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Euroforester MSc with a major in Forest Science

This programme is a top choice for those who are open to new ideas and wish to obtain a profound understanding of forest management, ecology, planning and policy that goes beyond national traditions.


Forestry is changing quickly. Euroforester is a global education environment where students from around the world meet, share knowledge and discuss differences in forestry and culture. Students are prepared to work in an international environment with broad perspectives on issues in forestry and beyond. 

Euroforester is an MSc programme at SLU's Alnarp campus focusing on forests and forestry in the Baltic Sea region and central Europe. The education is targeted to an international student audience and delivered by a diverse teacher team. The programme integrates many subjects giving students an in-depth knowledge and transferrable skills, preparing them for a career in the international forest sector. 

While it focuses on the Baltic and central Europe, the programme addresses issues of worldwide importance, making it relevant to students everywhere. Because forest management has changed fundamentally in recent years, instruction takes a holistic view, much wider than mere production and profit. 

The Euroforester programme has been developed in cooperation between 14 forest faculties in Europe. With guidance provided by an international research and teaching team, Euroforester courses include numerous study trips in Sweden and abroad. 

As shown by our graduate surveys, Euroforester graduates are competitive in the job market. After graduation you will have the knowledge and skills for variety of jobs such as specialist or advisor in a governmental authority, municipality or forestry company, or to proceed with an academic career as PhD student.


Name: Euroforester - Master's Programme
Level: Master
Language: English
Programme scope: 2 year, 120 credits
Next start: Autumn semester 2023

Tuition Fees: Citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees.

First semester: SEK 70000
Total: SEK 280000

Application deadline for international students: 2023-01-16
Application deadline for Swedish students: 2023-04-17

Study location: Alnarp
Pace of study: Full-time
Teaching form: On-campus
Number of admission places: 20
Application code for Swedish students: 81062
Application code for international students: 81008

Requirements: General entry requirements: A Bachelor´s degree (equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university.

Specific entry requirements to the Master´s (120 credits) programme Euroforester: one of the following specialisations at first-cycle level:

- 60 credits in Biology or
- 60 credits in Forest Management or
- 60 credits in Forest Sciences or
- 60 credits in Environmental Sciences or
- 60 credits in Natural Resource Management or
- 60 credits in Agricultural Science


English 6 from Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent.

Applicants with the equivalent qualifications obtained by means of a degree from another country, or with the equivalent knowledge obtained in some other way, may also be regarded as fulfilling the specific entry requirements.

The applicant must further have a level of English equivalent to upper secondary school English. An applicant with a first-cycle qualification from SLU comprising 120 credits, or a first-cycle degree from another Swedish university comprising 180 credits, automatically fulfils this requirement. The equivalent qualification may also be obtained in other ways, for more information see universityadmissions.se/antagning.se.

Specific requirements apply for admission to the individual courses included in the programme.

Degree: Degree awarded on completion of the programme Upon completion of the programme, the Degree of Master (120 credits) is awarded. Other general qualifications may be awarded, provided that the requirements for them are fulfilled. See SLU\`s examination procedures. Students who fulfill the qualification requirements for a degree will be issued with a degree certificate upon request. The degree certificate will specify the qualification as Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Forest Science. Degree requirements A degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Forest Science is awarded to students who fulfil the course requirements (courses with a Pass grade) of 120 credits, according to the following - at least 30 credits of courses with specialised study in the main field Forest Science (A1N; A1F), - at least 30 credits degree project in the main field Forest Science (A2E). A maximum of 30 credits may be from courses at first-cycle level. In addition, the student must hold a degree of Bachelor, a professional qualification of at least 180 credits or an equivalent qualification.


Admission: There are two admission rounds for this Master's programme. The first admission round is open to all international applicants at www.universityadmissions.se. The last date to apply is 16 January 2023. SLU strongly encourage all international students to apply in this first admission round.


Euroforester focuses on sustainable forestry in the Baltic Sea region – the hub of European forest resources. The natural conditions around the Baltic Sea region are similar, however national forestry practices and traditions vary considerably. Hence, this provides an excellent setting for international studies in forest management. In addition, students also form their own international network with their peers and the international teaching team, further aiding their acquisition of up-to-date knowledge and wide perspective.

The programme starts with a one-year course package focusing on silviculture, ecology, planning and policy.

The first course focuses on conifer-dominated forestry and examines the influence of silviculture on forest development, in-depth at stand level.

The second course addresses the principles and practices of sustainable forest management. Students prepare long-term forest management plans for a large estate in the region.

The third course addresses forest policy at the regional, national, and global level. A great deal of attention is given to comparative policy analyses between the home countries of the participating students.

The fourth course studies the ecology and usage of broadleaved forests. The impact of modern forestry on biodiversity is discussed together with strategies for preserving a rich flora and fauna within production forests. 

During the second year, students work on their Master’s thesis and will take elective courses at partner faculties. Students based at Campus Alnarp can specialise in advanced silviculture in temporal and in tropical forests. In many cases, the Master’s thesis is conducted in co-operation with other faculties, with several international supervisors.

Visit the student pages to find out more and read the syllabus.


Euroforester graduates are very competitive in the job market. Many students find employment with a variety of organisations within a few years of graduation. Employers range from forest owner associations to Greenpeace, and multinational companies.

Degree awarded

Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a Major in Forest Science.

Introduction to Euroforester MSc

Euroforester Msc

For a sustainable world

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Campus Alnarp

Campus Alnarp is located in a large park surrounded by agricultural fields close to the sea between Malmö and Lund in southern Sweden. There is so much for students to explore here. Apart from all the activities on campus, you will also have access to the cities of Malmö, Lund and Copenhagen. Campus Alnarp’s study programmes focus on landscaping, horticulture, and agriculture and silviculture in southern Sweden. The campus has computer rooms, a restaurant, café, landscaping and horticultural laboratories, and a library with thousands of digital journals, databases and three kilometres of printed materials. The student unions organise many activities, ranging from weekly coffee-drinking get-togethers to comedy sketches and proms. 


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