Erasmus Mundus Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) 2022-2023 Masters Scholarships for International Students

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This two-year MSc in Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) Erasmus Mundus Scholarship prepares qualified graduates to deal with the complex aspects of contemporary tropical forestry. It also includes short course for visiting lecturers.

The SUTROFOR MSc Course is organised by a Consortium which includes five of the best European universities within the field of forest and nature management. See Universities listed below

SUTROFOR is part of the Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Programme initiated by the European Union. The Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Programme is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and promote intercultural understanding.

The Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) Erasmus scholarship Programme is divided into two:

  • Erasmus Mundus student scholarship: For eligible master students (degree).
  • Erasmus Mundus scholar scholarship: for visiting academics (short stay)

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About Erasmus Mundus

The European Union’s Erasmus Mundus programme aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic co-operation between the EU and the rest of the world. The three main objectives of the programme are linked to the internationalisation of students, staff, curricula and research; ensure an influence on the development of practice in SEN and inclusive education; and to develop international collaborative networks, projects and research

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Erasmus Mundus/SUTROFOR Masters Scholarship

Aim and Benefits of Erasmus Mundus/SUTROFOR Masters Scholarship

  • Contribution to the travel and installation costs
  • Contribution to subsistence costs

Duration of Programme:

  • Degree Program: 2 years
  • Visiting Scholars: 1-3 months

Requirements for Erasmus Mundus/SUTROFOR Masters Scholarship Qualification

These scholarships can be awarded to masters students from all countries other than the EU member states and EEA/EFTA states: Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. Furthermore, you must comply with a 12 months rule: i.e you must not be a resident nor have carried out your main activity (studies, work etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries.

To be eligible for evaluation your application for a student scholarship must include a certificate – i.e. an official document – verifying your place of residence.

Scholarships for Visiting Lecturers (scholars):

The SUTROFOR programme supports visiting scholars staying at one of the partner universities for a period of 1-3 weeks. The weekly living allowance including travel costs is 1.200 EUR.

Scholars must be established researchers and teachers. During their stay with one or more SUTROFOR partner universities they will carry out research and teaching activities, for example by contributing to established courses, temporary seminars/workshops or with supervision of students.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Erasmus Mundus/SUTROFOR Masters Scholarship

If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of scholarships available, applicants will be prioritized as follows:

Eligible scholarship applications are assessed using the following four selection criteria:

  • Academic excellence
  • Relevant work experience
  • Personal motivation
  • Recommendations

Each criterion is assessed using the scale of 1-5 (5=excellent, 4=very good, 3=good, 2=average, 1=poor). Evaluation always starts with the academic excellence criterion: This must be at least 4 for evaluation to proceed. Evaluation always stops if any other criterion is assessed at less than 3.

The following weights on each criterion are used:

  • Academic excellence (60%)
  • Personal motivation(15%)
  • Relevant work experience (10%)
  • Recommendations (15%)

Apart from the screening, language proficiency is assessed as a threshold: Sufficient/not sufficient.

If selected for an EMJMD scholarship, you will be asked to sign a SUTROFOR student agreement

Application Deadline

January 15, 2022

How to Apply

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