It is anticipated that the graduates from the MS programs will serve in government departments and agencies (e.g., those dealing with agriculture, forestry, natural resource management, and combating desertification), teaching positions in institutions of higher learning, research institutions and doctoral research programs.

Programs Information :

Programs Partners :

  • The United Nations University (UNU)


  • The Institut des Rgions Arides (IRA, Tunisia)


  • The Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie (INAT, Tunisia)


  • International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)


  • The Cold and Arid Regions Environmental & Engineering Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAREERI, P.R. China)


  • Arid Land Research Center (ALRC), Tottori University


  • Global Mechanism of the UNCCD (GM)

Fellowship and Travel Arrangements :

Part or full fellowships will be provided to qualified candidates from developing countries on a competitive basis.

These fellowships will cover international airfare at economy excursion rates (between the country of origin and the hosting institutions in Tunisia, China, Syria or Japan).

Housing, meals, and local transportation in Tunisia, China, Syria or Japan will be provided by the respective host institutions.

Admissions Procedure :

Please consult the informational brochure and application form for admission details.

The application form must be completed and signed. The following supporting documents must be submitted together with the application form :

A letter of nomination from your supervisor/university where you are currently registered in a Masters programs that certifies completion of basic course work.

A certified copy of academic transcripts for each institution attended.

An original detailed research proposal of 10 pages clearly outlining the problem statement, literature review, research question, methodology, expected results, workplan and timetable.

Two original supporting letters of reference, one of which must be from your current supervisor.

Evidence of English language proficiency, where English is not your first language (e.g., TOEFL score, English certificate, etc.)

Documents which are not in English must be accompanied by an official English translation.

Applications must be received by 10 June 2010. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please send application materials to :
MS programs Committee,
175 Longwood Road South, Suite 204,
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 0A1,
Fax : +1 905 667 5510,
Email :

Application Deadline : 10 June 2010

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