Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Bachelor in

Agricultural and Agro-Environmental Sciences

This bachelor allows you to gain the interdisciplinary competence required to work in the field of production and commercialisation of crops and animal products, in the sustainable management of forests and mountain territories as well as food technology. 

The use of modern technology has transformed also agriculture. Nowadays, concepts like sustainability and protection of the environment are closely linked to growing crops and food production. The agricultural sector requires a type of knowledge that goes beyond the borders of individual disciplines and constant professional development in order to keep up to date with the latest developments in the field.

This course draws its contents from various scientific branches: natural science, engineering and economics in order to offer you a comprehensive, solid educational background.

At a glance

Bachelor class: L-25
ECTS credits: 180
Duration of the course: 3 years
Courses will be taught in Italian, German and English
Places available: 70 EU + 4 non-EU
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano
Tuition fees: € 1.343,50 per year

Structure of the course

In the first part of the course, you will learn the basic notions required to proceed successfully with your learning in the following years. From the second year onwards, you will gain specialist knowledge pertaining to the field of agriculture, environment management and food technology. Between the second and third year, you are expected to undertake an internship and, at the end of the third year, you will have to work on your final dissertation project.


Degree Course director: Prof. Christian Fischer (photo)
Student representative in the Course Council: Federica Pompeo

Exchange programmes and internships

Currently we offer exchange programmes with almost 20 partner universities all over the world. You will also need to undertake a compulsory internship lasting a minimum of 125 hours. You can choose where to carry out your internship from the long list of Italian and foreign businesses we are partnered with.

Career opportunities

Our graduates find work in the fields of crop production, cattle breeding or management of forests and green areas in mountain territories. They also work in business/technical management or consulting in agribusiness companies, sustainable management of forests, protection of the land and planning of mountain territories, quality certification, management and safety assessment of agricultural machinery and marketing or processing and distribution of food products.

The course prepares students to sit the State Examination to gain access to the National Register of Chartered Agronomists and Foresters (Section B). After your undergraduate degree, you can choose to continue with higher education and register for a Master degree in the sectors of food production, management of environmental resources and food technology.

Well prepared and ready for the job market. On the website of AlmaLaurea you can check statistical data about graduates’ satisfaction and their employability.

go to the survey (in Italian)

Werner Micheletti

Student, Bozen-Bolzano

Dieser Studiengang hat mich - trotz meiner Ursprungsidee, im Ausland zu studieren - wegen seiner Praxisorientiertheit und den vielfältigen Austauschmöglichkeiten mit Universitäten in Brasilien, Thailand oder den Kapverdischen Inseln überzeugt.

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In order to be admitted for the course, you will be required to prove that you have a B2 level of competence in at least two of the three languages in which courses are taught at unibz. If you don't have an official language certification, you can take a language exam at our university.

  1. Online application from 13 March to 28 April 2017 (Early Bird session) and from 18 May to 20 July 2017 (late application)
  2. Admission criteria: multiple choice test about natural sciences (Early Bird - 5 May, 14 h, Aula Magna | late application - 26 July, 10 h, Aula Magna) and average of your grades from the third last and penultimate years of secondary school.
  3. The ranking lists will be published by 16 May 2017 (Early Bird session) and 4 August 2017 (late application).

A piece of advice:

Take a look at last year's admission test to get an idea of the structure of the test and the type of questions. You can also look at the topics suggestions in order to prepare for the exam.

The faculty offers a preparatory course in Maths to first year students and it is normally held in the first two weeks of September.

You can find all the information you need about the documentation required for the application in the Study Manifesto. 

Contact us by phone at +390471012100 or fill in the request form.

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