Studies

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 matter through understanding the nature of chemical bonding, molecular interactions, etc.

Chemistry is also at the heart of Israel’s industry, ranging from 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 to 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 state of the art research as performed by premier experts.

 

Office of Chemistry studies

Head of undergraduate and graduate Studies
Prof. Daniel Harries
daniel.harries@mail.huji.ac.il
Room 127, Aronberg Building, tel. 02-6585484
*(for appointment with the chairman of the Chemistry Studies please contact Dorit Pahima by mail or phone)

 

Coordinator of students administrative services
Ilona Gajilieva
ilonag@savion.huji.ac.il
Room 105, Los Angeles Building, tel. 02-6585273

 

Secretary of students affairs
Dorit Pahima
doritpa@savion.huji.ac.il
Room 105, Los Angeles Building, tel. 02-6585267
Reception hours: Sunday-Thursday 8:30-15:30

Faculty of science - CONTACTS

 

 

B.Sc.

אודות החוג לכימיה - מצגת מיום אוריינטציה

אנשי קשר – הפקולטה למדעי הטבע

תנאי קבלה:

http://info.huji.ac.il/bachelor/Chemistry

מכינות וקורסי קיץ:

מכינה בכימיה ומתמתיקה לתלמידים חדשים ( النسخة العربية)

קורס הכנה בפיזיקה ומכניקה

קורס קיץ: כימיה אורגנית לתלמידי ביולוגיה.

מסלולי לימוד:

כימיה חד חוגי מורחב (5010)

כימיה במסלול דו-חוגי (5011)

כימיה חד חוגי (5012)

כימיה והנדסת חומרים מתקדמים בשיתוף עם עזריאלי- מכללה אקדמית להנדסה (5013)

סביבה כימיה במסלול דו-חוגי (8033)

חטיבה בכימיה (5030)

תוכנית אתגר:

כימיה- אתגר חד חוגי (5014)

כימיה- אתגר במסלול דו חוגי (5015)

כימיה חד חוגי מורחב - אתגר (5020)

מעבדות ההוראה:     

1. הנחיות לסטודנטים במעבדות הוראה

הדרכת בטיחות לשנה א

הדרכת בטיחות לשנה ב

הדרכת בטיחות לשנה ג

2. קישור לאתר המודל בו ניתן לבצע את הלומדה: כאן

3. בטיחות במעבדה – לעובדי מעבדות המחקר: קישור ללומדה באתר המחלקה לבטיחות וגהות: http://safety.huji.ac.il/lomda/labRefresh/

 

 

 

M.Sc.

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 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 PhD studies in one of the traditional or interdisciplinary sub-areas of the field.
According to the HUJI Masters Regulations a candidate should be in possession of Bachelor’s degree from an Israeli University or College of Higher Education with the GPA of 80 (on a 0-100 scale). Naturally, MSc candidates with foreign degrees are also admitted to HUJI. Foreign degrees are evaluated and approved as equivalent by the HUJI Admissions Office.
In order to be admitted as a candidate, you must find an available position in one of the research groups of the Institute of Chemistry.
Candidates having lower GPAs or holding degrees not in Chemical sciences can be admitted as Master’s Degree candidates only after formal approval by the Head of School of Chemistry and will be required to complement studies depending on their background, GPA and the desired area of specialization.

Admission

According to the HUJI Masters Regulations a candidate should be in possession of Bachelor’s degree from an Israeli University or College of Higher Education with the GPA of 80 (on a 0-100 scale). Naturally, MSc candidates with foreign degrees are also admitted to HUJI. Foreign degrees are evaluated and approved as equivalent by the HUJI Admissions Office. 
In order to be admitted as a candidate, you must find an available position in one of the research groups of the Institute of Chemistry.
Candidates having lower GPAs or holding degrees not in Chemical sciences can be admitted as Master’s Degree candidates only after formal approval by the Head of School of Chemistry and will be required to complement studies depending on their background, GPA and the desired area of specialization.

 

Registration for a Master’s degree consists of two stages:

  1. University level: (Office of Registration and Admissions) online or by means of a registration packet.
  2. Faculty level by setting up an account in the registration system, filling in details and attaching the transcript of grades including the Bachelor’s degree average grade and accreditation of entitlement to the Bachelor’s degree. and press the " ‘Submit Forms’ button. " to complete the procedure, please enter the "Submission Status.

please note that:

  • Candidates who studied/studies for the Bachelores degree at the Hebrew University can attach a non-official transcript of studies (taken from student personal information).
  • Candidates who have not yet received their accreditation of entitlement to the Bachelor’s degree must attach only the transcript which includes the degree grade average.

Further information can be obtained by telephone 02-6586722 or email. Registration opens in January.

Admitions starts at 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 practice positions and award scholarships to those who are worthy and suitable.

Tracks

The Institute of chemistry offers five tracks of specialization:

  1. Chemistry with specialization in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology track - 4071
  2. Master’s Degree in Chemistry for foreign students - 5042
  3. Specialization in Organic, Inorganic and Bio(in)organic chemistry - 5043
  4. Specialization in Physical and theoretical chemistry - 5044
  5. Specialization in Material chemistry and Applied nanotechnology - 5045

Ph.D.

The Ph.D. Degree Admission Requirements of the Hebrew University can be found here.

International Students

The Institute of Chemistry welcomes international students to join our diverse and vibrant scientific community. The institute regularly hosts international students and researchers at all stages of their academic studies and carriers, including Master’s students, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world.

Many students are attracted to Jerusalem for its long and rich history and culture, or to its energetic and unique spirit in the present. Others are attracted to Jerusalem’s world leading research and its reputation for international entrepreneurship.

The institute of Chemistry affords opportunities for Foreign students to visit and study in Israel, as well as opportunities for Israeli students to study abroad. You are encouraged to look at the available programs and find one that suits you.

 

Study Tracks for International Students

  • M.Sc and Ph.D. Programs. We offer international students the opportunity to enroll in our M.Sc and Ph.D programs. All courses at the Masters and PhD levels are taught in English, and all students are welcome to apply. Additional information is available here. http://info.huji.ac.il/en-overseas    and here https://chemistry.huji.ac.il/admission
    The Institute of Chemistry also holds several unique programs that allow students from specific institutions to enroll with us. These include
  1. Dual M.Sc. degree program with the University of Peruga
    For additional information on this program please contact the program advisor Prof. Dima Gelman
  2. Yeshiva University Pathways to Graduate Study in Israel and Innovation Nation STEM Scholarship. For additional information see here.
  • Exchange Programs. The Hebrew University has partnerships with many universities around the world which enable the exchange of students for a limited stay, typically one semester. 
    We welcome exchange and international students to join our programs. 
  • Courses offered in English for incoming exchange students. In the upcoming academic year, the following courses open to advances BSC students will be taught in English and are open to exchange students. These courses form a cluster of courses directed towards Material Science:

Chemistry of materials – lab - 69611

Quantum chemistry and its applications - 69615

Qeminar research for bsc students - 69550

Selected topics in chemistry of materials - 69993

Structure and x-ray scattering - 69829 

  • Additional courses taught in English:

Quantum chemistry and its applications - 69615

Mathematics methods in chemistry - 69834

  • In addition, upon the teachers approval, 3rd year undergraduate students may take MSc courses taught in English.
  • Rothberg International School. Students in the Rothberg International School (RIS) are able to enroll in chemistry courses. For details contact your study advisors at the Institute of Chemistry https://chemistry.huji.ac.il/studies .
  • Note that all BSc courses are primarily taught in Hebrew. Students with adequate knowledge of Hebrew are eligible to take courses in Hebrew (Level “Daled” in Hebrew). Admissions and enrollment are the same as for domestic students.

Student Exchange

The Hebrew University encourages international study opportunities for its Undergraduate and Graduate students. A wide variety of exchange programs are available for BSc, MSc and PhD students in leading institutions in the field of Chemistry around the world.

The full list of institutions and guidelines for applications is available here

Undergraduate students typically enroll for one semester in their 3rd yers of studies (usually the fall semester). Masters students can also enroll in the many programs available here

Note: The deadline for application for the upcoming academic year is published in the fall. Students are encouraged to make plans at least one year in advance towards their preferred student exchange program.

 

Masters students at the Institute of Chemistry can also take advantage of the unique Dual degree program with Peruga university. For additional information on this program please contact the program advisor Prof. Dima Gelman

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