Sustainable Agricultural Production

Special full time program based on the selected courses of HAC accredited BSc programs

Description of the program

The aim of the education is to provide excellent theoretical and practical skills in important branches of sustainable agriculture, based on up-to-date knowledge in natural sciences.

The main fields of special knowledge offered during the education are as follows:

  • ecology and environmental protection,
  • plant biotechnology and resistance breeding,
  • up-to-date production technologies of fruits,
  • medicinal and aromatic plants,
  • ornamental plants,
  • vegetable plants and mushrooms,
  • organic farming,
  • dendrology and woody plant nursery,
  • post harvest physiology and technologies of fruit species,
  • viticulture.

After the one-year programme the participants will become good specialists and be familiar with the Hungarian and foreign agriculture, their latest scientific results and practical skills. A special role is given to the ecological approaches, quality aspects and integrated technologies. After the education, the students will be able to organise and lead the production of agricultural enterprises/farms of different size and character, carry out the tasks of farm advisers. The faculty uses the International Credit Transfer System. At the end of the education the participants get Transcript of Records about their results of examinations and obtain a Bachelor Honours Degree.

Duration of the course: 2 semesters + 11 weeks (practice).

The first semester starts with a Preparatory Course: one week language course before the start of the program with focus on the agricultural terminology.

Requirements for entering the program

A good working knowledge of English (oral and written) is required:

  • e.g. TOEFL iBT 65, PBT500, CBT200, IELTS overall score 5,5.
  • academic BSc/MSc or equivalent degree


  • 6.000 USD/year (including: Tuition Fee: 4000 USD + Accommodation: 1.600 USD + Books: 400 USD + Insurance: 400 USD)
  • Application fee: 100 USD (non-refundable)
  • Preparatory Course Fee: included in the Tuition Fee

Application procedure

Application package should include:

  • application form (word.doc);
  • motivation letter in English;
  • copy of passport with photo;
  • documents demonstrating English skills.

Selection procedure

  • Application deadline: 14th April
  • Start of courses: September/ February

Documents should be posted to the following address

Szent István University
Faculty of Horticultural Science
Dean’s Office
H-1118 Budapest, Villányi str. 29-43., Hungary