M.Sc. European Forestry

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR3000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR3000 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Joensuu, Finland
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 during 2004-2014 when the 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. Our graduates are amongst the most sought after in the field by national and international employers alike.



The MSc European Forestry programme provides academic education in forestry focusing on the international dimension of sustainable forest management issues. 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 European view on forest management is well founded both in the latest research results as well as centuries of experience.

Graduates of MSc European Forestry programme 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. 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 is co-organised by five European universities:

  • University of Eastern Finland, Finland (Coordinating institution)
  • Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences, France
  • University of Freiburg, Germany
  • University of Lleida, Spain
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • EUR3000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR3000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Joint
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

1st year autumn semester
All the studies of the first semester will take place in Joensuu, Finland. Studies begin in early August with welcoming and orientation, during which you bond with your new class mates and have all the essential practicalities organised, such as registering to the University of Eastern Finland, opening a bank account and bonding with your new class mates. Modules 1, 2 and 3 will follow the orientation and run until 29 February 2017.
1st year spring semester
  • After Joensuu, you will travel to your country of choice for study Module 4, Applied Period in Forest Institutions. During the first semester, the MSc European Forestry Secretariat has helped you in finding a suitable internship placement in Europe, China or Brazil. Applied Period lasts for three months, during which you will have a local supervisor that will guide you through the internship and give support both in practical and academic matters.
  • The last Module of the first year is Module 5, European Forestry Field Course. The European Forestry Field Course begins in early June and takes you to a journey across the Europe (Austria, France, Germany and Spain). All the travels between countries and accommodation, as well as many of the meals, are provided to the students during the course. Module 5 ends at the end of June after which students set off for a summer break.
2nd study year

The second year studies are carried out in the Consortium Universities (in Austria, France, Germany or in Spain), which are chosen already during the previous winter.


Minimum eligibility criteria
  • Bachelor's degree in forestry or related field with good grades issued by an internationally recognised university. Eligible applicant must have considerable academic knowledge in forest management.
  • Good command of English language. TOEFL IbT 79 / PbT 550 or IELTS 6.0.

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Finland when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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University of Eastern Finland

Joensuu, Finland

Finland At UEF, interdisciplinarity is not something they do, it's who they are. They seek to be among the world's best when it comes to academic learning environments and offer first-class education that is bound to make a difference. They are one of the largest universities in Finland, and home to approximately 15,000 students and 2,800 members of staff.