Application procedure

In order for you to be admitted you need to have a qualifying bachelor’s degree or another qualifying degree at the same level.

Please note that during the application procedure you will be asked to choose your first and second year university according to the course structure. Below please find the possible mobility tracks:

  • Bangor University - University of Copenhagen
  • Bangor University - Dresden University
  • Bangor University - AgroParisTech
  • Bangor University - University of Padova
  • Dresden University - University of Copenhagen
  • Dresden University - AgroParisTech
  • Dresden University - Bangor University
  • Dresden University - University of Padova
  • University of Copenhagen - Bangor University
  • University of Copenhagen - University of Padova
  • University of Copenhagen - Dresden University
  • University of Copenhagen - AgroParisTech

The application procedure depends on your citizenship and educational background.

All students admitted to the programme are required to sign the SUTROFOR Student Agreement

See draft Student Agreement

Prioritisation of applicants

Selection criteria

The capacity at the consortia universities for the 2020 admission is as follows:

• University of Copenhagen: 30
• Bangor University: 30
• Technische Universität Dresden University: 20

In 2019 all qualified applicants were offered admission.

If the number of qualified applicants within a category exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised according to the following criteria (listed below in prioritised order):

  • Academic excellence assessed by the applicant's average grade points achieved in the qualifying Bachelor's degree.
  • Personal Motivation.
  • Relevant work experience within sustainable forest and nature management.

Participation and living costs

Participation cost

The participation cost per semester is € 4500 for non-EU students and € 750 for EU students (incl. EEA and Switzerland). The participation cost is the same irrespective of mobility track/university. However, there may be variation in opportunities for financial support locally – e.g. national or regional scholarship schemes and/or opportunities to apply for financial support from external stakeholders and the local business community.

The participation cost covers: the matriculation at two host universities, tuition where applicable, the Sustainable Tropical Forestry School (including accommodation, and meals), introductory weeks, insurance, other organizational and administrative costs of the Masters course.

Not included are: Travel costs to first and second year institutions, travel and other costs for thesis fieldwork. 
Your local SUTROFOR contact person will inform you of any such expenses as well as opportunities to locally apply for supportive funding.

Students will receive invoices to be paid in the following moths:

  • 1st semester: 12 April
  • 2nd semester: 15 January
  • 3rd semester: 15 August
  • 4th semester: 15 January   

Students with an Erasmus Mundus scholarship will fund participation cost via their scholarship from which participation cost is deducted in the beginning of each semester.  

Living costs

Living expenses will of course vary according to personal requirements and the place you live. However, the estimated costs of living in Europe amount to € 1200 - 1500 per month.

Alternative sources of funding

Here you can download links to alternative sources of funding.

Please note: US Loans cannot be used to cover the participation costs.