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MSc in Horticulture

For International Students

Also in „Joint Degree” system

Horticulture is the most dynamic and colourful sector of agriculture. The tasks of horticultural engineers have been broadening and consist of not only cultivation and primarly processing of plants but includes also management, consulting, organising activity, quality assurance, marketing and services. After graduation, the students will be able organising and leading the production and marketing of horticultural enterprises of different size and character, carry out the tasks of managers, counsellors, engineers, take part in research and education


To fullfill these requirements, the master program offers knowledge in horticultural and natural sciences, interdisciplinary aspects, an up-to-date basic knowledge and practical skills. Beside the special horticultural modules the study program includes (ornamentals, fruits, medicinal plants, vegetables, grape and wine) genetical, physiological, ecological, biometrical and related subjects



During the study, the students have theoretical lectures, laboratory and farm practices, filed visits. There is a quite large freedom of the students in choosing courses according the personal interest. During preparation of the thesis, they learn research practice, solving problems, synthesis results, thus, a possible PhD study is grounded. The study courses are completed by a 4 week’s farm practice period



The program offers courses in the topics of breeding and biotechnology, plant and soil biochemistry, crop management, economics, crop ecophysiology and additional subjects. The curiculum consists of lectures, laboratory and farm practices. Students may choose a dissertation topic –after the first semester- connected to one of the 5 horticultural branches (fruits, vegetables, medicinal plants, ornamentals and viticulture) or their interdisciplinary aspects. The dissertation is based on individual research work and should be defended at the end of the 4th semester


After graduation, the students will be able organising and leading the production and marketing of horticultural enterprises of different size and character, carry out the tasks of managers, counsellors, engineers, take part in research and education



According to our Multiple Degree agreement, the students of this program - when fullfilling the requirements of partial foreign education – may get the diplom also of the partner universities:TUM –München, BOKU- Bécs, UNIBO- Bologna, Humboldt-Berlin



Requirements for entering the program

For foreign citizens


Academic BSc/MSc or equivalent degree in agricultural/life or related science
English language (reading, writing, speaking, listening) knowledge

Canditates are expected to have basic science knowledge (demonstrated in the transcript) in life sciences, natural resourches, agriculture, economics. Based on the credits of the applicants obtained in former graduation, additional maximum 24 credits from missing disciplines may be required during the study



Also eligible are applicants who will have completed a suitable degree by 31 July 2010, so that by the time of their enrollment they can present their diploma



Candidates from countries where English is not the language of instruction need to have an internationally accepted English exam: TOEFL iBT min. 65, PBT 500, CBT 200 or IELTS at least a score of 5,5 or Cambridge CAE Certificate). These can be replaced by documentation of at least 2 years closed higher education study in an English program



Shedules of the selection procedure

For foreign citizens



Deadline for sending the application package: 31 March

Exams: end of April-beginning May (according to the shedule fixed before with the applicants)

Notification on admission/rejection/sending of the Learning Agreement (e-mail): 10 May

Deadline for sending back the Learning Agreement and Payment of fee for the first 2 semester: 30 June

Confirmation of the registration and possible start of visa application: after arriving the fee (latest 10 July)

Start of courses: 15 September 2010

In individual cases of application later then the above shedule, the process can be accelerated. However, for enrollment, in any case we need the arrival of Learning Agreement and Tuition Fee at latest till 31 July 2010


Milestones of the study



Semesters: Mid September – Mid December

Exams: Mid December – End January

Firm practice: 4 weeks after the 2nd semester

Final exam: June of second year

Tuition fee: 1800 EURO/ semester (2 semesters must be payd in advance)



Includes the expenses of education and practices, using libraries, computers and internet at the Faculty rooms; all the advantages of a Student Card. The tuition fee does not include local travel, board, insurance, accomodation



The fee of application procedure 100 EUR (paid in by 15 April, it will be refund from the 2nd year’s tuition fee). (Accomodation and life costs in Budapest: appr. 400 -500 EURO/months.)







Application package includes

Application form :word.doc

Diploma of previous studies :official English translation

Detailed demonstration of former studies: English diploma supplement or official English copy of learning documents demonstrating the obtained credits and skills


Motivation letter in English

Copy of passport with photo

Documents demonstrating English skills

Documents should be posted to the following address : Sending the documents electronically does not substitute sending them also in originals



Corvinus University of Budapest

Faculty of Horticultural Sciences

Dean’s Office

H-1118 Budapest, Villányi str. 29-43., Hungary






For our/international students

Incoming students in frame of Multiple Degree Consortium may choose courses from the following list



Registration for the courses should take place like an Erasmus student

Application procedure can be followed according to the information



Sample curriculum and compulsory subjects

Specialization areas and subjects