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Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR)

Master (2 years) of , 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


The two-year MSc programme in Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR in short) gives you the best instruction in the field of tropical forestry in Europe. You work with the growing challenges in contemporary tropical forestry in a global context, and you aquire valuable real-life experience by doing field work in a tropical country.
During the programme, you acquire international experience and intercultural understanding that make you capable of working with tropical forestry in countries and cultures all over the world.

You become an expert in the connection between the exploitation of tropical forest and nature areas for profitable production that can benefit a local community on the one hand and the preservation of biodiversity and the environment for the benefit of the global society on the other hand.

About the degree

Sustainable Tropical Forestry is part of the EU-funded Erasmus Mundus programme. It is offered by a consortium of five European universities: Bangor University, Technische Universität Dresden, AgroParisTech, University of Padova and University of Copenhagen. You are required to study at two of these universities. Which one you choose, will depend on the academic profile you want.

Career Opportunities  

SUTROFOR graduates work in companies or organisations dealing with sustainable tropical forestry, development and natural resources, such as for instance CARE or a consultancy company. Others work for NGOs, international organisations like WWF, FAO or UNEP, or in a ministry or governmental agency. Successful students will also be able to apply to high-level international PhD programmes.


The SUTROFOR Masters Course is open to non-EU and EU students.

The SUTROFOR Consortium has developed a common set of admission criteria as well as joint application procedures:
  • A good first university degree
  • 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.

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It is possible to be admitted to the SUTROFOR course, even though you are not awarded a scholarship. You will then have to cover SUTROFOR participatory costs yourself.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students the size of which depends upon whether you are a citizen within or without EU/EAA/Switzerland. 

SUTROFOR scholarships

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

Read more about the types of scholarship and their differences

Further Information

Information on application deadlines and procedures can be found on the SUTROFOR website: or by contacting the Erasmus Mundus Secretariat:

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 (EU citizens)

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Deadline for admission (Non-EU citizens)

Application date
Jan 15
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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