Tel Aviv University for Youth
The Odyssey Program at Tel Aviv University has three tracks:
physics, cyber and biomedicine.
All three of the Program’s tracks are built upon academic content that enable students to successfully complete many academic courses (and accumulate credits available to the students for five years following their completion of military service).
The Program also includes various enrichment and individual development programs, fostering time management, teamwork, and more. During the holidays and summer vacations, students take part in intensive days, workshops, industry tours and joint activities for all Odyssey students across the country.
Studies take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 15:00 to 20:00. Summer courses take place five days a week from 9:00 to 17:00, over the course of three weeks.
The Admissions Process
The Program’s admissions process and examination periods for 2021 candidates:
The admissions process is intended for 8th grade students. Studies will begin when they are in the 9th grade.
There are four stages to the admissions process, to be held as follows:
The first stage - Registration, between the following dates: 17.11.19- 19.01.20.
The second stage - The national exam, the first admissions exam - The Future Scientists Test will be held at Tel Aviv University for Youth, during January and February. Exact dates will be announced at a later date.
Students who successfully pass the first admissions exam will be notified via e-mail and will be invited to take part in the second stage of testing.
The third stage - Track-specific admissions exams will take place on the following dates: 30.4.2020 -01.5.2020. Relevant candidates will be notified.
Students who successfully pass the second admissions exam will be notified via e-mail and will be invited to take part in the summer preparatory admissions course.
The two-week long summer preparatory admissions course will take place over the following dates: 5.7.2020 - 23.7.2020. Attendance is mandatory on all days of the course.
he rest of the admissions process is track-specific.
*Please regularly check the website to stay up-to-date on admissions stage dates.
The Physics Track
Tel Aviv University’s physics track opened its doors in 2009 and was the first of its kind in the country. The track’s alumni are currently finishing their BA and MA degrees, and some are even researching for their PhD. Our graduates integrate into the IDF, assuming a variety of high-calibre positions.
This track is intended for students who are strong and inclined towards the mathematics and physics fields, and operates supported and in complete cooperation with Tel Aviv University’s School of Physics, in their Department of Exact Sciences.
The Program’s studies include academic content from the 9th grade. During their first two years in the Program, students matriculate in the following academic courses: Classical Physics 1, Classical Physics 2, Mathematical Introduction for Physicists 1, Mathematical Introduction for Physicists 2, Special Relativity, and more.
Academic Principal of the Program, and Head of the Physics Track: Dr. Erez Paytan
The Biomedicine Track
The biomedicine track is intended for students who are strong and inclined towards the fields of biology and chemistry. The track works in full cooperation with the Faculty of Life Sciences and the School of Chemistry at Tel Aviv University, and includes weekly studies in biology, chemistry and mathematics, alongside advanced enrichment courses in medicine.
The Program’s studies include academic content from the 9th grade. During their first two years in the Program, students matriculate in the following academic courses: General Chemistry 1, General Chemistry 2, Introduction to Biology A, Introduction to Biology B, and more. Students are also exposed to academic laboratories, as of their first year in the Program.
Head of the Track - Dr. Omri Morag
The cyber track is intended for students who are strong and inclined towards the fields of computer science and mathematics. The track includes weekly studies in these fields, alongside projects on the subjects of computer science and programming.
The Program’s studies include academic content from the 9th grade. During their first two years in the Program, students matriculate in the following academic courses: Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra 1A, An Expanded Introduction to Computer Science, Programming 1, and more. In addition, the students learn programming in various languages, as well as about networks, communications, data structures, and more.
The Program’s Staff
Shlomi Butonero- Head of the Program
Ms. Dorit Ben Dayan- Program Coordinator
Ms. Sarit Navon- Educational Counselor
Ms. Dorit Sussman-Bodenheimer - Head of the Science-oriented Youth Department
Click here to visit the Tel-Aviv University for Youth, the Department for Science-oriented Youth website