• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The three-year Mountain Environment and Agriculture programme from Free University of Bozen-Bolzano  is highly interdisciplinary; competences span from ecology to hydrology, from crop production to animal science, from forestry to agricultural engineering, from plant protection to marketing. 

The PhD projects tackle, among others, the efficient use of natural resources, the sustainable production methods in agriculture and forestry, the effect of climate change on natural and managed mountain ecosystems.  

The Scientific Committee includes internationally renowned scientists from Italian and foreign Universities as well as from Research Centres, like Eurac Research and Laimburg Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry. 

The international research training and the skills developed during the doctoral programme will help you meeting your career aspirations, both inside and outside research institutions.

International profile

Your research training will be embedded within several research projects of international relevance and will foresee a cooperation with foreign partners. 

The PhD Steering Committee benefits from the presence of internationally reputed professors from foreign universities. The presence of at least one co-supervisor of your PhD project from a foreign research institution is highly recommended. A high percentage of your PhD students’ peers come from abroad.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theory of Scientific Method
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Advanced Scientific English

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • In order to gain admission to the PhD programme, you will need to have obtained 300 ECTS credit points (Master degree) and have some relevant academic experience in the field of the programme. 
  • You will also have to demonstrate competence in the English language with a recognized language certificate and be successful in a public competition

Tuition Fee

  • International

    164 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 164 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    164 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 164 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Tuition fees: € 163,50 per year

Living costs for Bolzano - Bozen

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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