A joint course-based accredited Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus MSc program run by six renowned European universities.
MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top-class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Program (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences and is one of the first EMJMD programs that has been accredited according to the European approach for quality assurance of the joint programs. The quality of our program is also acknowledged by the European Commission, which awarded the MSc European Forestry Erasmus Mundus status for years 2004–2014 and for years 2016–2019 and 2019-2023.
Our program is a two-year interdisciplinary program 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 program 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, NGOs, 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 program delivery.
Our program 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.
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Our graduates are internationally valued experts
Our program has been running since 2001, and we are proud to say that our graduates have exceptionally impressive careers, many of them attribute their career success to our program! 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 organizations such as:
Forest and nature management agencies and governmental bodies
Forest enterprises in paper and pulp industries and sawmilling
"Today, I am in very high spirits that I opted for this course, which proved to be a milestone in my professional career."-Muhammad Sohail, Pakistan-
Program structure and awarded degrees
Obligatory and elective studies
Trends in European forestry
Academic skills in forest sciences
Research methodology in forest sciences
Global virtual seminar
Joensuu, Finland + online courses
European forestry field course
Austria, France, Germany, Romania, and Spain
Applied period in forest institutions
Preferred Consortium country
Obligatory and elective studies, master thesis
Autumn & spring semester
MSc EF partner university according to the student's individual study track Joensuu, Finland
Obligatory and elective courses
Master’s thesis and thesis seminar (online)
European forestry forum and graduation ceremony
Upon completion of the program, each student is awarded a double degree certificate and receives diploma supplements from two Consortium universities. The two degree-awarding universities are the University of Eastern Finland and the university where the student carries out the second year of studies.
A bachelor’s degree in forestry or other related fields with good grades issued by an internationally recognized university.
Good command of the English language – please see details on the MSc EF website.
4250 EUR/year for students from the Programme Countries (i.e. EU countries + the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, and Turkey).
8500 EUR/year for students from the Partner Countries (i.e. all other countries except the countries listed above).
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarships (from 34500 EUR up to 48000 EUR) covering the Consortium fees and including a contribution to travel and subsistence costs (1000 EUR/month for maximum 24 months) will be available for the very best candidates.
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