In the first three years of their doctorate in Agricultural Sciences, students must attend and pass 3 modules. This are set up for all doctoral candidates regardless of their year and serve to further qualify the candidates in terms of theory, methods, and subject-area knowledge.
ObjectivesThe goal of the doctoral study program from University of Hohenheim is to support students on their path to obtaining a doctorate in Agricultural Sciences. This means:
- that a team will assist you in reaching your goal in a timely manner
- that you will obtain methodological, subject-area, and interdisciplinary expertise and skills in the accompanying modules
- that you will expand your scientific qualifications with participation in seminars and conferences
- that you will be integrated in research and teaching operations
- that you will work on topics that are not just relevant for science, as your work will also contribute to solving global social problems
The professions are just as varied as the topics in which doctoral work can be done. They also depend on the previous Master’s program.Work after a doctorate is usually done in the following areas:
- Universities and other research and teaching institutions
- Companies in the area of agriculture, horticulture, environment, or energy technology as well as water management
- Companies in the supplier sector, in processing and in trade
- Government agencies dealing with agriculture and the environment
- Service providers
- Development organizations
- Soil Resources and Landscape Ecology
- Plant Production Systems, Plant Nutrition, and Quality Assurance
- Plant Breeding, Plant Protection, and Biotechnology
- Animal Sciences and Biotechnology
- Agricultural and Environmental Technology
- Business, Economics and Social Sciences in Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
- Tropical Agricultural, Nutritional, and Resource Sciences
- Global Food Security
- Water for Life
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
at least 18 credits
DisciplinesAgriculture Plant & Crop Sciences View 3 other PhDs in Agriculture in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Acceptance as a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
- We expect good English language skills and the willingness to obtain additional methodological and professional qualifications.
- Proof of German language skills (e.g. Test-DaF 4) resp. Proof of English language skills (e.g. 90 ibt from 2015) depending on the language of the thesis (for prospective international students)
International3000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 36 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 36 months.
Living costs for Stuttgart
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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