2015-2017 MSc Scholarship in Natural Resources Management for Tropical Rural Development, Italy

2015-2017 MSc Scholarship in Natural Resources Management for Tropical Rural Development, Italy 

Application Deadline: 10th July 2015

IAO and the School of Agriculture of the University of Florence are glad to issue a call for applications to the second edition of the MSc in Natural Resources Management for Tropical Rural Development, scheduled in academic years 2015-2017.

This call is primarily addressed to applicants from countries eligible for Italian Cooperation scholarships: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal and Sudan. 16 accepted candidates will be admitted to the “Land and Water” curriculum of studies.

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The structure of the program includes about 15 months of study in Florence and 9 months of research work off-class. Other applicants are kindly invited to refer to the University of Florence.

Scholarship Worth:

The scholarships provided by the Italian cooperation will cover the following:

– no. 3 return flights from the capital city of the participant’s home country to Florence, Italy, so as to participate to all academic sections of the 2-year program;

– food and lodging at IAO Training Centre for a total of 15.5 months over 2 years;

– medical insurance;

– administrative costs related to the Permit of Stay in Italy, enrollment fees at the University of Florence;

– logistic and administrative support by IAO staff;

– small pocket money for personal expenses.

Application Procedure:

In 2015 the Italian Cooperation will provide funding for 16 participants to be selected from the following countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal.


  • If you have earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forest Sciences or Natural Sciences, after no less than a 3-year undergraduate course, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend the MSc in Management of Natural Resources for Tropical Rural Development.
  • A very good knowledge of English, the working language of all academic activities, is an essential requirement.
  • Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants employed in public or academic institutions and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to apply.
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Application Procedure:

Applications are accepted only through the on-line system, which includes 2 steps:

  • application form
  • upload of university transcripts and supporting documents.

Applicants may also be asked to be available for a Skype interview, at the discretion of the MSc academic staff.


Before submitting the on-line application form, please prepare the following documents to be uploaded:

  • CV (EU format recommended)
  • BSc Degree + full transcripts
  • Motivation letter
  • Employer’s supporting statement
  • English language proficiency certificate (optional if BSc degree was earned in English)
  • Additional certificates or supporting documents (optional)

All of the above documents should be merged into 1 PDF file, max 5 MB.

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For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MSc in Natural Resources Management for Tropical Rural Development Program

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