24 months
4868 USD/year
3898 USD/year
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The Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition program from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem provides trainees with the knowledge and experience that are needed for carrying out innovative research projects in topics relating to food production, food security, food safety, sensory perception of food, nutrition-related pathologies, and physiological responses to dietary deficiencies. 

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Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition  graduates from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem  gain valuable experience which allows them to join research and development teams in the food industry, or to continue on to higher levels of academic research. Each trainee is expected to carry out an individual research project, supervised by one of our faculty members, on a topic that is chosen by the student in consultation with his/her supervisor. In addition, each trainee is expected to complete coursework of at least 24 credit points over two academic years, in accordance with the program requirements as outlined in the course catalog, and in consultation with the supervisor.

Programme Structure

Teaching and research topics include: 

  • 1) General biological studies
  • 2) Cellular and molecular aspects of human nutrition
  • 3) Food perception and sensory evaluation
  • 4) Food safety and preservation
  • 5) Food security, conservation and waste
  • 6) Advanced topics in human nutrition
  • 7) Advanced topics in metabolism
  • 8) Advanced topics in food technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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24 alternative credits

Students must complete 24 credits for the thesis track and 40 credits for the non-thesis track.


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelors degree from a recognized university
    • "B" average in undergraduate studies or its equivalent. These are the minimum admission requirements. Many departments are selective and require a higher grade average.
    • Additional exams may be required, such as the GRE or GMAT. 
    • Knowledge of English: All candidates are required to meet English proficiency requirements as listed in the program website. TOEFL and IELTS are recognized.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4868 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4868 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3898 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Annual tuition for all other programs – 14,042 NIS  
  • Annual tuition for Non-Israeli citizens for all other programs - 17,533 NIS 


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