Frequently Asked Questions

On this page you can find answers to some of the most asked questions in relation to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management. 


It depends on your citizenship: 

Citizens from a country from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland: the application portal opens on 15 November. The deadline is 15 January.  

Citizens of the EU, EEA or Switzerland: the application portal opens on 16 January. The deadline is 1 March. 

We do not accept applications after the deadline. 

You apply for admission via the online application portal at the University of Copenhagen. A link to the application portal is available when the call for application opens. 

Follow the application procedure on this page to apply for admission. 

You upload the recommendation letters to the application portal when you fill out your application.

The requirement to the letters of recommendation is described under Application & Scholarship > Application and Documentation > Letters of recommendation.

The requirement to the letters of recommendation is described under Application & Scholarship > Application and Documentation > Letter of motivation.

Yes, however you have to be aware of the specific academic requirements and profiles of each programme.

Scholarship holders are obliged to spend at least two semesters (half a year) in at least two different countries, not being the country of residence at the time of enrolment. 

This implies that if you, for example, are a scholarship holder residing in Italy at the time of enrolment, you must choose a study track with a second year university that is not located in Italy. 

No, all Erasmus Mundus students must study full-time.

It is only possible to obtain an Erasmus Mundus scholarship once, but you are welcome to apply as a self-financed student.

Yes, you can apply for admission. However, to meet the application requirements, you will have to upload your bachelors’ transcript and certificate. Your masters’ degree is not taken into consideration in the assessment for admission.

Yes, you must take and submit an English test. Even if English was the language/medium of instruction, this is not acceptable proof of English proficiency.

You can read about the language requirements for the programme here.  

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

You can read about the language requirements for the programme here.  

No, the language test result must be submitted by the application deadline.

Yes, in this case, you must document that you have completed your bachelor’s degree as soon as possible and no later than 20 September.

Your documents must have an original stamp and a signature verifying the True Copy. Typically, your university can assist you in certifying your documents. Otherwise, we also accept signatures by embassies and official representatives or public offices, e.g. police stations. The document must carry an official stamp and a signature, or we must be able to verify the documentation online.

Non-EU applicants: From March to May. 

EU, EAA or Swiss applicants: From late May to June. 

You will be informed of the result of your application regarding admission as well as the Erasmus Mundus scholarship through the application portal. If you receive an offer of admission (and scholarship), you will have one week to accept the offer through the application portal. 

Each assessment category (i.e. academic excellence, recommendations, relevant work experience, and personal motivation) is allocated a grade between 0 and 5. A final application grade is obtained using a weighting system whereby 60% of the final grade is allocated to academic potential, 10% to each of the categories recommendations and relevant work experience, and finally 20% to personal motivation.

You may submit an appeal regarding legal issues such as legal errors and irregularities if you find that the decision does not comply with Danish legislation. You cannot file an appeal against the assessment of your academic qualifications made by the assessment committee. 

An appeal shall be submitted within two-weeks of receiving the result to the University of Copenhagen via An appeal on grounds of legal matters must be made in writing, and you must state exactly on which grounds you believe that the decision is not in compliance with the applicable legislation. The appeal regulations can be found in paragraph 50 of Ministerial Order no. 35. The Ministerial Order can be found here. 

No, the submitted material is never returned. It is shredded or filed (for accepted students).

Due to the high number of applications, we cannot provide academic feedback on your application.


The Erasmus Mundus scholarship amounts to 33,600 EUR. 1400 EUR per month for up to 24 months. 

You can read about the scholarship here. 

You will receive the first instalment only upon arrival at the University of Copenhagen. Instalments are not transferred prior to departure.

On the SUFONAMA website, can find a list of other funding sources. You are welcome to research other options for funding too. 

If the SUFONAMA Commission assesses your application positively, you can pay the tuition fee and join the programme without a scholarship.

The tuition fee depends on your nationality. 

For Non-EU students, the tuition fee amounts to € 30,000 for the two-year master’s programme. 

For students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland, there is no tuition fee for the two-year master’s programme. 

The payment deadlines are: 

-1st semester: 15 April 
-2nd semester: 15 January 
-3rd semester: 15 August 
-4th semester: 15 January 
Please note that tuition fees are not refunded after 1 August. After this date, only a failed visa application will result in a refund of your tuition fee. 

Monthly living expenses include rent and utilities, internet and phone subscriptions, food and household supplies, local transportation, books, and other study material, as well as sports and leisure activities. Living expenses will vary individually depending on the cost of housing and your personal lifestyle choices. Living in Europe is estimated at EUR 1,280-1,800 per month.

Due to a number of factors, US Loans cannot be used to cover the tuition fee.


Your host institution will assist you in finding accommodation. 

If you, as a non-EU student, are offered admission to the programme, you will receive a letter with information from the University of Copenhagen by the end of May on how to apply for a visa to Denmark. You must apply for a visa yourself after you’ve received the email.

You must pay the processing fee for your visa yourself. We cannot make any payments for your scholarship in advance to cover travel, visa fees, etc. 

Furthermore, instructions on the visa application procedures are available on the websites of the respective host countries. 

You will also receive information from your second-year universities in time for you to apply for a visa for the country in which your second-year university is located. 

 It generally takes 10-12 weeks to process a complete application to Europe. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you start the application process as soon as you receive your admission letter and relevant information on the visa application process. A delay in handing in the complete visa application could add approximately eight weeks to the process.

You have to organise the booking and the cost of travel yourself.