Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA)

University of Göttingen

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
4500 EUR/year
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The Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) at the University of Göttingen, is a two-year worldclass integrated programme aimed at qualifying graduates for dealing with the enormous challenges in sustainable management of natural resources. In Goettingen you will spezialize in Forest and Nature Management in a Changing Climat.


Why to study

The Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) Course at the University of Göttingen, consists of a first year at one of three institutions (Bangor, Copenhagen, Goettingen) and a specialising second year at one of the four other institutions. The students are required to spend the second year at a different university than their first year. The aim of the first study year is to provide a thorough and broad introduction to sustainable forest and nature management. The learning outcomes are similar at the three-first year institutions and allow students to choose freely among the five specialisation options in the second year. The first year ends with a joint summer module, conducted as a two-week excursion to one of the countries where the consortium institutions are located. In the second year, you can specialise in one of the following topics (i) Conservation and land management (Bangor), (ii) Economic management of forests and nature (Copenhagen), (iii) Forest and Nature Management in a Changing Climate (Goettingen), (iv) Scandinavian and East European forestry (Alnarp), (v) Mountain forestry and watershed management (Padova). Each specialisation is based on the partner universities’ research strengths. The specialisation includes a master thesis based on research and fieldwork inside or outside Europe. The SUFONAMA Course thus offers a truly integrated study programme that is already fully recognised in all the participating countries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Forest Management under different climatic conditions
  • Monitoring of Forest Resources
  • Bioclimatology and Global Change
  • Biodiversity and Wildlife Management
  • Contemporary temporal forest and nature management
  • Research planning
  •  Joint summer module (2 weeks excursion in Europe)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application until 1 March 2020




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Qualifying Bachelor’s degrees include Agriculture, Biology, Forestry, Geography and Geoinformatics, Natural Resources, Agrobiology or Landscape Engineering – or an equivalent Bachelor’s degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Semester contribution fee: 355 euro


SUFONAMA scholarships for Non-EU students

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA)
University of Göttingen


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