The program is designed for students to gain a deep and diverse understanding and capability in fields related to the environment and natural resources, while also developing their mental flexibility, enabling them to employ methods, terms, and concepts from different areas of research and move between such areas. Emphasis will be given on training students in classical physics areas that are relevant to environmental studies (nonlinear dynamics, continuum mechanics, fluid flow and heat and material transfer, light-matter interaction, semiconductor physics), applied mathematics (asymptotic methods, statistical methods, numerical methods), and other physical sciences-related fields (surface chemistry, optoelectronic properties of materials, optics).

The M.Sc. program offers a thesis (research) track.

For further information please visit the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies

​​M.Sc. Requirements:

» A B.Sc. degree in either science or engineering from an accredited institution.

» A TOEFL score of at least 85/120 or the equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam is required. The English proficiency requirement is waived for applicants who received their B.Sc. degree in a program taught in English.

» Applicants are expected to contact by e-mail one or more potential supervisors with whom they would like to work on their thesis (for more details, please refer to "Faculty Members").​

How to Apply:

1.  Complete the online application form here​

2.  Send the following documents directly to

a)A certified copy of your diploma  

b) Certified copies of your academic transcripts

c) Curriculum Vitae

d) Two letters of recommendation along with the reference form, written by academicians 

e)Class rank (if available)

f) Official copy of TOFEL examination score or IELTS examination score

g) Student Housing Form

h) A photocopy of the first page of your passport 

3. The admission requirements and terms will comply with the AKIS's admission requirements and require the approval of the program's teaching committee.

Excellence scholarships for new outstanding candidates for MSc studies in Solar Energy and Environmental Physics​​

Two awards are proposed to excellent candidates enrolled in the 2021-2022 school year:

YDSEEP scholarship: NIS ~4200/ month (12 fellowship portions), in addition to full tuition.
SIDEER scholarship: NIS ~7000/ month (20 fellowship portions), in addition to full tuition.

The scholarship will be granted for 24 months without extensions. Free dorm housing in Sde Boker campus is offered to MSc students, based on availability, in addition to the scholarship.