APPLY: MSc Scholarship in Agrobiology (Organic Agriculture and Food Systems)

msc scholarship in agrobiology

APPLY: MSc Scholarship in Agrobiology (Organic Agriculture and Food Systems)

Deadline: March 15, 2017


Climate change and population growth pose a huge, multifaceted, worldwide challenge to agricultural production. Food production needs to be increased in scale and efficiency, while at the same time animal welfare, the environment and natural resources need to be protected. A degree in agrobiology will equip you to play a part in finding solutions to these problems.



Students choose one of three tracks:

  • Animal health and welfare
  • Plant nutrition and health
  • Organic agriculture (single degree) or Organic Agriculture and Food Systems (double degree)


The MSc in Agrobiology builds on solid, biological knowledge of sustainable animal and plant production, set in the perspectives of health, welfare, product quality, and environmental impact. Graduates will be well equipped to work with both producers and end-users in agricultural production, and to communicate effectively about their field in the public arena… Read more.


Double degree programme in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems

Four leading European universities in the field of agriculture and life sciences have developed the MSc programme in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems (EUR-Organic).


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Detailed information about the programme is available online at the homepage, including information about the specialisations offered by the partner universities and the corresponding semester packages. This information is essential to registration by students for courses at both their home and their chosen host university.


Programme Overview

EUR-Organic is joint Master Programme of four partner universities:


The full Master Programme consists of four semesters and the semester packages at the partner universities are structured accordingly:

1st Semester (Home University): Basic Semester Package

2nd Semester (Home University): Basic Semester Package

3rd Semester (Host University): Specialisation

4th Semester (Host University): Thesis




  • Organic Crop Production
  • Socioeconomics and Organic Farming
  • Organic Farming in the Tropics and Subtropics



  • Organic Agricultural Systems / Social Science and Organic Farming
  • Organic Soil Fertility and Crop Production / Horticulture Systems (drought regions)
  • Organic Agriculture  in Subtropical and Tropical Environments
  • Organic Animal Husbandry



  • Organic Food Quality and Marketing




Read more at the EUR-Organic homepage.


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Admission and application

To apply for the European MSc Double Degree Organic Agriculture and Food Systems (EUR-Organic), please fill in the application form and send it with the required documentation to the address below.


Admission requirements
Admission requires successful completion of a relevant and recognized university degree equivalent to a Danish Bachelor’s degree in level and length (180 ECTS). A relevant Bachelor’s degree will be within the field of agricultural, biological or environmental sciences, or in food technology or nutritional science.


English language skills equivalent to an ‘English B level’ in Denmark are required and can be documented as follows: Read more



Application deadline
Application deadline for non-EU students: March 15, 2017
Application deadline for EU-students: June 1, 2017


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The following documents must be submitted with the online application form. Applications will not be reviewed until all documents have been received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that all documents are submitted on time.

  • Completed and signed application form
  • Diplomas, along with an English translation, showing examination subjects and results for each examination (a diploma without specific examination results is not sufficient). These documents must be officially certified by your home institution.
  • Transcript of records, along with an English translation, showing examination subjects and results for each examination (if you have not yet received your final diploma). These documents must be officially certified by your home institution.
  • Official descriptions of relevant courses to be completed after the application deadline.
  • An official description of the marking scale used at your home university.
  • Documentation of your language qualifications.
  • Documentation of your citizenship (e.g. copy of passport).
  • A copy of your current residence permit in Denmark (if applicable).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Pre-assessment you may have received from Aarhus University (if applicable)
  • Course descriptions in English briefly describing the contents of your specific BA courses or other information that will contribute to describing the contents of your Bachelor’s degree programme.


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Submit your application
Please send this form and all accompanying documents by mail or by e-mail to:

Faculty of Science and Technology,
Aarhus University,
Ny Munkegade 120, Bldg. 1522
DK-8000 Aarhus C



For all questions related to application procedures, study contents, tuition fees and programme management contact Mette Glerup Thomsen, phone: +45 8715 1197, e-mail:

Read more at the EUR-Organic homepage.





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Kunlere Idowu

Kunlere is an environment and sustainable development strategist with years of active experience in environmental compliance monitoring and enforcement. You may follow him on Twitter via @kunlere_idowu


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