Forest Ecology and Sustainable Management

Published: 31 March 2022
The dark water of river floating through large forest. Air photograph.

This webpage is for students in the Forest Ecology and Sustainable Management Master´s programme. Here you find information about the program including the 2022 welcome letter, your course schedule, contacts, and other course-related documents. Navigate by clicking on the headings below.

New applicant to the programme in 2022?

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 2022. SLU strongly encourage all international students to apply in this first admission round.

Welcome letter 2022

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 2022 begins with roll call and study information.

Date: Monday 29 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. 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 (BI1414). 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.

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!

Aida Bargués-Tobella
Director of Studies


Programme Director of Studies:

Aida Bargues Tobella
Department of Forest Ecology and Management Phone: 090-786 84 43


Jennie Ohlsson, Education officer
Faculty of Forest Sciences, SLU, Phone: 090-786 82 04