Master's Degree Programme (CBU) in Forestry (MSc)

The call for the applications for the course starting in September 2020 is now closed. All applicants have been informed about the selection results on 27 March 2020 by email.

Expertise in renewable natural resources - with a strong international focus

Master's Degree Programme (CBU) in Forestry is organized by The Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University (CBU) Consortium of four highly recognised universities in Finland and in Russia. It is based on bilateral and international collaboration in the fields of forest and environmental sciences with aims to promote the ecologically and socially sustainable use of nature resources. As well as teaching based on high level scientific research the aim of our programme is to develop your cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of different working environments. The working language is English, and the studies are made both in Finland and Russia. The extent of these two-year long studies is 120 ECTS points.

Competence in cross-border working environment

Our programme  provides you with knowledge and skills, which enable you to serve multinational organizations in the field of creating rational strategies and operations especially for territories and forests of Finland and Russia, in particular, but also worldwide. We provide you high quality and diversified training in forestry and bioenergy, with emphasis on social and ecological sustainability.

Our programme welcomes applications from persons who hold a Bachelor's or comparable degree in forest or related sciences. Click on the link on the left to find out how to apply to CBU FOR.

CBU FOR has been running since 2007, and we are proud to say that our graduates have made exceptionally impressive careers, many of them attributing their career success to our programme! Click on the Students' Voices link on the left to hear what our current students and alumni have to say about us.

"I must admit that my current job would not have been possible if I had not got my Master's degree from the CBU FOR programme."

-Julia Maximova, Russia-

"CBU FOR is a programme that offers more than education, but valuable international experience. Being able to study in Finland and Russia creates a unique international education unlike any other."

-Natalie Trofimencoff, Canada-