• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The MSc Sustainable Agriculture programme at the University of Padova aims to provide advanced knowledge in the field of agricultural systems as well as skills to develop and manage sustainable production systems.


The context is international, having as its main area of investigation warm-temperate environments at a global level.

The Master degree in Sustainable Agriculture programme at the University of Padova will be awarded upon completion of the course. With the aim of strengthening this global approach to sustainability, the  Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Padova has been included in an internationalization project in collaboration with the University of Georgia, USA, which enables students to achieve a dual degree in “Sustainable Agriculture” (Italy) and “Crop and Soil Science” (USA).

The training course in Sustainable Agriculture,  includes two main areas of study:

  • Production: training in the areas of agronomy, crop and animal productions, soil science, plant breeding, and integrated management of pests and diseases, all aimed at the sustainability of the production process and its social implications;
  • Technology: training in the areas of management and protection of air-soil-water, use of biomass of agricultural plants and animals, land management, and management of the production process (at different geographic scales) considering both innovative technologies and socio-economic aspects.

Career opportunities

  • 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
  • Collaboration with private and public research institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Statistics 
  • Agrifood Economics And Policy
  • Gis For Agro-Environmental Studies
  • Integrated Management Of Arthropod Pests
  • Research Planning
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Agricultural Management Of Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Plant Breeding 
  • Precision Farming
  • Soil Microbiology 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the second cycle degree course must hold a first cycle/Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification that guarantees:

  • essential skills on agricultural and environmental sciences;
  • existing skills in investigating research techniques as well as the ability to apply research findings to real problems.
Proficiency in English at B2 level or equivalent (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL) according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is required. If the applicant is an English native speaker or has completed his/her High School and/or Bachelor/first cycle degree in English, no language certification is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2602 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2602 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2602 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2602 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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The total amount can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”.

Living costs for Legnaro

  • 600 - 900 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


The University of Padova, the Veneto Region and other organisations offer various scholarship schemes to support students. Below is a list of the funding opportunities that are most often used by international students in Padova.

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