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Mountain Forestry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Poverty and high dependence on natural resources for day-to-day survival are major challenges for the management and conservation of mountain regions in developing countries. Additional pressure on natural resources and forested areas in particular is caused by global change, increased demand for resources and lack of available land for agricultural uses. Education plays a key role in those particular settings to enable local people to actively participate in the management of the area they inhabit. The Mountain Forestry Master programme aims to provide specialised knowledge to people living and working in mountainous areas in developing countries.

Programme Objectives:
  • To provide focused and specialised education in managing mountain forest resources with a global perspective.
  • To teach students to recognise and solve problems regarding forest management and conservation in mountainous regions.
  • To strengthen interdisciplinary approaches to mountain forestry, integrating aspects of engineering, socio-economics, natural sciences and other subject-specific disciplines related to mountain forest management.

Programme Structure

For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Admission to the Master Programme in Mountain Forestry is conditional on the successful completion of a degree (Bachelor's/Master's or equivalent) in Forestry or a related discipline from an accredited university or university-like institution must show competences in basics in natural sciences, economics, social sciences as well as technical sciences. Since the Master Programme is taught in English prospective students must show competence in English language.

Admission into Master programmes for applicants with non -EU and -EEA citizenship:
  • Completed Applicationform
  • evidence of previous studies (bachelor degree, diploma)
  • transcript stating subjects, marks, ECTS and contens of teaching
  • Fulfillment of the special University entrance qualification
  • CV
  • Evidence of adequate proficiency of English (for English-language Master programmes)
  • If available: evidence of adequate proficiency in German
  • Adequate English proficiency: Level B2/C1

    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English

    IELTS score 6.0 or better

    TOEFL (paper based 577 or computer-based 233 or 90-91 internet based)

    TOEIC (at least 785 points)

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      1454 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 727 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      726 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 363 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Vienna

    • 861 - 1340 EUR/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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