Third Intake Open – Deadline June 25th

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Aim of the course
The Programme “Master in Food Systems” (MFS) is an integrated graduate degree programme organized by academic institutions and industrial partners from across EIT Food pan-European partner network. Its goal is to prepare students to drive a future transformation of the food system and increase the competitiveness of their future employing companies. The MFS programme promotes a deep knowledge of the food system as an integrated value chain by providing students with the opportunity to study consecutively at three academic institutions which provide distinctly different semester blocks, each one of them focusing on specific areas of the food system. This is coupled with a partner-mentored project/thesis work and non-academic activities offered by industrial partners.

The seven participating universities have developed distinct in-depth blocks that cover specific areas of the food system. By combining three of these blocks or tracks, students gain an integrated knowledge on the food system through various tracks combinations (e.g. primary production + food processing + consumer sciences, or food production + logistics + digitization). In addition, pan-European activities at industrial partner sites will ensure bonding of the international cohort, and facilitate the creation of an international alumni network, with alumni activities offered by EIT Food. The programme will create a class of students that covers the food system in its entirety, with graduates having a holistic systems-type knowledge along with skills sets, providing, at the same time, selective knowledge within the food system by being able to customize their particular Master Programme.

Your Universities Path Choices

Lund University

University of Hohenheim

University of Turin

University of Warsaw

Focus Areas

The Master programme offers various focus areas:



For who

The programme targets an elite group of students that has previously obtained a degree in a related discipline, but providing a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. With personalized study plans, it allows for a unique integration of different aspects of the food system, becoming a new breed of food entrepreneurs. The MFS attracts excellent students with a wide variety of different academic backgrounds to the food sector to foster the transfer of cutting-edge knowledge from other disciplines. Students are expected to become creative leaders and team builders capable of bringing distinctive points of view along with novel solutions for tomorrow consumers and citizens. The program will accomplish this by allowing students to take a “learning and experimental” journey through EIT Food partnership network.

The application to the master’s in food systems programme is open to students of any nationality who have acquired a BSc (180 ECTS or equivalent) in Agricultural Sciences, Biological/Life Sciences, Food Science, Chemistry, Food Safety, Nutrition, and/or Economics and Management or any other BSc diploma (180 ECTS or equivalent), proving the knowledge in the fields listed

More information
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Last seats available
2 Jul 2024

The intake deadline has passed on 25th June, but EU/EEA citizens can still submit applications for most of our study paths (excluding paths starting at LU).

For candidates with a non-EU/EEA citizenship, paths starting at UW and UHOH are also still open for late applications, but please note that due to the duration of visa processes, you should only apply if you are confident that you are able to travel to and begin studies in the country of your 1st priority home university by beginning of studies in fall.

Recording of the Meet the MFS (19th Feb 2024)
25 Apr 2024

Did you miss one of our Meet the Master in Food System events? You can watch the recording of the event held on Feb 19 2024 below:

Recording of the Meet the MFS

Third Intake Open - Deadline June 25th, 2024 (for EU & paths at UHOH and UW for non-EU)
15 Jan 2024

Apply now for the third intake – scholarships are awarded (for candidates meeting the criteria) based on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For candidates with citizenships outside EU/EEA: the regular intake deadline for non-EU/EEA has passed on 30th Mar, but you can still submit applications for paths starting at UW and UHOH.

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