The Faroe Islands has a long and distinguished history as a North Atlantic hub for advanced studies. Beginning over 800 years ago with the priest college in Kirkjubøur that educated King Sverri of Norway, it later went on to host the Latin school (1543-1800) that educated several generations of eminent Faroese scholars.
Today, the nation’s primary centre of higher learning is the University of the Faroe Islands (Fróðskaparsetur Føroya). The University was established in 1965 and now has 545 full time students studying in a variety of research-based Bachelor programmes in the Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, and Nursing. Master’s programmes are offered in Law, and Faroese language. Individual PhD research programmes are also offered.
The University is publicly funded and has 73 academics working full time with research and teaching – ensuring all students get exceptional one-on-one access to the teaching staff.
The University is located in the Faroese capital, Tórshavn, a beautiful, ancient, friendly, harbour city with a rich variety of recreational and sports facilities, many charming restaurants and cafes, a bustling cultural life and a lively musical scene.