The Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies
At Desert Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies (AKIS) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was established in 1999 as part of the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR).
AKIS is located on the Sde BoKer Campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The campus is situated within the picturesque Negev Highlands region, some 50 km south of the city of Beer Sheva.
AKIS offers programs for students from all over the world. International students, as well as Israeli students, experience at AKIS a special and unique educational atmosphere.If you are looking for a unique graduate program in which to study the compelling features of the desert, you have come to the right place!
The program offers the following tracks of study:
- Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands
- Irrigation and Plant Environment
- Solar Energy and the Environmental Physics
- Environmental and Aquatic Microbiology
- Environmental Studies
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- For most specializations in Desert Studies, applicants should hold a B.Sc. degree in either science or engineering from an accredited institution. For the Environmental Studies specialization, applicants should hold a B.Sc., a B.A., or a B.Arch. degree from an accredited institution.
- A TOEFL score of at least 85/120 or the equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam is required. The English proficiency requirement is waived for applicants who received their Bachelor's degree in a program taught in English.
- A copy of the applicant's undergraduate diploma
- A copy of the applicant's academic transcripts
- A Copy of the applicant's TOEFL/IETLS score
International5000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5000 USD per year during 24 months.
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