Studying in Geisenheim

Studying in Geisenheim

Design your future in Tomorrow's World

Do you enjoy dealing with food and beverages? Are you fascinated by nature and the environment? Would you like to make a career out of your passion? Hochschule Geisenheim University can offer you a degree course to fit!

The university is renowned worldwide for the quality of its degree programs, and our graduates are in great demand due to their practice-oriented professional qualifications. Students at the university work alongside research scientists dealing with the questions of the present and the future:

  • How is climate change affecting viticulture and horticulture?
  • How can we ensure the safety of our food and beverage produce?
  • How can city life be enhanced using urban greening methods?
  • How can an optimal use of resources such as water, land and food improve critical situations worldwide?
  • What do sustainable nature presevation concepts look like?

What can you expect from our Bachelor Degree Programs?

  • A cozy atmosphere on a green campus situated between the river Rhine and the vineyards of the Rheingau.
  • A close relationship between students and teaching staff.
  • Fellow students from over fifty nations.
  • And the most important thing: excellent career prospects after graduation.
Zwei Männer stehen rechts und links von einer Drohne mit über vier Metern Durchmesser. © Hochschschule Geisenheim
Eine rothaarige Studierende im Laborkittel schaut durch ein Mikroskop © Hochschule Geisenheim /
Ein junger Mann mit professioneller Ausstattung klettert in einen Baum. © Hochschschule Geisenheim
Bildschirmfoto einer modellierten Gurkenpflanze. © Hochschschule Geisenheim

How does the University prepare you for a career in the Wine & Beverage Business, in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Logistics or Food Safety?

  • Practice-oriented programs: projects, practical exercises, and excursions play a major part in many courses.
  • You will be learning and working in well-equipped laboratories and large research areas.
  • You will profit from, and will be encouraged to apply, current scientific expertise in order to solve problems independently.
  • Key skills will be an important part of your classes. You will learn to manage projects successfully, and will even be equipped with new (technical) foreign languages.
  • You will be part of a network of over 140 partner institutions, more than 1,000  cooperating companies and a 3,000-strong alumni organisiation all over the world.
Ein junger Mann in Gummistiefeln liest im Weinberg Trauben. © Hochschschule Geisenheim
Eine junge Frau im weißen Laborkittel zupft einzelne Johnnisbeeren von einer Rispe. © Hochschschule Geisenheim
Ein junger Mann beurteilt einen Wein sensorisch. Das Licht im Raum ist rot. © Hochschschule Geisenheim
Eine Gruppe Studierender macht Vermessungsübungen in einem Park. © Hochschschule Geisenheim
How much does it cost to study in Geisenheim?

Hochschule Geisenheim University is the 13th state university in Hessen, and as a state university, does not charge tuition fees for all Bachelor and most Master programs. Students only pay a semester fee every six months.


The composition of the semester fee for the winter semester is as follows:

Student body fee: 21.00 euros
Studentenwerk contribution: 71.00 euros
Ingelheim – Oestrich-Winkel ferry: 12.52 euros
Bingen-Rüdesheim ferry: 17.51 euros
RMV ticket: 128.99 euros
RNN ticket: 27.38 euros
Liability insurance: 0.50 euros
Administration fee: 50 euros

Please transfer the amount to the following account, quoting your Student ID Number (Matrikelnummer):

Rheingauer Volksbank eG
Recipient (Empfänger): Hochschule Geisenheim
IBAN: DE22 5109 1500 0000 6060 90

Semester fees for previous semesters:

WS 2021/22   SS2021   WS2020/21    SS2020     WS 2019/20     SS 2019     WS 2018/19     SS 2018  

Further information about semester fees and reimbursement of semester tickets can be found on the pages of the Admissions Office.


Geisenheim Student Committee's Mentoring Program

Starting your studies in a new place can be confusing to begin with, and in order to help our new students have as smooth a start as possible at Hochschule Geisenheim University, the Student Committee (AStA) offers a mentoring program. First-semester students can register for this and get help from current student mentors even before beginning their studies.

Experienced students can give you tips and insider-knowledge, about studying, the Mensa, the university sport program or just about life on campus.