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Study Food Systems in Germany: 3 Universities with 6 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-28-2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Food Systems is an integrative field examining the journey of food from farm to fork and beyond. It encompasses agriculture, distribution, and consumption, highlighting the interplay between sustainability, nutrition, and food security. Students explore agricultural practices, supply chain logistics, and the socio-economic factors that affect access to food. The curriculum prepares them to address challenges like food waste, policy-making, and the environmental impact of food production. Graduates can pursue careers in food policy analysis, sustainable agriculture, or community food advocacy, where they work to create robust, equitable, and sustainable food systems for communities around the globe.

Overview

masters
6

Study Programs in English

universities
3

Universities

ranking
2

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (4 programs for EU citizens, 3 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 10,500 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 15 and September 15

Summer Semester

between and

View all 6 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Food Systems

#197Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Hohenheim

public University

No. of Students: approx. 8,400 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 10,500 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #601-650, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #901-1000

Tuition Fees

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3 English Degree Programs for Food Systems in Germany

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
50% local admission restriction (local NC)
33.3% no admission restriction
16.7% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

83.3% directly at University
16.7% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
0% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Food Systems in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

6.5 (6 programs )

Minimum:

80 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (1 program )

Maximum:

6.5 (6 programs )

Maximum:

90 (5 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (1 program )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

6.5 (6 programs )

Maximum:

6.5 (6 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

80 (1 program )

Maximum:

90 (5 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (1 program )

1 English Degree Program for Food Systems in Germany

Program Features

4-4 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

100%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

0%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Food Systems

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Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 4,100

Program Fees: € 2,000 - € 4,000

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

University of Bayreuth

public University · No. of Students: 13,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

University of Hohenheim

public University · No. of Students: 8,400

Program Fees: € 0 - € 10,500

M.Sc. (Master of Science)