​​Students at work in Prof. Lital Alfonta's lab

The Department of Biotechnology Engineering (BTE), one of the University's youngest departments, offers a vibrant cutting-edge research atmosphere led by 15 faculty members. The Department is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities. BTE invests continual efforts in providing students with hands-on experience in laboratory classes that develop skills and experience in engineering in three major clusters: Medical Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Energy and Environmental Biotechnology. The broad topics of research covered by BTE include: microbiology, biochemistry, genetic engineering, renewable energy, nutraceuticals, medical sciences, biological drugs, tissue engineering, stem cells and synthetic biology. This high volume of activities is also backed by a continuous production of scientific publications. Many of the biotechnology engineers who graduated from the Department now hold key positions in academic institutions and in the Biotech industry in Israel and around the world.

The M.Sc. program is a two-year thesis (research) track program.

For further information please visit the Biotechnology Engineering website


M.Sc. Requirements:

» Applicant to the M.Sc. program in BTE should hold B.Sc. degree in Biotechnology Engineering or in closely related fields, at a minimum GPA of 80/100.

» A TOFEL score of 85/120 or the equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam is required (waived for applicant who hold B.Sc. from a program taught in English).

» GRE is recommended but not required.

» The applicant should contact a potential advisor among the BTE faculty members prior to applying, as well as contact the BTE graduate office for further information. In order to assist you in finding an advisor, please visit the BGU Research Portal.​


Mandatory documents for preliminary consideration:

» A copy of the applicant's undergraduate diploma

» A copy of the applicant's academic transcripts

» A copy of the applicant's  TOEFL/IETLS score

» Two letters of recommendation from faculty members who are familiar with the applicant's academic work and skills. These should be sent by the recommender directly to foreign_reg@bgu.ac.il

» A copy of the first page of your passport

» Your ranking in your department's graduating class (if applicable)

» A copy of your CV


Please note: original documents must be presented upon arrival in Israel.