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MSc BiOcOntrol Solutions for PlanT Health - BOOST
Master BOOST

BOOST training is held directly within the laboratories of Institut Sophia Agrobiotech, located in the Sophia Antipolis science and technology park (Côte d'Azur, France).

Future careers

BOOST fosters the training of professionals able to lead projects in all sectors requiring activities of research and innovation related to plant health.The target profile is a Master or PhD level scientist, with a broad view of challenges, disciplines and stake-holders. The future professionals are provided with the knowledge, know-how and experience to act as researchers, R&D leaders in extension services or in the industry, or experts in consulting companies, public bodies or NGOs.


Eligible students hold a bachelor (180 ECTS credits) and wish to specialize in research & innovation on plant genetic improvement, biological control, defense stimulation or biostimulation. Required English level based on TOEFL, TOEIC scores or internal English test.

Starting date for "MSc BOOST “Biocontrol Solutions for Plant Health” will be September 2019.

On-line applications for BOOST MSc are now open for students who will need a visa (All students living in a Non-European country), from December the 21st, 2018 to February the 28th, 2019:

You’ll have to fill in the application form online and documents will be submitted electronically through the application site. See also BOOST MSc website for more info:

Application for other students (European or living in a European country) will open in April 2019.

Tuition fees

BOOST MSc program is part of the French National University System, which is heavily subsidised by the government.  For EU students, the admission fees and conditions are the same as for a “master national”. For non-EU students, the admission fees are 4000 €/year.