Post-doctoral studies at the Weizmann Institute are formally administered
through the Feinberg Graduate School. The school provides a fair number of
post-doctoral fellowships,which are granted based on the recommendations of
the individual Faculties. The current policy of the Faculty of Mathematics
and Computer Science is to strongly prefer postdoctoral candidates whose research
interests fit those of some Faculty member. Exceptions are considered only
in rare cases of outstanding promise.
Applications for post-doctoral fellowships should be made through the Feinberg
Graduate School . Note that such an application should indicate a desired
supervisor (or host). It is strongly advised that potential candidates contact
the desired supervisor prior to their application. In addition,several researchers
offer post-doctoral fellowships of their own (funded by their own research
grants). For a list of these , see
Currently, the Faculty hosts approximately 10 post-doctoral fellows, who
typically stay for two years. Most of these fellows are non-Israeli, but some
are Israeli. Typically, postdoctoral fellows follow their own research interests,
while interacting with Faculty members. In addition, they attendsome of the
research seminars and sometimes even our graduate courses, but formally this
is not required.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science offers graduate programs
towards an M.Sc. degree and a Ph.D. degree in four areas:
Classes are small and the environment is friendly.
The emphasis is on research and prospective students should carefully
consider the research interests of the faculty to see if it conforms
with his/her own interests before applying. There is no undergraduate
For more details and updated information see the
School of Mathematics and Computer Science web page.
Currently, the Faculty admits approximately 20 new Masters students per year
and approximately 10 new Ph.D. students per year. There are no tuition fees
and most students receive a stipend which covers living expenses. Please note
that all classes are taught in English
This is a two year program of study. The student is required to complete 30
credit points and a thesis. Typically 20 or more points are completed in the
first year and the second year is devoted mostly to work on the thesis as
well as to the completion of course requirements. See the
2010 M.Sc. Students' Guide.
Research Projects for Spring 2011
This is a four and a quarter year program of study which is open to students
who have completed an M.Sc. degree or its equivalent. The main emphasis is
on research. The student is required to take complete 12 credit points of
courses and to write a Ph.D. thesis.
Direct Ph.D. Program
Students who are accepted to the M.Sc. program and do particularly well in
their first year of study may be accepted directly into the Ph.D program before
completing the requirements for the M.Sc. degree. In this case, they will
still be required to complete the course requirements for the M.Sc., but will
not have to write an M.Sc. thesis.
The academic year is based on two semesters, each of which is approximately
15 weeks long. The first semester begins after the the Jewish holiday of Succot
therefore, the first day of classes is usually in the second half of October
or early November. A credit point corresponds to one lecture hour per semester.
Application forms may be obtained from:
The Feinberg Graduate School
or from the appropriate WWW site of the Feinberg Graduate
The Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot 76100, Israel
Students should select courses according to their track of studies, see
Students are welcomed to consult with the current members of the Teaching
Committee (Vaadat Hora'a) or with faculty members in their field of
The phone numbers listed below are internal phone extensions.
- To call from outside Weizmann within Israel, dial 08-934-xxxx.
- To call from abroad, dial +972-8-934-xxxx.
- To convert to a valid email address, add @weizmann.ac.il
after the entry in the Email column.
|Itai Benjamini, Chairman
Courses taken from outside WIS can in special situations bring credit
points; the permission for such extramural courses and the exact number of
credit points will be decided by the Teaching Committee.
Eligibility for Study
Applicants for the M.Sc. program are expected to have completed the requirements
for a first degree in mathematics or computer science before the beginning
of the academic year for which admission is sought. Applicants with an undergraduate
degree in a related area such as engineering (preferably electrical), or science
(preferably physics) may also be considered for admission if their record
is sufficiently comprehensive and promising. In most cases a technical interview
is a prerequisite for admission to the M.Sc. program.
Normally, admission to the Ph.D. program is restricted to holders of an M.Sc.
degree, or its equivalent. Under current graduate school regulations, admission
requires the agreement of a prospective Ph.D. advisor.
Applications for admission to the M.Sc. program should be submitted till March 31. It is advisable
not to wait until the last minute. Particularly strong candidates will be
accepted early. Students from Foreign countries may be required to supply
Graduate Record Exam scores and/or recommendations from someone known to one
or more members of the Faculty. Applications for the Ph.D. program are considered on an individual basis, in coordination with the Ph.D. adviser, so there are no specific admission dates for this program.
Additional information may be obtained by writing to the Teaching