Regulations for Graduate Students
Scholarships and Employment Regulations for MSc students
Training research students is one of the main goals of the Faculty. The scholarships fund is intended to enable the best research students to study and devote their entire time to their training. Research in the life sciences demands numerous hours of learning and work and does not enable other concomitant employments.
1) Procedure for requesting and granting the scholarships
The student will apply for a scholarship after acceptance to the University, and acceptance for a research position in one of the laboratories affiliated with the Faculty of Life Sciences.
2) Duration of the scholarships
I. A master's degree student can receive a scholarship for up to 24 months.
II. The scholarship will be stopped in the case of a student that does not meet the academic requirements for study and research.
* The study period for the degree during which the student is not eligible for a scholarship due to not meeting the academic requirements (submitting research proposal reports, finishing obligations, etc.) or administrative requirements (orderly registration to the studies) will be deducted from the period of eligibility for a scholarship.
3) Exemption from tuition fees for those receiving a scholarship
Everyone who receives a scholarship is eligible for a complete exemption from tuition fees fro 24 months.
4) Absenteeism of scholarship receivers
A student who received a scholarship is entitled to one month of vacation every year (without the right for accumulation and subject to progress in his/her research), where two weeks at the most of this month will be taken during August-September, and the remainder during holiday periods when the university is closed.
Vacation / absenteeism in Israel: Any vacation/absenteeism of two weeks (14 days, accumulative) obligates a request on a from found at the secretariat of the Faculty, and requires pre-affirmation by the Head of the Department / chairperson of the committee for graduate degrees.
Vacation / giving birth / reserve duty: Students who receive a scholarship and are employed in instruction positions must coordinate a substitute with the person in charge of the instruction course and must inform the Administrative Head of the Faculty in writing, about going on vacation / giving birth / reserve duty and the return date. Justified absenteeism will not change the duration of time allocated for the studies.
5) Devoting full-time (full/partial scholarship)
As mentioned, students who receive a scholarship must devote their entire time to research as a condition for receiving the scholarship. It is also forbidden to work in any other employment. Research students who cannot meet this condition for personal reasons are requested to make this known prior to onset of their research and to reach an arrangement for a *partial scholarship or studies without a scholarship.
6) Employment at the Faculty
Students who receive a scholarship may work in instruction/teaching according to the Faculty's needs. Research students whose research work is carried out on campus will be employed in instruction, based on excellence, compatibility with the teaching and the Faculty's needs. Research students who will be employed in teaching/instruction will be university employees at the relevant levels according to the work agreements of the junior staff organization.
After the allocation to instruction, each student will receive an appointment and a detailing of the teaching hours. The student must submit the following for his placement:
- I. Personal questionnaire form (instead of form 101).
- II. Declaration of abstaining from other employment.
- III. Travel form.
- IV. Form + confirmations of seniority (for new instructors).
The employed students must fill in an attendance sheet for the academic staff, as customary.
Towards the end of their studies for their degree, students who worked consecutively (thus making them eligible for severance pay) are requested to inform the Faculty of finishing their studies in order to enable freeing of their severance payment.
A work agreement can be obtained in the office of the Dean of the Faculty.
7) Additional studies / teaching certificate for students receiving a scholarship
A student who has received a scholarship and is interested in additional studies must apply to the Head of the Department in writing to obtain an exceptional approval. In the event that the request is approved, the student relinquishes his allocation in instruction.
8) Breaching the scholarship conditions
In any case that the student who received a scholarship breaches any of the scholarship conditions, the university will be entitled to cease giving his/her the scholarship without prior warning, and may also take additional steps and even demand that the student return the scholarship monies that were already paid, and to demand full payment of the tuition fee from which s/he was exempt. In any case of cessation of studies the student will be obligated to complete the tuition according to the customary rules of the university.