Here at the Weihenstephan campus you will find the ideal conditions for completing a modern, future-oriented degree in agriculture. Our on-campus Department of Sustainable Agriculture and Energy Systems has teamed up with the Institute of Agriculture and the Technical University of Munich to offer you an extraordinarily broad education in Agriculture, from the basics to the most modern practices, from conventional to organic.
Sustainable production in both field and barn, efficient and careful treatment of resources, including humans, through to optimised use of renewable energies, form the basis for high-quality raw materials and food. Our course focuses on agricultural operations and their integration into the regional value chain.
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Duration of studies
Language of instruction
German (proof of proficiency is required)
Programme start date
Information about events for potential students can be found on the German page for the degree programme.
During the first three semesters, you study the fundamentals of natural sciences, production technology and economics. Then, you choose to specialise in either Agriculture or Organic Agriculture.
Both specialisation options continue to include joint modules to give students the opportunity to exchange knowledge with each other. All students master the essential specialist aspects of agriculture as a whole and therefore gain a scientific basis for assessing both management concepts.
The standard duration of study is seven semesters. The compulsory modules specified in the study regulations must be taken by all students. In addition, the choice of specialised and general academic elective modules give you the chance to explore more of your own interests. Optional subjects may also be taken.
Practical semester: A semester spent in an agricultural training company bridges the gap between theory and practice
A detailed description of the content of the modules is provided in the module handbooks. The module handbooks are updated at the beginning of each semester.
There is more demand than ever before for Agriculture graduates from Weihenstephan-Triesdorf Univesity of Applied Sciences to fill management positions.
The professional field is wide ranging and includes not just agriculture but also its upstream and downstream sectors.
Agricultural practice: Independent management of an agricultural business as owner, leaseholder or administrator.
Public sector: Production technology and business consulting in the civil service; testing and breeding work for state institutes; administrator for authorities.
Business: Testing, sales and production consulting in seed cultivation and in the fertiliser, feedstuffs, plant protection and agricultural engineering industries; administrator for banks, insurance and accounting firms.
Agricultural organisations: Management roles in professional associations, cooperatives, land settlement societies, rural youth organisations and in self-help organisations, artificial insemination centres and breeding associations.
Other areas: Employment in development aid projects; journalistic work in the specialist press; teaching in schools of agricultural machinery and rural adult education centres; environmental protection and recycling.
"I hope all students look back on their time studying at Weihenstephan as fondly as I do. I always felt the department was like a big family. In such a beautiful place, it was dedicated to one of the best tasks on earth – producing sustainable and healthy food for the world."
Martin Wimmer, Pig Producer – Farmer of the Year 2015 (CeresAward)
"I moved to Weihenstephan from Austria to explore the bigger picture and learn new perspectives. When I look back, I remember it as a wonderful yet challenging time. My degree shaped me for life and prepared me well for my current job."
Anna Doppler, Agricultural Consultant at Planungsbüro Minichshofer GmbH
With the work-study course in Agriculture, you can complete a Bachelor's degree and vocatinal training in agriculture over a period of four and a half years.
The aim of the work-study degree programme in Agriculture is to equip future management staff with comprehensive practical skills and theoretical knowledge to enable them to work for companies and institutions in agriculture or its up- and downstream sectors. This links theory and practice in a variety of ways.
Overview of the advantages of the work-study course:
The course follows the study plan outlined above for the Agriculture degree programme, which leads to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) after seven semesters. The vocational training begins 15 months before the degree programme. It also requires two semester breaks and the practical training semester to complete the qualification.
There are no admission restrictions in terms of NC (numerus clausus)!
The six-week pre-study internship at a recognised agricultural training company is currently suspended. Nevertheless, we recommend that prospective students who have no prior practical experience in agriculture complete a placement before starting their studies. Please contact us if you require assistance with this.
Information on the general admission requirements is available here.