Admission Requirements

Students will apply to one of the five partner universities, which will select the WNS candidates according to the local admission procedures, but following the common selection criteria. The common selection and admission criteria are:

A Bachelor’s Degree of 180 ECTS or equivalent studies.

Good English skills according to each university requirement.

Statement of interest according to each university requirement.

Pick your University

If you meet the requirements listed above, you should familiarize yourself with the application requirements of your university of preference.
University of the Faroe Islands

Students are offered an MA/MSc with emphasis on developing a broad overview of governance and sustainability issues from an transdisciplinary perspective in both theory and practice. The programme is research and practical based, and core courses at the University of the Faroe Islands are oriented towards applied knowledge and dialogue with policy, business, and civil society actors.

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University of Iceland

Students will gain an understanding of the natural and physical systems that form the basis of the changes taking place and the environmental governance and management methods that can be used to push the region towards sustainable development and green growth. Fcous will be on; Environment and Natural Resources in the High North.

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University of Greenland

The MA program gives students in-depth knowledge core disciplines such as political science, sociology, economics and international law. The focus is primarily on Greenlandic and Arctic relations. MA-students should, on an international level, be able to describe, formulate, analyze and process various problems related to the core areas above. MA students will be graduated as Master of Social Sciences

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University of Akureyri

The emphasis of the polar law master programs is on both international and domestic laws, concerning issues of environmental law, biodiversity, climate change, human rights, the rights of indigenous peoples, good governance, natural resources, the law of the sea, transportation, international cooperation, and sovereignty and boundary disputes.

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Nord University

The program will provide you with necessary knowledge and skills to participate in local governance and in the management of local resources and development in different social contexts.
Your challenge will be to understand, analyze, and arrive at solutions that encourage people to maintain and develop more sustainable communities.

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