NB! Be aware that a semester at UNIS is not to be regarded as an exchange, and that you therefore need to apply on your own. In other words, you do not need a nomination to apply. Speak with your study coordinator about how UNIS courses can be adjusted to your study plan.
UNIS was established in 1993 to provide university level education in Arctic studies, to carry out high quality research, and to contribute to the development of Svalbard as an international research platform. UNIS’ geographical position gives it a unique advantage, enabling students and faculty to use nature as a laboratory, arena for observation and data collection. UNIS works closely with the mainland universities and the UNIS courses are intended to complement the teaching given by the mainland universities.
Summer courses between June and August. Course duration varies.
Fall semester between early August and mid December. For some Master courses from mid June.
Spring semester from the beginning of January till the beginning of June.
February 15 for summer courses
April 15 for the fall semester
October 15 for the spring semester
NMBU students only pay the regular semester fee and register at NMBU before they leave.