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Frequently Asked Questions

In this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page you can find answers to some of the most asked questions in relation to the Global Forestry programme.



Question: When will the next Call for Application be open?
Answer: Non-EU applicants can submit their applications from 15 November. The application deadline is 15 January. EU/EEA applicants can submit their applications from 16 January. The application deadline is 1 March.

Question: How do I apply for the programme?
Answer: You apply for admission via an online application portal at the University of Copenhagen. A link to the application portal is available when the call for application opens. Please follow the instructions carefully and submit all required documents.

Question: How do I submit the letters of recommendation?
Answer: You upload the letters of recommendation to the application portal, when you fill out your application.

Question: What are the requirements for the letters of recommendation?
Answer: The requirements to the letters of recommendation is described under Application Procedure:

Question: What are the requirements for the letter of motivation?
 The requirements for the letter of motivation are described under Application Procedure:

Question: Is it possible to apply to more than one Erasmus Mundus programme?
Answer: Yes, however must be aware of the specific academic requirements and profiles of each programme.

Question: Being from within the European Union and granted an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, can I be enrolled at a university in my home country for the first or second academic year?
Answer: Scholarship holders are obliged to spend at least two semesters (half a year) in at least two different countries not being the country of residence at the time of application.
This implies that if you for example are a scholarship holder residing in Germany at the time of application, you must choose study track as follows:
1. Copenhagen – Padova – Prague/Padova/Dresden/Copenhagen/Montpellier or
2. Copenhagen – Dresden – Prague/Padova/Montpellier.
Read about the mobility rules here.

Question: Is it possible to apply as a part-time student?
Answer: No, all Global Forestry students must study full-time.

Question: Can I apply, if I already have completed an Erasmus Mundus programme previously and/or have obtained an Erasmus Mundus scholarship previously?
 It is only possible to obtain one Erasmus Mundus scholarship, but you are welcome to apply as a self-financed student.

Question: Can I apply to an Erasmus Mundus programme if I already hold a masters’ degree?
 Yes, it is possible to apply. However, in order to meet the application requirements, you will have to upload your BSc/BA transcript and certificate. Your masters’ degree will not be taken into consideration in the assessment for admission.
If you have already completed a Master’s degree, please check out the rules concerning a second degree.

Question: Is it necessary to submit a Language Proficiency Test if English was the language/medium of instruction during my undergraduate studies?
 Yes, a letter confirming English as medium of instruction is not acceptable proof of English proficiency. Please read about the language requirements for Global Forestry.

Question: I have previously taken an English test; can I use this as part of my application?
Answer: The IELTS and TOEFL results are only valid if they are not older than two years counted from the application deadline. There is no limitation for validity for the Cambridge tests. Other language tests are not accepted.
Please read about the language requirements for Global Forestry.

Question: Can I send the results of the language test after the deadline for submission?
Answer: No, the language test result must be submitted by the application deadline. 

Question: I will not receive my bachelors’ diploma before the deadline of submission expires; can I send my diploma after the graduation?
Answer:  Yes, in this case you must document that you have completed your bachelor’s degree as soon as possible and no later than 20 September.

Question: What kind of certification is required?
Answer: Your documents must have an original stamp and a signature verifying the True Copy. Typically, your university will be able to assist you in certifying your documents. Otherwise, we also accept signatures by embassies and official representatives or public offices, e.g. police stations. The document must carry an official stamp and a signature, or we must be able to verify the documentation online.

Question: When will I get the result of my application?
Non-EU applicants: From March to May.
EU/EAA applicants: From May to June.
You will be informed of the result of your application regarding admission as well as the Erasmus Mundus scholarship through the application portal. If you receive an offer of admission (and scholarship) you will have one week to accept the offer through the application portal.

Question: What is the assessment procedure with regard to Erasmus Mundus scholarships?
Answer: There are several assessment categories (i.e. academic potential, motivation, recommendations and relevant work experience) and each category is allocated a grade between 0 and 5. A final application grade is obtained using a weighting system whereby 70% of the final grade is allocated to academic potential and 10% to each other category.

Question: Can I file a complaint after receiving the result of the assessment of my application?
 You may submit an appeal regarding legal issues such as legal errors and irregularities if you find that the decision does not comply with Danish legislation. You cannot file an appeal against the assessment of your academic qualifications made by the assessment committee.

An appeal shall be submitted within two-weeks of receiving the result to the University of Copenhagen via An appeal on grounds of legal matters must be made in writing, and you must state exactly on which grounds you believe that the decision is not in compliance with the applicable legislation. The appeal regulations can be found in paragraph 50 of Ministerial Order no. 35. The Ministerial Order can be found here

Question: Will submitted material be returned to me?
Answer: No, the submitted material is never returned. It is shredded or filed (for accepted students).

Question: Will I receive academic feedback on my application?
Answer: Due to the high number of applications, we cannot provide academic feedback on your application.


Question: How much money does an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship include?
Answer: The Erasmus Mundus scholarship amounts to a maximum of 33,600 EUR. 1400 EUR per month for up to 24 months. Please see the scholarship section.

Question: When do I receive the first instalment?
Answer: You will receive the first instalment only upon arrival to University of Copenhagen. Instalments are not transferred prior to departure.

Question: Are there any other sources of funding available?
 On the GLOFOR website you can see a list of other funding sources.
You are welcome to research other options for funding too.

Question: Can I get accepted as a self-financed student?
 Yes, if the GLOFOR Commission assesses your application positively, you can pay the tuition fee yourself and join the programme without a scholarship.

For Non-EU students the tuition fee amounts to € 18,000 for the two-year master’s programme.
For applicants from the EU, EEA and Switzerland the is no tuition fee for the two-year master’s programme.

Question: As a Non-EU student, when do I have to pay the tuition fee?
 The payment deadlines are:
1st semester: 15 April
2nd semester: 15 January
3rd semester: 15 August
4th semester: 15 January
Please note that tuition fees are not refunded after 1 August. After this date only a failed visa application will result in the refund of your tuition fee.

Question: What will be the estimated costs of living in Europe?
 Monthly living expenses include items such as rent and utilities, internet and phone subscriptions, food and household supplies, local transportation, books, and other study material, as well as sport and leisure activities. Living expenses will vary on an individual basis depending on the cost of housing and your personal lifestyle choices. Living in Europe is estimated at EUR 1,280-1,800 per month.

Question: I am an American national who has been granted a US Loans. Can I pay tuition fee with money from the US loan?
Answer: Due to a number of factors, US Loans cannot be used to cover the tuition fee.


Question: How do I find accommodation?
Answer: Your host institution will assist you in finding accommodation. You will receive information on accommodation along with your letter of admission.

Question: How can non-EU students and scholars obtain a visa to study/conduct academic activities in Europe on an Erasmus Mundus programme?
 Once non-EU students have received a letter of admission from University of Copenhagen as well as information on how to apply for a visa, they must apply for a visa.
Instructions on the visa application procedure are available on the websites of the respective host countries. You will receive adequate information from your host universities in due time.
Please note that it is your own responsibility to pay the processing fee for your visa. We cannot make any payments of your scholarship in advance to cover travel, visa fees etc.
Visiting scholars will receive a confirmation letter, and if needed, an invitation letter, from their host university.

Question: When can I expect to receive my visa?
 It generally takes 10-12 weeks to process a complete application to Europe. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you start the application process as soon as you receive your admission letter and relevant information on the visa application process. A delay in handing in the complete visa application could add approximately 8 weeks to the process.

Question: Who arranges and pays for my travel?
Answer: You have to organize booking and cost of travel yourself.