International Food Business & Consumer Studies (M.Sc.)
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Application and Deadlines

 Admission Requirements

The programme aims at graduates, which hold a Bachelor’s, or equivalent degree in the field of

  • Agricultural Science,
  • Nutrition,
  • Food Science,
  • Food Technology, and/or
  • related fields.

An average grade at upper division level (B) on the final certificate is required.

Application process

The route you take to apply will depend on whether you earned a first academic degree inside or outside Germany. Furthermore different application deadlines apply to your nationality (EU- and Non-EU Nationals). Make sure to check application details for your entry.


 Application deadlines for:

  • Non-EU Nationals who have earned a first degree outside Germany - JUNE 1
  • EU-Nationals who have earned a first degree outside Germany  - JULY 15
  • Applicants who have earned a first degree inside Germany - SEPTEMBER 1

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 Proof of proficiency in English language
The Master's course is completely taught in English. Therefore, applicants whose first language is not English should be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of spoken and written English (C1 according the Common European Framework - CEF),  

>> for equivalent certificate see also Sprachnachweis für eine Fremdsprache (UniK)

Students with a first academic degree taught in English are not required to hand in a language test, if their final certificate and/or the academic transcript shows all subjects have been taught in English. If the certificate does not contain this information, a  written confirmation of the home university can be submitted.

Knowledge of the German language is recommended but not compulsory for applying to the programme. A German language course will be offered each winter term before the lectures start.

 Language Courses
For those who do not posses any of the mentioned language certificates (>> read more) and / or wish to improve their language proficiency before the postgraduate programme starts: A tuition free intensive language course will be offered at Kassel University in Witzenhausen

  • TOEFL iBT Preparation Course
    further information please check the website at the Language Center, Kassel University

  • German (please note that German is not required for the programme!)
    Intensive Training “German for Beginners” (registration necessary - soon more information) 

Additional information on further language courses offered at both universities, please have a look at 

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Beginning and Duration
The MSc course starts yearly in October. The duration of the programme is 24 months (full-time).

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Course Outline

  • Beginning: Yearly in October
  • Duration: 24 months (full-time)
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Enrolment and administrative fees per semester amount to about 230 € incl. local public transport.
  • No tuition fees at Universities in the State of Hesse!

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