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M.Sc. in Tropical and International Forestry University of Gottingen




Course info


The M.Sc. programme Tropical and International Forestry focuses on sustainable management and conservation of forest ecosystems worldwide, especially in the tropical and subtropical forests of developing or emerging countries. Along with the formal course-work, students gain intercultural work- and life-experience by interacting with international colleagues and professors. Graduates of the programme work in forest management all around the world.

Experience has shown that personal and professional contact established during this MSc programme is an excellent way to expand the students’ professional network.

Professional opportunities:

The knowledge and experience gained through our interdisciplinary MSc programme ‘Tropical and International Forestry’ qualifies and enables graduates to pursue a professional career in the following fields: international organizations (e.g. FAO, UNEP, World Bank, Asian Development Bank); wood processing industry; consulting and advisory activity e.g. in the field of certified wood, carbon sequestration, or watershed management; research and teaching at universities and international research organizations (e.g. CIFOR, ICRAF, etc.); non-governmental organizations; government development organizations.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study M.Sc. in Tropical and International Forestry.

Full Time (4 semesters)

Tuition fees

Semester fees: For Winter - €355.31; For summer - €375.31 (Given winter and summer fee includes Administration fees, Student body fees, Railway Ticket fees, Bus Ticket fees, Culture Ticket fees, Studentenwerk fee)




University of Gottingen

Wilhelmsplatz 1,


Lower Saxony,

37073, Germany

Entry requirement for international students

To be considered for admission, you have to fulfill the following requirements:

Professional degree (BSc or equivalent) in forestry or a related field (e.g. Agriculture, Geography) with very good to good results approved by an institute of higher learning or a similar qualification.

Good English skills (e.g. TOEFL: 215 points computer-based / 80 points internet-based or IELTS min. 6 points).