Welcome to Geisenheim
Deciding on a study program at Geisenheim University means, first and foremost, high-quality, practical teaching and market-led, future-orientated research.
The high quality of living to be found here in the Rheingau is an added bonus!
Tradition and innovation
Highly acknowledged in the world
Geisenheim University was founded as "Royal Prussian Institute of Pomology and Viticulture" in 1872. The university is highly acknowledged in the fields of Viticulture, Enology, Beverage Technology and, for more than 50 years, in Wine Business.
The program focuses on world wine markets, including various aspects of marketing and economics, as well as obligatory modules in viticulture, enology and sensory evaluation, thus covering the complete value chain of the wine business, from the 'berry to the bottle'.
The wine market is growing increasingly international, a trend which is reflected in all areas. One focus of the program is the intensive analysis of the worldwide producer and consumer markets
Practical studies are, as in all Geisenheim programs, of vital importance. This begins with the mandatory work experience (Exception possible for admission October 2015, please contact us for further information) as a precondition for admission and continues through all stages of the degree with seminars, practical exercises and field trips. Close cooperation with companies in the areas of business development, business administration and marketing has a long tradition in Geisenheim and is of growing significance.
Beginning of program
Winter semester (WS); October 2016
Applicants with foreign certificates for the following winter semester
- 15 August (via uni-assist)
Applicants with German university admission certificate:
- 17. October
NO TUITION FEES AND MODERATE COSTS
In Germany there is a tradition of very low tuition fees and, added to this, the comparably moderate cost of living in the Rhine Valley area around Wiesbaden makes Geisenheim an attractive place to study.
Living and studying in Geisenheim
Campus and town
Geisenheim university is a classic ‘campus university’, in that all the teaching and research facilities, student accommodation and other student-related facilities can be found, in close proximity to each other, on, or very close to our park-like grounds, which form an attractive backdrop for numerous internal and external events throughout the year.
There is a special atmosphere in Geisenheim, which encourages a very close relationship between students and teaching staff, and we also benefit from very closely interconnected institutes within the campus, the synergies of which are utilized to their best advantage within our study and research programs.
Geisenheim is a small university town which is located in the “Rheingau” wine growing region, which combines well-known vineyards with castles, manor houses and ruins along the romantic river Rhine. The metropolitan region RheinMain (Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Mainz) with its splendid offers of theatres, museums, restaurants and bars is located about 30 km east of Geisenheim and is easily accessible by public transport.