• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Master's Degree Forest Science programme from the University of Padova prepares high-profile graduates with a holistic, innovative and international vision on the management and conservation of forests and natural resources.


Forest Science Master Degree from University of Padova offers two different curricula.

Forest and Land Management forms specialists in sustainable management, conservation and integrated valorisation of forests and natural resources and is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to forestry. 

The curriculum Forest and Nature for the Future forms specialists in governance of forests and natural ecosystems in the context of international issues such as climate change, deforestation, land use change and biodiversity conservation. 

Career opportunities

A graduate of the  Forest Science programme from the University of Padova can be employed in public and private institutions, agencies, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organisations working as planner, designer, manager and supervisor in the field of sustainable and responsible management of forests, natural and semi-natural habitats, land management and protection, landscape management, use and valorisation of forest resources and ecosystems services nationally or internationally. 

In addition, Forest Science high profile education facilitates access to basic or applied research or to doctoral programmes in Italy or abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Forest policy for a bio-economy strategy
  • Forest ecology and management
  • Natural disturbances ecology and management
  • Insect ecology and management
  • Wildlife conservation and management
  • Forest pathology and wood alterations
  • Geology of Mountain Areas
  • Forest transportation
  • Forest hydrology and erosion control
  • Mountain River Morphology and Restoration
  • Stand history and dynamics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Applicants are expected to hold a degree (BSc or equivalent) which ensures adequate knowledge of agricultural and forest sciences, with essential competencies in ecological, forestry, economic and technical areas for the management of natural resources, production processes and land conservation. 
  • Other kinds of educational curricula will be examined based on the documentation provided.
  • English language at a B2 level as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) - o corresponding level (e.g. Academic IELTS or TOEFL/IBT) is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2602 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2602 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2602 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2602 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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The total amount can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”.

Living costs for Legnaro

  • 600 - 900 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


The University of Padova, the Veneto Region and other organisations offer various scholarship schemes to support students. Below is a list of the funding opportunities that are most often used by international students in Padova.

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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