International opportunities for students

Who can apply?

2nd year UniTrento students of the bachelor's degree course in:

  • Viticulture and Oenology 

with a B1 level in German language. 

Please note that complete information and updates are to be checked on UniTrento call for applications and on the partner website. 

Why HGU?

Hochschule Geisenheim University is a young and small university situated between the river Rhine and the vineyards of the Rheingau in Geisenheim (11.533 inhabitants) in the Hessen region.
In this cozy atmosphere on a green campus double degree students will find:

  • a warm welcome by students and teaching staff
  • a strong international dimension (over 140 international partners) 
  • excellent career prospects after graduation (HGU boasts a network of over 1.000 companies and 3.000 alumni all over the world).

Hochschule Geisenheim University is an internationally renowned, state-accredited institution with a focus on "green" topics. Our students, teachers and scientists work on interdisciplinary issues that affect the world today and in the furture (e.g. how are viticulture and horticulture affected by climate change? How can we ensure increased food safety? How can the responsible useof resources improve the global food situation?). Students from over 50 countries are enrolled at Geisenheim University, providing an excellent basis for international networking. With around 1800 students, the university is relatively small, which fosters a relaxed atmosphere and good working relationsships between students and staff members. The leafy campus and excellent service, especially for exchange students, will help you to feel at home right from the start.

What is the added value?

Innovative robotics in the vineyard, state-of-the-art production processes and traditional techniques in the cellar are part of the study degree Viticulture and Enology at Geisenheim University. The direct transfer of research results into practice ensures that students are optimally prepared for current and future challenges in their professional field. The expertise in organic viticulture in Geisenheim as well as in vine cultivation, breeding and climate change research provides the students with a real increase in knowledge – and so does the international network.

For all lecturers, one thing is in the foreground: They prepare the students in a targeted and practical manner for the challenges of their professional life. The students are given the tools for the cultivation and development of high-quality wines and their their distribution. In many internships and projects they have the opportunity to gain work-related experience at home or abroad. 

In Italy and abroad, a double degree is always an added value. Not only the experts say it, you just have to browse through the job offers to realize that companies and organizations are looking for international and open-minded profiles, able to work in multicultural and face ever new global challenges: these are the oenologist of the future.

What are the professional outlets?

Double degree graduates can aspire to top positions in companies with strong cross-border ties: Germany is in fact the first commercial partner of Italy, while the latter represents the third commercial partner of the first, without forgetting that the importance of the German language for local companies, especially South Tyrolean, strongly integrated into the Central European economic system.

What are the requirements at the time of departure?

  • have obtained all the credits of the first year of the bacheor's degree
  • B1 level in German language (sometimes this requirement must be fulfilled at the moment of application to HGU)

It is however recommended to consolidate your knowledge of German as HGU will require to reach level B2 by the end of the mobility.

How long does mobility abroad take?

2 semesters (60 credits) from October. Possibility to start from August if the internship (Berufpraktisches Studium) is carried out at the host institution.

Study plan

In addition to the study plan that must be agreed with both tutors for a total of 60 credits, double degree students must attend a German language course at HGU aimed at obtaining level B2 before the end of the mobility, unless you already have B2 level.

In which language?

All courses are in German.

How does the conversion of grades take place?

The conversion of the marks will be done on the basis of the conversion table in the downloads.


The thesis should be preferably written in English. If it is written in either Italian or German, an abstract in English is mandatory.
The thesis (final exam) can be discussed either at UniTrento or at Geisenheim but must be filed in both locations according to the rules and deadlines of each university.

Tuition fees

Students participating in the double degree program pay the tuition fees exclusively at UniTrento.
HGU requires the compulsory contribution for complementary services (which includes concessions for public transport in the region) of approx. 315 euros "Semesterbeitrag".

Educational qualification

At the end of the double degree course, students obtain two separate first cycle degree diplomas:
  • Laurea in Viticoltura ed Enologia from UniTrento
  • Bachelor of Science in Weinbau und Oenologie from HGU