English language proficiency can be proven by presenting one of the following accepted certificates:
a) internet-based TOEFL test with a minimum of 90 points
b) IELTS certificate with a minimum of 6.5 points
c) UNIcert II certificate with a minimum grade of "good"
Applicants are exempted from producing proof of language proficiency if they
a) declare English to be their mother tongue and are citizens of one of the following countries: United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Guyana
b) have completed their Bachelor's studies with English as the language of instruction at a university in the European Union
c) have visited a bilingual school at which one language of instruction was English
d) haven taken English as a school subject during the Oberstufe (final years) at a German Gymnasium (secondary school) with a minimum grade point average of "befriedigend" ("satisfactory", eight grade points) at the end of the Oberstufe
Please find information on the application procedure at: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/ess-application-en?&L=1
The selection committee evaluates applicants on the basis of the documents submitted and awards credits for potential and chances of success with regard to the study programme. Documented proof of the following information is taken into account for the assessment:
- Applicants are required to have successfully completed a Bachelor's programme (or equivalent) with a profile in natural sciences, geosciences or agricultural sciences.
- Degrees in agricultural biology, biology, and biobased products and bioenergy offered as Bachelor's programmes at the University of Hohenheim are accepted. The selection committee may accept further study programmes in the fields of natural sciences and engineering as related and amend the list accordingly.
- Relevant vocational training with a background in mathematics, the natural sciences, or technology, such as laboratory technician or technical assistant (each with a profile in the natural or geosciences) is credited.
- The following is also credited: vocational training in programming languages; documented internships with a minimum duration of four weeks in computer simulation technology or as a research assistant in natural or geoscientific field experiments; documented attendance at summer schools based on mathematics, the natural sciences or geosciences lasting a minimum of two weeks
- Subject-specific coursework is recognised if it is documented with a minimum of 5 ECTS credits in the subjects mathematics, physics or chemistry.
The selection committee's evaluation scheme is based on the documents submitted.
The assessment of the individual criteria is done according to set guidelines which will be described in the following. For each criterion, a set number of points will be given. A maximum of 50 points may be achieved.
On the basis of the total points achieved by each eligible applicant, a ranking list is created which is the basis for admissions. The ranking list is based on:
60% Overall grade of the undergraduate degree or the average grade of exams already taken
20% Subject-specific academic achievements
20% Completed professional training, work experience, attendance of summer schools