Forest Ecology and Sustainable Management - admitted from 2024

Published: 10 May 2024

This webpage is for students in the Euroforester Master's program. Here you find information about the program including the welcome letter, your course schedule, contacts, and other course-related documents. Navigate by clicking on the headings below.

Welcome letter

Welcome letter

Congratulations on your place at SLU and on the Forest Ecology and Sustainable Management Master’s programme! We look forward to meeting you here in Umeå this autumn.

The autumn semester 2024 begins with roll call and study information.

Date: Monday 2 September.

Time and place: On the pages for new students, you will find information about the study start and when the roll call for your program 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. The orientation days are not mandatory but we recommend that you attend them. 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 Forest History – Human utilization and vegetation dynamics (SV0027). 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 program-specific information for new students!

The following two years will be full of hard work, but they will also be valuable, exciting, and much fun. During your studies, you will take courses in different subjects taught by instructors from both Sweden and throughout the international community, all of whom are excited to share with you their unique and variable world perspectives on the issues of forest ecology and sustainable management.

On behalf of the Faculty of Forest Sciences and the Department of Forest Ecology and Management, we are pleased to welcome you to SLU and Umeå, the capital of Northern Sweden. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Once again, welcome to SLU!

         Zsofia R. Stangl

Program Director of Studies

Re-examination

Dates for re-examination

The Faculty of Forest Science has a procedure for re-examination, with ongoing examination opportunities during the academic terms. You can find the dates on the student portal under "Term Dates" and location-specific details.

At the beginning of the course, the time for regular examinations, as well as the first and second re-examinations, will be announced according to decided dates. It is mandatory to register for the examination. The student can view which re-examinations are open for registration on the student portal (sometimes the course instructor communicates this information differently). Students can register for re-examinations up to 10 working days before the examination date.

Master thesis

You find instructions and guidelines for your master tesis work, including forms for registration, work plan and grading cittieria in the compendium for thesis work for education at the faculty of Forest Sciences, SLU.

Kompendium (Swedish version)

Scholarships

The scholarships are available for application every year for those of you who are studying or have studied in one of the Faculty of Forestry's bachelor's and master's programs.

Here you can find more information and apply

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

Degree

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.
Find out more

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: servicecenter@slu.se.

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. 

Course subject area and level

Course syllabuses provide information about a course’s subject area(s) and its level and specialisation. The syllabus is available from the course’s webpage which you can search for here. If you are studying on a programme, you can in most cases click the course heading on the programme’s course schedule to go to the course page.

Abbreviations

  • G1N: First-cycle level, only upper secondary entry requirements
  • G1F: First-cycle level, fewer than 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirement
  • G2F: First-cycle level, a minimum of 60 credits at first-cycle level as entry requirement
  • G2E: First-cycle level, a minimum of 60 credits at first-cycle level as entry requirement, contains a degree project for the Degree of Bachelor
  • A1N: Second-cycle level, only first-cycle course(s) as entry requirement – at SLU, a minimum of 120 credits at first-cycle level is required
  • A1F: Second-cycle level, contains degree project for
    Master’s degree (60 credits)
  • GXX: First-cycle level, course specialisation cannot be classified
  • AXX: Second-cycle level, course specialisation cannot be classified

Syllabus


Contact

Programme Director of Studies:

Zsofia Réka Stangl 
Department of Forest Ecology and Management
zsofia.reka.stangl@slu.se

Education Officer:

Jennie Ohlsson
Faculty of Forest Sciences, SLU
jennie.ohlsson@slu.se, Phone: 090-786 82 04