M.Sc. Agricultural Economics (AgEcon)

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EPOS scholarships by DAAD for the 2024 M.Sc. Agricultural Economics are open for application now! Scholarship deadline: 15 December 2023


Decision-Makers for Global Agricultural Economy and Agricultural Policies

This research-based and methods-oriented programme deals with the economic and agricultural policy relationships between the agricultural and food economy, the environment, and rural areas. In this English-language and international Master’s programme funded by the DAAD, economic growth, sustainability, and social justice are central topics, especially in an international and development-related context.

  • Studies focused on methods and internationality
  • DAAD-funded programme with full scholarships for outstanding applicants from developing countries
  • Many different career possibilities for agricultural economists


This degree programme values a well-founded education in business and economic theories and methods as well as applying these to concrete problems and issues in the international agricultural and food sectors.

The degree programme aims to educate agricultural economists in the following competencies:

  • Theoretical concepts of agricultural economics
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Integration of sustainability issues into policy analysis
  • Interdisciplinary analysis of complex systems
  • Communication and presentation techniques

Occupational fields

As the agri-food sector becomes more diverse, global, and highly technical, a growing variety of career opportunities is opening up for well-trained agricultural economists. At Hohenheim, students acquire the analytical skills and the necessary understanding of political contexts to be able to work in governmental and non-governmental organisations, international organisations, and the private sector. The programme also opens up excellent opportunities to complete a doctorate and pursue an academic career.

Typical areas of work for agricultural economists are found in the following areas:

  • companies in the upstream and downstream sectors of the food and agricultural industries
  • regulatory bodies along the value-added chain
  • governmental and non-governmental organisations
  • national and international organisations
  • teaching and research institutions


Formal requirements

  • An above-average Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences or Economics or a related programme with a standard period of study of at least three years or an equivalent degree
  • At least 6 ECTS credits in microeconomics and statistics
  • Proof of English language skills
  • Result of the AgEcon pre-test
    It is compulsory to complete the test before the application deadline, but the test results will not influence the chances of admission.

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Content requirements 

We expect good English and IT skills as well as the ability and willingness to work in intercultural teams.

Language Requirements

  • IELTS (academic exam) with an overall band score of at least 6.5
  • TOEFL 90 points in the Internet-based test

Deadline: 15 December 2023

Find more information here.

For general information about the EPOS Scholarships, click here.

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