What would you like to search for?

What would you like to search for?


How to find an Advisor

Many academic programs at BGU require finding an advisor prior to completing your application. Please see a list of relevant programs below.

When applying for a Postdoc position, a Ph.D., an academic internship, or some of our MSc programs, your advisor is the head of the research group you will be joining, and together you will choose your specific research topic. In order to be accepted into the program of your choosing, you first need to find an advisor.

Thus, your first step is to connect with someone who is a researcher in your field of interest. You can search on the BGU Research Portal, where you can search based on your research topic, academic department, faculty, or the name of the faculty member.

For specific programs, you can visit the Department Website for a list of potential advisors or research topics:

Once you have identified potential advisors, you should send an e-mail to the researcher introducing yourself, including your CV and any relevant information about your background. You will probably be invited to online meetings (or interviews). Once you have secured an advisor, you can proceed to apply to the selected program by clicking the button below.

Tips for Success

  • You can contact more than one researcher at a time.
  • BGU has a lot of multidisciplinary fields, so you may search in several departments.
  • The department of your advisor will determine the master's program you apply to. 

Specific programs that require finding an advisor prior to applying:​

Faculty of Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Communication Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electro-Optical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Software and Information Systems Engineering​

Faculty of Natural Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Geological and Environmental Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
**For some master's programs you will choose an advisor as part of the application process and in others, you will need to do this by the end of the first semester.​