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Study Agriculture in Weihenstephan

Agriculture Weihenstephan

Close to practice, firmly rooted in theory - the Agriculture degree programme at Weihenstephan scores points for its proximity to innovative agricultural companies and research.

Your studies in a nutshell
  • Duration  7 semesters
  • Language  German
  • Location  Campus Weihenstephan
  • Semester  Winter semester
  • Work  Work-study programme in the form of combined studies / Dual
Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
Admission restriction


Application deadline

29 April – 15 July 2024

Study Agriculture near Munich: HSWT Campus Weihenstephan

Here at the Weihenstephan campus, you will find ideal conditions for completing a modern, practical, future-oriented degree programme in Agriculture.

At its location in Freising, our Department of Sustainable Agriculture and Energy Systems realises an unusually wide range of courses in Agriculture: from the basics to the most modern practices, from conventional to organic. Thanks to the good contact with the State Institute for Agriculture and the Technical University of Munich, a wide range of projects are possible: from applied to basic research.

Sustainable production in the field and barn, efficient and careful use of resources, which of course includes people, and optimised use of renewable energies are the basis for high-quality raw materials and food. The agricultural business and its integration into the regional value chain are at the centre of the Bachelor's degree programme in Agriculture at Weihenstephan.

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Agriculture with two study programmes: Study contents in Weihenstephan

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In the first three semesters, you will learn the scientific, production and economic basics. You will then be faced with the choice of a specialisation: conventional agriculture or organic agriculture.

  • After the practical semester, the Organic Agriculture specialisation is divided into specific modules that convey the production diversity and complexity of organic farms.
  • After the practical semester, Agriculture students complete their own modules and also choose one of the three specialisations Agricultural Economics, Animal Production or Plant Production to specialise in for the last two semesters.

Both specialisations continue to include joint modules, so that the professional exchange remains. No matter what you decide, you will always master the essential technical content of Agriculture as a whole and be able to make a scientifically sound assessment of both management concepts.

This is how the Bachelor's degree programme in Agriculture at Weihenstephan is structured

During the standard period of study of seven semesters, you will take the compulsory modules specified in the study regulations, which must be completed by students of the respective specialisation. You will sharpen your profile with specialised and general academic required elective modules, for example in animal health or precision farming. You will learn foreign languages or the basics of tax planning or vocational and labour education. You can also take additional elective modules.

You can find the content of the individual semesters in the module overview for the Agriculture and Organic Farming degree programme.

Agriculture degree programme: career prospects

Graduates of the Agriculture degree programme at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences are more in demand than ever as responsible managers.

The professional field is broadly diversified and includes Agriculture as well as the upstream and downstream sectors.

  • Agricultural practice: Independent management of an Agriculture business as owner, tenant or administrator.
  • Public service: Production technology and business management consultancy in the senior civil service; experimental and breeding work at state institutes; clerk in public authorities.
  • Business: Experimental work, sales & production consulting in seed breeding as well as in the fertiliser, animal feed, plant protection & agricultural engineering industries; clerk at banks, insurance companies & accounting firms.
  • Agriculture organisations: Management functions in professional associations, cooperatives, settlement societies, rural youth organisations as well as self-help organisations, insemination stations & breeding associations.
  • Other areas: Collaboration in development aid projects; journalistic work for the specialised press; teaching in agricultural machinery & agricultural colleges; activities in environmental protection & waste recycling.

Dual study programme: Vocational qualification & Bachelor's degree in Agriculture

With the Agriculture Dual degree programme, you can complete a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture and a vocational qualification in Agriculture together within four and a half years.

The aim of the dual study programme in Agriculture is to provide more intensive training in practical skills alongside theoretical knowledge.

The advantages of the dual study programme at a glance:

  • Theory & practice even more closely linked
  • Dual qualification through bachelor's degree & vocational qualification
  • You will have already obtained your journeyman's certificate by the end of the 4th semester.
  • With a total of 4.5 years for both degrees, you save at least 1 year.
  • Further improved career entry opportunities
  • Vocational school lessons are specially tailored to you with a separate class.
  • You will be paid according to the standard pay scale during your company-based training.
  • Individual support from day one

The dual study programme follows the structure of the Agriculture degree course outlined above, which leads to a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) degree after seven semesters. The vocational qualification in Agriculture starts 15 months before the degree programme. You use two semester breaks and the practical semester to complete it.

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You must fulfil these requirements for the Bachelor's degree in Agriculture at Weihenstephan

There is currently no NC (numerus clausus) for admission to the Agriculture degree programme at Weihenstephan, nor is a preliminary work placement required. Nevertheless, we recommend that you get a taste of the daily routine of an Agriculture training farm - especially if you have not yet had any experience of the processes on a farm.

What speaks in favour of Agriculture in Weihenstephan

  • In addition to the internship semester in Germany or abroad, you will test a possible professional field in the "professional field phase" module - often this will be your first employer.
  • Additional qualification programmes, such as the acquisition of trainer aptitude, allow you to develop your own individual profile.
  • Our HSWT network offers a wide range of co-operations: e.g. with the Bavarian Institute of Agriculture, organic farming associations and leading companies in the agricultural and food industry.

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