​This innovative, multidisciplinary program in Desert Studies is structured to provide an integrated approach, offering students exceptional opportunities to pursue a combination of basic and applied research. Students are exposed to a wide range of disciplines complementary to their track of study.


The program offers the following tracks of study:

Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

Irrigation and Plant Environment

Solar Energy and the Environmental Physics (for students who began up until October 2019)

Environmental and Aquatic Microbiology(for students who began up until March 2022)


Environmental Microbiology (for students who began from October 2022)

Students are required to complete 42 credits including 12 Research Project credits.

The courses in the program are taught in English.