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Montpellier SupAgro Institute

Address: 2 Place Pierre Viala, 34060 Montpellier, France

Description Montpellier SupAgro Institute

  • Established: 1848
  • Location: Occitania, Montpellier, France
  • Students age: 18+
  • Number of students: 1700 people
  • Language of instruction: French, English
  • Type of study: state higher educational institution.

Montpellier SupAgro is a French government agency dedicated to higher education and research in agriculture, food and the environment. Montpellier SupAgro is opened to international partnerships in the southern and Mediterranean regions.

Montpellier SupAgro contributes to agricultural research through the participation of research faculty members in 22 research units, 4 joint technology units. Montpellier SupAgro scientific groups work closely with large research organizations based in Montpellier (INRAE, CIRAD, IRD), regional higher education institutions (University of Montpellier, University of Paul Valery, University of Domitia Perpignan). The university also operates two experimental agricultural platforms (viticulture, sheep breeding, olive growing) dedicated to exchange with professionals. The transfer and development of knowledge takes place through the AgroValoMéditerranée business incubation site, a common platform for creating and supporting development projects in partnership with INRAE, INRAE ​​Transfert.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Montpellier SupAgro Institute

Program name

Masters - from 21 y.

  • Sustainable Development in Agriculture (eng.)
  • Vinifera EuroMaster (eng.).


from 4 290 € / year

Engineering Master Degree - from 21 years

  • Master of Engineering Science in Agriculture
  • Sustainable agricultural and food systems.

Masters - from 21 years

  • Sustainable Development in Agriculture (eng.)
  • Vinifera EuroMaster (eng.)
  • MSc in Agronomy and Agri-Food Sciences
  • MSc in Innovations and Policies for Sustainable Development in Agriculture
  • Planthealth European qMaster
  • MSc Biodiversity, Ecology & Evolution
  • MSc Biology Agrosciences
  • Master of Water Sciences
  • Master Of Economics Of Environment, Transport & Energy
  • Master Marketing & Sales.

Postgraduate specialist diploma - from 21 years old

Postgraduate specialist diploma in vine and wine management.

Advanced master (CGE) - from 21 years old

Advanced M.Sc Innovations and Policies for Sustainable Food Systems (IPAD).


At Montpellier SupAgro, postgraduate education is conducted in close collaboration with other universities and research organizations in Montpellier and the surrounding area.

Accommodation, housing and food

Montpellier SupAgro has three residences - Les Cigales, Les Hameaux and Soleil, located just a few steps from the Gaillarde campus in Montpellier SupAgro. Their total capacity is over 640 people.


  • Private parking for students
  • Self-service laundry
  • Common rooms and kitchens
  • Premises for extracurricular activities - library, student union office, photography workshop, music hall
  • Unlimited internet access
  • Single or double occupancy.

The Montpellier SupAgro Florac's dining room serves balanced meals daily. Vegetarian meals are served once a week, and organic ingredients are used regularly, and products are purchased from local shops and producers. At the end of each meal, the waste is systematically sorted and the food waste is composted.

Events Montpellier SupAgro Institute

  • Engineers Without Borders (Ingénieurs Sans Frontières ISF in French) is a student non-governmental organization that participates in many international projects.
  • The Student Circle (Le Cercle des Elèves) organizes student activities including orientation weekends, student parties and charity events, and runs many student clubs.
  • The Circle also helps international students to integrate into the school and develops partnerships with local businesses.
  • The Junior Etude of Montpellier Agro (JEMA) offers tto engineering students the opportunity to put their skills into practice by conducting research for a wide range of clients: small and medium-sized companies, large firms, research organizations, local governments, and more.


  • Montpellier SupAgro offers to students and professionals two engineering courses, a wide range of programs in line with the European LMD structure (Bachelor's, Master's / Advanced Master's, PhD).
  • Montpellier SupAgro strives to educate professionals who are opened to the world, tuned in to current social, technical challenges, and capable of innovating.
  • 100 people are involved in the educational programs, including 80 research fellows-professors. All research professors are attached to certified research units, contributing significantly to the institution's reputation, which is recognized worldwide for its high quality agricultural research.
  • The diversity of research units encompasses the full range of disciplines and approaches required to study future agricultural managers.
  • Teaching is based on student involvement in curriculum, a project-based approach, agricultural platforms, technology and hydraulic halls are widely used.
  • Professors discuss new teaching methods through practice, case studies workshops. Discussion of teaching methods, resources in the educational community is provided by a joint digital platform.

Equipment Montpellier SupAgro Institute

The historic SupAgro Montpellier campus is being transformed to meet the needs of new curricula that requires an open, shared, interconnected space. The campus has extensive sports facilities, a studying center, new spaces for creativity, work, meetings, and access to many digital educational resources.

These spaces are complemented by an immersive classroom designed for educational courses open to geographically dispersed audiences. The new facilities are available to student associations and host various competitions promoting innovation as well as events organized by AgroFabLab.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Deadline for submission of applications:

  • April 15 for full year or fall semester
  • October 15 is the spring semester.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • Academic level: depending on the chosen areas, students must present an official certificate of completion of at least 4-6 semesters (from 120 to 180 ECTS).
  • Language Level: students must have a B1 / B2 level in French or English.

Scholarships Montpellier SupAgro Institute

There are several grant programs for international students wishing to study in France. Depending on the country of residence, the course of study chosen, the application procedure, from donors or participating exchange programs, the selection criteria and the method of awarding scholarships may differ.

Merit Grants:

  • EIFFEL for PhD level
  • SupAgro Fondation: International Excellence Grant
  • Erasmus Mundus / Erasmus + training programs
  • EIFFEL Scholarship for Engineers and Masters
  • AUF grant.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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