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Annual consortium fees are 4,000 euro for nationals of EU-member states and 8,000 euro for nationals of non-EU member states. The consortium fees are to be paid semestrial basis in advance.
An additional 1,050 € is collected from students as a field course contribution towards accommodation and some of the meals provided during Study Modules 5 and 6.
All the MSc European Forestry students will be offered a medical insurance free of charge. The extensive insurance is sufficient enough to meet the strict requirements of the Finnish immigration for applying for a residence permit. For more detailed description of the insurance, please visit MARSH Insurance Company.
Erasmus Mundus scholarships and grants
Generous Erasmus Mundus scholarships of 48,000 and 20,000 € are available for students on a competitive basis. Scholarships must be applied simultaneously with the study place and can conveniently be done with the same application form. Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available during the autumn call only (deadline 2 January).
The Erasmus Mundus scholar grants of 2,400 - 7,200 euro are available for merited academics from all over the world. Students cannot apply for scholar grants.
Living costs and travelling
Studying and living in Europe is relatively inexpensive. Prices for food and accommodation are reasonable and one can live adequately with just 500 € per month. For example in Joensuu (Finland), a room in a student flat costs about 250 € per month and warm meal on the university campus area 2,35 €.
One of the distinguishing features of the MSc European Forestry programme is mobility. During the studies all the students get to visit all the consortium countries in Europe. One might think that travelling around Europe is costly and not suitable for students' budget. Wrong!
Firstly, MSc European Forestry programme provides transportation during Module 1 from Helsinki (Finland) to Skinsskatteberg (Sweden) and back to Helsinki. Similarly MSc EF pays for travels during Study Modules 5 and 6 e.g. during the European Forestry Field Course and Multifunctional Forestry in Mountain Regions all the way from Barcelona (Spain) through France, Germany, the Netherlands to Vienna (Austria).
Secondly, there are several budget airlines in Europe and most of the trains and buses provide 50% discount for student. For example, After Module 1 in Sweden, travelling from Helsinki to Joensuu (Finland) costs about 30 € by train (student price)*). Similarly travelling from Joensuu to the Applied Period placement of one's choice can be inexpensive. Flight from Tampere (Finland) to Frankfurt (Germany) can cost as little as 30 € if booked well in advance*).