​​Prof. Joseph Rosen in the lab with PhD Student Roy Kelner

The Unit of Electro-Optical Engineering (EOPE)is dedicated to research and education in electro-optical and photonics engineering and is currently the only university department in Israel authorized to grant graduate degrees (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) in electro-optics. The Unit's multidisciplinary research places it at the vanguard of the optics and photonics community, both nationally and internationally.

The aim of the M.Sc. program in Electro-Optical Engineering is to provide students with research expertise and advanced knowledge in electro-optical and photonics engineering. M.Sc. students carry out a thesis research supervised by an EOPE faculty member or by relevant faculty members from other departments.  Students graduating with an M.Sc. degree are qualified for senior R&D positions in the industry, and may continue towards the Ph.D. studies. The fields of specialization in the EOPE M.Sc. program include: imaging systems and image processing; optoelectronic devices; bio-medical optics; nanophotonics and integrated nanophotonics; quantum and non-linear optics; optical communications; plasmonics and metamaterials. 

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

For further information please visit the Electro-Optical Engineering website


M.Sc. Requirements:

  • A B.Sc. degree in related science and engineering fields (e.g., electrical engineering, material engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, etc.) at a minimum GPA of 80/100.

  • A TOEFL score of 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.

  • GRE is recommended but not required.

  • Additionally, prior to applying to the M.Sc. program, the applicant should contact a potential advisor among the EOPE faculty.  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 arriving in Israel.