Physics (541) - Bachelor's Degree            

Physics is the most basic natural science, which attempts to decipher the basic laws of nature, from the microscopic composition of matter to the structure of the entire universe.

Study of physics represents a fascinating intellectual challenge, and trains the teaching, research and development personnel who are in greatest demand in academia and industry.

Physics, as a natural science, combines laboratory experiments with theoretical research where the main research tools are mathematics and the computer.

In the first years of study, the basics of mathematics and physics, experimental and theoretical, are imparted. Later, students are exposed to advanced subjects in modern physics.

MSc studies, which generally extend over two years, are composed of compulsory courses, elective courses and a final research project. Specialization is expressed through the composition of courses and the subject of the project.

MSc students are integrated in the advanced research teams of the Institute of Physics.

For further information: the Institute of Physics website:

Master’s courses in the faculty are given in Hebrew unless a foreign student who does not speak Hebrew is taking the course. In such a case the course will be given in English.

Department Officials

Head of Department – Studies
Prof.  Hagai Eisenberg  
Room 9, Levin Building, tel. 02-6585226

Assistant to Chairman of Physics Studies
Tal Ben Shitrit
Room 9, Levin Building, tel. 02-6584541

Secretary for Students
Anna Kotz-Finegold
Room 9, Levin Building, tel. 02-6585226

Department Administration | Physics | Office hours     

Sunday to Thursday
12:00 - 08:00
15:30 - 13:00

Counsellor – first year students
Prof. Eytan Katzav
Room 105, Levin Building, tel. 02-6585681
please make appointment by email

Counsellor – 2nd year students 
Prof. Dror Orgad 
Room 214, Danciger B Building, tel. 02-6586980 
please make appointment by email

Counsellor – 3rd year students - 1st semester
Prof. Barak Kol
Room 210, Kaplun Building, tel. 02-6584929 
please make appointment by email

Counsellor – 3rd year students - 2nd semester
Prof. Hadar Steinberg
Room 15, Kaplun Building, tel. 02-6584339 
please make appointment by email

Counsellor –  Physics-Computer Science Track
Prof. Shmuel Rubinstein
please make appointment by email

Counsellor – Masters Students

Prof. Eldad Bettelheim
Room 204, Danciger B Building, tel. 02-6585148 
please make appointment by email

Compulsory in the teaching program
Compulsory Mathematics studies

Compulsory elective

Elective in the teaching program

Total in the teaching program

Programming studies


Cornerstone Program

Additional teaching program

Total for the degree (minimum)

Total for the degree (maximum)

years for the degree

Total percentage of tuition for the degree
Compulsory in the teaching programCompulsory Mathematics studiesCompulsory electiveElective in the teaching programTotal in the teaching programProgramming studiesDivisionCornerstone ProgramAdditional teaching programTotal for the degree (minimum)Total for the degree (maximum)years for the degreeTotal percentage of tuition for the degree
Physics Expanded Single Major track
(track 2010)
Physics- Single Major track
(track 2011)
Physics- Dual Major track
(track 2020)
533159244לפי דרישת החוג הנוסף1453300
Physics Cognition- Dual Major track
(track 2025)
53231793 4481453300
Minor in Physics
(track 2030)
physics and earth sci. in dual Major track with a specialization in Climate-Atmosphere-Oceanography
(track 6020)
Double major in physics and earth sciences with a specialization in Geoarcheology
(track 6021)
Extended Mathematics and Physics- dual Major track
(track 8010)
Extended Physics and Mathematics- dual Major track
(track 8012)
Physics Mathematics- dual Major track
(track 8013)
Computer Science and Physics - Dual Major
(track 8015)
Environment and Physics- dual Major track
(track 8034)
לקראת מוסמך

Eligible to submit their candidacy for the MSc are holders of a BSc in “extended single teaching program Physics” or “single teaching program Physics” from the Hebrew University with a minimum weighted grade of 80. Students whose final grade is at least 85 are admitted directly. The admission of students whose BSc average is below 85 must be approved by the teaching program’s admissions committee. Students who completed BSc studies in Physics at a recognized academic institution with the same results may apply for MSc studies.

Students who studies in other tracks such as  “single teaching program Physics” must take supplementary studies, including compulsory courses that they had not yet taken, and particularly the courses Analytical Electrodynamics, Quantum Theory II, Introduction to Statistical Physics and Equations of Mathematical Physics, Introduction to Research. Students can be admitted to MSc studies only after fulfilling the requirements of supplementary studies with the conditions as determined and in accordance with the BSc studies program.

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