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Tropical Crop Management and Ecology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The aim of the Tropical Crop Management and Ecology program at Czech University of Life Sciences Prague is to create professionals for the next generation needed to address challenges closely tied to the sustainability of tropical and subtropical agricultural systems, biodiversity conservation, nutrition and human health, and climate change through interdisciplinary approaches in plant sciences.

The goal of the program, therefore, includes educating students and developing and disseminating science-based information to promote agroecological production of tropical crops with special orientation on traditional and ecological agricultural systems (e.g. agroforestry) as well as application of appropriate modern production methods (e.g. plant biotechnologies). It is generally argued that increased use of plant resources diversity contributes to higher sustainability, productivity and resilience of smallholder’s farming systems. Accordingly, agrobiodiversity use and conservation is an important component of the program.

Learning outcomes

Specific objectives of the program include seeking answers to plant resources use and management in tropical agroecosystems and adjacent natural ecosystems as well as food, nutritional and health related questions; promoting needed research and development activities related to tropical plant resources for food and agriculture; and providing graduates with the knowledge and skills needed for sound scientific inquiry and professional practice, and a solid understanding and commitment to professional ethics in tropical agriculture research and development. 


All study programmes taught at CULS are officially accredited by the the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cereals and Pulses
  • Tropical Phytocoenoses
  • Agroforestry
  • Tuber, Oil and Fibre Crops
  • Fruit Production and Vineyard
  • Tropical Horticulture and Floriculture
  • Scientific Seminar
  • Tropical Pastures and Fodder Crops
  • Vegetable Production

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • To all programmes, applicants must submit CV, annotation of bachelor thesis and motivation letter in English, no later than March to the Study Administration Office of FTA (personally or by electronic mail).
  • The entrance examination comprises of the interview in the English language focused on the professional subject area according to the field selected and prerequisites for study in the selected field. Applicants must reach at least 60 out of 100 points from the interview; criteria is set by the committee in each field and will consider: the level of common and expert English, experience and practice from the selected study field, quality and focus of the Bachelor's thesis and a motivation for the study. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    196 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 196 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    196 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 196 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Tuition fees in national currency: 5 000 CZK

Living costs for Prague

  • 15441 - 26250 CZK/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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