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B.Sc. Agricultural Sciences

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

3 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee


Application fee

International 40 EUR
National 40 EUR
Institute for Horticultural and Agricultural Sciences
Scores accepted

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About this course

Upon successful completion of the course, students will possess a basic working knowledge, have gained practice-oriented expertise from the fields of crop sciences, animal sciences and agricultural economics and social sciences, have an interdisciplinary perspective on the connections and cycles of agricultural production, have the methodological and social skills to make flexible use of their knowledge in professional practice, and have laid the foundations for gaining a second professional qualification.

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Eligibility Criteria

It is absolutely vital for Bachelor students to have a good command of German language if studies at Humboldt are to be successful. Most of the courses for the undergraduate students are taught in German! Don't be afraid, even if the course is held in German, students may take the exam in English.

During the application procedure, students have to take an online language test (called "C-Test").This test is the only German certificate accepted. It may not be substituted by any other certificate!

  • Minimum Score: 61 points (out of 100), equivalent to B1-level in the CEFR
  • Applicants who scored 50-60 points will be required to take an intensive German language course before the term starts (e.g. Intensive Language course at HU).
  • If the student does not achieve at least ≥ 61 points afterwards, there is no opportunity to be enrolled at HU.

In certain cases (please contact us - only possible with special permit!) we can deviate from the strict German language requirement. We offer about 5-10 courses in English for Bachelor students, which limits the choice of courses dramatically!

Please note that this is an exceptional rule that does not apply automatically. You will be only able to use this option if you are advanced in your studies and if we agreed on a special case permit prior to your application.

So, especially if students are required to do a certain amount of credits, this may force them to take Master-level courses. These will obviously be more demanding.

For Bachelor students who have the permission to take English classes only, the same language requirements as for Master students apply (see below). Furthermore, a confirmation of your home coordinator that you are allowed to follow master coures is needed!

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Course Modules

In total 180 credit points (CP*) are required

  • Mandatory Modules: 126 CP (including bachelor’s thesis)
  • Mandatory Elective Modules: 36 CP
  • General Elective Modules: 18 CP

Mandatory modules (126 CP)

  • PM 1 Fundamentals of Biochemistry 5 CP
  • PM 2 Fundamentals of Physics and Meteorology 5 CP
  • PM 3 Plant Biology 5 CP
  • PM 4 Animal Biology 5 CP
  • PM 5 Introduction to Economics 5 CP
  • PM 6 Agroecology 5 CP
  • PM 7 Soil Science 6 CP
  • PM 8 Agricultural and Horticultural Technology 6 CP
  • PM 9 Genetics and Plant Breeding 6 CP
  • PM 10 Analyses and Planning of Agricultural Business 6 CP
  • PM 11 Mathematics and Statistics 6 CP
  • PM 12 Phytomedicine I: Fundamentals of Phytomedicine 6 CP
  • PM 13 Plant Nutrition and Fertilization 6 CP
  • PM 14 Agricultural Policy 6 CP
  • PM 15 Agriculture and Plant Cultivation 6 CP
  • PM 16 Animal Feed and Animal Feed Science 6 CP
  • PM 17 Livestock Farming 6 CP
  • PM 18 Fundamentals of Agricultural Marketing 6 CP
  • PM 19 Environmental and Resource Economics 6 CP
  • PM 20 Animal Breeding and Animal Genetics 6 CP
  • Bachelor's Thesis

Mandatory elective modules (36 CP)
The mandatory elective modules are divided into a priority area  (18 CP) and a complementary area (18 CP).

Priority Area (18 CP)
Students must select one course with 6 CP out of each module pool.

Module pool I: Basics of empirical research

  • Biometry
  • Econometrics

Module pool II: Politics and markets

  • Fundamentals of Market and Policy Analysis
  • Structural Transformation and Rural Areas
  • World Markets of the Agricultural and Food Sector

Module pool III: Natural resources and quality

  • Supply and Exploitation of Biogenic Resources
  • Grassland and Forage Farming
  • Quality Dynamics and Quality Assurance for Fruits and Vegetables
  • Plant Protection

Complementary area (18 CP)

Within the complementary area students must choose modules with a total of 18 CP. The courses can be chosen from the modules FWM E1 - FWM E 45 listed below or from the module catalogues of other Natural and Life Science Faculty's subjects. Alternatively students can choose courses from the faculty's mandatory elective modules (priority area).

  • Problem-orientated work (Bridge module)
  • Agricultural Meteorology
  • Agricultural Project Workshop
  • Applied Phytomedicine
  • Selected Systems of Forest Management
  • Apiculture
  • Soil Utilisation Systems
  • Soil Protection I
  • Soil Protection II
  • Botanical Identification Courses
  • Fertilizer and Fertilization
  • Introduction to Plant Biotechnology
  • Nutrition, Health and Consumer Protection
  • Fishing Business Operations
  • Open Land Floriculture
  • Forage Farming and Exploitation Systems
  • Forage Conservation
  • Forage Plant Botany
  • Horticultural Plant Production and Agriculture
  • Greenhouse Technology
  • Basics of Controlling
  • Trade and Service Business Administration
  • Introduction to Aquaculture
  • Methods and Methodology of scientific work
  • Molecular and Population Genetics
  • Natural Environment and Agricultural Site Structuring
  • Farm Animal Biology
  • Organic Farming
  • Organic Fruit Growing
  • Horse Breeding and Feeding
  • Phytomedicine Report: Basics
  • Quality Assurance of Tropical/ Subtropical Fruits and Vegetables
  • Horticultural and Agricultural Accounting
  • Reproductive Biology of Agricultural Farm Animals
  • Special Horticultural Plant Cultivation
  • Habitat Ecology I
  • Habitat Ecology II
  • Student Project
  • Horticultural and Agricultural Open Land Production Technology 
  • Animal Product Processing Technology
  • Animal Feed and Ration Balancing
  • Process Engineering and Agronomical Problems with Timber Cultivation
  • Process Engineering Exercises (Animal Farming)
  • Agricultural Water Management
  • Protected Cultivation of Ornamental Plants

General elective modules (18 CP)

In addition to specialised study, Students acquire subject-specific, non-specialist and interdisciplinary key qualifications of 18 CP. The general elective modules can be chosen from the module catalogues of other subjects or central institutions (see: http://agnes.hu-berlin.de/). Alternatively students can choose courses from the faculty's mandatory elective modules.

General elective course offerings for students coming from other courses of studies

  • Agricultural Policy
  • Agriculture and Plant Cultivation
  • Applied Phytomedicine for Biologists
  • Soil Utilisation Systems
  • Organic Farming

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How to Apply

The printed and signed application form, including all the necessary documents in paper form (as
officially authenticated copies), must be received by UNI-ASSIST by the deadline set for the course

1. Please note that an application cannot be considered unless UNI-ASSIST has received
all the required documentation within the prescribed period.

The following documents must be attached to an application:

  • authenticated copies of educational certificates obtained so far, including the secondary schoolleaving certificate together with marks received and, if applicable, university entrance examinationdocumentation, evidence of study areas and grades obtained in previous studies, or graduationcertificate;
  • enrolment certificate, if you are a student at another German or European higher education institution at the time you apply for a place at Humboldt, or certificate of exmatriculation (Exmatrikulationsbescheinigung) specifying the areas of study if you have previously studied at another higher education institution in Germany, EU, Iceland, Norway,Liechtenstein or Switzerland;
  • evidence of German language skills (see point 2);
  • German translations of all certificates (exception: documents in English);
  • CV starting with the beginning of school education up till now;
  • a current passport-sized photo;
  • the UNI-ASSIST receipt (proof of fees paid);
  • a photocopy of your passport (authentication is not required).

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