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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Bachelor in

Agricultural, Food and Mountain 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, the processing of agricultural commodities to food products and the sustainable management of forests and mountain territories.

Course description

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.

In the third year you will specialise in one of the following fields according to the chosen path:

  • Agricultural Production
  • Management of the Mountain Environment
  • Food Sciences

Each curriculum might be offered only if a minimum number of students is reached.

Courses will definetely be starting

unibz guarantees to all freshers that courses will start as planned in Fall 2020 and that no student will be left behind. First year courses will be offered both on campus and online.

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 (trilingual)
Places available: 70 EU + 4 non-EU
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano
Tuition fees: € 1,348.50 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 third year onwards, you will gain specialist knowledge pertaining to the field of agriculture, management of the mountain environment and food technology. Usually between the second and the third year you are expected to undertake an internship.

People

Degree Course director: Prof. Christian Fischer (photo)
Student Representative in the Course Council: Cinthia Sieder

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)

Michael David Urbani

Raw Material Development, Loacker GmbH/SpA, Unterinn-Auna di Sotto

La scelta del corso in Scienze agrarie e agroambientali si è rivelata per me via via sempre più valida col proseguire degli studi. Sin dall'inizio il ridotto numero di studenti e il diretto rapporto con i docenti mi hanno colpito positivamente. Ho apprezzato molto le numerose attività sul campo e le visite alle attività produttive di rilievo del territorio, ad esempio la centrale del latte Mila, o le numerose cantine vitivinicole. Particolarmente arricchenti sono state le esperienze di studio all'estero e ricordo il mio semestre di studi all’Università di Chiang Mai, in Thailandia.

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Application and Admission

You can find all you need to know in order to apply and gain admission to this study programme by browsing through the information below.

Early Bird Application

Application: 02/03 - 28/04/2020 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 15 - 22/04/2020 (registration 31/03 - 07/04/2020)
Publication of ranking lists: by 18/05/2020
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 28/05/2020 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: 15/07 - 27/07/2020 (by noon local time)

Late Application

Application: 20/05 - 09/07/2020 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 29/06 - 03/07/2020, if necessary, also on 04/07 or 06/07 (registration 25/05 - 19/06/2020)
Publication of ranking lists: by 29/07/2020
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 06/08/2020 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: 29/07 - 06/08/2020 (by noon local time)

Late session

Opened if there are available study places, only for people who already have the required language re-quirements.
Application: 01 - 12/10/2020 (by noon local time)
Admission exam: 20/10/2020 (morning) in room D0.01
Publication of ranking lists: by 23/10/2020
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 30/10/2020 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: by 30/10/2020 (by noon local time)

Preparatory courses and Freshers Days

Preparatory Mathematics Course (recommended): 24/08 - 04/09/2020
Intensive language courses: 07 - 25/09/2020 (Monday to Friday, 8 h/day)
Freshers Days: 28 - 29/09/2020

1st semester

Classes: 28/09 - 23/12/2020
Exams (extraordinary session): 14 - 23/12/2020
Holidays: 24/12/2020 - 06/01/2021
Classes: 07/01 - 16/01/2021
Exams: 18/01 - 13/02/2021

2nd semester

Classes: 22/02 - 01/04/2021
Holidays: 02/04 - 05/04/2021
Classes: 06/04 - 12/06/2021
Exams (extraordinary session): 17 - 29/05/2021
Exams: 14/06 - 10/07/2021

Autumn session

Exams: 23/08 - 25/09/2021

The Advisory Service provides support regarding your choice of study. In many cases a simple call or a short request is enough to get the relevant information (Tel. +39 0471 012100).