Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management

EU Erasmus Mundus
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 1 Dec 2010 (annual)
Study in:  European Countries
Course starts September 2011

Brief description:

The Consortium proposes an integrated two-year world-class Masters Course in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA). The overall objective is to provide a top-level programme that qualifies graduates to deal with the huge challenges in Europe’s pursuit of an evermore sustainable management of her natural resources, namely, that the management of forests and nature areas must be seen in an integrated landscape context.

The Course consists of a first study year at one of three institutions (Bangor, Copenhagen, Goettingen) and a specialising second study year with different topics offered by each of the five institutions. The students are required to spend the second year at another university than the first one.

Host Institution(s):

The Master Course is organized by a Consortium which involves five institutions:

•  University of Copenhagen, Faculty of LIFE sciences, Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning, Copenhagen, Denmark;
• Bangor University, School of Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom;
• University of Goettingen, Faculty of Forestry and Forest Ecology, Goettingen, Germany;
• Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Alnarp, Sweden;
•  University of Padova, College of Agriculture, Padova, Italy.

Field of study:

The following degrees are awarded:

MSc in Forestry in Copenhagen, MSc in Environmental Forestry (year 1) and MSc in Conservation and Land Management (year 2) in Bangor, MSc in Forestry in Goettingen, MSc in Forestry in Alnarp, 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, SUFONAMA, is open to both non-EU national from developing countries and 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.  For further information, please see the application form for Non-EU students and EU students.  There is no separate application form for scholarships.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.sufonama.net/eng/Home/home_7_26.html




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