PlovdivWineUni Master

OIV Pilot Program

PlovdivWineUni Master ‒ Joint MSc program in
“Technology of Wine and Wine-Based Beverages” (2 years│120 credits) Application deadline: 01 September, 2023

Overview

Following the successful experience of the l’Institut Agro Montpellier (France) and UC Davis (USA), this program is developed in cooperation with the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) as a pilot project within the framework of the procedure for attribution of the OIV Certificate of conformity. The program complies with the OIV resolutions for training programs of oenologists.

In accordance with the Grape-to-Glass approach, the program will enable the students to actively participate in the vineyard design and agronomic management, and to control all winemaking processes, such as stabilization treatments and packaging. The program also aims  to enable the young professionals to formulate recommendations in the field of marketing and commercialization, to be aware of regulation and legislation procedures  in the wine sector and to take responsibility for implementing and administering quality management.

The program, called  – PlovdivWineUni is organised by a consortium of three Bulgarian universities  the  University of Food Technologies – Plovdiv, Agricultural University – Plovdiv and Medical University – Plovdiv. Leading academic and non-academic experts from all over the world, e. g. Italy, Germany and USA, will be part of the program as invited guest lecturers.

 

Consortium members:

Associate partners:

Curriculum                                               

Study courses

The program delivers courses in five subject areas:
1. VITICULTURE
   – Ampelography (6 credits)
   – Viticulture (6 credits)
   – Grapevine management (6 credits)
   – Agroecology and climate change (6 credits)
2. OENOLOGY
   – Fundamentals of winemaking (6 credits)
   – Winemaking (6 credits)
   – Technology of sparkling and special wines (6 credits)
   – Wine microbiology (6 credits)
   – Evolution of wine (3 credits)
   – Treatment and stabilization of wine (6 credits)
   – Technology of distillates and high-alcohol beverages (6 credits)
   – Sensory analysis (6 credits)
   – Wine analysis (3 credits)
   – Oenological engineering (6 credits)
3. LAW, MARKETING, AND COMMUNICATION
   – Wine regulations (6 credits)
   – Wine consumer behavior and wine marketing (3 credits)
   – Wine tourism (3 credits)
4. QUALITY, FOOD SAFETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
   – Wine and health (3 credits)
   – Quality management in the wine supply chain (3 credits)
   – Hygiene and beverage safety (3 credits)
   – Sustainable wine systems (3 credits)
5. INTERNSHIPS
   – Technological case study (2 credits)
   – Wine quality practical training (7 credits)
   – Pre-graduation internship: 2 weeks (8 credits)

Academic calendar

 

FIRST SEMESTER – 11 WEEKS

First period of online lectures: 02/11/2023 – 23/02/2024.

First period of practica  l training (at the UFT campus and visits to vineyards and wine cellars): 24/02/2024 – 03/03/2024.

Second period of online lectures: 04/03/2024 – 21/06/2024.

Second period of practical training (at the UFT campus and visits to vineyards and wine cellars): 22/06/2024 – 30/06/2024.

Within the first two periods of online lectures, classes are planned on working days (from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.).

Admissions

Entry requirements

Аs a minimum requirement, one should hold a Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) in the fields of:
– Food science and technology;
– Agriculture;
– Biotechnology; 
– Chemistry;
– Biology;
– Agri-food business; 
– or other closely related fields.
English language proficiency is required at a minimum  level B1  (CEFR). If certification is not available,  language tests could be organized by the UFT Language Training Centre.

How to apply?

STEP 1: PREPARATION
A.  Application documents for  EU and EEA applicants:
1.
Diploma (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree).
2. Diploma Supplement. In case there is no grading scale attached to the diploma, candidates have to present an official document with the grading system description.
3. English language certificate ( minimum level B1) or certificate from the UFT Language Training Centere.
4. Copy of ID or passport.
5. Application form  and Application form for diploma verification.
In case the applicant has graduated from a higher education institution outside Bulgaria, documents specified in points 1 and 2 must be:

  • Notary-certified copies.
  • Certified in accordance with international requirements:
    • for countries with a mutual legal assistance agreement with Bulgaria concerning the certification of documents, the corresponding agreement requirements shall apply;
    • for member countries under the Hague Convention, documents are certified with Apostille stamps.

B.  Application documents for  non-EU applicants:
1.
Diploma (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree).
2. Diploma Supplement. In case there is no grading scale attached to the diploma, candidates have to present an official document with the grading system description.
3.
Copy of passport/ID card.
4. Application form and Application form for diploma verification.
5.
Six passport photos (dimensions: 4.5/3.5 cm).
6. Europass CV.
Documents specified in points 1 and 2 must be:

  • Notary certified copies.
  • Certified in accordance with international requirements:
    • for countries that have a mutual legal assistance agreement with Bulgaria concerning  certification of documents, the corresponding agreement requirements shall apply;
    • for member countries under the Hague Convention, documents are certified with Apostille stamps;
    • for all other countries, documents must be certified by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the applicant’s country of residence and by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the respective country.
  • Translated into Bulgarian language with legalized translation in Bulgaria. It is necessary to send the translated documents for certification of the translator’s signature to the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

STEP 2: SUBMISSION
1. Submit the application documents electronically to:  oiv-master@uft-plovdiv.bg (Yoana Vasileva).
2. Pay the application fee (when applicable).

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are 2,500 euros per year (5,000 euros in total). The fees are paid in two instalments: at the beginning of the studies and after the second semester.
Students can pay a reduced fee based on recognition of subjects studied in previous study periods.
The tuition fees include:
   – Course study materials; 
   – Travel costs for practical training visits and tasting sessions  held at the UFT. 
The tuition fees do not include:
   – Living expenses;
   – Travel costs to/from Plovdiv;
   – Health insurance.

Contacts

Program webpage:

uft-plovdiv.bg/oiv                                             

Students coordinator:

Yoana Vasileva

Email: oiv-master@uft-plovdiv.bg

tel: +359 32 603 892

tel: +359 32 603 893

Program coordinator:

Art.rev  Nikolay Zhelyazkov, DSc.

Email:n_zhelyazkov@uft-plovdiv.bg

Студентски информационен център
тел: +359 32 603 892
e-mail: student_info@uft-plovdiv.bg

Деловодство
тел: +359 32 603 712
e-mail: delovodstvo@uft-plovdiv.bg

Студентски информационен център
тел: +359 32 603 893
e-mail: student_info@uft-plovdiv.bg

Студентски общежития
тел: +359 32 603 891
e-mail: st_comm@uft-plovdiv.bg 

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