10 reasons to study at WZW

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1. More than 200 years’ experience

Agriculture was taught here for the first time in 1803. Today there are 26 specialised departments, which offer extensive research and teaching in all fields of agricultural and horticultural sciences.

2. Early entry into research

You can actively participate in research right from the beginning of your studies as scientific assistant.

3. Great and small

Most of the teaching takes place in small groups - no bigger than school classes, which, of course, enables effective cooperation among students. Moreover, you benefit from the total range of courses offered by TUM, a university with more than 40,000 students, considered as one of the best German universities in international rankings.

4. Freedom of choice

In the field of electives, you can develop your own profile by choosing from a wide range of elective modules. There are no fixed specializations - whether broad or specialized in scope - the choice is entirely up to you. That way, you can already choose your own focus during your undergraduate studies.

5. Excellent facilities

The TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan (WZW) has a modern library for the life sciences, which is open on weekdays until midnight. Specific attention is given to the agricultural and horticultural sciences. Moreover, students have nine fully-equipped computer rooms at their disposal, and several study rooms, some of which are available for use 24 hours a day. Our scientists undertake specialized research in the most modern of laboratories and at six large experimental stations, in which you as a student will also participate.

6. Diverse excursions

Every semester the departments offer a number of excursions to research institutes, industry and political institutions, which are an integral part of the course. Some highlights include the annual one-week excursion during Whitsun, e.g. to Brussels, or the USA, or Turkey.

7. Personal supervision

Our lecturers know you by name, which begins with a personal talk on the choice of courses and about your interests prior to the start of the course, and continues throughout your study at the TUM. Also many experienced contact partners in our Course Coordination Service, Career Service, Intern Office, and International Office are at your disposal.

8. The view beyond the horizon

The Bachelor course alone contains a total of three Credit Points in general education. Our students, for example, set up business plans; learn a foreign language; create maps with a geographical information system (GIS); discuss history of art; play a musical instrument in the orchestra; obtain their trainer qualifications; or do scientific journalism. You will be able to use the TUM network for a stay abroad at one of the more than 170 TUM partner universities.

9. Synergies on site

Weihenstephan is not only the location of a university campus, but is also home to the State Department for Agriculture, the Hans Eisenmann Center for Agrarian Sciences, the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, the Central Institute for Nutrition and Food Research, the Innovation and Founder Center for Biotechnology and the Agrarian Meteorology Division of the German Weather Service, and much more. This diversity offers further insights and on-site career opportunities for students.

10. Science for Work/ From Study to Work

At an early stage of your studies, you will learn about the importance of academic training for your future profession. Our Career Service offers you not only personal advice, but also the most recent job offers. Moreover, we organize our own career fair for students of agricultural and horticultural sciences‚ known as Entrepreneurs' Day‘.


Are you interested?

Then please contact our student advisory service:

Dipl.-Ing. Susanne Papaja-Hülsbergen

Phone:  +49 (0)8161 71-3781

E-Mail: Susanne.Papaja(at)wzw.tum.de