Going Abroad - Coming to TUM
Stay Abroad as Freemover
Students who do not make use of structured programs such as TUMexchange, Erasmus+ or Departmental Partnerships for the stay abroad, are classified as a so-called Free mover.
Relevant information on this topic is available here.
The TUMexchange Program
Double Degree - Horticultural Science (M. Sc.)
The international master's program in Horticultural Science is a cooperation between the Technical University of Munich, Università degli Studi Bologna, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Humboldt Universität Berlin and Corvinus University of Budapest. The program combines content relating to the natural sciences, technology, and economics.
From the second semester onward, the program supports a high level of mobility. Students can complete modules at a partner university of their choice. During the course of the degree, at least 20 Credit Points must be accrued by completing courses, or the master’s thesis, at a partner university. Depending on the degree program structure, a Joint Degree is also possible.
The partner universities in detail:
The BOKU puts emphasis on exploring, exploiting and conserving renewable resources. The university promotes a diversity of disciplines that work to secure the basis for life of future generations. Research with practical relevance and ecological research concepts are important founding principles of the BOKUs modern education.
Major research topics in horticulture are holistic methods in horticultural crop production (ecological production systems), clonal genomics and quality management in viticulture.
The University of Bologna is one of the oldest universities in the world, but at the same time offers one of the most up to date plant research facilities in Europe. The newly established 'College of Agriculture' is located in these research facilities. Main topics of the institution are fruit production and viticulture with special emphases on ecophysiology and plant breeding. The universities research intends to unite traditional knowledge with the latest insights of plant molecular biology.
Research foci are the physiology of growth regulation and plant hormones in fruit trees and quality and research in abiotic and biotic stress resistance in fruit production. The University of Bologna cooperates in the program with the Free University of Bolzano, Italy
Humboldt's ideal of the unity of research and teaching has become a model for universities all over the world. Central to this model is the idea of research-oriented teaching and the transfer of knowledge based on research. The Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture is dedicated to this principle and cooperates closely with research centers. In addition to a broad range of interdisciplinary courses, it focuses mainly on urban horticulture, food quality management and biosystem technologies.
The horticultural faculty was founded in 1853 and was the first institution in Hungary, which offered an education in horticulture. Today in teaching an emphasis is placed on sustainable Horticulture with the horticultural staff aiming to convey a solid foundation of basic knowledge as well as also to teach contents with relevance for practical applications.
Study abroad within Europe with Erasmus+
The TUM International Center summarizes all relevant information on Erasmus+ here.
International Advisors (Prof. Menapace and Julia Frau Esser-Grimm) are the contact persons for questions around the topic studying abroad.
Coming to TUM - International Students
Short-term stays in Europe with ATHENS
The ATHENS Programme offers students and doctoral candidates of TUM the opportunity to stay abroad at 24 partner universities in Europe. Twice a year – in mid-March and mid-November – specialized courses take place at the same time at all ATHENS universities. Click here to learn more about the program.
Participating institutions are listed in the MoveOn database (select in the category program "ATHENS" and in the category Subject Area (WZW) Agriculture and Horticultural Sciences).
Scholarship options for stays abroad
Study stays in Switzerland
- Information on the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP)
TUM International Center
TUM International Center (TUM IC) is the key point of contact for students, staff, and researchers regarding international exchange and partnerships.