The most frequently asked questions

  • Who we are

The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier is one of the four institutes of the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), an intergovernmental organization created in 1962 and comprising 13 Mediterranean countries.                                                                                                  

We believe in a Mediterranean where the spirit of cooperation prevails, where efficient agriculture and prosperous rural territories serve a balanced development. The current situation of the Mediterranean prompts us to work tirelessly to achieve this vision.

  • How to contact us?

By phone : [33] (0)4 67 04 60 00 / By fax : [33] (0)4 67 54 25 27 / By email: iamm@iamm.fr

  • Where to find us?

We are located North of Montpellier, at : 3191, Route de Mende - 34093 Montpellier Cedex 05 - FRANCE

  • How to get to CIHEAM-IAMM? 

You can access the CIHEAM-IAMM from the station, by tram or by bus. For further information, please visit the website of the TAM (Transports de l’Agglomération de Montpellier – Transportation of Montpellier conurbation): http://www.tam-voyages.com

  • What training courses do we provide?

The CIHEAM-IAMM offers four long-term and qualifying Masters with the aim of training in agricultural development, food and rural development in the Mediterranean. We also provide continuing vocational training intended for all the professionals in the sector who are willing to better meet the changes in the international context.

Our French Language Center provides courses to anyone aged over 18 who needs to improve their linguistic or didactic knowledge in general or scientific French.

  • How to apply?

The required academic level for admission is 4 years of higher education (corresponding to 240 ECTS) in a university or a cycle of engineering in agronomy and/or economics, geography and/or sociology.

 Knowledge of the French language is required since all the courses are provided in French. A student with a beginner level in French will not be accepted in the CIHEAM-IAMM Master programs.

  • What are the diplomas issued by the CIHEAM-IAMM?

The Master diploma (M2)  : the CIHEAM-IAMM is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research to issue the national diploma of Master in the four mentions corresponding to its training programs in Master (M2), from the academic year 2015/2016 onwards (Interministerial Order of 9 July 2015).

The international diploma of CIHEAM Master of Science (level of 6 years in higher education).

  • I am presently working and I would like to resume my studies, is it possible?

Yes, provided that you no longer have an employee status that cannot be cumulated with the training we offer. For more information, please contact us.

  • Do you provide accommodation?

Yes : studios within our campus, some of which are accessible to people with reduced mobility. For more details, please click here.

  • Can I access all education services despite my disability?

Yes, absolutely all of them.



  • Is it possible to receive a scholarship for this training?

Yes, under certain conditions listed here.

  • When do the Master courses start and when do they end?

The courses last from September to September of the following year and include an internship period of 3 to 6 months starting on March.

  • Where can I get practical information about Montpellier?

You can get practical information at the CIHEAM-IAMM, at the Tourist Office of Montpellier, or by visiting the official website of Montpellier.

  • In which language the courses are provided?

Courses are conducted in French. If you wish to upgrade your linguistic skills, the CIHEAM-IAMM offers you the opportunity to attend a two-month summer session of intensive French courses, prior to the start of the academic year in September. These lessons are provided by the CFLE (French Language Center) and will enable you to start your Master’s training under optimum conditions.

Each Master also includes a compulsory English unit to allow you to better settle in the international market.

CFLE (French Language Center)




Dean of Studies

Philippe Le Grusse

Tel: +33 (0)4 67 04 60 23

Education and Training Service


Tel: +33 (0)4 67 04 60 46

      +33 (0)4 67 04 31 90