Doctoral Programs Overview

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Program Length: 5 years

Admission Requirements:
Master's degree with a grade of at least 80 and master's thesis of at least 85

Application Deadline: Throughout the year

Situated in Tel Aviv, a major cultural, financial and technological hub, TAU invites you to join a real international campus, hosting hundreds of visiting researchers and students from around the world.


As a PhD student at TAU, you will be joining a highly diverse community of excellent and committed scientists from around the world. This is an opportunity to be a part of top notch research led by internationally renowned scientists who have made significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in fields as diverse as particle physics, cell biology, biotechnology, genetics, fiber optics, the humanities, arts and social sciences.


You will be able to complete your PhD entirely in English in most of our fields, in all our faculties and schools: Medical Sciences, Life Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Engineering, History, Environmental Studies, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Education, Social Sciences, Management, Arts, Law and Jewish Studies.


The duration of the PhD program is generally five years from the date of registration until the thesis submission date. Students who completed their undergraduate studies with distinction may apply for the direct course of studies towards the PhD degree.


Whether you aim to join the next generation of academic researchers and teachers, or to build a successful career in other fields, TAU is the right place for you. At TAU, you will build an exceptional network of researchers in academia and industry.


The University, with over 1,000 full time faculty members, enjoys extensive research contacts with leading academic and scientific institutions abroad, including over 150 cooperation agreements with universities around the world in North and South America, Europe and Asia.


If you wish to explore the option of studying at Tel Aviv University or receive additional information kindly contact the Research Students Office at


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