Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


48 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a journey to become a steward of our planet’s forests with the Bachelor of Forestry Science. This professional degree equips graduates with a comprehensive understanding of forest management, blending core scientific principles with management, commerce, and technology.


Immerse yourself in a world of exploration and discovery within the Bachelor of Forestry Science program. Benefit from intimate class sizes that foster a high-quality learning environment, while gaining hands-on experience at UC’s field stations near Arthur’s Pass and Kawatiri Westport. Engage in an enriching exchange program with top forestry schools in Canada and the United States, and seize the opportunity to forge strong employer connections that often lead to employment before graduation.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.
  • CAE or CPE: Minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listeningNZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 4 – Academic endorsement.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening
  • Year 1: Core courses including Trees, Forests and the Environment, Forest Growth and Measurements, Commercial Aspects of Forestry, and others.
  • Year 2: Introduction to Forest Engineering, Forest Economics, Forestry Biology, Soil Fertility, and more.
  • Year 3: Courses in Plantation Silviculture, Forest Management, Wood Science, Geospatial Science in Forest Monitoring and Management.
  • Year 4: Management Case Study, Forest Harvest Planning, Environmental Forestry, and other advanced courses.
  • Domestic — $7,929
  • International — $39,863

Future Career Outcomes

Step into a world of endless opportunities as a graduate of our Forestry Science program. With a wealth of real-world examples and success stories from alumni, you’ll be prepared to meet the demands of the forestry industry head-on. Develop invaluable skills and expertise that are highly sought after in today’s job market, ensuring a rewarding and fulfilling career path awaits you.

Visa Requirements:

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