Changes during Course of Study

Update personal details

Change of address and phone number. A name change requires sending a copy of the updated identity document to the Students’ Progress Office via email: Zila or via to: 04-8295635.

Cancellation of admission to studies

Information regarding the cancellation of admission to studies

Deferral of the beginning of the course of study

Information about a deferral at the beginning of the course of study

Semester Off

Fall Semester: October – February

Spring Semester: March – September

Summer semester isn’t counted as a semester for Graduate Studies

Academic break is for a complete semester A detailed request for vacation must be submitted, when approved by the advisor and Graduate Studies Department Committee Coordinator, within 14 days from the beginning of the semester. A student whose request arrives after this date will be required to pay tuition as set forth on the Calendar of Important Dates.

Please note: A semester off is not the same as “Absence from Technion” for scholarship recipients. For more details please read the information in the link regarding: absence for scholarship recipients.

A student who is eligible for break
A student considered to be in a “proper” academic state (GPA of at least 75, compliance with the expanded English/scientific English requirement) may take two up to two semesters of break during the degree.

A student who is not eligible for a break

Any student whose original course of study has ended and who has extended a course of study.

  • A doctorate student before the candidacy examination.
  • A master’s student who is a scholarship recipient – before the submission of the research topic.
  • Any scholarship recipient who receives the entire amount of scholarships in the degree and has not submitted the final paper to the school.

Termination of studies

A student who wishes to interrupt a course of study will provide written notice to the Graduate School via registered mail or fax to: 04-8295635, and will ensure that the fax was received by calling: 04-8292737.
The notice must be provided within 14 days from the beginning of the semester.
A student whose request arrives after this date will be required to pay tuition as set forth on the Calendar of Important Dates.

Transfer of status from supplementary to “ordinary student”

A supplementary student is a student received on condition, as the student has not completed all of the conditions for acceptance to studies. After meeting the conditions, the student will become an “ordinary student” at the recommendation of the Graduate Degree Department Committee.
Is the student does not meet the conditions in the delineated time, the student’s course of study will be interrupted, unless the Dean decides to give the student an extension on the basis of a detailed recommendation of the Committee.

Change of study track / faculty transfer

Change of study track / faculty transfer

Change of study track

  • From a research track to a non-thesis track
    A request form must be submitted to transfer to a non-thesis track.
  • From a non-thesis track to a research track
    A detailed request must be submitted with a research topic proposal form before the master’s degree, after passing the research ethics exam. Keywords will be added by the student only after approval of the research topic.

Change of research topic

A student who wishes to change a research topic will submit a new research topic proposal through the research topic proposal form before the master’s degree. If the new research is conducted with the guidance of another advisor, please attach a letter from the previous advisor regarding the waiver of the guidance.

Change of the name of the research topic

If during the progress of the research, a need arises to change the name of the research topic alone, the request must be submitted through a request form to change the name of the research topic.

Extension of the duration of study

Request form to extend the duration of study in a research track In a non-thesis track, a request for an extension of study will be submitted in a letter signed by the advisor and the department committee coordinator.

Transfer to a direct PhD track

Transfer to a direct PhD track

Combined MSc-PhD track

Details regarding the combined MSc-PhD track