Spending parts of your Bachelor/Master/PhD studies at UNIS?

A student who has been accepted or will be accepted into a Bachelor, Master, or PhD program at his/her home educational institution may apply to complete (parts of) the study (fieldwork/thesis) at UNIS. This requires an UNIS supervisor and a separate application to UNIS. The application form can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Admission criteria:

  • Student enrolled in a bachelor, master or PhD-program at an approved higher educational institution in Norway or abroad
  • The bachelor/master/PhD-project is within UNIS’ research themes
  • The student plans to stay at UNIS for at least 3 months continuously 

Application deadlines:

  • 1 March
  • 1 June
  • 1 September
  • 1 December

Earliest arrival is 1,5 months after the application deadline.

Available guest master student opportunities

Below is a list of available Master projects – if interested please contact the academic staff listed.

Arctic Biology Master projects:

Zooplankton biodiversity in coastal Svalbard is driven by timing of benthic reproduction and less by hydrographyAssociate Professor Anna Vader

Arctic Technology Bachelor/Master projects:

The Arctic contains large quantities of biological and mineral resources of great commercial and scientific value. Sustainable industrial development and exploitation of biological and mineral resources requires tailored technology and expert knowledge of the region. Arctic technology involves upgrading of well proven technology to suit the Arctic climate or the development of completely different and specialized technology especially adapted to the harsh environmental conditions.

Arctic Geology Master projects:

The unique geology of Svalbard and its present-day cryosphere provide superb opportunities to study geoscience. The Arctic Geology department supervises bachelor-, master and PhD theses in geology and physical geography with a special focus on using Svalbard as a field laboratory. We do this in collaboration with all the Norwegian universities, but also with many universities around the world, so fitting to the different conditions of doing a thesis as regulated by your home university.

You will best get an overview of the specific scientific fields that we supervise theses within by studying the academic content and learning outcomes of the courses we offer. We recommend students to be directly involved in developing their thesis project together with us as supervisors. Therefore, please contact our scientific staff if you like to develop a bachelor, master or PhD thesis study with us. Clearly almost all of the bachelor and master students that we supervise have taken courses at UNIS and in this way got inspired to do thesis work with us as well.

The Deglacial to Postglacial sea level record and emergence history of IsfjordenAssociate professor Mark Furze

Arctic Geophysics Master projects:

Energetic particle precipitation during high-latitude substormsAssociate professor Noora Partamies
Electron precipitation spectra during different types of pulsating auroraAssociate professor Noora Partamies
Application of the apparent impedance approach to identify the physical nature of cusp transients and waves Associate professor Lisa Baddeley

Application forms

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