• Costa Rica.

    Costa Rica.


Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) is a research, education and cooperation centre in Costa Rica working to improve the livelihoods of residents in rural agricultural areas in Central- and South America. More precisely, the aim is to find a balance between sustainable agricultural production and land conservation. The centre is located in Turrialba, around two hours from the capital San José. Turrialba is also the name of an active volcano located in the Turrialba Volcano National Park.


Number of study places

Ten per year, Master level.

Language of teaching

Spanish and English.

Language requirements (English)
Upper Secondary school (‘videregående’ in Norwegian): Average minimum score of 4, or

TOEFL: Minimum score 213 (computer-based test), or 550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based), with no sub-scores of below 21, plus a minimum TWE score of 5.

Other requirements

Students studying using this agreement must pay a tuition fee of ca. 275 USD per credit; in each trimester nine credits must be taken.

Semester timing

First trimester: mid January – mid April.
Second trimester: mid April – early July.
Third trimester: mid July – early October.
Fourth trimester: early October - mid December.

The Master’s program in International Sustainable Tourism (MIST) has its own semester dates. Information can be found about this in the pages covering courses in English.

Recognition of study credits

36 credits at CATIE correspond to 60 credits at NMBU. To be more precise, 1 CATIE credit corresponds to 1.67 NMBU credits.

Published 21. November 2014 - 12:14 - Updated 13. June 2018 - 13:11