M.Sc. On Campus

Organic Agriculture and Food Systems

University of Hohenheim

24 months
3000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Organic Agriculture and Food Systems degree program at the University of Hohenheim can be studied as a "Single Degree" in Hohenheim or as a "Double Degree" with a stay abroad at one of the four partner universities in the 2nd year.



The Organic Agriculture and Food Systems degree program at the University of Hohenheim is based on a holistic view of the food system, which is why the production, processing, and marketing of organic products requires special knowledge. Students acquire skills and knowledge in all relevant aspects of organic product creation (production, processing, marketing, certification):

  • Organic crop production
  • Organic animal husbandry
  • Organic agriculture in the tropics and subtropics
  • Food chains and food systems in organic agriculture
  • Market development of ecological agriculture in various countries

Students also learn:

  • to work in a team in a structure and goal-oriented manner,
  • to lead teams,
  • to systematically work though problem-solving approaches,
  • to think in terms of the entire system, and to work in an interdisciplinary manner.

Occupational fields

Organic agriculture is a growing market requiring experts with well-founded knowledge in the production of organic food as well as processing and quality control. Graduates are employed in the following fields:

  • Organic food and cosmetic companies
  • Trade
  • Quality management and certification
  • Agricultural consulting
  • Non-governmental organizations and associations
  • Universities and research institutions
  • Certification

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Organic Food Systems and Concepts
  • Principles of Organic Food Systems
  • Processing and Quality of Organic Food
  • Economics and Environmental Policy
  • Sustainability marketing & Marketing Consulting
  • Organic Plant Production

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General 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
  • Proof of pre-test Organic Agriculture & Food Systems

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Stuttgart

900 - 1521 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Organic Agriculture and Food Systems
University of Hohenheim


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