Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in Sustainable Tropical Forestry

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

EU Erasmus Mundus
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 1 Dec 2013 (annual)
Study in:  European Countries
Course starts September 2014

Brief description:The MSc programme in Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) is a top-level programme aimed at preparing qualified graduates to deal with contemporary tropical forestry. It provides students with direct access to the best tropical forestry teaching in Europe.

The programme is offered by a five university consortium from Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and Wales. The programme consists of a year of study in one of three institutions (Bangor, Copenhagen, Dresden) followed by a second study year at one of the four other institutions. The aim of the first year is to provide a thorough and broad introduction to sustainable tropical forestry. This allows students to choose freely among the five specialisation options in the second year.

Host Institution(s): The SUTROFOR Course is offered by a consortium consisting of five institutions: (i) University of Copenhagen, Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning, Copenhagen, Denmark, (ii) Bangor University, School of the Environment and Natural Resources, Bangor, UK, (iii) Dresden University of Technology, Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products, Germany, (iv) Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences, ENGREF, Montpellier – France, and (v) University of Padova, Faculty of Agriculture, Padova, Italy.

Field of study: The following degrees are awarded:

MSc in Agricultural Development in Copenhagen, MSc in Environmental Tropical Forestry and MSc in Agroforestry in Bangor, MSc in Tropical Forestry in Dresden, MSc in Agricultural Sciences, specialisation Tropical and Rural Forestry in Montpellier, and MSc in Forestry and Environmental Sciences in Padova.

Number of Awards:Every year approx. 17-20 EU scholarships are available.

Target group:The EM Masters course, SUTROFOR, is open to non-EU students from developing countries as well as EU students.

Scholarship value/inclusions:Category A Scholarships for Third-country nationals: Total 48,000 EUR

Category B Scholarships for European nationals: Total 23,000 EUR

Eligibility/Admission Criteria:

•  A good first university degree in Forestry, Biology or related fields such as Environmental Science or Geography, alternatively in Economics, Management or Political Science

•  Language proficiency and C.V.

•  Experience from relevant practice may be an advantage.

•  Personal statement of motivation.

•  Recommendations from two referees.

Application instructions:Deadline for Non-EU students is 1 December 2010 while deadline for EU students is around May 2011.  For further information, please see the application form for Non-EU students and EU students.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.