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Horticultural Science

Course of studies



Duration of study (semesters)






Description of course of studies

The master course ‘Horticultural Science’ is organized by an educational and scientific network of five European universities. The program offers a research oriented education in horticulture and adjacent fields. The first semester is uniformly designed at all participating universities. Afterwards, two international orientated semesters follow in which students can choose individually from a broad range of courses from the participating universities. A minimum of 30 credits has to be obtained abroad at a partner university.During the fourth semester students work on their thesis. The subject can be chosen by themselves, but the students can gather inspiration from a concrete scientific problem complex from actual research projects. The thesis will include experimental and analytical work and can be a major part of the students professional profile applying for their first job.

TUM contributes strongly to teaching and research with its specialities in applied, modern plant sciences. Based on plant biology education is offered in horticultural plant breeding, phytopathology, plant nutrition, growth and crop physiology, ecophysiology, developmental regulation and biotechnology. Moreover, students gain competences in horticultural economy, research management, production technology and crop quality, thus, qualifying the graduates for leading positions in research and horticultural enterprises.

The consortium consists of TUM, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem. Since 2008 the program has been promoted to an ERASMUS MUNDUS master course.

Curriculum (link)


Guide to study (Link)


Course of studies

Horticultural Science


Application and admission



Application period for winter semester: 01.01. - 31.05.
Application period for summer semester: 01.10. – 15.01.

Our online application portal TUMonline will create a checklist with documents you have to hand in. The checklist shows which documents you need for admission and for enrollment.

You must submit the signed application form and all documents you need for admission before the application deadline, i.e. before 31.05. for winter semester and before 15.01. for summer semester. If individual documents for admission are not available up to that date, you can hand them in until 15.08 for winter semester or until 15.2. for summer semester.

You must submit all documents you need for enrollment before 15.09. for winter semester or 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 queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

Aptitude assessment


Start of course

winter semester or summer semester

Application Period

Winter semester: January 1 - May 31
Summer semester: Oktober 1 - January 15

Admission notification

Online after verification of application documents

Application documents

Transcript of records of bachelor’s degree or equivalent (officially authenticated copy), passport (copy), curriculum vitae, photo, motivational letter, language certificate English
Attention! You will get a checklist of the required documents after completing the online application.

Application form/ Online application (Link)


Further information on admission procedure (link)


Information | Counselling

Academic counseling

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


Student Advising and Prospective Students Programs

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