MSc European Forestry

University of Eastern Finland

Program Description

MSc European Forestry

University of Eastern Finland

MSc European Forestry

MSc European Forestry is a top class taught masters programme in the field of forest sciences. The quality of the programme was acknowledged by the European Commission in 2004 when MSc European Forestry was awarded the Erasmus Mundus status.

The MSc European Forestry programme provides academic education in forestry focusing on the international dimension of sustainable forest management issues. The programme is an extra dimension to the already existing educational markets in forestry and nature management in Europe. In this programme, European forestry universities collaborate intensively to offer joint courses as well as their existing curricula, based on the knowledge and experience of forest management for which European forestry was the cradle already centuries ago.

The MSc European Forestry programme responds to the increasing number of issues in forest and nature management at international as well as national levels, which provide a whole range of new challenges and demands for policy making and management at the national, European and wider international level. The European view on forest management is well founded both in the latest research results as well as centuries of experience.

Our graduates are amonst 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


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

1st year autumn semester

Studies begin in early August with welcoming and orientation Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden. The first study Module is organised in Sweden, Skinnskatteberg, where we will take you with a bus. All the travels and accommodation from Helsinki to Skinnskatteberg and back are collectively organised for all the students. All the expenses are covered by the Field Course Contribution, so all you need to do is to enjoy and concentrate on your studies.

Study Modules 2 and 3 take place in Joensuu, Finland, where students spend the autumn semester until 31 January. Yet again, the MSc European Forestry secretariat helps you with the travels and accommodation.

1st year spring semester

After Joensuu, students travel to their country of choice for study Module 4, Applied Period in Forest Institutions. Applied Period is an Internship and lasts for three months. All the Consortium universities assist students in finding accommodation and offer further support both in practical and academic matters.

The last two courses of the first year are Module 5, European Forestry Field Course, and Module 6, Multifunctional Forestry in Mountain Regions. The European Forestry Field Course begins early May and takes student to a journey across the Europe, from Spain, Barcelona, through France, Germany and the Netherlands followed immediately by Module 6 in Austria. All the travels and accommodation, as well as many of the meals, are provided to students during the Modules 5 and 6. The expenses are covered by the Field Course Contribution.

2nd study year

Module 6 ends by mid-June after which students set off for a summer break. The second year studies are carried out in the Consortium Universities, which are chosen already during the previous spring. It is possible to stay the entire year in one university or split the year in two by studying autumn semester in one and spring semester in another university.

Tuition fees

Annual consortium fees are 4,000 euro for nationals of EU-member states and 8,000 euro for nationals of non-EU member states. The consortium fees are to be paid semestrial basis in advance.

An additional 1,050 € is collected from students as a field course contribution towards accommodation and some of the meals provided during Study Modules 5 and 6.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Finnish
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
2 years
Full time
4,000 EUR
Start date Aug. 2017
Finland Joensuu
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 4,000 EUR
- EEA students; €8,000 for Non-EEA