Published: 16 March 2020

How can a European perspective contribute to better understanding and management of our environment?

Europe has a long history of intensive use of natural resources and lessons on misuse and overuse of land and water resources. This has forced Europeans to pay strong attention to environmental deterioration and ecosystem vulnerability. Europe is therefore at the cutting edge with respect to environmental research, its use in monitoring, control, legislation, policy and management actions, and development of environmental technology.

The EnvEuro master programme is focused on soil, water and biodiversity and the aim is to give students European and international perspectives on planning and management as well as research in the environmental sector. The programme has six specialisations of which three are available at SLU:

  • Water resources (at SLU)
  • Soil resources and land use (at SLU)
  • Environmental management (at SLU)
  • Ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Environmental impacts
  • Climate change

The EnvEuro programme is a co-operation between four European universities and is part of the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) network, a cooperation of leading universities in the fields of Natural Resource Management, Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Life Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Food Sciences, and Environmental Sciences.

The students study the first year at one of the partner universities and the second year at another partner university. Upon completion of the program, the students get a double master degree in environmental science.

It is important to know that courses on the program may have specific admission requirements and the admission requirements for the program may not be sufficient to fulfil these specific requirements on all courses.

UN's sustainable development goals in the education

SLU's educations creates knowledge which contributes to the goals for sustainable development, both in Sweden and internationally. 

Application process

Applications to the program should be submitted to the EnvEuro consortium through the application portal at University of Copenhagen. Information on how to apply and which documents to submit can be found at the homepage of the EnvEuro consortium.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens apply between 16 January and 15 April (deadline 1 March if you want to study the first year in Copenhagen). Others apply between 15 November and 15 January.


The first year you study at one of the four EnvEuro universities (home university) and the second at one of the others (host university), where you also do your MSc thesis. The partner universities are SLU (Uppsala, Sweden), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), University of Hohenheim (Germany) and BOKU (Vienna, Austria).

All students start the first semester together with mandatory introductory days in Copenhagen when you meet fellow students as well as teachers and administrators from the four partner universities. This also includes the introduction to the mandatory course Environmental management in Europe. Thereafter you go back to your home university and the course continues as an e-learning distance course on part time. Parallel to this you study basic courses (Basic Semester Package). During the following semester you choose courses at the home university within your specialisations (1st Advanced Semester Package). The next semester you go to your host university and continue your specialisation (2nd Advanced Semester Package) and the last semester you do your master thesis. After completion of all courses you get a double degree in environmental science – both from your home and host university.

In addition to the courses offered at SLU (see Course schedule below), you should also take a look on the specializations and courses offered at the other partner universities. Complete information on the partner universities, specialisations, and courses is found on the EnvEuro homepage. 

Want to know more? You can read the syllabus at the student web. 


Graduated EnvEuro students are now working e.g. as PhD students or researchers/teachers at universities, as experts in environmental science in governmental agencies, the private sector or NGO:s or as teachers, both in their home country and abroad.

Thanks to studies at two universities in different countries and with students from many countries you will have great opportunities to increase your intercultural competence, build networks that will help you in your future career and to develop your understanding within several aspects of environmental science.

Student life

Welcome to #studysustainably where you get glimpses of student life as a master student at SLU in Uppsala!


Programme scope: 2 years, 120 credits

Next start: Uppsala, 31 August 2020
Number of admission places: 30

Application period:
Application only to the EnvEuro consortium. EU/EEA/Swiss citizens apply between 16 January and 15 April. Others apply between 15 November and 15 January.

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens:
First instalment: 67 800 SEK 
Total programme: 271 000 SEK


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