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International Forestry

University of British Columbia

10 months
35854 CAD/year
19420 CAD/year
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The University of British Columbia’s Master of International Forestry (MIF) is an intensive, 10-month, course-based master’s program that provides the knowledge, skills, and tools required to address the social, environmental, and economic challenges of global forest change and natural resources management.


Why choose the International Forestry from University of British Columbia?

Today’s forest conservation and resource management decisions are made in the context of global agreements and international competition for forest products and services. Decision makers and practitioners must be prepared to compete in rapidly changing social, economic or cultural settings.

The MIF empowers graduates to seek, negotiate, and implement solutions for complex global forest challenges, and most importantly, to adapt and succeed in changing landscapes.

 The program’s curriculum is a mix of experiential learning and real-world experiences taught through:

Courses covering a wide range of topics, including:

  • Forests and society
  • Social, community, and Indigenous forestry
  • Integrated natural resources management
  • Natural resource economics and environmental finance
  • Forest business enterprise
  • International forest governance and policy
  • International forestry institutions, diplomacy, and negotiations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Forests and Society
  • Social, Community & Indigenous Forestry 
  • Natural Resources Planning 
  • Natural Resource Economics and Environmental Finance 
  • International Forest Governance and Policy 
  • Topics in International Forestry
  • Forest Business Enterprise.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study. Document submission requirements depend on whether your institution of study is within Canada or outside of Canada.
    • A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
    • Many programs require a statement of interest, sometimes called a "statement of intent", "description of research interests" or something similar.
    • Permanent Residents of Canada must provide a clear photocopy of both sides of the Permanent Resident card.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35854 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35854 CAD per year during 10 months.
  • National

    19420 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19420 CAD per year during 10 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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