The Feinberg Graduate School is the academic center of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. Its main task is the advanced training of new generations of creative and original science researchers; in other words, the education of future scientific leaders. It grants the degrees of Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The official language of instruction of the Feinberg Graduate School is English. This enables the large number of foreign students to participate fully in all the School’s programs. These students, together with the substantial number of foreign visiting scientists at the Weizmann Institute, contribute to an international atmosphere. All full-time graduate students at the Feinberg Graduate School not having outside support are eligible to receive tax-free stipends, which are generally adequate to cover living costs in Israel as well as tuition fees.
The teaching and research activities of the School are supervised by four Boards of Studies, in Chemistry, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physics. Chemistry includes organic chemistry, chemical physics, materials and interfaces, structural biology and interdisciplinary programs in environmental science and energy research and archeological sciences. Life Sciences includes biological chemistry, molecular genetics, biological regulation, immunology, cell molecular biology, plant genetics and neurobiology; there is an interdisciplinary program in neurobiology and brain research. The Mathematical Sciences Board offers programs in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. The Physics Board offers separate programs in Pure, Applied, Semiconductor and Biological Physics. There is also a program in Science Teaching (covering teaching methods and curriculum development in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) related to the Israeli high school system that requires knowledge of Hebrew.
In addition to the degree programs there is a post-doctoral fellowship program that supports Fellows who join the Institute for a period of about two years.
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Weizmann Institute of Science
Feinberg Graduate School
Rehovot 76100, Israel