Ph. D. On Campus

Agricultural Sciences

University of Hohenheim

36 months
3000 EUR/year
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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.


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.


The 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

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

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, German
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT



at least 18 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 36 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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