Admission open for MSc in Geological and Environmental Sciences at Ben-Gurion University

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Posted on 29 Jan 2022
11:03 AM
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is a public research university in Beersheba, Israel.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is a public research university in Beersheba, Israel. Source: PR

The Israeli university invites international students to apply for the Fall session of the two-year full-time MSc course
Outstanding students may join the combined MSc-PhD without having to submit an MSc thesis

International students are invited to apply for MSc in Geological and Environmental Sciences at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). Applications are open for the Fall 2022 semester.

Designed to impart research skills and professional competence in a variety of fields such as Geology, Earth and Environmental Science, the two-year full-time course by the public university’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers scholars a research degree with a thesis. Students interested in the processes operating on and beneath the surface of the earth are offered a deeper understanding by the course.

The institute offers cutting-edge research and study facilities in Earth Dynamics, Engineering Geology, Field Measurements, Geochemistry and Micropaleontology.


Students interested in joining the PhD programme have the choice of joining the MSc-PhD track in the second year of MSc. Students on the MSc-PhD track will be able to join the PhD programme without having to submit an MSc thesis. The institution will choose the scholars to join the track based on their academic performance.

Rules and regulations of the course, including the awarding of credit points and eligibility for scholarships and teaching assistantships, are set by the faculty of Natural Sciences.

The first eligibility criterion is a BSc in Geological and Environmental Science or closely related fields, with a grade point average of at least 80 from an accredited institution.

The second eligibility criterion is a TOEFL score of at least 85/120 or an equivalent score in an internationally recognised English proficiency exam.

Additionally, the acceptance to the programme requires the agreement of a specific faculty member to act as a supervisor of the candidate. Applicants need to contact one or more potential supervisors with whom the applicant wishes to work on their thesis.

Details of researchers at BGU can be found on the institution’s website.

The admission process for the Fall semester will begin on October 23, 2022. This means the admission process will be open till the available seats are filled.

The tuition for a single year of the two-year course for international students is USD 5,000.

Excellent students may be offered full tuition and a cost-of-living scholarship by the institution.

Last updated on 29 Jan 2022
11:03 AM
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