The Department of Physics maintains an extensive research program in all the major fields of Physics, including Astrophysics, High Energy Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Electro-Optics and Biophysics. Our graduates can be found throughout all the ranks of universities, research institutes, and industry in Israel.

The Physics Department conducts experimental and theoretical research in many cutting edge areas of current interest. 

The experimental fields include:

  • Condensed matter

  • Surface physics

  • Lasers and quantum optics

  • Cold atoms

  • DNA biophysics and biological systems

  • Medical physics

  • Nuclear physics and dosimetry​

The theoretical fields include:

  • Elementary particles and field theory

  • Astrophysics and cosmology

  • Condensed matter and statistical mechanics

  • Nonlinear dynamics

The M.Sc. program in Physics offers a thesis (research) track and requires two years of full-time study. Outstanding students may enroll in the combined M.Sc.-Ph.D. track during the 2nd year of their M.Sc. studies.

For further information please visit the Physics website


M.Sc. Requirements:

» B.Sc. degree in Physics at a minimum GPA of 80/100 from an accredited institution.

» A candidate must present a link to the granting university's website in order to determine equivalence to the Israeli degree requirements

» GRE subject examination in Physics

» A TOEFL score of 85/120 or equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam

» The candidate must identify a potential advisor (research supervisor) among the faculty's staff

In order to assist with finding an advisor, please visit the BGU Research Portal​

The Faculty of Natural Sciences accepts only very strong candidates. We strongly recommend that serious candidates submit a pre-application with all of the following documents.


Mandatory Documents:

» 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

» A copy of the applicant's GRE subject score

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

» A copy of the first page of your passport

» A copy of your CV​