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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Agriculture

    Geography

  • Start Date

    August

  • Course Duration

    2 years

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    EU/EEA nationals: 4250€
    Non-EU/EEA nationals: 8500€

  • Last Updated

    30 October 2018

This is a joint course-based Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus MSc programme run by six renowned European universities

The call for applications for the course starting in August 2019 will be open from 1 November 2018 to 31 January 2019 15:00 (GMT+2).

MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences. The quality of our programme is acknowledged by the European Commission, which awarded the MSc European Forestry Erasmus Mundus status for years 2004–2014 and for years 2016–2019.

Our programme is a two-year interdisciplinary programme that provides academic education in the field of sustainable resource management with an emphasis on current bioeconomy issues. MSc EF offers a new approach to forestry and nature management markets and it connects the increasing number of forest-related issues with a European dimension at international as well as national levels. The objective of the MSc EF programme is to educate professionals who have a thorough understanding of a sustainable forest bioeconomy as well as the European business culture. The curriculum is specifically designed to take into consideration the needs of potential employers and therefore our graduates are highly valued by national and international agencies, governmental bodies, NGO's, research institutions and timber, paper and pulp enterprises.

In MSc EF, six European top-class forestry universities collaborate intensively to offer joint study modules in addition to their existing curricula. The MSc EF Consortium consists of the following institutions: the University of Eastern Finland (coordinator); AgroParisTech, France; the University of Freiburg, Germany; the University of Lleida, Spain; the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria and Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania. In addition, Associated Partner HEIs in Brazil, Canada and China and Associated Industrial and Associated Scientific Partners contribute to programme delivery.

Our programme welcomes applications from persons who hold a bachelor's or comparable degree in forest sciences or related discipline. Click on the link on the left to find out how to apply to MSc EF.

Our graduates are internationally valued experts

Our programme has been running since 2001, and we are proud to say that our graduates have exceptionally impressive careers, many of them attributing their career success to our programme! Our graduates are indeed amongst the most sought after in the field by national and international employers alike. The majority of our graduates are currently employed around the world by organisations such as:

  • Forest and nature management agencies and governmental bodies
  • Research institutions
  • Forest enterprises in paper and pulp industries and saw milling
  • Environmental NGO's

MSc European Forestry Consortium

Our programme is a joint effort of six internationally highly recognised European universities. Together we produce a top quality master's programme by offering our own expertise. MSc European Forestry was selected to Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDs) programmes in 2016 and for the students starting in autumn 2017 generous Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be available.

We work in close cooperation with five associated partnership universities: the Federal University of Parana and São Paulo University in Brazil, the Northwest A&F University in China and the University of New Brunswick and the University of British Columbia in Canada. Our partnership universities collaborate both in research and teaching and all our students have an option to visit these institutions during their studies.

Furthermore, we have associated scientific and industrial partners, who, e.g., provide internship placements for our students. Additionally, they contribute to teaching and European Forestry course promotion. Our associated partners are also important research partners of our Consortium universities and potential future employers of our graduates.

Visit our website for further information about our partners.

How to apply to the MSc European Forestry Programme?

The MSc European Forestry Programme (MSc EF) attracts many applications from prospective students every year. At UEF the application round opens each year in November for studies starting in the following autumn. Will we be receiving your application this year?

Our application period will be open between 1 November 2018 and 31 January 2019 at 15:00 (GMT +2) for the course starting at the beginning of August 2019.  Please click on the links on the left to learn more about our eligibility and admission requirements. All applications will be automatically considered for an Erasmus Mundus (EMJMD) scholarship and you do not need to apply for that separately.

MSc European Forestry Studies

The MSc European Forestry programme provides an ideal opportunity to get a high-quality education, to network with professionals from all over the world and travel across Europe. Our two-year 120 ECTS course-based programme is well organised and students can rely on solid support from the MSc European Forestry secretariat with regard to practical arrangements.

During the two years you will be spending with us, you will study at least at two top-quality European universities, participate in an amazing European Forestry field course that takes you across Europe and have an internship in a forest company or institution which familiarises you with working life. At the end of our programme you will be awarded a double degree which means that you will be awarded a Master of Science (Agriculture and Forestry) degree by the University of Eastern Finland and a Master of Science degree by your second-year host university.

Employment of MSc European Forestry graduates

Our graduates are highly demanded by the labour market. All our students graduate with the ability to work in multicultural environments and with the latest knowledge on forest management and policy-making in Europe. Our alumni work all over the world and form bridges between countries and continents, which is acknowledged by employers who appreciate the ability to apply global thinking in local conditions.

Click on the student's voices link to find out more about our students and alumni.


Visit the MSc European Forestry page on the University of Eastern Finland website for more details!

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