The CIHEAM-IAMM to better prepare your future



When you come to the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier, you enter a space dedicated to sharing knowledge and know-how, a whole institution, the CIHEAM-IAMM, intended to contribute to the upholding of an agricultural and rural Mediterranean enriched by its specificities and open to the world.

Thanks to its suitable reception arrangements, the CIHEAM-IAMM can fully achieve its mission as international platform for education, production of knowledge and scientific exchanges for the Mediterranean. Our campus can accommodate up to 100 students and interns from both shores of the Mediterranean and beyond.

To be a CIHEAM-IAMM trainee is to benefit from an important support for integrating international cooperation networks.



The CIHEAM-IAMM network has become a major lever for the dynamics of development, cooperation and partnership in the Mediterranean. Indeed, the actors involved, who come from our institute, are gathered into a predominant network, very influential for the international bodies that manage the issues related to the Mediterranean area.

The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute in figures:

90% of foreign students

Over 14 nationalities (including 10 from the Mediterranean)

10 permanent teachers from 6 different nationalities




The Mediterranean campus


Built in the 1960s, the CIHEAM-IAMM showed its adaptability to the changes in its environment. Reflective of this dynamism, the Mediterranean campus of the Institute was redesigned in 2008 to offer its residents a new life setting, with comfortable and spacious studio apartments that meet the High Environmental Quality (HEQ) standards. The CIHEAM-IAMM residents and guests can enjoy a carefully-tended wooded area that covers seven hectares. Our General Service staff ensures and maintains the quality of all these benefits to keep a pleasant and productive work environment.



Our studio apartments and the Villa Mediterra


Detailed description



Villa Mediterra

Reservation forms

Students with CIHEAM-IAMM full scholarship

Students without CIHEAM scholarship


Villa Mediterra

Every resident must sign a rental agreement upon arrival and comply with the rules of procedure of the Campus.

Entry and exit inventories are carried out.

All residents must provide proof of health and civil liability insurance covering them in France and for the whole duration of their stay in the Campus, as well as proof of home insurance (to be subscribed in a bank or an insurance company upon arrival).


The park



Some fifteen years ago, the park of the CIHEAM-IAMM was left derelict. The development of its 10 hectares was carried out using a research-action approach to meet the following objectives:

  • To control natural risks (fire, flooding…) related to wastelands development,
  • To provide a relaxing place to its users
  • To serve as a site for scientific experimentations conducted with Agropolis teams.

To achieve these goals, the focus was laid on a method that sought to enhance the diversity of field situations: vegetation, topography, exposure, soil, circulation, old farm structures, points of view…

Where to eat: the Cafeteria, the restaurant and the university


The Cafeteria

The CIHEAM-IAMM Cafeteria welcomes students and the Institute’s staff from Monday to Friday 11.30 am to 1.45 pm.




The restaurant "L'aboyeur"

Open from 11.30 am, Monday to Friday.

The university restaurant Vert-Bois

Open from Monday to Friday, 11.30 am/1.30 pm – 6.30 pm/8.30 pm.


In addition, you can also find many snack bars around the Universities of Sciences and of Letters.








Vivre ensemble au CIHEAM-IAM