European Forestry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #301 (ARWU) ,
Master of Science in European Forestry (MSc EF) from University of Eastern Finland  is a two-year interdisciplinary programme that provides academic education in the field of sustainable resource management with special emphasis of bio-economy. 


MSc EF offers a new approach to the markets in forestry and nature management and it connects the increasing number of forest related issues with European dimension at international as well as national levels. 

The objective of the MSc EF programme is to educate professionals who have thorough understanding in sustainable forest bio-economy as well as in European business culture. The Curriculum is specifically designed to take into consideration the needs of potential employers and our graduates are highly appreciated 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: 

  • University of Eastern Finland (coordinator)
  • AgroParisTech, France
  • University of Freiburg, Germany
  • University of Lleida, Spain
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria
  • Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania. 

In addition, Associated Partner HEIs in Brazil, Canada and China and Associated Industrial and Associated Scientific Partners contribute to the programme delivery.

In 2018, a maximum of 20 students will be selected into the programme. The application period opens on 1 November 2017 and closes on 31 January 2018 at 15:00 (GMT+2). The applicants need to apply through When the application period begins, applicants fill out an application form and attach the required enclosures with it. After that the required enclosures should be sent to the Admissions Office of the University of Eastern Finland by mail by the given time. Submitted application forms and documents will not be returned.

Programme Structure

The MSc European Forestry programme provides you an ideal opportunity to get high quality education, to network with professional 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'll be spending with us, you'll study at least in two top-quality European universities, participate in an amazing European Forestry field course that takes you across Europe and have a traineeship in a forest company or insitution which familiarizes you with the 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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 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 90 / PbT 580 or IELTS 6.5.

The English language test is not required for applicants who have 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree conducted in English language.  A certificate from the university stating that the language of instruction during the BSc studies has been English is required.


  • Secondary education conducted in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or United States.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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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

Living costs for Joensuu

  • 700 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarships are available for students on a competitive basis. Scholarships must be applied simultaneously with the study place and can conveniently be done with the same application form.  These scholarships will include student participation costs (including the consortium fees and full insurance coverage), a contribution to student travel and installation cost and a subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme. Details on the EMJMD student scholarship amounts are given in the programme web site.

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