Application Deadline: January 15, 2016
The Kupcinet-Getz International Science School accepts a select number of outstanding undergraduate students each summer to participate in research projects in mathematics, physics, chemistry and the life sciences . This is an enrichment program designed for undergraduate students from all over the world who are majoring in the sciences, and it is an opportunity to experience science by becoming part of a research group at the Weizmann Institute.
Participation in the Kupcinet-Getz International Science School has had a significant impact on past participants of the program, reinforcing the students’ interest in conducting research in their future careers.
As a student in this program, you will be associated with a laboratory or a theoretical research project under the supervision of an experienced scientist and, for a short period of time, will become a full-fledged member of the scientific team.
- The Kupcinet-Getz International Science School is open to all qualified students regardless of religion, race, color, national origin, age, disability or gender.
- Each year, the Feinberg Graduate School may accept a limited number of candidates to this program. Therefore, at times, FGS is forced to reject worthy candidates because the number of suitable applicants exceeds the number of positions available.
In order to participate in the Kupcinet-Getz International Science School program, it is required that you:
- are a student enrolled in an undergraduate science degree program in the Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics or Computer Science. BSc and BA degree holders are not eligible to apply.
- give evidence of a serious interest in scientific research. Previous experience is an advantage, but not a requirement.
- have a grade point average of 3.6/4.0 or the equivalent in the grades associated with your major subject.
- are fluent in English, as English is the language of instruction.
Stipends and Costs
Participants receive a stipend of NIS 500 per week (up to NIS 4,000 in total).
All overseas students are provided with eight weeks of free rooming in the dormitories of the neighboring Faculty of Agriculture of the Hebrew University. If you arrive before the beginning of the program, or stay beyond the end of the program, you are responsible for your own living arrangements. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.
There are NO application, registration, visa or tuition fees.
Travel arrangements and costs
Airfare or any other travel costs are not covered by the program. You are responsible for your own travel arrangements.
Upon arrival at the Institute, overseas students must purchase a medical insurance plan for the duration of their stay. Please note that any illness contracted before arrival in Israel are generally not covered by these types of insurance plans.
You are responsible for your own meals during your stay. There are cafeterias available on campus, and cooking facilities are available in the dormitories.
Application deadline: January 15, 2016
Official results of the application review process: March 15, 2016
Start of the program: June 27, 2016 (exact date TBA)
End of the program: August 21, 2016 (exact date TBA)
Duration of the program: 8 weeks
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