- The thesis will be prepared by the student under the guidance of a supervisor.
- The student must find a supervisor and obtain their consent. The appointment requires the approval of the Study Committee, which may oblige the appointment of a co-supervisor.
- The connection with a supervisor is a condition for acceptance to the master's program, and thus must be secured before registration (in teaching program 717 the connection must be secured no later than the end of the second semester). This is to prevent, insofar as possible, the possibility that students have to terminate their studies due to not finding a supervisor.
- Please note that the faculty or university hold no responsibility towards students should they fail to secure a supervisor for any reason, or should the Study Committee not approve the appointment , or should the appointment be cancelled (by either student or supervisor).
- If a student is unable to secure a supervisor, or should the cooperation encounter difficulties, the student may request assistance from the Study Committee.
The following are eligible to serve as sole supervisors:
- Any member of the Faculty of Agriculture from the HUJI teaching staff (including retired staff) at the rank of lecturer or above (up to 6 students).
- Any researcher from the Agricultural Research Organization (hereinafter ARO researcher) authorized to independently supervise HUJI research students.
- Any ARO researcher who received an ad-hoc approval to do so from the Dean.
- Any supervisor with an extended advising approval (מדריך בעל אישור הדרכה מורחב)
The following are eligible to serve as co-supervisors (an external supervisor serving jointly with another independent supervisor):
- Any member from another faculty of an Israeli institution for higher education (given that it is recognized by the Council for Higher Education) at the rank of lecturer or above (up to 2 students).
- Any researcher from ARO or the Veterinary Institute, or any M.D. from an Israeli university hospital, at a rank equivalent to lecturer or above, who received an ad-hoc advising approval from the Dean.
- For the calculation of the supervised students quota, supervision will be divided equally between the supervisors in cases of joint supervision.
The supervisor is responsible for guiding students in their research and determining:
- The topic of the thesis
- The students' study program (as approved by the Study Committee)
- The students' research plan (as approved by the Study Committee)
- The supervisor may define a "key course" which the student has to pass with a minimum grade of 80 as a condition for the supervision.
- Supervisors going on sabbaticals or a long leave of absence must appoint a substitute supervisor for their students, with the approval of the Study Committee. The substitutes' names will be sent by the head of the teaching program to the secretariat and chairperson of the Study Committee.
- The head of the teaching program will inform the secretariat, at the beginning of each semester, the names of the supervisors in the teaching program, the substitute supervisors, and the supervised students.
- "Co-supervisors" must be part of the regular teaching/research staff at the institution to which they belong.
- "Sole supervisors" with an ad-hoc approval and "co-supervisors" must take care to have their students registered in the teaching secretariat and receive an approval to supervise them before the students have submitted their study programs; students' will not be admitted before their supervisors have received their supervising approval. Requests for approval will be transferred to the Dean by the heads of the teaching programs with their recommendations.
- The list of Agricultural Research Organization (ARO) researchers approved for supervision of master's students is available at the secretariat.
- Researchers at the Veterinary Institute who teach at the School of Veterinary Medicine may supervise in accordance with the regulations applying to ARO researchers.