• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

The Biocontrol Solutions for Plant Health training program offered by Université Côte d'Azur is unique in France and one of only a few similar international programs.

BOOST MSc objective is to train students so they'll be able to conduct research programs and R&D of eco-friendly plant protection solutions. A major global challenge is to implement ecofriendly plant production technologies, while minimizing the hazards and risks to human health and the environment. This challenge is faced by all economic sectors that produce or use plants: agriculture, agrifood, cosmetics, pharmaceutics.

Implementation of ecofriendly plant production technologies, minimizing the hazards and risks to human health and the environment, is a major challenge worldwide. This challenge is faced by all economic sectors producing or using plants: agriculture, agrifood, cosmetics, pharmaceutics.

Future careers

As future professionals, students will be provided with the knowledge, know-how and experience to act as researchers, R&D leaders in extension services and industry, or experts in consulting companies, public bodies and NGOs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Numerical tools 
  • Law and IP 
  • Management 
  • Biocontrol sustainability and risk assessment
  • Analytical chemistry and formulation 
  • Plant responses to biotic stress 
  • Interactions: Evolution & adaptation 
  • Systematic and community ecology 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • CV (in English or in French)
  • Cover/motivation letter (need to be in English – Letter written in French will not be accepted)
  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your previous diploma and copy of your grades.
  • 2 letters of recommendation.
  • Proof of good English competencies (TOEFL, TOEIC or equivalent). This document is not compulsory. If application is of interest for BOOST MSc, English level will be evaluated during BOOST interview by Skype.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 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.

Fees for French and European students : from 300€ to 4000 € / year (depend on your parents's incomes)

Living costs for Sophia Antipolis

  • 640 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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