The interview aims at ascertaining the applicants’ motivations as well as their personal knowledge, competences, and skills in the core areas of the Environmental and Food Economics programme.
If the applicant did not submit an English proficiency certification, the interview will also aim at assessing the English skills.

To get an idea of the appropriate level of knowledge, competences and skills, candidates may consult the following textbooks:

  • Economics
    Topics: Principles of Microeconomics
    Suggested reference: Varian H., Intermediate Microeconomics. A Modern Approach, 8th edition, Norton, New York, N.Y., 2009. Chapters: 1-6, 14-16, 18-24.
  • Quantitative methods
    Topics: Principles of Calculus and Linear Algebra
    Suggested references: Haeusserl E. F., R. S. Paul, R. J. Wood, Introductory Mathematical Analysis for Business, Economics, and the Life and Social Sciences, 13th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, 2010. Chapters: 0-6, 10-14.

On-site interviews
The date, time and location of on-site interviews will be announced by email to all applicants, and will be posted in the News section.

Telematic interviews
As an alternative to the on-site interview, students can apply for a Telematic interview (Skype) that will take place each year from March to July.
In order to apply for a telematic interview, fill out and sign the Telematic interview form, then send it to with subject “Telematic Interview LastName FirstName“.

The EFE Admission Committee will communicate the result of the evaluation by e‐mail within 10 days from the interview.