Master of Science Biocontrol solutions for plant health - MSc 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.


On-line applications for BOOST MSc 2021-22 are now open!

  • First round: from January 25th to March 22nd 2021,  for applicants in need of a visa
  • Second round: after March 22nd 2021, for all applicants

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.

Documents will be submitted electronically through the application site. Discover the application process >>>

Starting date for "MSc BOOST “Biocontrol Solutions for Plant Health” will be September 2021.

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 5000 €/year.



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Modification date: 28 September 2023 | Publication date: 15 January 2018 | By: Laetitia Zurletto