MSc European Forestry Student Selection 2018

All complete applications that have arrived by the deadline with the requested enclosures will be considered in the student selection and for EMJMD scholarships. Incomplete applications that are not completed in due time will automatically be considered ineligible.

The eligible applications will be evaluated according to six selection criteria:

  • Background in forestry: 0-40 scores
  • Academic excellence: 0-80 scores
  • Motivation letter: 0-40 scores
  • Work experience/professional qualifications: 0-40 scores
  • International experience: 0-40 scores
  • Recommendation letters: 0-40 scores

Each criterion is evaluated numerically and the ranking list is made according to the total score. Whenever two or more applicants have the same total score, the one who has the higher score in academic excellence will be placed first. Due to aiming at gender balance, when two or more applicants have the same score, women are favoured over men.

Admission results

The university will carry out the student selection and inform the applicants on their admission results by the latest on 28 March 2018 by email. Admitted students can also request paper documents sent by mail if needed. Non-admitted students will be notified about the selection results and the appeal procedures (incl. an appeal form) by email only.

Admitted non-EU/ETA students should inform whether they accept their study place by latest on 15 May 2018 by submitting the confirmation form electronically to The deadline for admitted EU/ETA students to submit the confirmation form is 10 July 2018. Students are expected to arrive in Joensuu during the first days of August. The official programme will start on 8 August 2018.