A common master

Five internationally renowned universities offer an international horticulture master programme that introduces new teaching methods and adducts continuously to research.

The first semester is uniformly designed at all participating universities with the aim of gaining adequate technical knowledge on a high level for all students.

Afterwards, two international orientated semesters follow in which students can choose individually from a broad range of courses from the participating universities. All courses are followed by examinations after each semester.

During the forth 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.

Study fees have to be paid at the home university only. If you spend a semester at a partner university, you will not have to pay their study fees but inscription fees may arise. Students who cannot spend a semester abroad will be able to gain their credits through summer schools and guest lectures.

Lectures are usually held in English, however, some modules will be held in German or Italian.

Beyond obtaining the degree from the home university, students who acquire a certain amount of credits from a partner will also receive the corresponding degree from the Partner University. Please consult the respective university website for details.



Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
“Quality Management and Urban Horticulture”

Humboldt's ideal of the unity of research and teaching has become a model for universities all over the world. Central to this model is the idea of research-oriented teaching and the transfer of knowledge based on research. The Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture is dedicated to this principle and cooperates closely with research centres. Next to a broad range of interdisciplinary courses, it focuses mainly on “Food Quality Management” and “Urban Horticulture”.
Berlin, the capital of Germany, offers an interesting mixture of international metropolitan life and cultural diversity, but also provides green areas and is surrounded by the beautiful landscapes of Brandenburg.

Degree: Master of Science “International Horticultural Sciences”


Technische Universitaet Muenchen-Weihenstephan
“Life science and Food Science”

Tradition and innovation are connected and used for enhancements in the two leading disciplines of the new century - "Life Science" and "Food Science"- at the campus of the Technical University Munich-Weihenstephan. The basis for the crosslinking between plant and nutrition science is an interdisciplinary and versatile education.
Not only because of the central position in Europe Weihenstephan savours high reputation in the world. The very special charm of the location is due to the combination of a modern university campus with the atmosphere of a small city. Its character with cafes and cultural proposals is stamped by students. And the close distance to Munich and the Alps admits many further facilities besides the study courses.

Degree: Master of Science “International Horticultural Sciences”


Università di Bologna
“Ecophsiology and Breeding”

Latest technical facilities are offered in the field of plant science by the university of Bologna, one of the oldest universities of the world. The new "College of Agriculture" is directly involved in the experimental area. One of the main topics of the institution is in the field of fruit-growing and viticulture with a special focus on ecophysiology and breeding. Therefore traditional knowledge is combined with the latest insight in molecular biology.
Bologna, is the heart of the Emilia Romagna and attractive with the typical Italian panache of sidewalk cafés in an historical ambiance.
Degree: Laurea Specialistica in Ortofrutticoltura Internazionale


Universität für Bodenkunde Wien
“Renewable Resources”

Main research focus of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna are renewable resources. Thereby importance is attached to various fields of activity to contribute to the protection of these fundamentals of life for future generations. Principle basics for the modern education are focal points in research of practical relevance and ecological interest, internationality and multidisciplinarity.
In addition the metropolis at the Danube offers an historical center, numerous museums, concerts and a multitude of gastronomical highlights in a green surrounding.

Degree: Diplom-Ingenieur/in

Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem
“Ecological Approaches and Integrated Quality”

Corvinus University of Budapest was and still is the best institution of its kind in Hungary and also in the region. It is today an internationally recognized institution in the areas of both education and research. Operating with seven faculties the University provides Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programs in the areas of economics, business, public administration, horticultural science, food science, landscape architecture and social sciences. Corvinus University of Budapest invites you to join the community of international students who are visiting its programs in foreign languages in order either to get a degree or simply to spend a semester or a year gathering credits for their studies.

Degree: Master of Science “International Horticultural Sciences”



To attend this master programme, applicants must hold a university degree equalling the bachelor or diploma in one of those fields: agriculture, horticulture, food sciences, economics, social studies or environmental sciences. Other degrees may be accepted upon request.


6 March 2009/mk