Agricultural Management


Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Length of Study: 3 semesters
Course content: German
Enrolment: each summer and winter term (no admission restrictions)
Application deadlines for all semesters of study: December until 15.03. of each year (summer term), May until 15.09. of each year (winter term)


1st semester:

  • International markets and Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management in Agri-Food-Business
  • Digital Data Management and Controlling
  • Resource Protection and Environmental Management
  • Elective module acc. to module catalogue
  • Masterseminar I

2nd semester:

  • Investments and Financing
  • Personnel and Quality Management
  • Entrepreneuership and Business Plan
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Elective module acc. to module catalogue
  • Masterseminar II

3rd semester:

  • Thesis
  • Colloquium/Examination



  • a first professional degree in Agriculture with a grade of at least 2.8


  • a closely related, professional degree with a grade of at least 2.8. Closely related degree courses are those in which at least 140 credit points have been acquired in the following fileds: the scientific fundamentals of agriculture, agricultural production technology, business and economics, scientific work and presentation as well as in political, legal and tax issues

If the previous course comprised less than 210, but at least 180 credit points, the missing skills must be subsequently proven. As a rule, a total of 300 credit points is to be attained.

Applicants are informed in writing by the examination board at the beginning of the course of the requirements regarding the skills to be proven and the latest possible time for submission of proof.

Application Deadlines

Please apply in good time so that you can start your studies smoothly!

Information about the date of the first term student welcome event, and thus the start of your studies, can be found here.

The processing time for your application can take up to 2 weeks and the last possible date for enrolment is 31st March for the summer semester and 30th September for the winter semester.


Applications for the first semester of study:

  • November until 15.03. of each year (summer term)
  • May until 15.09. of each year (winter term)

Information on application deadlines and procedures for applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification can be found at


Documents to be submitted (as upload):

  1. evidence of the above-mentioned university degree (bachelor’s certificate, performance overview with grades, etc.) or if the first university degree was not completed: proof that a maximum of 15 of the credit points required for the bachelor’s degree are still outstanding with a provisional average grade 
  2. certificate of university entrance qualification
  3. certificate in the event of a name change (e.g. marriage certificate)
  4. certificate of exmatriculation (de-registration) if you have studied/are studying the same course of study for which you are requesting admission to a first semester of study
  5. complete evidence of previous study periods by means of study certificates
  6. evidence of previous courses (when applying for a higher semester)
  7. if applicable, evidence of sufficient German language skills for applicants without a German university entrance qualification and without a German university degree (enrolment requirement in the case of admission)

Admissions Procedure

After deducting the so-called advance quotas (foreigner quota, hardship quota), 20% of the study places are allocated after a waiting period. The other 80% are distributed according to a university selection quota. This provides for an allocation based on the average grade of the university entrance qualification, which is an admission requirement in accordance with the examination regulations.

The waiting period counts from the time the university entrance qualification is attained.

Notification of admission for the main procedure is sent approx. 2-3 weeks after the application deadline. Then, rejections are handled. After a rejection you have the opportunity to participate in a possible lottery procedure. A lottery procedure takes place if there are still some remaining places for the course after the main selection procedure, the replacement procedure and enrolment.

You are informed of the enrolment deadline with the notification of admission. If enrolment is not made on time, the right to the study place expires irrevocably. You can find more information on enrolment here.


There is a compulsory fee charged each semester for the Student Services Authority, the student body and the semester travel ticket.


Also, there is an administration charge for enrolment. This charge is non-refundable.

Additional information on the above-mentioned fees and charges



Postal Address

Fachhochschule Kiel
Faculty of Agriculture
- Admissions Office -
Grüner Kamp 11
24783 Osterrönfeld

Tel.: 04331 845-0

E-Mail: agrarwirtschaft.verwaltung(at)

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 09:00-12:00 hrs
or by appointment