• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

First, the fundamental objective of this Agriculture Science programme at ISA Lille - Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering (France Agro³) is to have a general overview of Agricultural Science. Courses range from food chain theory and crop management to livestock and plant production. Although this general approach is taught through its technical and scientific aspects, it is also crucial to include economic, sociological and ethical aspects to comprehend the notion of sustainability in agricultural.

    Most of all, the Agricultural Science program gives students: 

  • an international view of the issue of agriculture, highlighting certain national and/or regional specificities,
  • the necessary tools to manage crop and livestock production;
  • the necessary tools to manage agricultural processes, from ruminant nutrition to distribution channels
  • a practical view of site management, thanks to lectures and seminars by experts in the field;
  • the methods to manage projects within an international context, with multicultural staff.

Project-Based Learning

Learning to work in a team and manage complex projects is an essential skill for any engineer. Therefore, one day every week is dedicated to group projects, supervised by a Professor and a representative from the agricultural industry or a partner company. These projects allow students to apply their technical knowledge to real-world issues faced by our industry partners.

Internships

As with all programs at ISA, students will spend 40% of their studies in internships. These periods of professional immersion, carried out either in France or abroad, in a company or a laboratory, expose students to the reality of the professional world. 

Career

Thanks to our project-based pedagogy and extensive professional experience, ISA Alumni are ready to join the global workforce even before they graduate. Indeed, 90% of ISA Alumni are employed within 6 months of graduating.

The alumni go on to work in diverse fields: Sales, Marketing or Technical positions, Service in agriculture (insurance companies, audits, consulting) as well as in Research and Development in technical and research institutes, Project management at regional or national levels (professional organizations). 

Accreditation

ISA Lille delivers a French National Agricultural Engineering diploma, internationally accredited by the Commission des Titres d'Ingénieurs as a Master of Science and Engineering degree.

As well as:

  • Approved and recognized by the French Government, under the authority of the French Ministries of Education and Agriculture

  • Certified by EUR-ACE and EESPIG

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Project in Agriculture
  • Summer Internship
  • Ruminant nutrition and roughage systems

  • Plant Biotechnology

  • Plant Breeding and Genetics

  • Animal Welfare: From Consumer Demand to Farm Auditing

  • Livestock Housing and Building Construction

Audience

Open to students from different countries and sometimes very disparate cultural traditions, the intercultural dimension therefore plays an important role in the program. The internationalization of students’ skills and personal qualities will therefore quickly take concrete form.

Lecturers

The program is entirely taught in English by an international team of Professors, researchers and professionals in the food sector, from France and abroad (staff coming from partner universities and partner companies). Students therefore benefit from the additional global expertise of professors and experts from France and other countries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: A special Early Bird scholarship is available for successful applicants enrolling before April 15. Learn more on our website.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Life Sciences (Agriculture, Food Science, Biology, or related field)
  • B2 level in language of instruction (French or English) certified by an official test score (DELF, DALF, French Bac)
  • French is NOT required for admission to English-taught programs, but is highly recommended

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lille

  • 741 - 1150 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Successful candidates who confirm their enrollment by April 15 will automatically benefit from a 10% reduction on their first-year tuition fees.

See our website for more financial aid opportunities.

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