, the student must find an advisor until the beginning of his studies.

 

Scholarships:

Students in the program for outstanding students will receive an increased living stipend for the entire period of study (subject to the participation of the Advisor). The continuation of the fellowship from year to year will be conditional upon a progress report and a transition to the doctoral program, as is customary.


 

Prerequisites for the Master's Degree Program:

Applicants who have received a Bachelor's degree can apply for a Bachelor's degree with a weighted average of at least 90 and a Master's degree with a weighted grade of at least 90 and a grade of at least 93. The Admissions Committee may consider applicants with grades below 90 in BA courses (but higher than 87) according to the student's special achievements: publication of an article, presentation of groundbreaking research, creative and interdisciplinary thinking ability, presentation of special abilities, knowledge or doctoral design (based on the interview and / or recommendations).

The course is suitable for students who have completed the Life Sciences and Medicine. Outstanding students from other fields will be required to study supplementary courses.

 

Program Admission Requirements for Outstanding Students in the Direct Track:

Applicants who have received a Bachelor's degree can apply for a Bachelor's degree with a weighted grade of at least 90. The Admissions Committee may consider applicants with grades below 90 (but higher than 87) according to the student's special achievements: publication of an article, presentation of groundbreaking research, creative and interdisciplinary thinking ability, presentation of special abilities, knowledge or doctoral design (based on the interview) and/or recommendations).

 

Graduates from life sciences and medicine curriculums may be admitted to the program without supplementary studies. Outstanding students from other fields will be required to study supplementary studies, according to the list of completions to be determined by the Ph.D. committee of the Faculty of Medicine.

 

Applicants who have completed the first year of their studies for at least 18 semester hours with an average grade of at least 90, received the degree of "graduate" with a weighted grade of at least 90, have carried out a research project with outstanding achievements. To receive candidates with grades below 90 in BA courses (but higher than 87) according to the student's special achievements: publication of an article, presentation of groundbreaking research, creative and interdisciplinary thinking ability, presentation of special abilities, knowledge or doctoral design (based on the interview) and/or recommendations).

 

For students who have completed studies that are not in life sciences or medicine, it is recommended to apply after completing the supplementary courses. Candidates who will be required to study more than 10 semester hours in the supplementary courses will not be allowed to apply.

 

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