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Courses in English

Our English-taught courses offer a wide range of multidisciplinary subjects that put the green focus of the university into context. The courses provide the opportunity to learn about the many facets of sustainable thinking in various disciplines. The emphasis is on processes, technologies, management, and soft skills in relation to the sustainable management of natural resources. In addition to the subject modules, you also have the opportunity to take English, German and other language classes at various levels at the Language Centre.

For students from abroad

The courses are aimed at international exchange students in particular. Do you have the required academic background and a keen interest in green matters? Do you enjoy learning in an international classroom and developing your intercultural skills? Are you interested in Germany and its culture? If you are, then we look forward to welcoming you!

The modules

The multidisciplinary English-taught courses are offered by the various departments and comprise a selection of modules equivalent to approximately 30 ECTS credits per semester. An overview of all currently available modules can be found in the right column or below.

Participation

  • International students enrolled at a university outside of Germany in a relevant study programme can apply for example within the frame of a university cooperation, an exchange programme, or as "Freemover"
  • Prerequisite is an English-language proficiency at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • Participation is possible in both the winter and summer semesters.
  • Duration: 1-2 semesters

For students at HSWT

Students enrolled in a regular study programme at HSWT are also welcome to participate in the English-taught courses. Participating in the classes and being in contact with international students give you the opportunity to extend your subject expertise and language proficiency, and to develop your intercultural skills.

  • Courses are provided both at Departments and at the Language Centre. Please enquire there about the registration formalities and any restrictions on the number of participants..
  • You can take the General Language Test to provide proof of your English-language proficiency at the Language Centre. Attendance at the UNIcert courses of the Language Centre will enable you to obtain the UNIcert® certificate specifically designed for study at university.
  • Please check with your department about the possibility of recognising the credits for the respective modules.

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German-French double degree

Between Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences and the university, Agrocampus Ouest, a longstanding, successful ERASMUS cooperation is in place. Apart from study exchanges, both partners also offer a German-French double degree.

Students enrolled in the degree programmes

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Construction and Management and
  • Horticulture - production, commerce, services

have the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor degree at HSWT as well as the degree Ingénieur Grade Master at the French partner university, Agrocampus Ouest.

Benefits of a double degree

  • two internationally recognised degrees with one degree programme
  • double the employment opportunities
  • close practical relevance as a result of work placements and projects in Germany and France
  • acquisition of additional qualifications and training
  • entitlement to admission to a doctoral programme
  • perfecting of language and intercultural skills
  • in-depth knowledge of a different country and insight into a different university system
  • attractive career prospects in Germany and France.

Studying in France

The switch from the Isar to the Loire is a rewarding experience, in terms of learning about a different country and culture and from an academic perspective.

The Agrocampus Ouest-Centre d'Angers developed out of a "Grand Ecole" and is located on a friendly and modern campus in a green suburb of Angers. Teaching and research and practice take place in close proximity to one another.

You will study in the attractive surroundings of the Pays de la Loire/Anjou in Angers - an historic city with the highest percentage of students in France.

The châteaux and gardens on the Loire are as readily accessible as Nantes on the Atlantic, Rennes in Brittany, and Paris.

During the course of study you will receive

  • support and assistance from Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences and the Agrocampus Ouest-Centre d'Angers
  • mobility grants under Erasmus and other funding programmes
  • attractive regional scholarships are also possible
  • exemption from tuition fees during your stay in France.

Requirements

  • good academic credits
  • high motivation
  • successful completion of all the relevant examinations and work placements prior to start of studies in France
  • proficiency in French in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, level B2
  • informal application to the International Officer or the International Officer of the relevant department of Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences.

In principle, it is possible to switch from a semester abroad at Agrocampus Ouest under the Erasmus programme to the German-French double degree programme.

Organisation of the degree programme

The first 6 semesters, including the compulsory work placement in the 5th semester (Landscape Architecture/Landscape Construction and Management) or in the 6th semester (Horticulture), take place at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences. From the 7th semester onwards, you study at Agrocampus Ouest-Centre d'Angers. In the 10th semester, you complete your final work placement and final dissertation with German-French support.

On graduation, you will obtain both a German degree certificate from Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (Landscape Architecture/Landscape Construction and Management: Bachelor of Engineering, Horticulture: Bachelor of Science) and a French degree certificate from Agrocampus Ouest-Centre d'Angers (Ingénieur Grade Master).

Further information

The International Office and the International Officers of the departments of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture will be pleased to advise you.

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International events and excursions

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Contact (Weihenstephan)

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Akademisches Auslandsamt
Weihenstephaner Berg 5
85354 Freising

T +49 8161 71-5778
F +49 8161 71-2230
auslandsamt.weihenstephan [at]hswt.de

Contact (Triesdorf)

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Auslands- und Stipendienangelegenheiten
Markgrafenstraße 16
91746 Weidenbach

T +49 9826 654-104
F +49 9826 654-4104
auslandsamt.triesdorf [at]hswt.de

Courses in English (Weihenstephan)

Winter 2019/20

Summer 2020

Courses in English (Triesdorf)

Winter 2019/20

Summer 2020

Winter semester lecture plans (Weihenstephan)

Lecture plans

Winter semester lecture plans (Triesdorf)

Lecture plans

Application forms for freemover

Online application form (you can obtain the link from the International Office)

Freemover Learning Agreement

Letter of Recommendation

Application for a student hall of residence (Weihenstephan)

Information material

Flyer Courses in English
Faltblatt Courses in English - Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
Flyer Courses in English - Department of Horticulture and Food Technology