About the program
The Einstein Institute of Mathematics at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem is offering PhD candidate positions for excellent international students.
The institute was inaugurated in 1925 by a lecture of Edmund Landau, who
later served as one of the first heads of the department. It has since
developed into a defining and leading place in mathematics research, with world
renowned research faculty working in diverse areas of up-to-date research.
Our graduate program gives students the chance to develop into researchers that shape mathematics of the future. The department offers a uniquely attractive environment to learn and work, with weekly seminars, frequent special lecture series on current topics in mathematics and scientific exchange with visiting researchers from around the world. This is enriched further by the Israel Institute of Advanced Studies situated at Hebrew University that organizes thematic years on state-of-the art advances in science, and the close collaboration with the renowned departments of physics and computer science and engineering. You can venture even further and visit the nearby University of Tel Aviv, the Technion, the Weizmann Institute, Bar Ilan University, Ben Gurion University or the University of Haifa, that contribute to the active research environment and that we here enjoy a frequent and close scientific exchange with. Accepted graduate students are expected to take up the standard course load in the department (12 credit points --- each credit point is roughly 1 hour per week for a semester long course) --- but are otherwise free to pursue their research.
The Hebrew University is a unique place that unites students and researchers of all faiths and origins to work together and advance science in a secular and inclusive atmosphere for the betterment of our world. It is consistently ranked among the top universities worldwide. Advanced courses for PhD students as well as all research seminars and the Colloquium lectures are typically given in English.
If you tire of university life, then you can explore the unique cultural environment the city has to offer, uniting a rich past with a vibrant youth culture, allowing you to witness history as well as one of the many street concerts.
Our admissions procedure looks for students with a record of excellent academic achievements. We ask you to submit a CV, a brief outline of your research interests, and scans of official university transcripts (as PDF files), as well as names of three possible advisors at our department. These names are not binding, but help us get a feeling what your goals are. You also need to arrange for two recommendation letters to be sent to us directly by the letter writers to firstname.lastname@example.org . To ensure we can properly access the recommendations, please ensure the subject of the email will be "Recommendation letter for Last Name, First Name". For the application material, please ensure the subject of the email will be "Application Last Name, First Name". As part of our admissions process, applicants who pass our initial screening would typically be either invited for an interview or be interviewed over skype.
The deadline for receiving all application materials, including recommendation letters, is January 31. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a case by case basis.
Accepted students will receive:
- Scholarship (with a supplement for families)
- Full tuition support
- Support towards housing expenses
- Local health insurance
- Reasonable travel expenses to\from Israel
Subject to compliance with the academic requirements, the support will be provided for three years. There is a possibility to extend the support for the fourth year according to academic criteria.