24 months
9980 USD/year
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Marine Biology at University of Haifa encompasses studies of marine life at multiple scales, from top predators to the genes and molecules underlying life in the oceans. 

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Marine Biology at University of Haifa taught in English over two academic years and is a thesis track only. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded a Master of Science in Marine Biology. 

The mission of the study program of the Department of Marine Biology is to provide students with the knowledge, conceptual and experimental skills, and experience to enable them to be productive marine scientists.

Graduate studies in the department include a research period (thesis) under the supervision of one of the department's researchers. Students combine research on a wide variety of marine organisms and questions with a wide range of obligatory and optional courses, educational cruises, research dives and lab work.

What you will study

The program is an experimental marine biology studies that aim to help students to become a productive marine scientists and give them the skills that can be used in a variety of subsequent careers, including:

  • Advanced research (in academia or industry)
  • Management or consultation in the field of marine biology, providing science-based guidance to decision makers.
  • Teaching and outreach in marine sciences to a variety of audiences.

Success in such careers requires a broad knowledge of the marine ecosystem and the dominant physical and chemical drivers of these systems, in-depth knowledge in their select research field, and extensive research experience through their thesis research as well as through dedicated laboratory and field courses. The program goal is to provide all of our graduates with a strong background in all aspects of the bio-marine sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mediterranean
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Biogeochemical Oceanography
  • Research Student Forum
  • Experiments Design
  • Methods in Marine Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Only graduates of a recognized institute with science degree (B.Sc.) in biology, marine science or other related science disciplines could be accepted to the department (complementary studies may be required).
  • Department pre-requisites are knowledge level at science graduate degree in biology in the following areas: bio-chemistry, physiology, ecology, molecular biology, English, computers.
  • Minimal weighted final grade of 85 in each one of the subjects of graduate degree, or a minimum of 3.4 GPA or equivalent.
  • Candidates, who are not native speakers of English or have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English, must submit official TOEFL scores or equivalent.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • Aims declaration
  • Official diploma and grade transcripts
  • Copy of a valid passport & six passport-sized photos
  • Medical forms
  • Suitable applicants will be interviewed

Tuition Fee

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    9980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9980 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Haifa

770 - 1243 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • University of Haifa Need-Based Scholarship
  • Fulbright MA Degree Fellowships
  • U.S. Federal Aid - Master's Programs Applicants
  • MASA Israel Scholarship Program

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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