Plant Breeding

Plant Breeding

5 months
Education type
Exchange programme
Field of interest
Field of interest
Plant sciences

The study programme

While the world population continues to grow rapidly, the food industry relies heavily on crop farmers to meet the ever increasing demand for food. Crop farmers face many challenges, such as erosion, soil deterioration, drought, insect pests and plant diseases. They look to budding assistant plant breeders, assistant researchers and seed production specialists to develop resilient crop cultivars that ensure sustainable crop production. Our exchange programme in Plant Breeding provides you with an international learning experience and the opportunity to add value to your undergraduate programme. It is part of a bachelor’s degree programme with the same name and teaches you all there is to know for a career in plant breeding and plant production.

Admission requirements

This is how you get admitted

  • Do you have any questions about admission?

    Please contact our International Office by sending an email to

Practical matters

What you need to know...

  • Application
    • Programme duration: 1 September –31 January
    • Application is open as of 1 October
    • Application deadline: 1 May

    The International Office will inform you via email about the application procedure as soon as your home university or university of applied sciences has informed us that you have been nominated for an exchange programme.

  • Fees and funding

    When you're going to study abroad, it's good to know what to expect finanicially. Here you can find information about tuition fees and other (study) costs.

  • Other practical matters

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A student’s perspective

plant research
research plant
plant research
Programme content

This is what you will learn

This programme is made up of 2 minors of 15 ECTS each: