UNIS offers courses at bachelor, master and PhD-level within natural sciences and Arctic safety. Applicants must be enrolled at an higher education institution.

Who can apply

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These requirements must be fulfilled prior to applying for any course:

  • The applicant must be enrolled at Bachelor-, Master- or PhD level at a Norwegian institution of higher education or an accredited international institution of higher education.
  • The minimum academic prerequisite is 60 ECTS in general natural sciences, in addition to course specific requirements listed in each course description.
  • Applicants must fulfill academic requirements and, where applicable, any additional course requirements set by UNIS.

Studieforskrift for UNIS (Norwegian)

Regulations for studies at UNIS (English)

You can find guest student opportunities here.

Different levels

Bachelor courses (200-level)

Students applying for a full semester, 30 ECTS, are given priority. Students should therefore choose two bachelor courses.

Please read the general information on recommended course combinations within each department:

Master and PhD courses (300 and 800 levels)

At master and PhD level UNIS offers shorter and more intensive courses spanning from a few weeks up to one semester. By reading course descriptions you will find additional information on when the courses are given, prerequisite knowledge and learning outcomes. This to help you apply for suitable course combinations and plan your stay.

Combining courses on master or PhD level

When you are applying for courses please be aware that the application system does not block impossible course combinations.

If you need more information on course combinations please contact study@unis.no

How to apply

Application for studies at UNIS is done online:

1. Register personal information in the Application web. Remember to write your FULL NAME as stated in your passport.

Go to the Application web

2. Choose which course(s) to apply for. An application receipt will be sent to your registered e-mail.

3. You have to upload copies/scans of official credentials as listed below, within the application deadline. For documents in other languages than Scandinavian or English, an official translation to Norwegian or English is required. Both translated documents and original documents must be uploaded.

Supporting documents / required documentation:

  • Transcript of records from previous and current education at university level
  • Diploma(s) of completed degree(s) (if you have completed a degree)
  • A confirmation that you are enrolled in a programme (bachelor-, master- or PhD) at a higher education institution (a print screenshot from your Studentweb is sufficient). This enrolment must be valid during your planned stay at UNIS.
  • A list of courses you are attending in the current semester/term
  • Copies of relevant pages of your international passport (not needed for applicants with an 11-digit Norwegian identification number)

4. You may pause the application process after choosing courses and prior to uploading documents.

5. After finalising your application, you may check your application status in the Application Web. Decisions upon applications will be available 2–5 weeks after the application deadline. You will receive an e-mail when the decisions are made.

6. If you are accepted you must log on to the Application Web and accept or decline the offer within the given deadline.

Application deadlines

Summer courses:15 February
Autumn courses:15 April
Spring courses:15 October
  • The online application system for summer and some autumn courses opens in mid January (application deadline 15 February).
  • The online application system for autumn semester courses opens in mid February (application deadline 15 April).
  • The online application system for spring semester courses opens in the beginning of September (application deadline 15 October).

Please contact the Student Administration for questions about enrollment:

E-mail Study@unis.no

Telephone +47 79 02 33 00