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Agricultural Sciences, Dr.Sc.Agr.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Stuttgart, Germany
In the Agricultural Sciences doctoral study program from the University of Hohenheim, an advisory team from several areas assists the doctoral candidates throughout their entire doctorate. To expand their subject expertise and interdisciplinary skills, the doctoral candidates complete 3 modules and take part in seminars and conferences.
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The goal of the doctoral study program 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

Occupational fields

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:
  • Academia
  • Research
  • Development
Potential employers are, for example:
  • 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    18 ECTS

    at least 18 credits

  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • 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

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

General Requirements

  • 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)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Stuttgart

  • 900 - 1530 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


One way to finance your studies are the combined grant-loans provided according to the Federal Student Financing Act (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz) - BAföG.

The goal is to give young people financial support in order to enable them to complete the educational or vocational training they desire - regardless of their social and economic situation.

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