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The program starts in the Winter Semester, and the application deadline each year is July 15th. You are welcome to learn more about the program and apply at any time before this deadline.

For all questions pertaining to the application process or the program itself, please get in touch with Program Manager Cécile Esch.

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Are you a career changer with a passion for wine, and want to apply to the German-French Master’s degree program in Viticulture & Enology? We look forward to receiving your application!

Because we are convinced that diversity can only strengthen this program, we have developed an educational concept for career changers (i.e. Bachelor’s degree graduates from a related field of study, such as wine business, food technology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, agronomy, etc.) that prepares them for this Master's program.

Before the Master’s program begins, you have the opportunity to attend courses in the Bachelor’s degree program Viticulture & Enology at the Weincampus Neustadt. Based on your educational and professional background, we will put together an individualized schedule of lectures. You will also take part in a mentoring program from the individual disciplines. We will be happy to advise you personally on this.

In addition, we will offer you an internship for the practical project in the first semester at the Johannitergut State Winery, which is located directly on the premises of the Weincampus. At the Johannitergut State Winery, we can provide support as you gain your first practical experience in viticulture and enology.

Admissions Requirements

Students can be admitted to the program if they have a Bachelor's degree (B.Sc.)with at least 180 ECTS credits, or an equivalent university degree from Germany or abroad. Graduates in the fields of viticulture & enology, wine management, food technology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, agronomy, and other related fields are eligible to apply.

All applicants need proof of French language skills at the B1 level according to the European Framework of Reference for Language Courses (CEFR), or an equivalent recognized certification. Proof of language skills can also be demonstrated in an oral test at the Weincampus. In our FAQs section, you will find additional information on language learning during the degree program. You can test your language level for free on the website of the Institut français.


For the first 5-week practical project phase, which should be completed by October 31st of the first year, applicants sign an internship agreement with a wine company in Germany, France, or Switzerland.

Applicants also submit a letter of intent for the 2nd and the 3rd practical project phases during the program.