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Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA)

Master (2 years) of of Science in Sustainable Development in Agriculture (Agris Mundus), 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus Frederiksberg Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 2000 EUR
Erasmus Yes


Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONOMA in short) is a two-year MSc programme which provides you with qualifications to deal with the challenges of the sustainable management of forests and nature areas in an integrated landscape context.

During this programme you work with the enormous challenges of balancing the use of natural resources, e.g. for agricultural production, and society’s demand and need for forests, nature and landscapes, e.g. for recreational purposes. You will become an expert in managing the use of natural resources in profitable and sustainable ways and in managing major forest and nature preservation projects.

About the programme

The programme is part of the EU-funded Erasmus Mundus programme. It is offered by a consortium of five European universities: Bangor University, University of Goettingen, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, University of Padova and University of Copenhagen. You are required to study at two of these universities of your choice and depending on which academic profile you want.

Career Opportunities  

Graduates will gain the required competences for working with sustainable forest and nature management issues: a significant theoretical foundation, practical and international experience and a cross-disciplinary approach. The successful student will be able to apply to high-level PhD programmes or pursue a career in, for example, international and government agencies, district forest and nature offices, consultancy, private companies and NGOs..


The admission requirements are:
  • A good first university degree in Forestry, Biology or related fields such as Environmental Science or Geography, alternatively in Economics, Management or Political Science
  • High proficiency in English
  • Strong personal statement of motivation
  • Good recommendations from two references, of which at least one is academic 
  • CV
At the time of application, you must supply proof of your BSc degree as well as the required language test.

All applications are assessed by at least two senior faculty members, appointed by or part of the SUFONAMA Commission. Decisions on acceptance or not into the SUFONAMA programme is made by the SUFONAMA Commission. 

It is possible to be admitted to the SUFONAMA course, even though you are not awarded a scholarship. 

Application dates are published at

Read more about applying for the MSc in Sustainable Forest and Nature ManagementApply directly (link to the EU site of SUFONAMA) 


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students, the size of which depends upon whether you are a citizen from the EU/EEA/Switzerland or not.

SUFONAMA scholarships

You can apply for Erasmus Mundus scholarships in the SUFONAMA programme. 

Read about the types of scholarship

Further Information

Please read more about the programme at the website of the Sustainable Forest and Nature Management programme.
Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Deadline for admission (Non-EU citizens)

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

Deadline for admission (EU citizens)

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Frederiksberg Campus


The Frederiksberg Campus houses part of the Faculty of Science with areas of studies including natural and biosciences as well as part of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, including the University Hospital for Companion Animals. It is located a few kilometres west of the city centre in beautiful green surroundings. Frederiksberg is a popular residential area. The Frederiksberg Campus area includes beautful gardens with many facilities for students, including a student-run café in an old greenhouse.

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