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Master’s programme in West Nordic Studies, Governance and Sustainable Management

In 2017, the University of the Faroe Islands aims at enrolling one class consisting of up to 25 students for the Master’s programme in West Nordic Studies, Governance and Sustainable Management. Applicants are prioritised as follows:

•    12 Faroese students *
•      5 Nordic students
•      8 International students.

In case there are too few qualified applicants in one or more categories, the University will strive to compose the class according to a
4 : 1 : 2 relationship and based on an evaluation of qualifications.

* A Faroese applicant or student is defined as a Danish national citizen who has permanent address in the Faroe Islands, Denmark, or Greenland; or who is entitled to receive the Faroese travel grant; or who is eligible to vote for the Faroese Parliament. In special cases, the study board may consider someone who is not a Danish national citizen, but who has a special connection ”special relationship” to the Faroe Islands, to be

Application for enrolment in the full Master’s programme

Eligibility:

To be considered eligible for enrolment, applicants must submit documentation of the following qualifications:

•    Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences; or
•    Bachelor’s degree with at least 60 ECTS points within Social Sciences areas including the Bachelor thesis; or
•    Equivalent qualifications and at least three years’ professional experience related to the area of West Nordic governance and/or sustainable management; and

English skills* equivalent to Faroese Upper Secondary Diploma with B-level or Upper Secondary Diploma with B-level

or TOEFL (at least 550 points on the paper-based test or 80 points on the Internet-based test) or IELTS (at least 6.0); and

* Non native English speakers.

Other documents to be submitted with the application:
  • Letter of intent (maximum 500 word essay); and
  • Curriculum Vitae in English (maximum two A4 pages); and
  • Copy of passport (valid for the duration of the whole stay in the Faroe Islands* and other partner countries (does not apply to Faroese applicants)  ; and
  • Letters of recommendation from supervisor, teacher, or employer if relevant (maximum two).

Educational and equivalent qualifications must be obtained before enrolment in mid August, in which case the application must contain documentation of planned completion, and documentation of completion must be sent as soon as possible.

* See the webpage of the Faroese Immigration Office for further information. 

Tuition fee:

There is no tuition fee for Faroese, Nordic, and EU/EEA students.

Other international students are required to pay a yearly tuition fee amounting to 40.000 DKK.

Payment for each year must be received by the university before 1 September. More information will be sent directly to successful applicants.

Financial support and scholarships:

The university is able to provide students with some financial support for the extra travelling and living expenses connected with the mandatory exchange stays at other universities. More information will be sent directly to successful applicants.

Applicants are advised to contact their national authorities and private funds for further options.

Application for individual courses for one semester

Individual courses will be open to exchange students. Each course will have a maximum of 35 available seats including the taught master’s students. Applicants are prioritised as follows:
    
West Nordic Studies, Governance and Sustainable Management students from the University of the Faroe Islands.
West Nordic Studies, Governance and Sustainable Management students from partner universities.
Other master’s students from the University of the Faroe Islands.
Other master’s students from Nordic universities.
Other master’s students (international exchange students).

Application deadline:

All international applications must be received Wednesday, 1 February 2017 at the latest.

All Faroese and Nordic applications must be received Monday, 1 May 2017 at the latest.

Eligibility:

Students already accepted to the Master’s programme in West Nordic Studies, Governance and Sustainable Management at a partner university must submit the following:

•    Copy of exam results; and
•    Letter of intent (maximum 500 word essay) ; and
•    Prioritised list of individual courses applied for.

For all other applicants, to be considered eligible for enrolment in individual courses for one semester, applicants must submit documentation of the following qualifications:

•    a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences; or
•    a Bachelor’s degree with at least 60 ECTS points within Social Sciences areas including the Bachelor thesis; or
•    Equivalent qualifications and at least three years professional experience related to the area of West Nordic governance and/or sustainable management; and
•    English skills* equivalent to Faroese gymnasialt B-niveau or TOEFL (at least 550 points on the paper-based test or 80 points on the Internet-based test) or IELTS (at least 6.0); and

* Non native English speakers.

Other documents to be submitted with the application:

•    Proof of enrolment in a Master’s programme*.  
•    Letter of intent (maximum 500 word essay); and
•    Curriculum Vitae in English (maximum two A4 pages); and
•    Copy of passport (valid for the duration of the whole stay in the Faroe Islands (does not apply to Faroese applicants)** ; and
•    Letters of recommendation from supervisor, teacher, employer if relevant (maximum two).

Educational and equivalent qualifications must be obtained before enrolment in mid August, in which case the application must contain documentation of planned completion, and documentation of completion must be sent as soon as possible.

* Except for Students applying for a remaining seat through Clearing
** See the webpage of the Faroese Immigration Office for further information.

Tuition fee:

There is no tuition fee for Faroese, Nordic, and EU/EEA students.

International students and Students applying for a remaining seat through Clearing are required to pay tuition fee amounting to 6.500 DKK per 10 ECTS course.

Payment for courses must be received by the university before 1 September.

Contact
Søgu- og samfelagsdeildin
Jónas Broncks gøta 25, 4. h
FO-100 Tórshavn
Tel.: +298 352580
Faks: +298 352501
ssd(at)setur.fo