It’s wonderful that you are interested in studying agriculture at the Weihenstephan campus!
You are also welcome to contact study programme assistant Johanna Graf personally.
Ensuring adequate food and energy supplies for a growing world population is one of the major challenges mankind will face in the future. This is why the agricultural sector needs practice-oriented graduates.
Students in this programme will look at the primary production of foods from plants and animals on the one hand, while on the other, they will examine scientific conundrums to do with individual production areas and entire companies in the agricultural sector.
Important components to this programme include the practical training semester students spend at a training company in the agricultural sector and the vocational field phase during the seventh semester - a very special feature of this programme. Students themselves seek out a company, institution or industry association in Germany or abroad, where they will do an internship of at least four weeks, gathering insights into appropriate positions available after their training. During this internship, they can start writing their bachelor’s thesis in collaboration with their internship place. A significant number of students are offered permanent positions after their graduation at the place where they completed their internship.
Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
German (proof of proficiency is required)
All agriculture students learn the fundamentals of natural sciences, production technology and economics during the first semesters of their degree programme. Beginning in the fourth semester, they can choose to specialise in 'Landwirtschaft' (Agriculture) or 'Ökologische Landwirtschaft' (Ecological Agriculture). Ecological Agriculture differs in eight specialised modules and a practical training semester in an ecological farming company. Students specialising in Agriculture choose a major in their fifth semester: 'Agrarökonomie' (Agroeconomics), 'Tierische Erzeugung' (Livestock Production) or 'Pflanzliche Erzeugung' (Plant Production).
The application process for this degree programme starts beginning of May. Please note that you must submit your application online and in printed format by the end of the application period!
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