Study Requirements for PhD Degrees

PhD degrees are offered in most academic departments.

PhD degrees are not offered in: MBA, Landscape Architecture, Systems Engineering, Design and manufacturing Engineering, and Real Estate.

PhD candidates who intend to study as external students (not as full time-scholarship recipients), are required to submit a detailed letter guaranteeing to dedicate at least three days towards their research (on Technion campus or outside it). The letter is to be supported by their employer and approved by the departmental Graduate Committee.

Tracks of study and academic requirements for a PhD

Tracks of study and academic requirements for a PhD
Tracks of study for a PhDCourse studyDuration of studies in semestersScientific writing in EnglishSubmission date of a research topic (research proposal)Candidacy examinationSeminar lecture / submission of work / final examination
Regular track 5-12 advanced credits12Within three semesters from the beginning of the course of studyWithin 11 months from the beginning of the course of studyWithin one month after the submission of a research proposalV
Direct trackAddition of at least five advanced credits for the master’s degree requirementsAddition of eight semestersWithin three semesters from the conversion to a PhDWithin 5 months from the approval of the candidate to the trackWithin one month after the submission of a research proposalV
Special track25 advanced credits for graduates of a four year degree, 36 advanced credits for graduates of a three year degree12Within three semesters from the beginning of the course of studyWithin 18 months from the beginning of the course of studyWithin one month after the submission of a research proposalV

Studies towards a Dual PhD