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M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics – DAAD Scholarships (Germany) Deadline: December 1, 2018

University of Hohenheim

Stuttgart, Germany

Application Deadline

Dec. 1, 2018

Course Commencement

October 1, 2019

Duration of the Course

Two Years

 Program Details

The University of Hohenheim is one of Europe’s leading universities in the fields of agricultural sciences and economics. The four-semester M.Sc. program emphasizes a firm foundation in economic analysis and quantitative methods to address real-world policy issues related to agriculture, food and the environment. Globalization, sustainability, poverty, food security, food safety, agricultural policy reform and rural development are typical issues that are being analyzed using innovative methodologies. A course semester consists of five thematic modules, each ending with a written or oral exam. After three course semesters, the last six months are reserved for the M.Sc. thesis, which involves primary data collection abroad.

Admission Requirements

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Outstanding students and professionals with the following qualifications and interest in international issues and policy analysis related to agriculture, food, the environment and rural development are invited to apply.

  • An above-average B.Sc. degree in agricultural sciences, economics or a related discipline following at least three years of university studies.
  • Basic understanding of micro and macroeconomics, a solid background in mathematics, statistics and computer literacy.
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience (for DAAD scholarship applicants).
  • Graduation from university should be recent, not more than six years ago (for DAAD scholarship applicants)
    Completion of an online pre-test (more information on the program website).
  • Good knowledge of the English language (If English is not the native language, a TOEFL score of no less than 90 iBT or IELTS no less than Band 6.5).

Application Process

In addition to the official DAAD application form, candidates are required to fill out this online application (For more details, click here).

The state of Baden-Württemberg has introduced tuition fees for Non-EU students of 1.500 € per semester. However, nationals from an African, Caribbean, or Pacific state or a Least Developed Country, as well as all DAAD scholarship holders regardless of their nationality are exempt from the fee.

For more information on DAAD scholarships, click here. For DAAD brochure with details of various Development-Related Postgraduate Courses, click here. For list of application deadlines, click here.

For queries, contact Katrin Winkler on +49711 459 233 05 or write to

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