Horticultural Science - Master's Programme

Published: 27 September 2022
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This webpage is for students on the Horticultural Science - Master's Programme.

Here you will find information about the programme, your course schedule, contact information, and the documents that regulate the education.

Navigate by clicking on the headings below.

New applicant to the programme in 2022?

There are two admission rounds for this Master's programme. The first admission round is open to all international applicants at www.universityadmissions.se. The last date to apply is 17 January 2022. SLU strongly encourage all international students to apply in this first admission round.

Welcome letter 2022

Congratulations on your place at SLU and on the Horticultural Science Master’s programme! We look forward to meeting you here in Alnarp this autumn.

The autumn semester 2022 begins with roll call and study information.

Date: Monday 29th August

Time and place: On the pages for new students, you will find information about the study start and when the roll call for your programme begins.

On these pages, you will also find all the information you need as a new student at SLU, including information about the orientation days. The orientation days are not mandatory but we recommend that you attend them. They take place at the end of August, before the semester starts, and provide essential and useful information about your stay in Sweden and your studies at SLU.

Your first course will be Horticultural Systems and Future Challenges. On the course page, you will find a timetable for your classes and other course-related information. Timetables and reading lists will be published at least four weeks before the course starts.

During the first semester of your studies, there will be joint courses for all the students in the programme. Thereafter, there will be 1.5 years of optional courses.

I am really looking forward to meeting you in Alnarp in August!

I’m looking forward to meeting you in Alnarp in August!

Once again, welcome to SLU!

Karl-Johan Bergstrand

Director of Studies






Admission to latter part

Here you will find information about admission to latter parts of SLU programmes and how you apply.

In spring semester 2023 the available places on the programme are:

  • Year 1: 8 places
  • Year 2: 10 places


If there are more qualified applicants than available places when the application period has ended, than the applicants are ranked according to how many credits they can transfer to the degree. When the applicants have equal credentials, lottery is applied.


  • This programme is taught in English.
  • The name of the programme in Swedish is masterprogram i trädgårdsvetenskap.


Programme director of studies - Horticultural Science

Karl-Johan Bergstrand, Researcher at the Department of Biosystems and Technology
Telephone: +46 (0)40-415343
E-mail: karl-johan.bergstrand@slu.se


Contact the education officer if you have any questions about study programme  regulations. Karoline Schua, phone +46 (0)40-41 5034, E-mail: karoline.schua@slu.se

Contact the education administrator if you have any questions about LADOK registration, certificates or courses. Karoline Schua, phone +46 (0)40-41 5034, E-mail: karoline.schua@slu.se

For information about credit transfer, please mail to: credittransfer@slu.se