Admission Requirements

In compliance with Ministerial Order on the International Education Activities of Universities (No 247 of 13 March 2015) joint admission requirements and procedures have been established and are implemented by the five partner institutions involved in the delivery of the MSc Programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management.

If you have completed or are in your final semester of a relevant Bachelor’s degree programme from a recognised/accredited university, you are eligible to apply for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters’ in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA). 

Applicants with with one of the following Bachelor’s or Professional Bachelor’s degrees automatically fulfil the academic requirements for admission to the MSc Programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management:

  • Biology (biologi), Geography and Geoinformatics (geografi og geoinformatik) or Natural Resources (naturressourcer) from University of Copenhagen.
  • Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Ecosystem Management or Ecosystem Sciences from University of Göttingen
  • Forest Science or Biology from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Forestry and Environmental Sciences from University of Florence, Marche Polytechnic University, University of Naples Federico II, University of Basilicata, Palermo University, University of Turin or University of Tuscia.
  • Forestry and Environmental Technologies from University of Molise or University of Padova.
  • Biology, Geography or Agrobiology from Aarhus University.
  • Biology or Geography from Aalborg University
  • Biology, Technological and Socio-Economic Planning (TekSam-Miljøplanlægning), Natural Sciences or Geography from Roskilde University
  • Natural Sciences (international Bachelor’s degree) from Roskilde University
  • Biology from University of Southern Denmark
  • Forest and Landscape Engineering (skov- og landskabsingeniør) or Urban Landscape Engineering (urban landskabsingeniør) from University of Copenhagen.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree, Professional Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from Danish or international universities other than those listed above are qualified for admission to the MSc Programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management if the programme includes at least one of the following:

  • 20 ECTS within forestry
  • 20 ECTS within biology
  • 20 ECTS within ecology
  • 20 ECTS within natural resource management
  • 20 ECTS within nature management
  • 20 ECTS within physical geography

Other Applicants

The Faculty may also admit applicants who, after an individual academic assessment, are assessed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required above.

Supplementary Subject Elements

The qualifications of an applicant to the MSc programme are assessed exclusively on the basis of the qualifying bachelor’s degree. Supplementary subject elements passed between the completion of the bachelor’s programme and the admission to the MSc programme cannot be included in the overall assessment.

However, subject elements passed before the completion of the bachelor’s programme may be included in the overall assessment. This includes subject elements completed as continuing education as well as subject elements completed as part of a former higher education program. A maximum of 30 ECTS supplementary subject elements can be included in the overall assessment.

Subject elements passed before completing the BSc programme which are to form part of the MSc programme to which the student has a legal right of admission (§15-courses) cannot be included in the overall assessment.

There is no BSc Programme with reserved access for this programme.

If the number of qualified applicants to the programme exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised according to the following criteria:

  • Grades achieved in relevant courses*
  • Grade-point average achieved in qualifying degree.

*Relevant courses include courses in botany, zoology, population/community ecology, systems ecology, plant physiology, cytology, soil science and biogeochemistry.

All applications are assessed 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.

Language Requirements

We accept the following ways of documenting your English proficiency as listed below.

You have completed an upper secondary school degree, Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in English from one of the following countries:

  • Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA.

You must upload a copy or scan of your official school diploma as documentation.

The degree must be minimum 2 years of studies. A student exchange semester/year is not sufficient documentation for English proficiency.

You must document that you have passed one of the following accepted tests:

  • IELTS Academic
  • TOEFL iBT, TOEFL iBT paper edition or TOEFL iBT Home Edition
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)

Deadlines for sending your documentation:

Your test must be valid at the application deadline that applies to you:

  • Deadline for citizens from a country outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland: 15 January
  • Deadline for citizens from the EU, EEA or Switzerland: 1 March

Your application will be rejected if you have not provided sufficient documentation for English proficiency by your application deadline.

The IELTS and TOEFL results are only valid if they are not older than 2 years counted from the application deadline. There is no limitation for validity for the Cambridge tests. 

List of accepted tests and minimum score requirements:

Be sure to check if you have sufficient documentation for English proficiency since we do not accept alternatives other than those listed above. Also, be aware that your nationality is not proof of English proficiency.

We do not accept the following ways of documenting your English language proficiency:

  • Documentation for an English test other than the specific ones listed above
  • Your passport
  • A letter from your university
  • A letter from a professor.