30 June - 25 July, 2019 – SEDE BOQER CAMPUS, Israel


The course will provide students access to cutting-edge knowledge and technology related to agricultural practices for improving food and water use worldwide, with an integrated academic perspective; particularly in face of global desertification.

Additionally, it offers selected students exceptional opportunities to pursue a combination of basic and applied research in agricultural and environmental topics. The course is composed of three tracks: soil and irrigation; plants under abiotic stress; and aquaculture; with emphasis on practical aspects and integration between them. Field and/or Lab work will provide hands-on experiences to be presented by the students in a concluding seminar.

The program will include cultural events during which students will have the opportunity to socialize with local students. Weekly tours will expose the students to Israeli culture and history.​




​This course is open to B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. students.

Please register here (Google Doc) » 
Download Application Form (Word Doc »​

You will need to enclose a letter of intent, a B.Sc. or M.Sc. transcript, a brief CV and two recommendation letters.

For any questions please contact  Ms. Dvira Zamir at: agricourse@post.bgu.ac.il​  


15 March, 2019 - registration deadline
1 April, 2019 - notification of acceptance

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The BIDR program will provide meals and high-quality accommodations (with kitchenettes and bathrooms) at no cost​.



In cooperation with the Chinese and the Indian Councils of Education, an Israeli Government Sponsorship is available for excellent students from China and India; who will receive a partial scholarship of 80%.

Please note: scholarships are only available for students who are currently enrolled.

Flights are not provided and are the responsibility of course participants.


We invite outstanding students
 interested in agricultural and environmental processes in arid regions

to register for this unique summer course