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MEDFOR - Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
MEDFOR - Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management offered by University of Padova is a two-year world-class International Master Programme focuses on the integrating theme of sustainability in Mediterranean forests and woodlands.


The MEDFOR - Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management from University of Padova answers a call for a coordinated approach throughout the Mediterranean basin to develop reliable information and tools - based on sound science and a multidisciplinary approach -, in order to improve Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management and policy-making.

The ultimate objectiveis to bring together the best expertise, human resources and facilities to educate the next generation of leaders in forestry and natural resources, and public and private land management throughout the Mediterranean region and to contribute to the solution of forestry, natural resources and environmental challenges throughout the region and the world.

MEDfOR is the only program in Europe or elsewhere that simultaneously addresses the economic, ecological and social challenges of sustainable Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management.

MEDfOR is offered by a Consortium of top ranked Universities supported by a consultation panel with several associated partners and stakeholders that come from leading international research and outreach organizations in all scientific areas of interest to Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multiple criteria decision support systems for Mediterranean forest management planning in ULisbona
  • Social and Environmental responsibility in Mediterranean forestry in U Padua
  • Addressing risks in Mediterranean forest management planning-the case of fire in U Lleida
  • Adaptive forestry strategies to provide good and services while coping with global change challenge in U Valladolid
  • Advanced tools for sustainable management of Mediterranean forests in U Tuscia
  • Ecosystem based multi-use forest management planning in Mediterranean forests in U Karadeniz
  • Mediterranean Sustainable Forest Management - An Institutional Economics Approach in U Catholic Porto

            For more information, please visit the programme website.

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 24 months
            • Credits
              120 ECTS
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:


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            Academic Requirements

            The MEDfOR Consortium has developed a common set of admission criteria as well as joint application procedures. The MEDfOR Commission carries out the selection of students, where all partner universities are represented.

            Admission Requirements:

            • A good first university degree, on the field of economics or sciences
            • High proficiency in English
            Admission Documents:
            • Filled Application Form: find it on the left "Student Application form"
            • Copy of Passport (as proof of Nationality)
            • Copy of place of residence (e.g. residence certificate or certificate from the candidate's place of work, study or training)
            • Certified (translated) copy of university diplomas

                      Tuition Fee

                      • International Applies to you

                        6000 EUR/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                      • EU/EEA Applies to you

                        3000 EUR/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                      • In the case of European students they are 3000 € per year irrespectively of host institution, and for Non-European 6000 € per year.

                      Living costs for Padova

                      • 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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