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The Master’s program “Dairy Science” from University of Kiel, focuses on the interdisciplinary aspects of on-farm milk production, dairy economics, and processing of dairy food and products.


The study program imparts the most current scientific knowledge in dairy production, including economics, breeding, feed, nutrition and biochemistry, animal welfare and health, milking technology, eco-efficiency, processing and quality of dairy products, and it conveys methodological skills to teach students to work scientifically and systematically.

Students will strengthen their competences in the field of dairy science and acquire skills in analytical understanding of the entire dairy production process chain.

The Dairy Science study program is intended for students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or in a related field and have an interest in a consecutive, multidisciplinary qualification with focus on dairy science.


The Dairy Science program from University of Kiel  includes relevant topics from several disciplines of the Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences such as plant production, animal science, human nutrition, and economics. The program did replace our attractive former certificate on dairy science, now with a new structure and fresh contents, it will encompass an international Master’s degree. Classes will be held in English and are open for students from all over the world with interest in dairy science.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Dairy Economics: Production and Processing
  • Eco-Efficiency of Dairy Systems
  • Health Management in Dairy Herds
  • Dairy Processing and Quality
  • Dairy Cattle Breeding

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form of your educational background
    • Copy of your passport – Please make a copy of the photo page of your passport (with your name and photo)
    • Payment receipt for the UNI-ASSIST application fee
    • School-leaving certificate entitling the holder to study at university in his/her home country, with a list of subjects and grades
    • University certificates (e.g. your Bachelor's or Master's degree) including the corresponding list of subjects with individual grades

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

A semester contribution ("Semesterbeitrag") currently amount to 259 EUR must be paid each semester.

Living costs for Kiel

720 - 1050 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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