The Europeans Union offers Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for the Master of Science in European Forestry in the 2023/24 academic session.
MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences and is one of the first EMJMD programmes that has been accredited according to the European approach for quality assurance of the joint programmes. The quality of our programme is also acknowledged by the European Commission, which awarded the MSc European Forestry Erasmus Mundus status for years 2004–2014, 2016–2019 and 2019-2023.
Our programme 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 EF 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.
Worth of Award
The EMJMD student 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 below:
Contribution to the participation costs
- 8 500 EUR per year per scholarship holder from a Partner Country
- 4 250 EUR per year per scholarship holder from a Programme Country
Contribution to travel and installation costs
- 1 000 EUR per year per scholarship holder resident in a Programme Country for travel costs.
- 2 000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1 000 EUR for installation costs for a scholarship holder, resident in a Partner Country less than 4000 km from the EMJMD coordinating HEI.
- 3 000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1 000 EUR for installation costs for a scholarship holder, resident in a Partner Country 4 000 km or more from the EMJMD coordinating HEI.
Contribution to the subsistence costs
- 1 000 EUR per month for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme (24 months maximum). Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to the scholarship holders for the EMJMD periods (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence, nor to scholarship holders from a Partner Country for the EMJMD periods exceeding one trimester (i.e. 3 months or the equivalent of 15 ECTS credits) spent in any Partner Country.
- Bachelor’s degree in forestry or related field with good grades issued by an internationally recognised university.
- Good command of English language. TOEFL iBT 90 or IELTS 6.5 or PTE 59. The English language test is not required from applicants who have conducted
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree (or higher) in English language, or
- Secondary education in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States
How to Apply
The on-line application form (available only when the call for applications is open) must be filled in and the required enclosures need to be attached (in pdf format, except the photo can be submitted as jpeg) with the on-line application.
The following application enclosures are required to be attached with your application:
- The scanned copy of the original degree certificate (in the original language) and an English, Finnish or Swedish translation of the degree certificate
- The scanned copy of the original transcript of records (in the original language) and an English, Finnish or Swedish translation of the transcript of records.
- 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 your passport
- A passport-size photo of you (e.g. in .jpeg)
* The place of residence should be verified on the basis of the provision of the documents listed on the PRADO website. The place of residence can be verified for example by:
- a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules;
- a certificate from the candidate’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question.
Both documents must have been issued within the 12 months prior to the submission deadline of applying.
In addition, as a part of the admission requirements, in the on-line application form you will be requested to write a motivation letter (max. 1 000 characters) and also to include information about your work experience (max. 500 characters) and international experience (max. 500 characters).
Deadline: Application deadline for candidates applying for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship is January 18, 2023.