M.Sc. in Life Sciences

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Be'er Sheva
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About this program

M.Sc. in Life Sciences

The Department of Life Sciences comprises a team of investigators conducting cutting edge research in numerous realms of modern biology. Topics being addressed in departmental laboratories span the entire size range of biology, beginning with the determination of protein structures at atom-level resolution, continuing to the examination of single-celled organisms and multi-cellular systems and reaching the study of whole animals and communities. In tackling questions related to protein science, microbiology, development, physiology, neurobiology, genomics, structural biology, ecology and other fields, Department of Life Sciences researchers rely on a wide variety of experimental systems, including Bacteria, Archaea, Yeast, Plants, Insects, Fish and other forms of marine life, rodents, and mammals, to unravel the mystery of life at the gene, protein, cell, system and organism levels.

Admission requirements

A B.Sc. degree in Life sciences, or an equivalent that is relevant to the specific research field selected, from an accredited university.

B.Sc. Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 83/ 100.

Two letters of recommendation from faculty members; one of which should be from the potential advisor.

A TOEFL score of at least 85/120 or the equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam is required. The English proficiency requirement is waived for applicants who received their B.Sc. degree in a program taught in English.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Tuition for a single year for international students (in a 2-year program) is 17,328.75 - USD 5,000$
  • For condense degrees (1-year programs) tuition for international students is 34,657.5 - USD 10,000$ 
  • Student card (including welfare, security and student union membership) for a year - about USD 300$


As such, the on-going basic research efforts of department scientists are helping to provide solutions to problems related to the molecular basis of disease, cellular architecture, aging, life in extremes and wildlife conservation. At the same time, others are helping to advance aquaculture, to create enzymes capable of performing novel functions, to make biofuels and to develop an artificial visual system.

Continuing studies

With a commitment to teaching excellence, the Department of Life Sciences offers programs of study leading to the awarding of B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Qualified exceptional students can apply for acceptance into the combined M.Sc./Ph.D. program or for direct entry into the Ph.D. program following successful completion of a B.Sc. degree.

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

1 Ben-Gurion Blvd.
845000 Be'er-Sheva
Israel and the Occupied Territories

Phone no: +97286479798

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