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More than 21,000 students study at the TU München. There are more than 70 Bachelor and Masters courses that appeal to both German and foreign students. Wherever possible, we prefer to select the most suitable undergraduates ourselves. We like our students to spend some time at a foreign university since we regard international experience as a valuable asset. It is for this reason that we participate in European university networks, have drawn up double diploma agreements with more than 20 universities and maintain partnerships with more than 130 universities throughout the world.

We encourage the transfer of knowledge and technology. With the backing of private and industrial partners, we are already building bridges to professional practice while supporting our graduates' entrepreneurial activities and offering those who have embarked upon their careers further training opportunities in keeping with the life-long learning concept.

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The Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture

The Technical University of Munich understands itself as an international university committed to allure, to conserve, to relay and to apply scientific knowledge. The upgrading of Weihenstephan to an international highranking center of competence and innovation in the fields of nutrition, landuse and environment will be followed up in future. The horticultural study has its roots in all these fields.
National as well as international research in horticultural science is stamped by an increasing specialisation in research activities at the various locations which led to a formation of special fields of competence.
This scientific competence is accessed for research orientated students by international mobility and by complementing one another offers of the participating universities in form of the master programme "Horticultural Science".
The existing resources at the particular locations will be invigorated by the international linkage of research and education and the qualification of the alumni will be considerable improved at the same time.

tumTechnische Universität München
Center of Life and Food Science
Division of Horticultural Engineering

Dürnast 4
D-85354 Freising-Weihenstephan

Tel: +49 (0)8161 71-3443
Fax: +49 (0)8161 71-3723

Studienfakultät für Agrar- und Gartenbauwissenschaften
Alte Akademie 14
85350 Freising-Weihenstephan
Tel: + 49 (0) 8161 71-3410
Fax: + 49 (0) 8161 71-4426



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.

If at least 30 ECTS are acquired from one partner university (including the master thesis) it is possible to require also the degree from the partner university.


if Munich is chosen as the home university

The TU accepts Bachelor degrees/Diplomas with the grade “Good”/”C”. The B.Sc. has to be acquired in a field of Life Sciences, e.g. Horticulture, Agriculture, Food Science, Environmental Science, Agriculture Biology, Forestry, or Biology.

If your application is accepted you will be invited to an eligibility interview - this will take place in the middle of June.
You will be questioned about your knowledge in the basics of natural sciences, plant sciences and biology, your ability to work scientifically, and your English language skills. You will be informed about the results by the end of August.

Application is only possible for the winter semester, the deadline is May 31 (certificates may be submitted later).

Online-Bewerbung (if you encounter technical problems please mail!)

In addition, please send your application to:
Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan für Ernährung,
Landnutzung und Umwelt
FG Technik im Gartenbau / Dürnast 4
85350 Freising-Weihenstephan


if Munich is chosen as a partner university

Students who wish to spend a semester in Munich will have to send a list with the modules they want to take to Prof. Treutter.
Also they will have to send following documents to Carina Menk:

  • completed Excel list
  • one passport photo
  • current transcript of records
  • CV
  • completed cover

The inscription fees are 92,-€ per semester.

Closing date for applications:

  • December 31. (start of studies in summer semester)
  • May 31. (start of studis in winter semester)


Prof. Dr. D. Treutter
Phone: + 49 (0)8161/71-3753

Carina Menk (Dipl. Ing. agr.) - Program Coordinator Horticultural Science -
Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan
Horticultural Engineering
Dürnast 4
D-85354 Freising 
Phone: + 49 (0)8161/71-3447
Fax: + 49 (0)8161/71-3723

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