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MEDFOR - Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #116 (BCR) Padua, Italy
MEDFOR - Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management offered by University of Padova equips students with a solid scientific habilitation and the competences for careers in innovative fields of work within the Mediterranean forestry supply chain.


The MEDFOR - Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management offered by University of Padova has emphasis on educating the leaders of the future generation of engineers, managers, researchers, and teachers involved in Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management.

 It will both provide the basis needed for students to pursue academic opportunities (e.g. PhD program) and the qualifications needed to fill positions in all Mediterranean forestry supply chain segments (e.g. forestry and natural resources organizations, either public or private, either national or international).

Students can study in two or three of the 7 universities of the Consortium and may also have the opportunity to do internships with our Associated Partners.

Career opportunities

Our Alumni MEDfOR students, often found a job within a year after graduation. Roughly one third of the students have decided to pursue a PhD after graduation or stay in academia doing research.

Half of the students have gone back to their home countries, some to their old posts – such as lecturer at Universities - while others had landed new jobs, in private entities, public administration, etc. 

Several students have launched an international carrier in international organizations or as consultants. 

Some students, stayed on the universities were they graduated – doing research or PhDs; while others found internships and job with the associated partners.

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

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 need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General 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.

  • A good first university degree, on the field of economics or sciences
  • High proficiency in English
Admission Documents:
  • Filled 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
  • Certified (translated) transcript of study results
  • (certified copy of) language test results: 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Padova

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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