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How to apply?

Please do not send any documents to us by postal mail. The application process takes place exclusively online.



  • Application for the October 2024 intake will be possible from around December 2023
  • We will provide all information required for application in due time


  • Please create an account for the application platform here:
  • after registration and activating your account through the link in your email, you'll be able to log in at the same page (top right corner of the homepage) and proceed to the application for the M.Sc. ARTS program by following the steps on the homepage:

    • Start Application
    • Pick the correct semester (Winter 23/24)
    • Add request
    • Pick the correct degree (M.Sc.)
    • Pick the study program (Agricultural Science and Res....)
    • ...and keep adding your information

Entry Requirements

  • A B.Sc. or equivalent in Agricultural Sciences or a field related to the postgraduate program with an above-average grade from a university or college
  • Last academic degree preferably completed not more than 6 years ago
  • At least two years professional experience is desirable
  • Proficiency in English is required –  TOEFL IBT 60 points or IELTS band 6 – certificate (not applicable for applicants who completed their entire B.Sc. in English)


List of required documents for a complete application

  • Motivation letter (with date and signature)
  • CV (with date and signature and with two referees and their current contact details)
  • Scientific Research Proposal (max. 2–3 pages)
  • English language certificate
  • Degree awarded (with official signature and stamp)
  • Academic transcript (with official signature and stamp)

Keep in mind

  • All documents have to be in English or German, or you have to add an authenticated English translation.
  • Where applicable, add documents about practical trainings you received or work experiences.
  • Application is only possible online.
  • Your application has to be received before the deadline.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Link to the online application platform


After submitting the application

  • After we have received your application, you will get a confirmation via e-Mail.
  • Complete applications will be introduced into the candidate selection process and forwarded to the ARTS graduate committee.
  • We will inform you immediately after the ARTS graduate committee has made a decision concerning your application via e-mail.


Next steps after acceptance

  • You have to provide proof about the way you want to finance your studies. This proof can be:
  • When checking the proof of financing, we follow the regulations for issuing a visa for the purpose of study. These are linked here.
  • For an overview of expected living costs, we also recommend the pages of the Ministry of Education
  • Stay in contact with the ARTS Program Coordinator via email after receiving the acceptance letter. From now on, he will be your central contact person for organizational questions concerning your studies and will either answer your questions himself or refer you to the appropriate departments within the university.
  • The coordinator will also assign you a study buddy (a fellow student from a higher semester) to whom you can turn for general questions.