International Days April 23rd - 24th 2024

Find out more about International Programmes Offered at BOKU at the International Days from April 23rd - 24th 2024!

We kindly invite you to our infosession about BOKU's international master programmes and the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) network.

When? Tuesday, April 23rd 2024 from 11:00 - 12:30 (CET), online (ZOOM Link)

Looking forward to meeting you!

Note on the information on all legal aspects of studies (admission, examinations, completion,...): Only the information available on the websites of the study services is legally binding.

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The Master's programme "Biomass Technology" has a European orientation and is based on the cooperation between the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the latter having established a university location in Straubing with a focus on "Renewable Resources".

The core objective of the study programme is the scientific-technical and economic qualification for the energetic and material use of renewable raw materials from agriculture and forestry. The balanced combination of energetic and material use is seen as a particular strength, also because it complements the competences of both partners (TU Munich - BOKU) very well. The Master's programme can be studied in English or German and is aimed at students who would like to address the upcoming technical-socio-economic problems in the use of renewable raw materials at national or European level. 

The Master's programme has an interdisciplinary structure and includes chemical-biological knowledge, engineering knowledge on raw material extraction, processing, material and energy use or conversion, energy technology, material sciences, economics, business studies, marketing, management and soft skills.

On the following sub-pages you find helpful information about the international study programme "Biomass Technology".

How to apply

Requirements - Application procedure - Deadlines

Plan your studies at BOKU

Information on the Welcome Days for International Students
Before arrival: Academic calendar, programmes and programme structures, how to find my courses, course types, European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System "ECTS", Master thesis and project work, language courses, Tandem - language learning without a course, buddies, studying with special needs, studying with a child
After arrival: BOKU locations, registration at BOKU, departments, BOKU IT services, library, language courses, Tandem - language learning without a course, ÖH, alumni association/ career service, eating at BOKU, social life at BOKU

Plan your life in Vienna
Prior to your arrival: Entry & Residence Permits (Visa), Accommodation, Insurance, Vaccinations, Cost of living, Arrival in Vienna - when and where
Upon arrival: Vienna - quality of life and safety, Arrival in Vienna - Registration in Vienna, Public Transport, Money and bank account, Telephone and internet, Shopping, Sports, Cultural activities in Vienna, Illness or personal problems, Foreign representations in Vienna


Exchange to the partner university
Which steps do I have to take when? What are the deadlines?

Master's thesis
How to find a topic, a supervisor, a co-supervisor? Where to register?


Defensio/Master's examination - deadlines and submission dates - etc.

National study programme "Material and Energetic Exploitation of Renewable Raw Materials (NAWARO)"

For the national variant of the study programme "Material and Energetic Exploitation of Renewable Raw Materials (NAWARO)" which can be studied solely at BOKU, further information is found here.

General BOKU-procedures (concerning application, admission, graduation...) have to be followed. German language skills are required for admission.