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Study horticulture abroad

An in-depth guide to studying horticulture as an international student.

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Horticulture degrees abroad

Horticulture is a diverse and dynamic subject that covers the commercial production of fruit, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants. As a horticulture student, you can also study the design and maintenance of parks and gardens, open spaces and other managed landscapes.

The subject has close links to other disciplines including agriculture and plant science, and you will usually cover elements of these when studying horticulture. If you are someone with a keen interest in growing and cultivating plants and want to work with nature then a degree in horticulture could be the ideal program for you.

Horticulture is not widely offered by universities and colleges, so choosing to study abroad could be the best way to find the right program for you. You’ll also get to experience how a different country approaches commercial plant production, while improving your language skills and living in a new environment.

Horticulture program structure

It is possible to study horticulture as a bachelor’s degree over three or four years, but it is commonly offered as a foundation level program or as a certificate. Some universities also offer a top-up course that can convert a foundation degree into a BSc.

There are a few master’s programs available, but many postgraduate programs are in related subject areas like plant science.

When studying horticulture you can expect to get your hands dirty, and you’ll be taught through a mixture of lectures, field trips, laboratory work and group tutorials. You’ll be assessed via written coursework and essays, exams, and practical assessments.

Exactly what is covered in the program content and curriculum will vary based on the location and university you’re studying at, but here are some of the main topics you can expect to cover:

  • Agronomy
  • Plant production
  • Soil science
  • Botany
  • Classifications and taxonomies
  • Plant ecology
  • Plant pathology
  • Garden management
  • Landscape horticulture
Horticulture program structure

It is possible to study horticulture as a bachelor’s degree over three or four years, but it is commonly offered as a foundation level program or as a certificate. Some universities also offer a top-up course that can convert a foundation degree into a BSc.

There are a few master’s programs available, but many postgraduate programs are in related subject areas like plant science.

When studying horticulture you can expect to get your hands dirty, and you’ll be taught through a mixture of lectures, field trips, laboratory work and group tutorials. You’ll be assessed via written coursework and essays, exams, and practical assessments.

Exactly what is covered in the program content and curriculum will vary based on the location and university you’re studying at, but here are some of the main topics you can expect to cover:

  • Agronomy
  • Plant production
  • Soil science
  • Botany
  • Classifications and taxonomies
  • Plant ecology
  • Plant pathology
  • Garden management
  • Landscape horticulture

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Horticulture study abroad programs

Horticulture undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in horticulture

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    Agribusiness: Horticulture - BSc Southeast Missouri State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,155 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,155 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Agricultural Science: Horticulture - BSAG Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,920 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,920 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Agricultural Science: Horticulture - BSc University of the Fraser Valley, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,113 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,900 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Applied Biological Sciences (Sustainable Horticulture) - BSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,834 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,834 USD

    Start date
    August, May, January
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    Horticulture - Landscape Design and Management Option - BSc University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,000 USD

    Start date
    August, June, January
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Associate in horticulture

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    Horticulture/Landscape Specialist - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Landscape Horticulture - AASc South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, June, April, January
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Diploma in horticulture

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    Horticulture Management - Dip Thompson Rivers University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,532 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,923 CAD

    Start date
    August
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    Horticulture Technology: Turf Management Specialization - UGDip Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,099 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,383 CAD

    Start date
    May, January, September
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Certificate in horticulture

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    Basic Landscape Horticulture - Cert Merritt College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, August, June
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    Horticulture - Cert Thompson Rivers University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,414 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,025 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Landscape Horticulture - Cert South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September
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Horticulture graduate programs

Diploma in horticulture

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    Horticulture Technician - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    14 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,821 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,284 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Future horticulture careers

As a horticulture graduate you will be well placed to work in plant production, and there are a wide range of careers you can pursue, including:

  • Plant pathologist
  • Landscape gardener/designer
  • Horticultural technician
  • Plant producer
  • Head gardener
  • Plant breeder
  • Plant geneticist

Many universities will be able to support your career aspirations and connect you with placement opportunities and industry contacts. Another way to improve your career prospects is to broaden your skills at university by joining clubs and societies.