Program factsheet

  • Academic cooperation:
    • Consortium of three partner universities:
      • University of Bordeaux (France)
      • National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
      • University of Tsukuba (Japan)
  • Admission requirements:
    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree with honors, or 4-year / 240 ECTS equivalent in any field.
    • 1 or 2 years of professional experience in the field of international health.
  • Level: Joint Master degree.
  • Program duration: 2 years (120 ECTS).
  • Language requirements:
    • Certifiable equivalent of TOEFL score of 501/173/61,
    • TOEIC score of 600,
    • IELTS score of 5.0.
  • Tuition fees: Master tuition fees applicable for the University of Bordeaux.

Program outline

This program trains students to become international professionals with the skills to carry out research and development in order to meet societal needs. Topics covered include the global-scale problems prevalent today in health maintenance and food security. The program tackles this challenge from a perspective that “food is medicine,” or in other words, that both medicine and food originate from the same source and both preserve health. Course content also links issues for sustainable agricultural production in a changing environment, the quality of agricultural production, food safety and human health.

Students benefit from the collaboration between three universities and spend at least one semester in each university. The program starts at the University of Tsukuba for the first semester, the National Taiwan University for the second, followed by the University of Bordeaux for the third. For the final semester, students may choose one of the three universities.

In addition to the coursework delivered by each university, students also partake in field studies, corporate internships, laboratory practice and entrepreneurship training, provided by each establishement.

Classes and all other educational activities are taught in English.

Program structure

Three universities jointly organize the curriculum so that students acquire advanced knowledge and methodologies related to medical and agricultural sciences. They are also equipped with a global outlook that comes from practical training extending across Asia and Europe. The curriculum consists of the following subjects:

  • Foundation subjects,
  • Specialized subjects I,
  • Specialized subjects II.

At the University of Bordeaux, the Agro BioMedical Science International Master provides students with cutting-edge, research-based training in plant science, biotechnology, health, nutrition, and food production. Teaching covers the latest developments in toxicology, cancer, drug discovery, global health, applied translational microbiology, global food security, animal based food stuff, nutrition, agriculture, crop production, green biotechnology, omics and bioinformatics tools.

Upon completion of the program, students are asked to present a comprehensive report on integrated themes including research results or plans for community / social action related to health and food. This report should be based on the overall learning from the twoyear educational program. The presentation and oral examination are conducted in English.

How to apply? 2022 application campaign

Step 1

  • 7th January 2022: application deadline.
    Your application must include your CV in English, a cover letter in English and transcripts of your 3 years of Bachelor's degree or grades from your last course. Please send these files to:

Step 2

  • Early February (8th/9th February): individual interview carried out by the teaching staff of the University of Bordeaux on your motivations and your personal project.

Step 3

  • Beginning March: collective work on a theme of the program, to be presented orally to the teaching staff of the University of Bordeaux, the National Taiwan University and the University of Tsukuba.

Updated on 24/11/2021


Dominique Rolin
Program coordinator

Kentaro Mori
Program coordinator


Valerie Schurdi-Levraud
Program coordinator

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