The Israel Institute of Technology also known as Technion is a public research university in Haifa, Israel. Established in 1912, the Technion is the oldest university in Israel. The university offers degrees in science and engineering, and related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management and education. And the Technion Summer Program is an opportunity for outstanding postgraduate and senior undergraduate students from all over the world, interested in enhancing their academic profile with a rigorous and challenging academic experience at Israel’s oldest university.
Under a special scholarship sponsored by the government of Israel, excellent students from India and China will receive a full scholarship covering: tuition, housing (on Technion campus), lunches (5 times a week) and $250 stipend.
You can enroll in one advanced course chosen from a variety of engineering and science fields in addition to one academic course on Israeli culture. These advanced courses are taught by Technion’s top level faculty in English at cutting-edge facilities. As part of the program, you may take one advanced course from the following list:
- Image Processing and Analysis (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science).
- Introduction to Machine Learning (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science).
- Sensors and Nanotechnology (Chemical Engineering-Biotechnology).
- Distributed Space Systems (Aerospace Engineering).
- Landscape and Environment (Architecture).
- Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Chemistry).
- The Web as a Learning Environment (Education in Science and Technology).
In addition, Introduction to Contemporary Israeli Society is a mandatory subject for all students.
Who can apply: The Technion Summer Program is open to senior undergraduate students (approaching senior or fourth year), graduate students (M.Sc./PhD), and recent graduates. Outstanding sophomore (2nd year) undergraduate students can also apply but should be aware that the program is highly competitive and requires a strong background in the chosen course, for this reason senior applicants may be given precedence.
Location: Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
Duration: 4 weeks (July 26-August 24, 2017).
Stipend: This Technion Summer Program is highly subsidized by the Israeli government and Technion for students of India and China. Costs for selected students for the program from India and China will be as follows: $50 non-refundable application fee at the time of applying and $550 registration fee after the selection. So if you are selected, then you will have to pay around $600 and will also have to bear your travel expenses (airfare). Keep that in mind.
If selected, you will receive a scholarship covering: tuition, housing (on Technion campus), lunches (5 times a week), touristic trips to Jerusalem, Dead Sea and North of Israel (3 days) etc.
The last date to apply this year is April 2, 2017.
For more details and to apply, visit Technion Summer Programs – Israel Institute of Technology’s page.
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