Sustainable Agriculture

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English English Duration:2 years
Local:$ 228 / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 228 / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Mar 7, 2021
StudyQA ranking:658

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The Master program in Sustainable agriculture is taught at the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Padua. The university is located in Veneto region, in the city of Padova, Italy. The official code of the program assigned by the Ministry of Education of Italy — LM-69. English is the main language of instruction for this program as well as for the majority of other programs of the University of Padua. Students applying for their studies should provide a higher education diploma translated into English as well as an English language certificate. Application deadlines for international and domestic applicants can be found on the official website of the university.

1st Year: Agrifood Economics and Policy; Sustainable Agriculture; Agricultural Management of Biogeochemical Cycles; Integrated Management of Arthropod Pests; Plant Breeding; Precision Farming; Soil Microbiology; Advanced Statistics
2nd Year: Sustainable Disease Management; Crop Physiology; Sustainable Livestock Systems; Sustainable Use of Pesticides; Sustainable Viticulture And Woody Crop Production; Water Resources Management

A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) is required, with proved skills in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; in investigating research techniques as well as the ability to apply research findings to real problems

English language: B2 Level (CEFR) or equivalent certificate

Additional admission requirements for students applying to the *double-degree programme*:

  • English Language Proficiency Requirement: Students whose primary language is not English must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores that are not more than two years old. If submitting the TOEFL: a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or overall score of 80 on the Internet Based Test (IBT) with at least 20 on speaking and 20 on writing. If submitting the IELTS: a minimum overall band-width of 6.5, with no single band (score) below 6.0. Students who have received degrees from institutions in countries where English is the primary language usually are not required to submit the TOEFL (or IELTS) scores unless the degree was received more than two years prior to application to the Graduate School.
  • Entrance Test Score GRE: Scores on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) are required (minimum score 300). The general test of the GRE is offered year-round as a computer-based test at centers worldwide. Advance registration for tests is required.
The grants are available to attend academic course Sustainable agriculture in Italy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers grants in favor of foreign citizens not residing in Italy and Italian citizens living abroad (IRE) for this academic year in order to foster international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation, to promote Italian language and culture and to support Italy’s economic system in the world (According to Law 288/55 and its subsequent changes and additions).

Tuition fees are the same for all students, regardless of their nationality: up to 2,600 euros/year.

They are divided in 3 installments: the first one is 188 euros and it corresponds to the admission fee (i.e. the fee required to accept your place at the University).

The other two installments are due only if the student has not been awarded neither a scholarship nor a fee-waiver. Even in this case, the amount of the second and third installments can be significantly waived according to the student's financial situation (assessed through a specific document called "ISEE"). The basic concept is: the less you have, the less you pay.

Career opportunities

Graduate work in management and consulting activities in agro-livestock systems; international marketing of agricultural products, livestock and industries; development of innovative technologies within companies operating in the agriculture and livestock area; control and monitoring of
productive, environmental and economic performances of agricultural farms; research and development of innovative technologies within private and public research institutions.

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