Scholarship criteria

Graduate school scholarships are awarded based on academic criteria alone. The minimum grade for receiving a scholarship will be set by each academic unit and can be changed from semester to semester, but will never be below the average grade of 80. The condition for the minimum average grade for scholarship recipients must be kept at any time of the studies and it is forbidden to deviate from it during the whole time of reception of scholarship.
For additional information Scholarship award guidelines.

Guidelines for presence at Technion and work while receiving a scholarship

The scope of the stay in Technion for a student who receives a scholarship is relative to the size of the scholarship and in accordance with the provisions below. The stay in Technion is from the beginning of the month in which the scholarship is provided, even if the semester begins later on in the month.

The provisions of Sections 1-4 below do not detract from, but rather add to, the regulations of “Entry into Israel”, said regulations forbid students holding an A/2 (Student) visa to work in Israel, as detailed in section 4.12 of the Scholarship Agreement.

  1. A recipient of four scholarship portions and above has to be present on the Technion campus five days a week. The student may not work at any position other than be employed by the Office for Academic Staff at Technion as a teaching assistant for up to 1,100 employment units (International students are not allowed to work).
  2. A recipient of three scholarship portions has to be present on the Technion campus four days a week. The student may be employed by the Office for Academic Staff at Technion as a teaching assistant for up to 1,400 employment units, or be employed elsewhere for up to one day a week, at most (International students are not allowed to work).
  3. A recipient of two scholarship portions has to be present on the Technion campus three days a week. The student may be employed by the Office for Academic Staff at Technion as a teaching assistant for up to 1,400 employment units, or be employed elsewhere for up to two working days a week, at most (International students are not allowed to work).
  4. A recipient of one scholarship portion has to be present on the Technion campus two days a week. The student may be employed by the Office for Academic Staff at Technion as a teaching assistant for up to 1,400 employment units, or be employed elsewhere for up to three working days a week, at most (International students are not allowed to work).

To be clear, “employment elsewhere” includes also taking part in, and/or being a partner in, and/or being a member of, and/or any other activity within the framework of enterprises and/or start-up companies, either with or without financial gain, and the limitations regarding the number of hours of employment per week, specified in sections 1-4 above, are relevant also in this case. The recipient will also submit to the Graduate School, together with the scholarship application/extension application and at the beginning of each academic year, an approval from his/her employer/s, specifying the scope of his/her employment.

According to the recommendation of the Academic Unit, the recipient may prepare an application for Specially Approved Employment includes any and all combination of partial employment and “employment units (using the form Request for Specially Approved Employment for scholarship recipients) / a detailed letter explaining the nature of the “employment elsewhere”, which is in addition to the limitations specified in this Sec. 1-4, and submit it to the Dean of the Graduate School, in order to receive the approval of the Dean for carrying out the above activity.

Supplementary Employment (“Avodah Mashlima”):

Scholarship recipients, whose scope of “employment units” in the Office for Academic Staff at Technion does not meet the guaranteed 300 of “employment units” as per the agreement signed between Technion Teaching Staff organization (TTSO) and the Technion may submit a request for “Supplementary Employment” using the Request for “Supplementary Employment” (“Avodah Mashlima”)” form.

“Supplementary Employment” is work at the Technion (not in “employment units”), which benefits the Technion and is not connected to the Student’s research for which scholarships are granted and employment at the Technion and/or outside the Technion which serves the community.

Below is a list of possible types of “Supplementary Employment” (at and/or outside the Technion which benefits the Technion and the community and is not in “employment units”):

  1. Technion Student Union and/or Technion Research & Development Foundation.
  2. Mentoring students at the “Center for Promoting of Learning and Teaching”/Technion Student Union.
  3. Teaching at the “Youth Science” Unit.
  4. Work as a scientific reporter for the “Technion Spokesperson’s Office”.
  5. Teaching in academic institution and/or in schools (commute time will be included in allowed time).
    Please note: requests for employments not included in the above list, will be considered by the Graduate School individually based on the definition of “supplementary employment” and in consideration of the type of employment and academic status of the student.

“Supplementary Employment” will be calculated based on work hours and not based on salary. For an example: if 1,100 “employment units” equal in most cases to 8 weekly hours, a scholarship recipient that has 300 “employment units” will be allowed to request “Supplementary Employment” in a scope that will not exceed 6 weekly hours.

More details can be found in the information page attached to the submission form and on the Technion Teaching Staff Organization (TTSO)’s website.

 

Work during the extension period of a scholarship:

All provisions of sections ‎1-4 above will apply during the scholarship extension period of a type 6-O or 6-A.

Notwithstanding the above mentioned in section 1-4, during the scholarship extension period of a 6-B , work of any kind, at Technion or elsewhere, is strictly prohibited, including as a teaching assistant at the Office for Academic Staff at Technion, unless specifically approved by the Dean of the Graduate School.

Accumulation of credit points

Master’s

A student who receives three or more scholarship installments

A student who receives three or more scholarship installments must accrue at least 75% of the credits required within the first two semesters of his course of study, if the maximum duration of the course of study* allocated is 8 semesters.
When the maximum duration of the course of study* allocated exceeds 8 semesters, the student may accrue at least 50% of the credits within the first two semesters of his course of study.
In both of the said cases, the student must study at least eight credits in the first semester and at least 12 credits in the first year.

A student who receives 1-2 scholarship installments

A student who receives 1-2 scholarship installments must accrue at least 75% of the credits required within the first three semesters of his course of study, if the maximum duration of the course of study* allocated is 8 semesters.
When the maximum duration of the course of study* allocated exceeds 8 semesters, the student may accrue at least 50% of the credits within the first three semesters of his course of study.
In both of the said cases, the student must study at least six credits in the first semester and at least ten credits in the first year.
*Please note: the maximum duration of the course of study is different than the duration of the receipt of the scholarship

Doctor

Ordinary PhD Track

A student studying towards a PhD in the ordinary track, who receives a scholarship, must begin to accrue the required credits no later than in the semester after the semester of passing the candidacy examination.

Special PhD Track

A student studying towards a PhD in the special track must begin to accrue the required credits in accordance to the Graduate school regulations, and accordance to the information detailed in the course of study as well as in the special PhD track academic requirements.

Timelines for Approval of Research Topic

Student within a master’s degree who applies for a scholarship/who receives a scholarship, is required to submit his/her research topic to the Graduate School for its approval (following the approval of the academic unit), during the early stages of his/her studies. The deadline will be determined by the academic unit, as long as it does not exceed the deadlines detailed specified in regulation#27.04 as detailed below.

Barring any requirement of the department, the committee will recommend the appointment of a permanent advisor not later than the end of the first two semesters of the studies. At this time, the student will submit to the Graduate School a research topic that has approved by the advisor and the committee.

The complete conditions for receiving a scholarship

The complete conditions for receiving a scholarships are published at the scholarship agreement.