M.Sc. On Campus


University of Hohenheim

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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During the interdisciplinary Bioeconomy program at the University of Hohenheim that looks at the entire bio-based value chain and networks, students examine the ecological, social, and economic dimensions of the bioeconomy on a micro and macro-level. 


Key facts

At the same time, they learn to consider the requirements for innovations that need to come from the organizations working in the bio-based economy as well as the corresponding political framework conditions.

  • Focus on system and value chain approaches
  • Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary methods
  • Europe’s first bioeconomy degree program
  • International perspectives on bioeconomy
  • Reasons to Choose Hohenheim


The inter- and transdisciplinary approach of the Bioeconomy program at the University of Hohenheim encourages critical thinking, and graduates have the skills necessary to develop and execute diverse activities within a biobased economy. In particular, “Hohenheim bioeconomists” are able to

  • plan, assess, and analyze the production and processing of renewable resources;
  • coordinate the production of biobased products, adapted to specific locations;
  • consider the interconnectedness and interdependencies of different utilization pathways for biomass;
  • understand the key technologies used for the production of biobased products and advance their economic use;
  • consider the societal requirements for biobased products and their production methods;
  • organize the market launch of new biobased products;
  • understand how (new) biobased products are embedded in value chains from micro- and macroeconomic perspectives; and coordinate the cooperation among different stakeholders in the development of biobased value chains.

Occupational fields

Companies that manufacture products based on biological resources and biotechnological processes (including the food industry and bioenergy) as well as companies that create consumer products based on biological resources or processes
  • Organizations that support the bio-based value networks (including consulting organizations and financial companies)
  • Ministries and agencies that support the bioeconomy
  • International organizations that support the bioeconomy including international development organizations
  • Project management
  • Founding a start-up

Programme Structure

In the first year of studies,

  • our students obtain basic knowledge about all aspects of bioeconomy and the bio-based value chain. To ensure that all students are able to successfully complete the program despite having different academic educations, three bridging modules are offered in the first semester. In addition, in several compulsory modules students learn information and methods necessary for a systematic analysis of the bio-based economy. 
The second year of studies
  • offers students the chance to set their own schedule by choosing from many different elective modules. In the compulsory module “Projects in Bioeconomic Research,” students apply the knowledge gained by carrying out research projects together with the private sector and other organizations that look at the entire bio-based value chain and value network.

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 (180 ECTS) or equivalent with a profile in one of the following fields: Agricultural sciences, natural sciences, or business and economics

Tuition Fee

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  • 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.


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