European Forestry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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The European Forestryprogramme at University of Eastern Finland 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 European Forestry at University of Eastern Finland 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

Programme Structure

Study Module 1takes place in Joensuu and improves yourprofessional knowledgeby offering the following courses:

  • Trends in European Forestry
  • Academic Skills in Forest Sciences
  • Research Methodology in Forest Sciences
  • Global Virtual Seminar

Elective courses

  • Advanced geographical information systems
  • Advanced remote sensing
  • Analysis of forest economics and policy
  • Basics of wood material science
  • Bioenergy markets and policies
  • Carbon dynamics of forest soils
  • Current issues in forest conservation and biodiversity
For more info please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Minimum eligibility criteria

  • Bachelor's degree in forestry or related fieldwith good grades issued by an internationally recognised university.

The application enclosures are:

  • The applicant's officially attested original copy of B.Sc. degree certificate or equivalent and an English translation of it
  • The applicant's official transcript of academic records, and an English translation of it
  • English language certificate
  • Two recommendation letters, use the template provided below
  • Curriculum vitae. CV must be presented in chronological order and must not have gaps longer than 12 months during the most recent five years.
  • A certificate of residence
  • A copy of the applicant's passport
  • Two passport-size photos of you

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 8500 International
  • EUR 4250 EU/EEA
Annual consortium fees for the students from the Programme Countries are 4 250 EUR and for the students from the Partner Countries 8 500 EUR


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