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University of Hohenheim

Organic Agriculture and Food Systems

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Agribusiness & Agricultural Economics, Food Science, Agricultural Science
No. of places
English only
Winter semester: 15 Mar/01 Jun
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Free / € 1500
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Agricultural Sciences, Food Sciences, Economics, or a related discipline.

Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

GPA Comment

Above-average bachelor's degree.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min 6.5
min 233
min 90
min 577
min C1 Business Higher (BEC Higher)
LCCI Certificates
min Level 3
Telc English B2-C1 University
min B2
Specification: At least "good".
min III
min II
Specification: At least "good".
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven with a German university entrance qualification (HZB) , if an English course was attended in the upper level for four semesters (average grade achieved at least eight points - excluding a separate Abitur examination). Mother tongue English: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, United States of America, from the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevi, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago; and from South America: Belize and Guyana. Proof of a successfully completed, English-language bachelor's or master's degree at a recognized European university or in one of the above-mentioned countries can also serve as proof.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
No. of places available:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Required documents to be uploaded with the application:

  1. B.Sc. certificate and transcript of academic records in original language, and, if this is not English or German, an official translation to English or German. If your bachelor's studies are not completed yet, the current transcript of records is also acceptable.
  2. Ranking of the final results of your B.Sc. which shows you are part of the best 50% of your cohort - in case your overall grade is not “good” (second class upper) or better, OR a letter of recommendation, preferably by professors from the university which has awarded the degree relevant for admission - in case your overall grade is slightly under “good” (second class upper).
  3. Proof of English proficiency if your first language is not English (see language requirements).
  4. Motivation letter in English language (not more than one page).
  5. Result of the Crop Sciences Pre-test.
  6. Proof of a completed apprenticeship - if available.
  7. Reference letters from employers and/or professors - if available.
  8. In case the applicant has completed a stay abroad for at least 1 month in a country where the local language is different than the native language of the applicant and with the purpose to work or study, the respective documents can be submitted as well.
  9. Applicants from China and Vietnam need to provide a certificate of the academic testing center of the German embassy in their country (APS).

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website