12 months
10500 USD/year
8400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Environmental Quality Sciences program at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem prepares students to address the challenges of global environmental issues: development of alternative water and energy resources, water and soil pollution treatment, waste recycling, agricultural intensification, environmentally-sustainable pest control and plant protection, and related economics.

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The multidisciplinary Environmental Quality Sciences program at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem  is taught by academic staff from the Robert H. Smith Faculty's Environmental Quality and Natural Resources in Agriculture department and the Agricultural Research Center's Volcani Institute. The courses cover broad areas of scientific research, such as: environmental microbiology, ecology, soil and water, economics, weed control, botany and plant protection. The common denominator of these diverse fields is the goal to understand and promote processes that affect and improve the quality of the environment and nurture a sustainable agricultural environment for future generations.


The one-year program leads to a non-thesis Master of Science in Agriculture majoring in Environmental Quality Sciences. After successful completion of the first year, qualified graduates can be reviewed for admission to the thesis track for a second year of studies to earn a thesis degree, and continue for a PhD degree either in Israel or elsewhere. Upon completion of their studies, the majority of alumni return to their home countries, where they hold key positions in industry, education, academics, research, NGOs and government organizations. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Pollution Workshop

  • Reclaimed Water and Environmental Aspects

  • Aquatic Geochemistry 

  • Biological Control of Agricultural Pests 

  • Ecological Principles in Spatial Conservation Planning

  • Environmental Microbiology

  • Microbial Ecology of Aquaculture Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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General requirements

  • B.Sc. degree in the sciences from a recognized university in a relevant field: agriculture, biology, chemistry, land and water resources, engineering, agricultural engineering, chemistry, ecology, environmental sciences, soil science, etc. 
  • GPA of 80 or above (B- on the letter scale).
  • High level of proficiency in all English skills, documented by one of the following:
    • At least 89 on the TOEFL internet-based test
    • At least 6.0 on the IELTS
    • Documentation of previous academic studies conducted in English.
  • Three letters of recommendation; at least one must be academic (not from family members).
  • Relevant experience is recommended but not mandatory.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      10500 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 10500 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
    • National

      8400 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 8400 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


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