Crop Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The Crop Sciences programme is offered at the University of Hohenheim. Crop scientists develop cultivation systems that have high yields and are also ecological and sustainable.


The Crop Sciences programme is offered at the University of Hohenheim. 

The program is therefore designed to train students to take on scientific tasks in research institutions and the private sector, offering a well-founded methodological and biotechnological education for up-and-coming crop scientists.

  • Options to specialize in “Plant Breeding and Seed Science” or “Plant Nutrition and Plant Protection”
  • Optimal scientific infrastructure for crop sciences
  • Practically oriented with the Agricultural Experiment Station and the State Plant Breeding Institute

Graduates acquire in-depth knowledge in their field of study, develop critical thinking skills, and are able to conduct cutting-edge research. Potential areas of employment are:

  • Plant cultivation and seed companies
  • Grain and greenhouse companies
  • Chemical-pharmaceutical industry
  • Service industry and consulting
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Public and private research facilities
  • Agrochemical companies

Programme Structure

The Master’s program teaches methodological, biological, physiological, molecular-genetic, and biometric principles. The goal of the degree program is to increase the efficiency of culture crops and cultivation systems in regard to converting light and additional resources into

  • Food
  • Feed for animals
  • and Fibers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences, Natural Sciences, or a related program at a university in Germany or abroad or at a university of applied sciences with a standard period of study of at least 3 years (totaling 180 ECTS credits)
  • Proof of English language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Stuttgart

  • 900 - 1530 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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