Ariel University - For Girls Only
The Alpha Program for talented and gifted female 9th grade graduates at Ariel University is run in conjunction with the Future Scientists Center, the National-Religious Education Board, and the Ministry of Education’s Department for Talented and Gifted Students. Within the framework of the unique Program, students delve into the world of scientific research, under the tutelage of field-leading researchers.
The academic research activities include lectures given over by scientists, visits to research laboratories and the implementation of advanced experiments. In addition, students take part in social-moral activities that integrate tours of industry-relevant factories, national heritage sites, and fun days/activities.
At the end of each academic year, the university runs a summer camp for the Program’s girls, in true Zionist-scientist spirit, enabling the creation of a community of young women-to-be, that will serve as an elite group of leaders.
The Alpha Program at Ariel University is intended for talented and gifted 9th grade girls who possess high levels of motivation and interest in the sciences.
The Program’s Structure
Alpha is a unique two-year program that takes place on the Ariel University campus.The Program’s stages include:
Post 9th grade - the first research summer camp - 21.6 - 3.7.2020.
The goal of the camp is to expose students to the world of scientific research. The exposure is created through scientific lectures, visits to research laboratories and practical implementation of advanced experiments.
From a social perspective - At the camp, students will additionally take part in social activities and field trips, to nurture the formation of a bonded group.
10th grade - the first year of research
The students formulate a research proposal and work on their individual research projects in Ariel University laboratories, guided by their personal advisors.
Post 10th grade - the second research summer camp - 5.7 - 17.7.2020
During the second summer camp, the students will implement their research projects and scientific experiments in Ariel University’s leading research laboratories.
11th grade - the second year of research - completing the research project and writing it up, followed by presenting it on campus.
The Admissions Process
The first stage
Registration via the website between 17.11.2019 - 19.1.2020.
After beginning the registration process, you will receive an e-mail with your username and password.
Enter the website’s My Profile section and add the following documents:
A recent school transcript (only a clearly scanned transcript that includes the student’s name, the school’s name, and the school’s signature will count towards your candidacy).
Documentation indicating a learning disability for students requesting extra time for the first admissions exam (Future Scientists Test).
We recommend that all of the above materials be gathered as early as possible, so that they can be uploaded to your profile as soon as you are prompted to via e-mail, in January.
The second stage
The Future Scientists Test - the Alpha Program’s psychotechnical exam - will be held at the Davidson Center on the following dates: 29.01.20 and 14.02.2020.
You can download test examples and explanations in Hebrew or in Arabic.
Students who successfully pass the Future Scientists Test will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or educator and a written essay (a relevant link will be sent to the candidates), in order to advance to the next stage.
The third stage
This stage will take place during the month of April and will include a scientific orientation test and a personal interview. Students invited to this admissions stage will be asked to complete a science tasks (details will be provided to suitable candidates).
The fourth stage
A summer camp that will take place on the following dates: 21.6 - 03.7.2020.
Participation in the camp in its entirety is mandatory.