M.Sc. program: Horticulture (714)



Full information about the program in the University Course Catalog


Head of the teaching program:
Prof. Alexander Vainstein
Telephone: 08-9489082
e-mail: alexander.vainstein@mail.huji.ac.il

Ms. Iris Izenshtadt
Telephone: 08-9489333
e-mail: Iris.Izenshtadt@mail.huji.ac.il


The program provides students with a deep understanding of the physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and ecology of the fundamental processes in fruit trees, ornamental plants, flowers and forest trees. These culminate in the master's thesis, for which the students harness the theoretical tools they acquired in order to explore problems rooted in the practical needs of agriculture and forestry both in Israel and globally.


Study tracks: Non-Thesis (40 HUJI credits) / Thesis (24 HUJI credits)

Duration of studies: 2 years in both tracks

Language of instruction: English (as long as there is an English-speaking student enrolled in the course)

Associated faculty research department: Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture


Admission requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Agriculture Sciences, Biology, or any other relevant field.


Non-Thesis Track:

Admission Requirements 

Coursework and requirements 

Study Program 


Thesis Track:

Admission Requirements

Coursework and requirements

Study Program


*Securing a Supervisor: Before submitting the application, the candidate should contact a Faculty member that agrees to supervise him/her.

Listing of research opportunities 

Without a supervisor agreement, the application will not be considered 


Non-Thesis Track: Approx. $5,300 for international students per year / Approx. $4,300 for Israeli students/olim hadashim per year  

Thesis Track: Approx. $280 per year


How to apply:

Israeli students  

International Students (with a bachelor's degree from abroad)