Ph.D. On Campus

Mountain Environment and Agriculture

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

36 months
163 EUR/year
163 EUR/year
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The PhD Mountain Environment and Agriculture from Free University of Bozen-Bolzano aims at providing talented and motivated students with in-depth research skills that will allow them to tackle relevant agricultural and environmental problems in mountain areas. 


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.  

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    163 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 163 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    163 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 163 EUR per year during 36 months.

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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