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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

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: € 1.347,50 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.


Degree Course director: Prof. Christian Fischer (photo)
Student Representative in the Course Council: Johanna Maria Ostermair

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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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.

Selection Criteria
Multiple choice test about natural sciences and average of your grades from the third last and penultimate years of secondary school. 

Online Application
Early Bird - for EU and non-EU citizens: 1 March - 26 April 2019, noon
Late Application - for EU citizens only: 20 May - 31 July 2019, noon
Super Late Application - for EU citizens only, with the necessary language requirements (remaining places): 7 - 14 October 2019, noon

Admission exams
Early Bird
- for EU and non-EU citizens: 3 May 2019 at 14 h
Late Application - for EU citizens only: 5 August 2019 at 10 h
Super Late Application - for EU citizens only, with the necessary language requirements (remaining places): 16 October 2019 at 10 h
Please note: applicants will be informed via email about the exact time and place of the exam.

Publication Ranking List
Early Bird: by 17 May 2019
Late Application: by 9 August 2019
Super Late Application: by 24 October 2019

A piece of advice:
Take a look at a recent 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.

For first year students we offer a preparatory course in maths taking place between August and September. The following study book is recommended but not mandatory: "Precorso di Matematica", with MyMthLab, 2nd edition, Pearson publisher.

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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