How do I become a student at UArctic?
does not have our own students. In order to participate in the majority
of our programs, students must be registered at any one of our member
. If you are not registered at one of these institutions,
but still wish to take UArctic courses, you could apply as a part-time
or visiting student at one of our institutions.
Where is UArctic located?
is different from a typical university. It does not have a main campus
with buildings or residences. Instead, UArctic is a network of
universities, colleges, research institutes, and other kinds of
organizations which are located across the Circumpolar North.
Is UArctic a degree-granting institution?
is not a degree-granting institution. It is a network or other
institutions who are involved in higher education and research in the
Circumpolar North. Our member institutions may incorporate UArctic
courses and programs into their degree programs, but each institution
sets their own degree requirements.
How will credits be transferred for UArctic courses?
courses are assigned an appropriate credit value according to the
European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which can be readily equated to
local credit systems. Students taking UArctic courses will receive
equivalent credit value according to their home institution credit
system. Registrars and Council representatives at member insitutions can
assist students in transfering credit, but it is the students own
responsibilty to ensure requirements for credit transfer are met.
What is the Circumpolar Studies Program?
Circumpolar Studies Program
(BCS) is a comprehensive undergraduate
program designed to provide the student with a strong knowledge of the
peoples, environments, and contemporary issues of the Circumpolar North.
The program consists of an introductory course, six core courses, and
several advanced emphasis options. For more information on this new and
innovative program, please visit the BCS page.
What is the north2north program?
student exchange program gives students an opportunity to
experience another part of the North firsthand by studying at another
UArctic institution. Preference for north2north exchanges is given to
students participating in UArctic programs (such as Circumpolar Studies)
and other programs with a northern focus. For more information, see the
How can my institution or organization become a member of UArctic?
are a series of eligibility criteria for becoming a member of the
UArctic. Please see the Membership Application Information
information, including the application instructions.
Where can I find information on past decisions made by UArctic?
You can find information on previous decisions by the Council of the University of the Arctic, and our Annual Reports
from our website.
Where can I find news about UArctic activities?
UArctic News has the most current information about our programs and
members. UArctic News is also distributed through the monthly Shared
Voices newsletter and through other online channels.