Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) - Master´s Programme

Published: 23 April 2018

Information for those studying on the Master's programme (two-year) in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA). On these pages you will find information about the programme, contact details and the documents governing the degree programme.

The Department of Economics is one of the partners in the Master program European Master in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA). The program is a collaboration between four European Institutes and three international assoicate partners.


This is the only programme in Europe that focuses on policy analysis in Agriculture, Food and Environment. During two years of advanced studies economics and policy issues are covered and the students attend courses at at least two of the participating universities. After the degree the student can work in international organizations, for governments or in the private sector with policy design and analysis.


Students have the opportunity to apply for Erasmus+ scholarships to finance their second year abroad. The Erasmus+ programme offers university students a possibility of studying or doing an internship abroad in another country for a period of at least 2 months and maximum 12 months per cycle of studies.


The AFEPA progamme is jointly organised by four European main partner universities: the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Milano, Italy, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Sweden, the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn (UBonn) in Germany, and the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium.

The partnership also includes three associated partners: the Pontifica Universidad Catolica (PUC) in Chile, the University of Alberta (UAlberta) in Canada and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Spain. These seven partner universities are recognised worldwide for the quality of their educational programme and scientific achievements. Find more information at the official homepage of the programme or in the student handbook 2017   

Welcome Letter

Congratulations to your place at the Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) - Master´s Programme at SLU. We are looking forward to meeting you here in Uppsala this autumn!


The programme, and the autumn semester, will begin 2 September 2019 at Uppsala University in Uppsala centre, with the course Analytical Methods (8.15 am, Room A114). Please note that the course is held at Ekonomikum at Uppsala University.


The same day an orientation and a roll call will take place at 1.15 pm at the Department of Economics, located in Ulls hus, at SLU in Uppsala (see map).

Search your course for more information about the course. On the course pages you will find schedules for your classes and course messages. Schedule and literature for the courses will be published at least four weeks ahead of time, so please make sure you have the course literature at hand at the start of the semester.


You are also invited to attend an orientation programme between 29-30 August were you will be given essential and useful information about your stay in Sweden and your studies at SLU. You will find all information that you will need as new student at SLU at the page New student. On this page you will also find the orientation programme that you are invited to attend. On this page you will also find more information about the roll call and orientation programme.


Once again, welcome to SLU!

Ruben Hoffmann

Director of studies for Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) - Master´s Programme at SLU



Admission to latter part

Here you will find information about admission to latter parts of SLU programmes and how you apply.

In spring semester 2019 the available places on the programme are:

  • Year 2: 0 places
  • Year 1: 0 places


If there are more qualified applicants than available places when the application period has ended, than the applicants are ranked according to how many credits they can transfer to the degree. When the applicants have equal credentials, lottery is applied.

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