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Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences

Course of studies



Duration of study (semesters)






Description of course of studies

Agriculture and horticulture are a foundation for modern civilization, an important cultural asset and a key economic driver. At the Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan we strongly believe that strong academic training and research in this field are necessary to provide a lasting future.

Our undergraduate course in agricultural and horticultural sciences will give you the well-rounded education necessary for a career in this area. A broad range of subjects concerning the natural sciences, animal husbandry, plant cultivation, economics and agricultural engineering will appeal to students interested in the practical aspects of agriculture and related industries as well as students interested in scientific research.

Three semesters of introductory and fundamental classes are followed by further three semesters allowing for diversification according to individual interests. The third semester is unique to our program: It is taught through a modular system in which combinations of selected classes are combined to focus on one particular subject at a time. For example three weeks of animal husbandry systems incorporate ethology, nutrition, and the raising of animals. Finally one module gives students the oportunity for initial research in small groups at a very early stage. Great emphasis is also placed on developing key qualifications such as problem solving, team work, and communication. Before graduating every student is required to write their own bachelor’s thesis.

This curriculum is complemented by set of further oportunities: Hands on laboratory work, for example in botany, chemistry or microbiology. Various excursions throughout Germany and various other countries, for example Romania. Last but not least a carefully fashioned internship program according to your goals providing you with initial practical experience.

This bachelor’s degree provides you with various career options: Students have chosen jobs as diverse as agricultural consulting, research in for example phytopathology or plantbreeding and economics, just to name a few. Nevertheless the TU München strongly encourages its students to continue education at graduate level – therefore every successful student is offered consecutive graduate studies. Possible programs are offered in agricultural sciences, renewable resources, horticultural sciences and coming soon agricultural management, as well. Since you will have completed the common basic curriculum in Weihenstephan, you may even opt to apply for graduate education at a different faculty, for example Biology or Consumer Economics.

Curriculum (link)


Major fields of study

Following the introductory period during the first three semesters, a certain field of study may be defined through your choice of electives.

Guide to study (Link)


Course of studies

Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences



Achieving a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and horticultural sciences requires 16 weeks of internship. Four weeks are covered by set courses, while students are responsible for further 12 weeks according to the ‘Hinweise zur Gestaltung der Studienpraxis Agrarwissenschaften und Gartenbauwissenschaften’ at http://www.praktikantenamt-weihenstephan.de/praktikum/index.htm Mrs. LDin Mechthild Schröder (+49 (0)8161 / 71 3710 mechthild.schroeder@pa-weihst.bayern.de) will answer any questions on Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by personal appointment. We strongly encourage internships abroad and personal info and info on possible financial support is provided by Mrs. Schredl (+49 (0)8161 / 71 3572 schredl@zv.tum.de) on Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Internship (Link)


Internship´s office (Link)


Application and admission



Application period for winter semester: 15.05. - 15.07.
Application period for summer semester: 15.11. - 15.01.
An application for the summer semester is only possible for higher upper-division semesters.

Our online application portal TUMonline will create a checklist with the documents you have to hand in. The checklist shows which documents you need for admission and which for enrollment.
You must submit the signed application form and all documents you need for admission before the application deadline.
You must submit all documents you need for enrollment before 15.09. for winter semester and before 15.03. for summer semester. If individual documents for enrollment are not available at that date, you can hand them in up to five weeks after the start of the lecture period. However, we recommend that you submit all required documents well before the semester begins, as you will not be enrolled until all documents have been received.

Please check your TUMonline account regularly to see if we have any questions concerning your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

Aptitude assessment


Start of course

Winter semester

Application Period

Winter semester: May 15 - July 15
Summer semester: Nov. 15 - Jan. 15 for higher semester only

Admission notification

Online after verification of application documents

Application documents

→ Higher education entrance qualification(certified copy)
→ Copy of your valid identification card
→ Curriculum vitae (CV) in tabular form
→ Passport-size photograph
→ Letter of motivation
→ Confirmations of apprenticeships, internships or other qualifications where appropriate
Attention! You´ll get a check list of all required papers after filling the online-application.

Application documents (International students)

→ Preliminary inspection documentation by uni-assist
→ Higher education entrance qualification and its German translation (certified copy)
→ Copy of your valid identification card
→ Curriculum vitae (CV) in tabular form
→ Passport-size photograph
German language certificate
→ Letter of motivation*
→ Confirmations of apprenticeships, internships or other qualifications where appropriate
Attention! You´ll get a check list of all required papers after filling the online-application.

*Your letter of motivation gives you the opportunity to reconsider your choice of study and helps us determine wether your goals match our programm. The letter could include your knowledge, your experience, your skills, your interests concerning university studies, and your future plans as well as personal notes. Approximately one to one and a half pages should suffice.

Application form/ Online application (Link)


Further information on admission procedure (link)


Information | Counselling

Academic counseling

For Agricultural Science: Dipl.-Ing. Susanne Papaja-Hülsbergen; for Horticultural Science: Prof. Dr. Dieter Treutter

General student counseling (Link)




Study and examination regulations

Examination regulations (Link)


Examination information

Examination and academic issues will be handled by the secretary of examination board.

Further links

Website of course of studies (link)


Department website


Student´s representatives (link)


Gender Equality Officer


Study abroad program coordinator

Dr. Markus Gandorder

Student Advising and Prospective Students Programs

Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

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Student Advising and Prospective Students Programs