Master of Science in Forest Science
University of Padova
EUR 2,739 / per year
01 May 2024
Earliest start date
01 Oct 2024
The Master’s degree proposes a holistic, innovative, and international vision of the management and conservation of forests and natural resources. The program provides a wide understanding of the functioning of forest ecosystems, skills for sustainable and responsible management of forests and rural landscapes, and the capacity to interpret complex socio-ecological systems and to identify innovative solutions for environmental management in line with the major local and global environmental issues.
The Forest Science course, spanning 120 (ECTS) credits, delves into the multifaceted realm of forestry, providing students with a deep understanding of forest ecosystems, sustainable management practices, and the intersection of environmental conservation and resource utilization. This program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address contemporary challenges in forest science, fostering their ability to contribute to the preservation and responsible management of global forest resources.
Path 1 – Forest and Land Management: technical profile for management, conservation, and valorization of forests
Path 2 – Forest and Nature for the Future: a technical-economic Profile in the Governance of Forests and Natural Ecosystems
Graduates work in public and private institutions as forest planners and managers in the field of sustainable management of forests, natural and semi-natural habitats, land management and protection, landscape management, use and valorization of forest resources and ecosystems services, nationally or internationally.
Scholarships and Funding
Padua International Excellence Scholarship
The University of Padua offers 53 scholarships to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue a Bachelor's or Master's degree completely held in English in Padua.
The University of Padua additionally offers 100 full tuition fee waivers to students enrolling in one of its degree programs held completely in English.
Some Departments offer additional scholarships to more than 30 international students
Galilean School of Higher Education Scholarships
The Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori (Galilean School of Higher Education) is the University of Padua’s school of excellence. It combines traditional university education with a series of special in-house courses comprising seminars and lectures by renowned international visiting professors. Up to four highly talented international students are selected each year.
Scholarships awarded by other national or international organizations
Scholarships awarded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation MAECI
Every year, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation awards scholarships for studying in Italy to both international students and Italian students who are permanent residents in countries other than Italy (IRE).
These scholarships aim to foster international cultural cooperation, spread the knowledge of the Italian language, culture, and science, as well as promote the Italian economic and technological system throughout the world.
Grants are offered to pursue study, training, and/or research programs at Italian Higher Education Institutes, both public and legally recognized.
Loans for merit
The University of Padua has signed an agreement with the bank Banca Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A, the savings bank Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, and the Association ‘Friends of the University of Padua’. The agreement is aimed at providing EU students with a flexible borrowing option at advantageous interest rates, to be granted with no need for collateral, to bear expenses for education.
The loan will be granted following checks on the eligibility criteria of the student asking for the financing and prior approval of the lender.