Chemistry serves the basis for many diverse aspects of everyday life and is a crucial aspect of many of the natural sciences, including biology, medicine, computer science and electronics, geology, and agriculture.
Chemistry is an applied science, as seen in the development and synthesis of pharmaceutical drugs, material engineering, nanotechnology, and more. But no less importantly, chemistry is also a fundamental science that investigates the basic principles of nature and how these relate to changes in the matter through understanding the nature of chemical bonding, molecular interactions.
Chemistry is also at the heart of Israel’s industry, ranging from the traditional chemical industry, through the food, textile, pharmaceutical industries, all the way to forensic science.
The Institute of chemistry at the Hebrew University is a leading institution in Israel and is well recognized world-wide in all these fields of chemical research.
If you are curious and motivated in studies at the forefront of current scientific research, we invite you to register for the Chemistry program at the Hebrew University. This will afford you the chance to study with first-rate lecturers and researchers and to learn first-hand and be directly involved in the state of the art research as performed by premier experts.
Master’s Degree in Chemistry is, essentially, a passage between the Bachelor’s degree, based mainly on the rigorous curriculum of introductory (theoretical and practical) courses, and the Doctoral studies, based mostly on independent research. As such, this program introduces for the first time the methods and techniques of scientific research in a particular area of Chemistry via undertaking a novel research project under the supervision of a faculty member from the Institute of Chemistry. However, students also broaden their knowledge of chemistry through a selection of taught courses and are able to tailor their curriculum to meet personal research interests.
A list of career opportunities for the M.Sc. in Chemistry is long and diverse. Graduates of this program have many opportunities to use their knowledge within a range of research sectors, including leading roles within the chemical and related industries, hi-tech, healthcare, educational institutions, or public services. Masters of Chemistry are in high demand in essentially all branches of the national job market. Yet, the degree should be a degree of choice for students who plan to pursue Ph.D. studies in one of the traditional or interdisciplinary sub-areas of the field.
The Institute of Chemistry offers four tracks of specialization:
Specialization in Organic, Inorganic, Biologic and Analytic chemistry - 5043
Specialization in Physical and theoretical chemistry - 5044
Specialization in Material Chemistry and Applied nanotechnology - 5045
Chemistry with specialization in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology track - 4071
To be accepted to the Master's program in Chemistry at the Hebrew University, a candidate should be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a closely related subject. If the candidate studied at an Israeli university or College of Higher Education, the candidate will be considered with a GPA of 80 (on a 0-100 scale). Candidates having lower GPAs or holding degrees, not in Chemical sciences may be admitted as Master’s Degree candidates only after formal approval by the Head of Chemistry Studies and may be required to complement studies with additional courses, depending on their background, GPA, and the desired area of specialization.
Candidates with degrees from foreign universities are also eligible and are welcome to apply; in these cases, the degrees are first evaluated and approved as the HUJI equivalent by the HUJI Admissions Office.
Importantly, before being considered, all candidates must find an available position in one of the research groups of the Institute of Chemistry. Typically this is done by directly contacting relevant Principle Investigators.
The registration process for a Master’s degree consists of two stages:
At the university level: (Office of Registration and Admissions) can be completed online or by means of a "registration packet".
At the Faculty of Science level: can be done by setting up an account on the registration system completing the online form, and attaching the transcript of grades including the Bachelor’s degree average grade and accreditation of entitlement to the Bachelor’s degree, and finally pressing the " ‘Submit Forms’ button. " to complete the procedure.
Please note that:
Candidates who studied/study for the Bachelor's degree at the Hebrew University can attach an unofficial transcript of studies (taken from the student personal information).
For candidates who have not yet received their accreditation of entitlement to the Bachelor’s degree, it is sufficient to attach the transcript that includes the degree grade average.
Registration and admissions start in January. It is highly recommended that students register by the end of July of the same year in order to maximize their chances for acceptance and to enable the teaching program to integrate students into available teaching positions and to award competitive scholarships to those who are eligible and suitable.
Scholarships and positions
Stipends and support to Master's students
Starting in 2019, the Institute of Chemistry offers a variety of stipends and support to excellent applicants to the Master's program.
All Master's students are exempt from tuition fees for the two years of their Master's studies.
In addition, the best students applying will receive total support (consisting of a teaching assistant position and stipend) of at least 6000NIS per month. Currently 10 students each year will be supported on a competitive basis.
All students are welcome to apply for teaching assistant positions at the Institute of Chemistry. Calls for applications are advertised annually with deadlines typically set in August and January each year.