MSc in Tropical Forestry at University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark

University of Copenhagen (UCPH) 2 Years
Denmark Full Time
Master of Arts Onsite

About the degree

Sustainable Tropical Forestry is part of the EU-funded Erasmus Mundus program. It is offered by a consortium of five European universities: Bangor University, Technische Universität Dresden, AgroParisTech, University of Padova, and the University of Copenhagen. You are required to study at two of these universities. Which one you choose, will depend on the academic profile you want.

Career Opportunities

SUTROFOR graduates work in companies or organizations dealing with sustainable tropical forestry, development, and natural resources, such as for instance CARE or a consultancy company. Others work for NGOs, international organizations like WWF, FAO or UNEP, or in a ministry or governmental agency. Successful students will also be able to apply to high-level international Ph.D. programs.

Further Information

Information on application deadlines and procedures can be found on the SUTROFOR website: or by contacting the Erasmus Mundus Secretariat:

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

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Course Details:

The two-year MSc program in Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR in short) gives you the best instruction in the field of tropical forestry in Europe. You work with the growing challenges in contemporary tropical forestry in a global context, and you acquire valuable real-life experience by doing fieldwork in a tropical country.
During the program, you acquire international experience and intercultural understanding that makes you capable of working with tropical forestry in countries and cultures all over the world.

You become an expert in the connection between the exploitation of tropical forest and nature areas for profitable production that can benefit a local community on the one hand and the preservation of biodiversity and the environment for the benefit of the global society on the other hand.

Enrollment Requirements:

Admission to the Master’s programme in Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) requires the completion of a qualifying bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from a recognised/accredited university. If you have completed or are in your final semester of a relevant Bachelor’s degree programme you are eligible to apply for the SUTROFOR programme.

Qualifying Bachelor’s degrees include Agriculture, Biology, Forestry, Geography, Geoinformatics, Natural Resources, Economics, Agrobiology, and Landscape Engineering – or an equivalent Bachelor’s degree.

The SUTROFOR admission committee assesses all applications individually based on its academic content. You can only get an answer to whether or not your degree meets the admission requirements by applying for admission to the programme. The committee does not offer pre-application eligibility assessments of potential applicants’ qualifications.

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Costs/Tuition Fees:

4000 EUR

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Language Requirements:

The SUTROFOR Masters Course is open to non-EU and EU students.

The SUTROFOR Consortium has developed a common set of admission criteria as well as joint application procedures:

  1. A good first university degree
  2. High proficiency in English
  3. Strong personal statement of motivation
  4. Good recommendations from two references, of which at least one is academic

About the University/Institution:

he University of Copenhagen (UCPH) has four campus areas located in Denmark’s capital city. The University is the largest educational institution in Denmark and consists of eight faculties that combined offer over 200 academic programs for study in health sciences, humanities, law, life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, and theology.

Application Deadline:

Deadline for admission (EU citizens)
Application date: Mar 01
Start date: Sep 01
Deadline for admission (Non-EU citizens)
Application date: Jan 15
Start date: Sep 01

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