רקע ברירת מחדל
לוגו ברירת מחדל

Program Goals

To further talented and gifted students’ capabilities, to help them realize their individual potential, and to nurture the next generation of breakthrough scientists.

To expose students to the fundamentals of scientific research - to provide them with personal and closely guided experiences vis-a-vis working with a scientist; to provide them with access to new fields of knowledge, scientific thinking and modern research methods; to equip them with the tools they need to engage in scientific research.

To nurture the development of personal characteristics such as motivation, ethical principles, leadership, interpersonal relations, teamwork, independence, self-confidence, responsibility and self-management, among talented and gifted students.

To create a community of future alumni - an elite group whose contribution to society will be a natural resource.

Target Audience

The Alpha Program is designed for talented and gifted students of all walks of life who are interested in focusing on science and technology studies while still in high school. In addition to proving their intellectual skills, candidates will have to demonstrate characteristics such as high levels of motivation, independent learning capabilities, perseverance, innovation, creativity, excitement, persistence, delayed gratification, and behavior that is appropriate for in-school settings.

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Academic Institutions

The Alpha Program is run at six academic institutions across the country:

Tel Aviv University - the Tel Aviv University for Youth
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - the Belmonte Science Laboratories Center
The Technion - the Department for Science and Technology-oriented Youth
Ben Gurion University of the Negev - the Jusidman Center for Science-oriented Youth
Weizmann Institute of Science - the Davidson Center for Science Education
Ariel University - The University’s Department for Children & Youth, for girls only

Program Description

The admissions process for the Program takes place while the candidate is in the 9th grade. The Program itself is comprised of four stages:

  1. An initial summer camp at the end of the 9th grade - A selection stage
  2. The first year of research, throughout the 10th grade
  3. A second summer camp at the end of the 10th grade
  4. A second year of research throughout the 11th grade