Exploratory Research (supplementing a thesis)
Graduates of non-research master’s degree programs from Technion (in
special cases the dean may approve graduates of other institutes in
Israel), and int'l graduates of non-research Master's degrees or
(integrated) five year degrees from accredited universities, who
are interested in studying toward a PhD degree at Technion, in
the same or in a similar field, may apply
for a special track in which they will conduct an exploratory research
work. Int'l candiates will be required to pass the GRE examination. All
candidates must meet the following conditions:
- Outstanding achievements in graduate studies.
- Achievements in undergraduate degree would have enabled acceptance to studies for a research master’s degree in the academic department in which they wish to study towards the PhD degree.
- The topic for the exploratory research will be in the planned area of research for the PhD, and the advisor for the exploratory research will continue
on as well.
- High GRE scores (for candidates who studies abroad).
Students accepted for
the exploratory research track, will be required to conduct limited
research and submit a paper, and undergo an oral exam by a committee
comprised of the advisor(s) and two faculty members. The advisor and the examiners will
provide their evaluations as to whether the student may be accepted to
the PhD. The Graduate Studies Committee at the department will recommend
continuation to the PhD based on these evaluations.
For the Fall, or Spring
semesters. regular deadlines for MSc apply.
Studies start at the
begining of the semester, and will be completed in up
to two semesters.
*Students with an
Israeli citizenship are not eligibile for scholarships while studying in this
program. Tuition will be 10% of tuition per semester.
Int'l Students (without an Israeli citizenship): will be eligible for scholarships in accordance with the recommendation of the academic department. These scholarships will be
deducteded from the PhD scholarships. A PhD research proposal will be submitted
within seven months of acceptance to the PhD program.