Conditions for admission

The levels required to apply for admission to the Master Programme are:

  • Three years of university studies (180 ECTS);
  • Four years of university studies (240 ECTS);
  • Four years out of five (240 ECTS), upon agreement between the sending University and CIHEAM Bari according to which the year attended at CIHEAM Bari is recognized as fifth year by the University of origin in order to graduate;
  • Five years of university studies (300 ECTS);
  • Professionals having a degree (3-4 years) and at least 2 years of experience in a field related to the Master Programme.

Candidates will be required to prove their knowledge of the English language (minimum level: Intermediate).


How to apply

Applicants are requested to follow the Online Application Procedures. Please, click on this link to apply.

Opening date for applications 2020-2021: 1 August 2020

Closing date for applications 2020-2021: 30 September 2020

Only for the Master in "Open Innovation & Youth Entrepreneurship In the Mediterranean Agrifood Sector", please carefully read the document in this link and follow the instructions Decreto Dirigenziale 256/xy del 5 marzo 2001 (


Selection process

Selection is made on the basis of:

  1. Screening of documents sent online by candidates to support their application;
  2. Skype interview.

It takes into account academic results and a professional experience of at least two years acquired in the chosen field of specialization, as well as motivations and language skills.

Successful candidates are notified online of their admission.


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. 

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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