Esti Toledo, M.Sc student, Materials Engineering in Dr. Mark Schwartzman's research lab 

The Department of Materials Engineering offers graduate programs leading to M.Sc. or Ph.D. degrees in Materials Engineering.

The research is led by an outstanding team of faculty members – all are leading researchers in their areas. The Department provides access to exceptional facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. The research areas encompass both practical and theoretical aspects of materials engineering, including metals, ceramic-metal composites, polymers, electronic materials, thermoelectric materials, semiconductor materials and devices, biomaterials, nanomaterials, magnetic materials, and modern methods of materials characterization. The Department encourages interdisciplinary research, and part of the research work can be carried out in cooperation with specialist researchers from other disciplines, such as Physics, Chemistry, Electro-optical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

The aim of the M.Sc. program in Materials Engineering is to provide students with expertise and advanced knowledge in their selected field of specialization. M.Sc. students carry out advanced research supervised by an expert faculty member. Students graduating with a M.Sc. degree are qualified for senior R&D positions in industry, and can continue towards Ph.D. studies. In particular, M.Sc. studies can be extended to Ph.D. studies in a combined track such that the thesis exam serves also as the Ph.D. candidacy exam.

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

For further information please visit the Material Engineering website


M.Sc. Requirements

  • » A B.Sc. degree in Materials Engineering or in closely related fields from an accredited institution, at a minimum GPA of 80/100 according to the Israeli grading system.

  • » 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.

  • » GRE is recommended but not required.

  • » Prior to applying to the M.Sc. program, the applicant should contact a potential advisor from the Department. 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

  • » A copy of the first page of your passport

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

  • » A copy of your CV


Please note: original documents must be presented upon arriving to Israel.