Master's degree in Coffee Economics and Science - Ernesto Illy

The Master's degree entirely dedicated to the world of coffee

The Master’s degree in Coffee Economics and Science – Ernesto Illy provides students with relevant and multidisciplinary preparation and knowledge on the coffee world covering the entire productive cycle and embracing the biological, agronomical, technological and economic aspects.
The Università del Caffè promotes the Master in partnership with the Ernesto Illy Foundation- a non-profit organization established by the Illy family- and in collaboration with a renowned group of leaders in the field of education: the University of Trieste, the University of Udine, the International Superior School of Advanced Studies of Trieste (SISSA), the Association of Molecular Biomedicine (CBM Area Science Park, Trieste)  and Trieste’s Industrial Coffee Cluster(Trieste Coffee Cluster).

Aims and purpose:
To offer graduates who are interested in working in the coffee world – and more generally in the agri-food sector – a suitable multidisciplinary preparation along the entire production chain, from cultivation to hospitality and retail, including logistics, trading and the industrial process.

Duration and credits:
Aimed at graduates in economics, agriculture, engineering, political sciences, mathematics, physics and natural sciences from all over the world, the master’s degree is held from January to October and is composed of 400 hours of lessons divided into 12 didactic
modules. It is worth 60 university credits and the whole course is held in English.

Fee and financial aid: 
The enrollment fee is 15,000 euros.
The Ernesto Illy Foundation offers financial aid to cover costs - partially or totally - to deserving young graduates from the main coffee-producing countries.


Please send your enrollment and/or scholarship application together with your curriculum vitae (with a photograph) to