PhD in Bioengineering

General

Program Description

Bioengineering is a multidisciplinary field that weaves together knowledge of biology, physics, chemistry, and engineering to create cutting-edge tools for the study of biology or the practice of medicine. This rapidly growing field provides a new level of understanding of biological systems, ranging from the molecular scale to entire organisms, by applying engineering-based analytical and experimental approaches.

The Alexander Grass Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a multidisciplinary research center with over $25 million in independent research projects ranging from nanotechnology-based diagnostics and innovative medical devices to advanced computational models and microchip alternatives for animal testing.

In spite of the tender age of the program, bioengineering graduates hold faculty positions at leading universities and have already launched start-up companies both in Israel and abroad. This success is due in part to the Center’s academic focus on biomedical innovation, through its groundbreaking BioDesign Program. The Center is affiliated with leading graduate programs in Germany and the United States and established growing partnerships with leading industrial companies and academic research centers across the world. 

The Grass Center for Bioengineering is offering a direct Ph.D. degree in bioengineering. Our 5-year program is open for outstanding students who completed their B.Sc., M.Sc., or M.D. degrees in relevant fields with a GPA of 85 or above.

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Minimal requirements to enter the program include the following courses or their equivalent:

  1. Intro to Computer Science (67101)
  2. From Cell to Organism (72108)
  3. General Chemistry (69174)
  4. Applied Math 1/2 (80114, 80157)
  5. Physics Mechanics & Electricity and Magnetism (77148, 7304)

How To Apply

For further information or to apply to the Ph.D. program, please contact Hagit Yaar-On with the following application package:

  1. A complete Curriculum Vita
  2. A personal application letter
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. A complete grade record
  5. A single passport photo

Advisors

Students are strongly encouraged to find a Ph.D. advisor before completing their application to the program. Faculty members across the Hebrew University are allowed to mentor students in the program following project approval.

Ph.D. Scholarships

Rate

The standard monthly scholarship paid to a Bioengineering Ph.D. student is usually 8,000 NIS.

Terms and Conditions

  • Ph.D. Scholarships are paid for five years (60 months).
  • Students in this program are not allowed to work outside the University.
  • New students are required to sign a time dedication statement.
Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is consistently ranked as the top university in Israel and among the top 100, worldwide. In addition, The University was ranked the top Israeli university and 201-20 ... Read More

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is consistently ranked as the top university in Israel and among the top 100, worldwide. In addition, The University was ranked the top Israeli university and 201-205 best out of the top 800 institutions in the 2016-17 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, published by the British magazine Times Higher Education. HUJI was the only Israeli university to place in the world’s top 200 universities in the rankings. Read less