Hochschule Geisenheim University is promoting internationalisation in study and teaching with the introduction of the English-taught bachelor’s degree course „International Wine Business“ and a number of joint international degree programs.

In collaboration with its foreign cooperation partners, Hochschule Geisenheim University offers a range of international joint and double degree programs in the fields of viticulture, enology and wine business. These options make it possible for students to gain a joint degree or to be awarded a degree simultaneously from both Hochschule Geisenheim University and the foreign partner higher education institution.  The students undertake defined periods of study at both locations and, depending on the course of study, this can also be in another language. This means that not only do they improve their language skills and gain intercultural experience and competencies, but they also have the chance to examine their subject from different country-specific perspectives.

The Double Bachelor Program Italy offered in conjunction with the Universities of Udine and Trento allows students to study at these two locations in Italian and, additionally, at Geisenheim in German.

In the Double Master Program VITIS-VINUM, offered in conjunction with the Universities of Udine and Turin, students spend the first year studying in Italian at one of the partner universities, whilst the second year is completed in English at Hochschule Geisenheim University.

The joint master’s degree program Weinbau, Önologie und Weinwirtschaft (WÖW) offered in conjunction with the Universität für Bodenkultur BOKU (University for Natural Resources and Life Sciences) gives students the opportunity to study in both Vienna and Geisenheim, whereby at least six months is spent at the partner institution. A prescribed number of modules must be completed in English.

The Erasmus Mundus degree program Vinifera Euromaster is offered by a consortium of seven highly reputed European institutions of higher education who are active in the fields of viticulture and enology. The first year is completed in English at Montpellier SupAgro and Bordeaux Sciences Agro in France. For their second year of study, students can choose between institutions in Madrid, Lisbon, Turin, Udine and Geisenheim. The language of instruction in the second year is also English (with the exception of Madrid), whereby the respective local language can be studied or improved in language courses.  In addition, our associated cooperation partners from the different wine-producing regions of the world give students the opportunity to choose a third location in which to complete their thesis.