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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 16.3k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 12 6월 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 438pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    This innovative interdisciplinary program is open to outstanding students worldwide interested in obtaining an MSc in Plant Sciences with an emphasis in Food Safety and Security.

    The program's curriculum combines academic research with hands-on agricultural experience in the Arava desert, Israel’s largest vegetable exporting region. It provides the students with academic knowledge with leading faculty, opportunities to gain practical skills and the chance to be a part of creating a sustainable future.

    The program offers students an internship opportunity to gain first-hand experience in advanced desert agriculture throughout their studies. The internship is part of an agreement with the Central Arava Council which provides students with tuition assistance.

    • 1st semester (Arava Campus): 3-month preparatory studies.
    • 2nd semester (Arava campus): Focus on plant sciences and hands-on agricultural learning in arid zones.
    • 3rd semester (TAU Campus): focus on Food Safety and Security
    • 4th semester (Arava campus): focus on plant sciences and hands-on agricultural learning in arid zones.

    Courses

    • English
    • Biochemistry
    • Genetics
    • Introduction to Plant Biology
    • Principles of Experimental Statistics
    • Scientific Writing
    • Student Seminar
    • Structure and Function of Plant Roots
    • Photosynthesis - Theory and Practice
    • Practicum
    • Introduction to Food Security
    • Plant Response to Abiotic Stress
    • Food Security & Public Health
    • Bioethics and Biotechnology
    • Developmental Plant Biology
    • Seminar - Selected Topics in Plant Sciences
    • Student seminar
    • Marine Biology
    • Practicum

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    Requirements

    • University degree diploma (Graduation Certificate, copy)
    • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions (college or university) you have attended. If your transcripts are not written in English, you need to acquire a translated copy and have it notarized for authenticity.
    • Two letters of recommendation, from academic and/or professional sources
    • A personal essay up to two pages in length, including your interest in pursuing the MSc Program in Plant Biology, how the program fits into your overall professional growth and how you will contribute to the program and class dynamics.
    • CV/Resume
    • English Language Proficiency Exam: your TOEFL or IELTS exam scores. Applicants with qualifications from a country where the official language is not English are required to submit either TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores or  IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores. The University's Code is 7704.
    • A passport sized photo (light background, headshot only).  This photo will be used for your student ID and is not used as part of the admissions process.
    • Health Insurance:
      • Health Declaration form (to be filled out by the applicant)
      • Medical Form (to be filled out by a licensed doctor) The Medical Form is required only after acceptance to the program, but it is highly recommended to begin the process of filling it out in advance.
    • $100 USD application fee, payable by credit card or bank transfer. Can also be paid upon arrival.
    • Passport copy

    Financial Aid

    • Students who choose to take part in the agricultural practicum on a local farm will receive tuition assistance.

    Scholarships

    • Merit-based scholarships
    • Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs scholarships
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