Summer Programs :

Summer School of Engineering & Science

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Academic Dates:

July 26 –August 24, 2017

 

Program Details

The Summer School in Engineering & Science is an opportunity for outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world to enhance their academic profiles with a rigorous and challenging academic experience at Israel’s oldest university and premier center for science, technology and applied research.

Students may enroll in one advanced course chosen from a variety of engineering and science fields in addition to one academic course on Israeli culture. These advanced courses are taught by Technion’s top level faculty in English at cutting-edge facilities.

Scholarships for excellent students from China and India are available (not applicable to Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan candidates).

The program is open to senior undergraduate students (approaching Senior year), graduate students (MSc/PhD), and recent graduates. Outstanding sophomore undergraduates students may apply but should be aware that the program is highly competitive and requires a strong background in the chosen course, for this reason senior applicants may be given precedence.

Courses

  • Students may choose one academic course from the list below. Introduction to Contemporary Israeli Society is a mandatory subject for all students.

Electrical Engineering-Computer Science

Image Processing and Analysis – EE/CS

This course is a fundamental course in digital image processing theory. During the course we explore the basic tools for processing and restoring of gray-level images. We discuss the basic aspects of lossless/lossy image compression and the use of transformation in image processing.

Introduction to Machine Learning– EE/CS

Chemical Engineering – Biotechnology Engineering

Sensors and Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology and sensors is a course for people who are interested in learning about novel sensing tools that makes use of nanotechnology (a technology that relies in the regime between one to hundred nanometers, viz. billionths of the meters) to screen, and monitor various events in either our personal or professional life.

Aerospace Engineering

Distributed Space Systems

Course expose the participants to the emerging technology of distributed space systems, a concept of distributing the functionality of a single spacecraft between several closely-flying satellites.

Architecture

Landscape and Environment

This involves an approach to planning the physical sphere, with an emphasis on its ecological, cultural and social aspects.  This comes from a desire to create new spaces, as well as to preserve and rehabilitate existing spaces for people as individuals and as part of society; and overall concern for the environment.

Chemistry

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Course will teach fundamentals of inorganic and organometallic chemistry and the impact on catalytic processes.

Education in Science and Technology

The Web as a Learning Environment

This course takes the students through a journey on how learning and instruction have evolved in the past two decades and the challenges facing education in the 21st century. In this course, students will be acquainted with state-of-the-art innovations in digital learning and advanced cloud-based pedagogy.

Accreditation:

Upon successful completion of the program students will receive 4-5 Technion academic credits. 2-3 credits for main selected course and 2 credits for Israeli culture course. students will receive Technion academic transcripts.

Scholarships for Students from China and India

This program is highly subsidized by the Israeli government and Technion. Costs for selected students for the program from India and China will be as follows:

  1. $50 non-refundable application fee
  2. $550 registration fee

Costs will include:

  1. Academic courses tuition
  2. Housing
  3. Lunch – students will be given 5 meal vouchers per week to be used in the Technion campus (valid at most cafeterias)
  4. Touristic trips to Jerusalem, Dead-Sea and North of Israel (3 days)
  5. Entrance to Technion facilities – swimming pool and gym
  6. All activities – social and academic

Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) may provide additional funding for airfare to students from China. Please refer to the CSC website for further information.

Please note that the scholarships are not applicable to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan candidates.

Housing

All students will reside at Technion Senate dormitories (Upper Block Dormitory). Each apartment has 3 rooms, 2 students per room, joint bathroom, toilets and kitchen.

Trips, Social and Cultural Activities

To enrich the learning experience, students will be invited to participate in social and cultural activities both on and off campus such as lectures and trips, including industry visits and tours to major Israeli tourist attractions. Students will also visit cutting-edge laboratories and meet Technion faculty, and they will engage with lunchtime speakers providing in-depth exposure to Israeli and Middle Eastern culture and history. Campus social activities are led by Technion International’s experienced student guides.

Why Technion?

Technion is Israel’s premier institute for science, technology and applied research. The university has trained most of the country’s top engineers and managers, and it stands at the forefront of cutting-edge industry-related research. Watch Technion’s involvement in Israel’s booming high-tech and start-up economy:

Technion Nation – Building Israel the Start-Up Nation

Technion Nation – Building Israel the Start-Up Nation (Chinese – Youku)

Technion – The Start-Up Nation’s University

Technion 101 Years Movie (Chinese subtitles YOUKU)

Support & Assistance

Technion International trains student guides to assist visiting students with a wide range of questions and issues. The Technion International team also organizes special events, trips and activities open to all international students on campus, that enrich their study experiences in Israel.
Additional information about life at the Technion is available here

Visa

Before entering the academic program, all students must check their eligibility status for a student visa (type A2) with the Israeli embassy or consulate in their country of origin.

Contact

summer@int.technion.ac.il

 * Opening of the program is contingent on the number of registered students.

** The program is subject to changes, at the discretion of TI.

Dates:

July 26 – August 24, 2017

Application deadline for registration to courses: April 2nd, 2017

Courses are offered to graduate students (MSc/PhD) or undergraduate students approaching Senior year (or students who have just graduated).

  1. Opening of the program is contingent on the number of registered students.
  2. The program is subject to changes, at the discretion of TI.

Admission to the Summer program requires a GPA of 80/3.0 and above.

To begin your application process, click Apply Now to launch the online application system.

Costs will include:

  1. Academic courses tuition
  2. Housing
  3. Lunch – students will be given 5 meal vouchers per week to be used in the Technion campus (valid at most cafeterias)
  4. Touristic trips to Jerusalem, Dead-Sea and North of Israel (3 days)
  5. Entrance to Technion facilities – swimming pool and gym
  6. All activities – social and academic

Please note: Partial scholarships are available

Scholarships for Students from China and India

This program is highly subsidized by the Israeli government and Technion. Costs for selected students from India and China will be:

1. $50 non-refundable application fee

2. $550 registration fee

Costs will include:

  1. Academic courses tuition
  2. Housing
  3. Lunch – 5 days a week on Technion campus
  4. Touristic trips to Jerusalem, Dead-Sea and North of Israel (3 days)
  5. Entrance to Technion facilities – swimming pool and gym
  6. All activities – social and academic

Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) may provide additional funding for airfare to students from China. Additional information about this opportunity may be found on CSC website.

Please note that the scholarships are not not applicable to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan candidates.

How to Apply

Click Apply Now to launch the online application system.

The online application will prompt you to provide the following:

  • Official transcript
  • Personal Statement: explaining your motivation for applying to the Summer School of Engineering and Science and detail previous academic background on the selected course (up to 1 page in length).
  • Recommendation letter
  • CV (Resume).
  • Passport-sized photo.
  • English proficiency test such as the TOEFL/ IELTS/ CET 6/CET 4 is mandatory

Please Note: A non-refundable application fee of $50 (USD) is required with your application.

 

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Technion International

Mauerberger Building, 2nd floor

Technion City, Haifa

3200003, Israel

Any questions may be forwarded to our Admissions Coordinator, summer@int.technion.ac.il

Admission decisions are based on a close evaluation of each application on a case-by-case basis, with emphasis placed on each candidate’s academic history.

 

English Proficiency

Applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency prior to enrollment. Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language may be required to undergo a brief interview to assess their level of English.

 

Housing

All students will reside at Technion Senate air-conditioned dormitories (Upper Block Dormitory). Each apartment has 3 rooms, 2 students per room, joint bathroom, toilets and kitchen. for additional inquiries regarding dormitories please contact: summer@int.technion.ac.il

 

 

Below you will find courses you may choose from our Summer School of Engineering & Science: 

Program includes one engineering/science/architecture course from the list below + Introduction to Contemporary Israeli Society

Electrical Engineering-Computer Science

Image Processing and Analysis – EE/CS

This course is a fundamental course in digital image processing theory. During the course we explore the basic tools for processing and restoring of gray-level images. We discuss the basic aspects of lossless/lossy image compression and the use of transformation in image processing.

Introduction to Machine Learning– EE/CS

Chemical Engineering – Biotechnology Engineering

Sensors and Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology and sensors is a course for people who are interested in learning about novel sensing tools that makes use of nanotechnology (a technology that relies in the regime between one to hundred nanometers, viz. billionths of the meters) to screen, and monitor various events in either our personal or professional life.

Professors assistant: Ms. Meital Segev- meitalse@campus.technion.ac.il

Aerospace Engineering

Distributed Space Systems

Course expose the participants to the emerging technology of distributed space systems, a concept of distributing the functionality of a single spacecraft between several closely-flying satellites.

Architecture

Landscape and Environment

This course offers an introduction to contemporary urban landscape architecture in the Israeli context, exploring the environmental and social issues that shape the design of public space.

Chemistry

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Course will teach fundamentals of inorganic and organometallic chemistry and the impact on catalytic processes.

Education in Science and Technology

The Web as a Learning Environment

This course takes the students through a journey on how learning and instruction have evolved in the past two decades and the challenges facing education in the 21st century. In this course, students will be acquainted with state-of-the-art innovations in digital learning and advanced cloud-based pedagogy.

Humanities

 

Introduction to Contemporary Israeli Society 

This course seeks to unravel the complexity of the Israeli political, social, and cultural aspects and provide tools for understanding the uniqueness of Israeli society and peoples. Students will read and discuss issues such as religion and democracy; ethnicity and nationalism; cultural diversity; gender, media and popular culture. The course introduces Israel’s contemporary society through a holistic approach using lectures, films, and discussions.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. What kind of visa do I need to enter Israel?
Before entering the academic program, all students must clear their eligibility status for a student visa (type A2) or Israeli citizenship with the Israeli embassy or consulate in their country of origin. As of 2012, it’s no longer possible to enter Israel with a tourist visa and have it replaced with a student visa while in Israel. Once entering Israel with a tourist visa, the visitor must leave Israel after three months. If you are accepted, you will receive further instructions about obtaining the necessary visa.

2. Who can apply to the program?
The program is open to senior undergraduate students (approaching Senior year), graduate students (MSc/PhD), and recent graduates. Outstanding sophomore undergraduates students may apply but should be aware that the program is highly competitive and requires a strong background in the chosen course, for this reason senior applicants may be given precedence.

3. I am in my second year of undergraduate studies. May I apply?
Yes, you may apply but  please be aware that the program is highly competitive and requires a strong background in the chosen course, for this reason senior applicants may be given precedence.

4. My GPA is below 3.0. May I apply?
The application is open to all interested candidates. If your GPA is below the 3.0 cutoff, you may still apply, but please note that the admissions committee will be looking for other indications of your academic abilities in your CV, motivation letter and letter of recommendation.

5. How do I submit my application?
Applicants apply through our online application by clicking “Apply Now.” The system will prompt you to submit copies of your university transcripts, CV, passport-sized photo, and personal statement, and provide contact information of your academic reference (we will contact them directly to ask for a letter of recommendation), as well as a non-refundable application fee.

6. Will I earn credits towards my degree?
Yes, upon successful completion of your chosen course you will be awarded a commensurate number of Technion credits.

7. What is the deadline for submitting an application?
The deadline for submitting an application is April 2, 2017.

8. How do I submit a recommendation letter?
Once registered on our online application system, you will be prompted to upload a recommendation online.

9. How many recommendation letters do I need to submit? 

Only one letter is required. Please upload it online.

10. What kind of transcript do I need to submit?

You must upload to the online application scanned copies of official transcripts from all post-secondary education in English only. Please do not send unofficial or Chinese-language transcripts. Please do not mail hard copies to Technion. If you are a graduate student, please upload all previous undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

11. What is the criteria for the scholarship? How do I apply for the scholarship?
All Chinese and Indian students are automatically considered for the scholarship. There is no separate application. Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s academic merits and relevance to the chosen course.

12. What is the cost of the program?
All applicants must pay a $50 application fee (nonrefundable) at the time of application. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be required to pay a $550 registration fee.  If you are accepted but are not awarded the scholarship, you may attend the program by self-funding.

13. What kind of English certification do I need to submit?
If you have taken TOEFL, IELTS, or CET-6, please upload your results to the online application. If you have not taken any of these tests, please submit a letter from your university’s English department describing your English proficiency. The English certification should be uploaded together with the transcript in the online application.

14. How do I get an invitation letter to apply for CSC funding?
If you are accepted to the program, you will receive an acceptance letter, and then you will be able to apply for CSC funding for the airfare. The CSC application deadline is May 31st.

15. How many scholarships are available?
We are able to offer just 150 scholarships to excellent students.

16. When will the results be announced?
Applicants will be notified of the admissions decision by May 15th, 2017. You will have one week to respond to our offer of admission.

17. Can I apply for any course, even if it is not related to my major?
We strongly advise against applying for a course that is unrelated to your major. The courses are very advanced; therefore, the admissions committee is looking for students with significant previous experience in subjects related to their chosen course. Please explain your course selection in your motivation letter.

18. The application system asks for Course 1 and Course 2. What does this mean?
Please clear the cookies in your browser. This problem should disappear after you do so.

19. I don’t have a passport right now. Can I still apply?

If you do not currently have a passport, you may still submit your application. Please insert 12345 instead of a passport number. If you are accepted, you will need to provide your passport number when you accept the offer.

20. I still have more questions. Who should I contact?
As we have been receiving overwhelming inquiries, we strongly encourage you to carefully read all the related information on our website where most of your questions will be answered. You may direct any additional inquiries to apply@technion.ac.ilOnly inquiries in English will be answered.