PhD in Brain Science

PhD in Brain Sciences

The PhD in Brain Sciences track combines multidisciplinary and comprehensive training with hands-on research experience in brain studies. The Center offers a wide variety of laboratories that use advanced research technologies and engages in basic brain science, as well as in clinical trials. Graduates of the PhD program in brain sciences are prepared to spearhead research in academia, the industry and in clinical environments.

Minimal average grade requirement - 85

The program in brain sciences offers three PhD tracks:

  • The regular PhD track lasts five years and is for outstanding students that have already obtained their MSc degree.
  • The combined MSc and PhD track is for outstanding students who completed their BSc degree. It lasts six years, and enables these students to complete both their MSc and PhD.
  • The direct PhD track is for outstanding students who completed their BSc degree in the last three years with the grades 90 and up. It lasts four years.

PhD program in brain sciences comprises two main elements: completion of the courses and a thesis work.


Minimal average grade requirement for regular and combined PhD tracks - 85

Minimal average grade requirement for direct PhD track - 90 and up

All tracks are available for students with an academic background in the following fields: brain sciences, life sciences, exact sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, computer sciences) and cognitive sciences.

Candidates with prior studies in other areas are welcome to contact us as well.

If you’re interested in the program and would like to receive more details, contact us at

Tel: +972-3-5317755 


 PhD in Brain Sciences Program

The PhD program in brain sciences is personally adapted to each student based on their academic background and scientific interests. Students must complete the following program.

Preparatory Courses

Students that begin their studies with no background in the following areas will take preparatory courses during the first year of their studies. based on their academic studies:

Core Courses

Each student must take 6 core courses:

Additional Academic Activities in the PhD Brain Sciences Program

Students of the program must also take part in the following academic activities:

  • Research project - research project of one semester in one of the labs 
  • Participation in a department seminar
  • Additional electives courses (total of 8 credit points) - a variety of elective courses is offered by the Center’s researchers, providing an opportunity for students to increase their knowledge and skills in a variety of research topics 


Students of the PhD in brain sciences must complete a thesis in one of the research laboratories of the Center for Brain Sciences



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If you’re interested in the program and would like to receive more information, contact us at 

Tel: +972-3-5317755