|International Master in Horticultural Science
The two year Master in Horticultural Science is an international MSc study program jointly offered by the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) and the Alma Mater Studiorum- Bologna in cooperation with the Technical University of Munich (Germany), the University for Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna (Austria), the Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary), the International Centre for Higher Education in Agricultural Sciences (France), the Institut Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (France) and the Humboldt-University of Berlin (Germany). The two-year program is open to national and international students with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or related fields.
The international and multilingual Free University of Bolzano is a young and dynamic institution located in the Alpine area of South Tyrol, Italy's leading apple-producing region, where 10 – 12% of total EU output are annually produced. Our university intensively interacts with stakeholders of the local fruit supply system, which helps to provide students with valuable practical experiences relevant for all positions in fruit industry. Explore more about the student life in Bozen-Bolzano and about the student associations.
Teaching activities take place in Bozen-Bolzano during the first semester of the second year, within the curriculum in “Sustainable fruit production”. Traditional lectures as well as practical laboratory exercises and applied field work are offered to cover specific areas of the fruit supply chain, such as: mineral nutrition of fruit plants; advanced entomology; fruit marketing analysis and consumer behavior; fruit processing; farm information technology for fruit science, fruit cultivation in mountain areas. Students attending the courses in Bozen-Bolzano will take benefit of the high level and interdisciplinary research activities carried out by the faculty’s academic staff (for information on the main research areas of the faculty please visit http://www.unibz.it/en/sciencetechnology/research/default.html) through the offering of a broad range of topics and subjects in the field of sustainable fruit production to choose for their master thesis research project.
The Free University of Bolzano offers various benefits to students such as support to find accommodation in university colleges of Bolzano, low-cost, full meals at its canteens and access to its award-winning library. Moreover, the university offers in a trilingual environment promoting language courses, which can be attended by all students. Take the opportunity to improve your language skills with the courses offered by the Language Center of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.
Furthermore, qualified students may benefit from research grants offered by the university.
For more information about the study program and organisation please download the following document.