Euroforester - Master´s programme

Published: 08 March 2023

Information for students within the Euroforester Master's programme. You will find information relevant to the programme, contacts and documents.

New applicant to the programme in 2023?

There are two admission rounds for this Master's programme. The first admission round is open to all international applicants at The last date to apply is 15 January 2023. SLU strongly encourage all international students to apply in this first admission round.

Welcome to Euroforester

Congratulations on your place at SLU and on the Euroforester Master’s programme! We look forward to meeting you here in Alnarp this autumn.

The autumn semester 2023 begins with roll call and study information.

Date: Monday 28 August

Time and place: On the pages for new students, you will find information about the study start and when the roll call for your programme begins.

On these pages, you will also find all the information you need as a new student at SLU, including information about the orientation days. We highly recommend to attend the orientation days: they take place at the end of August, before the semester starts, and provide essential and useful information about your stay in Sweden and your studies at SLU.

Your first course will be Sustainable Forestry in Southern Sweden. On the course page, you will find a timetable for your classes and other course-related information. Timetables and reading lists will be published at least four weeks before the course starts.

Please make sure you also read the programme-specific information for new students.

Once again, welcome to SLU!

Giulia Attocchi

Director of Studies for the Euroforester Master’s Programme

Credit transfer

If you want to include courses from other higher education institutions in your degree, you need to transfer the credit for these. The procedure is slightly different depending on whether it is a professional qualification or a general qualification.

If you have successfully completed a higher education course or study programme and you want it to be included in your degree from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, you are entitled to have it considered for credit transfer. The credit transfer procedure is handled by the separate Board of Studies at the faculties, except where it concerns studies from other Swedish higher education institutions that are to be included in a general degree. In the latter case, the credit transfer is handled by the Division of Student Affairs and Learning Development. Find out more.


The aim of a higher education is usually a degree. A degree is a proof that you have acquired knowledge and proficiency to a certain level through your studies. When you have considered that you have completed your studies and want to get your degree certificate, you have to apply for it.
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Transcript and certificates

Transcripts and certificates are available as an on-line service from My studies here on the student web. Servicecenter at SLU can also assist you, if you want a printed certificate to be sent to your postal adress.

How do I print a certificate from my studies?

My studies can be found on the Student Web's start page.

  • Choose "Certificates" and "Create new certificate"
  • You can choose from the following secure certificates:
    - Transcript of records first and second cycle (studies at SLU)
    - National transcript of records first and second cycle (all Swedish universities / colleges)
    - Certificate of registration first and second cycle (studies at SLU)
  • Transcript shows all your completed courses and any degree.
  • Certificate of registration show the semesters that you have been an active student, i.e. when you have been registered
  • You can get transcripts and certificates in Swedish and English.

When you order a secure certificate through my studies, you will get a PDF-file that you can e-mail and print. Certificates apply as signed and stamped transcripts and certificates.

The receiver can verify  the certificate on a control web. The web address and verification code is on the certificate. The certificate is valid for 360 days.

How do I order a signed transcript or certificate?

Service center on campus in Alnarp, Skara, Umeå and Ultuna will assist you if you need a printed and signed transcript and certificate. Send your request to:

Enter the following information in your e-mail:

  • What kind of certificate you need, a transcript or a certificate of registration
  • Which semesters should be included in your certificate of registration
  • Language of certificate (Swedish or English)
  • Name
  • Swedish ID number or date of birth
  • Postal adress

We will send the transcript and certificate to the address you have provided. Certificates are printed from SLU's study  documentation LADOK and is both signed and stamped.

Independent/degree projects

For information regarding independent/degree projects, please visit the "For teachers" webpage.


Euroforester - Master's Programme



General entry requirements: A Bachelor´s degree (equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university.

Specific entry requirements to the Master´s (120 credits) programme Euroforester: one of the following specialisations at first-cycle level:

  • 60 credits in Biology or

  • 60 credits in Forest Management or

  • 60 credits in Forest Sciences or

  • 60 credits in Environmental Sciences or

  • 60 credits in Natural Resource Management or

  • 60 credits in Agricultural Science


English 6 from Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent.

Applicants with the equivalent qualifications obtained by means of a degree from another country, or with the equivalent knowledge obtained in some other way, may also be regarded as fulfilling the specific entry requirements.

The applicant must further have a level of English equivalent to upper secondary school English. An applicant with a first-cycle qualification from SLU comprising 120 credits, or a first-cycle degree from another Swedish university comprising 180 credits, automatically fulfils this requirement. The equivalent qualification may also be obtained in other ways, for more information see

Specific requirements apply for admission to the individual courses included in the programme.


General objectives

The general objectives for first- and second-cycle courses and programmes are specified in the Swedish Higher Education Act (Chapter 1, Sections 8–9).

Objectives for a Degree

In accordance with the appendix to the Ordinance for the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, for a Degree of master, the student shall have:

Knowledge and understanding

For a degree of Master (120 credits), the student shall

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and

  • demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.

Competence and skills

For a degree of Master (120 credits), the student shall

  • demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information

  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues critically, autonomously and creatively as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames and so contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work

  • demonstrate the ability in speech and writing both nationally and internationally to clearly report and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and

  • demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity.

Judgement and approach

For a degree of Master (120 credits), the student shall

  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work

  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and

  • demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.


Degree awarded on completion of the programme

Upon completion of the programme, the Degree of Master (120 credits) is awarded. Other general qualifications may be awarded, provided that the requirements for them are fulfilled. See SLU`s examination procedures.

Students who fulfill the qualification requirements for a degree will be issued with a degree certificate upon request. The degree certificate will specify the qualification as Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Forest Science.

Degree requirements

A degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Forest Science is awarded to students who fulfil the course requirements (courses with a Pass grade) of 120 credits, according to the following

  • at least 30 credits of courses with specialised study in the main field Forest Science (A1N; A1F),
  • at least 30 credits degree project in the main field Forest Science (A2E).

A maximum of 30 credits may be from courses at first-cycle level.

In addition, the student must hold a degree of Bachelor, a professional qualification of at least 180 credits or an equivalent qualification.

Content and Structure

Courses in the programme

Main field

SG=Forest Science

Course, Main field, Specialisation

Year 1

Sustainable Forestry in Southern Sweden, 15 credits, SG, A1N

Planning in Sustainable Forest Management 15 credits, SG, A1N

National och international Forest Policy 15 credits, SG, A1N

Broadleaves: Forest Dynamics, Biodiversity, and Management of Multiple Goals, 15 credits, SG, A1F

Year 2

Silviculture of Temperate Forests 15 credits, SG, A1N

Degree Project 30 or 60 credits, SG, A2E

The courses offered may change during the course of the programme. Decisions on the courses offered are taken well in advance of the next academic year.

Transition regulations and other regulations

Other rules

This syllabi is up dated, due to a general decision in the University board for Education (UN), regarding the maximum of basic level credits that can be included in a master degree. Before only 15 credits in basic level were possible to include, after decision in fall 2018, up to 30 credits in basic level can be included.

Other Info

General regulations for first- and second-cycle courses and programmes

For more information on semester dates, examination and credit transfer, see the Regulations for education at Bachelor´s and Master´s level available on the SLU student web.

Possibilities for further studies

Students who complete the master´s programme and are awarded a degree have the possibility to continue their studies at doctoral level.

Course schedule academic year 23/24

Overview picture Course Schedule academic year 23/24

Year 1

Forest Regeneration

2024-06-03 - 2024-09-01
7.5 hp
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Year 2


Programme director of studies:

Giulia Attocchi
Department of Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Phone: +46 40 41 51 94


Gunnel Eriksson, Education officer
Faculty of Forest Sciences, SLU, Phone: +46 90 786 81 24