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EARTH UNIVERSITY is an international university located in Costa Rica, which offers a rigorous four-year undergraduate program in Agricultural Sciences, based on experiential and student-centered learning. Earth’s prestigious international faculty focuses on providing an education with solid scientific and technical bases, with an emphasis on ethical values, entrepreneurship, and environmental and social commitment.

The Agricultural Sciences curriculum provides a thorough insight into sustainable agriculture and offers students the opportunity to learn by doing, run their own business, complete an international internship, and work with local community members to address real-world problems.

EARTH offers a unique educational opportunity for those who wish to become leaders of positive change for their countries and for the world. For the 2022 academic year, you must send your complete application before January 15th, 2021. If you are selected for our admissions process, a member from the faculty will be directing an admissions test and will also set up an interview with you.


In the heart of the tropical Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica resides EARTH University. The 8,342-acre campus includes classrooms, laboratories, sustainable academic farms, sporting and recreational facilities, chief operational offices, student and faculty residences, a commercial banana plantation, reforested areas and a large, protected rainforest reserve.


  1. Fill out the application form in its entirety on

  2. Upload one (1) current passport size photograph (directly upload it online).

  3. Upload copies of your Junior and senior high school certificate(s) and transcripts as officially recognized and issued by the examining body in your country. Also enclose transcripts from any colleges or institutions you may have attended.

  4. Upload three (3) letters of recommendation in the official EARTH format.

  5. Optional: Upload additional certificates or recognitions that you may consider as support for your quest for admission to EARTH University.


EARTH University is honored to partner with The Mastercard Foundation to provide scholarships to young leaders from disadvantaged communities around the globe. Through the partnership, which forms part of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, The Foundation will provide 120 scholarships to EARTH students. Approximately one-third of the scholars will come from Sub-Saharan Africa (including Eswatini) and the rest from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Seventy-five percent of those scholarships will support African students and 75% will support women. However, please note that thanks to the support of many foundations, governments, private companies, and individuals around the globe, EARTH is able to provide financial aid to all of its students, with approximately 60 percent of students receiving full scholarships.


Earth University has announced a new Fellowship Program for African students as part of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, developed to enhance and facilitate the transition of African students back to their home countries and communities following graduation. The fellowship will provide graduates a living stipend, mentoring, and other support for the first year following graduation from EARTH University, or in some cases, to recent graduates already living back in their home countries. Through the ongoing development of network of African partners, Earth will offer our graduates some very attractive opportunities in one of four possible tracks:

  1. Agricultural employment

  2. Agricultural education

  3. Science and research

  4. Entrepreneurship

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