UNIS offers courses
at the Bachelor, Master, and PhD level in four
Arctic Biology (AB), Arctic Geology (AG), Arctic
Geophysics (AGF) and Arctic Technology (AT).
Full semester studies are available at the bachelor
level (200-level). At the master and PhD level (300 and 800-level) UNIS offers shorter and
more intensive courses spanning from a few weeks up
to a semester. Read more about the course levels further down the page.
Full overview of all courses offered in the 2015–2016 academic year is found here:
Courses spring semester 2016
Application for Spring semester 2016 is now open.
Application deadline: 15 October 2015.
Please see the How to apply page for instructions on how to proceed in order to apply to our studies.
Bachelor courses at UNIS are defined as 200-level courses. The undergraduate courses require 60 ECTS from relevant studies at university level.
UNIS offers some interdisciplinary courses each semester. Students applying for undergraduate courses in their main discipline may apply for these courses as long as they fulfill the prerequisites in one discipline offered at UNIS. The interdisciplinary courses offered are marked by an asterisk.
The 300-level courses are for master
students. Students must apply
for each course separately.
The 800-level courses are for PhD students.
Students must apply for each course separately.
Note: A student who has been accepted as a Master or PhD student at his/her home educational institution may carry out parts of his/her Master or PhD at UNIS. This requires a separate application and an academic contact person at UNIS. Admission guidelines are found here.
UNIS offers PhD positions in cooperation with the Norwegian mainland universities. These positions are announced on the UNIS web page and in relevant media, such as Forskning.no.
Field- and lab work
All fieldwork, excursions and laboratory assignments at UNIS are obligatory.
There is no tuition fee at UNIS, but in order to do a course at UNIS all students need to pay a semester fee of NOK 500 (ca. EUR 58). Students already immatriculated at a Norwegian institution will receive the semester fee bill from their home institution, whereas new students need to contact the Study Administration at UNIS directly after their arrival to pick up a bill for the semester fee.
For students partaking in a scientific cruise or excursion which lasts overnight, there is a fee of NOK 200 (ca. EUR 22) per day for food.
A polar bear investigates UNIS scientific equipment in the Fram Strait. (Photo: Kristine Tjåland Braut).