Conditions for admission

The level required to apply for admission to one of the Master/Master of Science Programmes is 4-5 years of undergraduate studies in Agricultural Sciences, Rural Development, Engineering, or related courses.

Knowledge of English language - Intermediate level.


How to apply

Candidates shall fill in the Application Form on line and upload all the required supporting documents (click on this link for the Online Application Procedure).

Applications are to be sent to the following email address:

Opening date for applications 2018-2019: 1 April 2018

Closing date for applications 2018-2019: 15 June 2018


Selection process

Selection is made on the basis of:

1) the applications submitted individually or through CIHEAM Member Countries Delegates / reference persons, and of

2) a skype interview.

It takes into account academic results and professional experience acquired in the chosen field of specialisation, as well as motivations and language skills.

Once application credentials have been evaluated, candidates are notified online of their admission status, within the end of July.  


Applicants who have been admitted to a Master Programme at CIHEAM Bari receive a "Letter of Acceptance" and enter a ranking list including the type of scholarship they will be granted. At this step, they will have to make a decision: if they are interested in obtaining the final diploma jointly issued with LUM University, which is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education (MASTER UNIVERSITARIO DI I LIVELLO) they have to upload the document called “Dichiarazione di Valore” or, at least, express their will to issue this documentas soon as available.

If they are not interested or not eligible for this diploma, they will be awarded the MASTER OF CIHEAM Bari.

“Dichiarazione di Valore” (declaration of value) is an informative document describing the qualification awarded to a student by an institution belonging to an education system other than the Italian system. It is used by the competent University offices to assess a given qualification for the purpose of admission to a degree programme or for recognition of the foreign qualification.

It is usually issued by the Italian Embassy in the country where the qualification was awarded. It generally contains the following information:

  • legal status and type of issuing institution;
  • access requirements for the programme resulting in the qualification;
  • legal duration of the study programme and/or overall commitment required of the student in terms of credits or hours;
  • value of the qualification in the system/country where it was issued, i.e. for academic and/or professional purposes.

Beneficiaries and Scholarships

CIHEAM Bari programmes are open to candidates of any nationality. Priority is given to applicants from Southern and Eastern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Countries. In particular, courses are addressed to:

  • graduate students;
  • young researchers;
  • extension agents;
  • civil servants;
  • professionals in agriculture and rural development.

A given number of residential full scholarships is granted every year to candidates coming from CIHEAM Member countries and other Mediterranean, Balkan and Middle Eastern countries whose applications rank first in the selection process. Full scholarship covers: registration fees (200€/year), tuition fees (500€/month), travel expenses from and to the country of origin, board and lodging in the students’ residence, insurance and medical assistance, pocket money (170€/month).  

Other candidates are admitted with a partial scholarship covering tuition fees and accommodation as long as rooms in the campus residence are available.

Full or partial scholarships are assigned according to a ranking list.

Candidates can apply for scholarships in the application form. 
Students from non-priority countries who are interested in CIHEAM Bari courses are anyhow allowed to participate at their own expense or through other sources of financing (governments or other bodies).


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