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Conditions for acceptance into the Coastal and Marine Management program are that the applicant must have completed an undergraduate university degree, regardless of if it is a BA, BSc or BEd. Applicants fill out an application form and return it together with a cover letter.

Candidates can come from diverse education and work backgrounds, as the interdisciplinary nature of study is based on many fields; especially in economics, ecology, social sciences and management.

English is the communication and educational language of the program. It is anticipated that applicants from Iceland, Scandinavia and the English-speaking countries possess adequate skills in the language. The same applies to students from universities where all instruction is in English. Other applicants must demonstrate sufficient English skills with recognised tests such as TOEFL, or equivalent.

You can access the online application form here.

Application deadline extended to April 15 for citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA area

The normal application deadline for citizens from countries outside the EU/EEA is February 15. However, in light of COVID-19 the University Centre of the Westfjords has decided to extend this deadline until April 15 (which is the EU/EEA citizen deadline).

Please note that the reason for the earlier application deadline of February 15 is the fact that non-EU/EEA citizens need to gather multiple documentations for their student residence permits. This process can be time-consuming and therefore we urge applicants to begin working on their residence permits as soon as possible. Applicants should start working on their residence permit application while gathering documents for their program application and NOT wait until receiving our acceptance letter. If you follow this process you should have enough time to gather the necessary documents for the residence permit.

Please find information about the residence permit application process on the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration website.

The deadline for applications from non-EEA/EU citizens is 15th February. The first application deadline for applicants from Iceland or the EEA/EU is 15th April, and the second deadline is 5thJune. Applications received before the first deadline have priority. 

Further queries about the master’s degree in Coastal and Marine Management can be sent to cmm@uw.is.

You can access the online application form here

Application deadline extended to April 15 for citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA area

The normal application deadline for citizens from countries outside the EU/EEA is February 15. However, in light of COVID-19 the University Centre of the Westfjords has decided to extend this deadline until April 15 (which is the EU/EEA citizen deadline).

Please note that the reason for the earlier application deadline of February 15 is the fact that non-EU/EEA citizens need to gather multiple documentations for their student residence permits. This process can be time-consuming and therefore we urge applicants to begin working on their residence permits as soon as possible. Applicants should start working on their residence permit application while gathering documents for their program application and NOT wait until receiving our acceptance letter. If you follow this process you should have enough time to gather the necessary documents for the residence permit.

Please find information about the residence permit application process on the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration website.

The annual registration fee for Coastal and Marine Management at the University Centre of the Westfjords is ISK 150,000 for Icelandic students and those from other EEA/EU countries, and for those who come from countries outside the EEA the registration is ISK 300,000.

Collection
The annual fee is collected for each academic year and should be paid by June 30 each year before the coming academic year begins. Students pay the annual fee after they receive a letter of admission.

Registration fees should be directed to the following bank account in EUR:

Account Name : Haskolasetur Vestfjarda
Account Number : 0154-38-710068
Account Address : Sudurgata 12, 400 Isafjordur, Iceland
Swift number: NBIIISRE 
IBAN Number : IS98 0154 3871 0068 6107 0502 20
Bank name: NBI hf
Bank address: Austurstræti 11, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland

It is also possible to pay the annual registration fee by credit card or in USD/CAD.
For further information please contact Astrid Fehling astrid@uw.is

To pay by Icelandic wire transfer please use the following bank info:

Account Name: Haskolasetur Vestfjarda
Account Number: 0154-26-4000
Kennitala: 610705-0220

Pay by credit card

 

Please be aware that your application will not be processed until all required documentation has been received. 

  1. Official evidence of previous education in the form of certified transcripts.
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. References from at least two people, sent to the University Centre by the referring person.
  4. Certification of English Language proficiency (if applicable). TOEFL or equivalent.

Further queries about the master’s degree in Coastal and Marine Management can be sent to cmm@uw.is.

You can access the online application form here.

Icelandic Course

All Students accepted to the Coastal and Marine Management program are invited to take a one-week or a three-week course in Icelandic Language and Culture, with a discount. The courses will be held in Ísafjörður in July/August.

Applying for single courses

We also invite you to take single Master's Courses as a guest student, with the approval of your home university. People working in the field of Coastal and marine management or related fields are also welcome to take single Master's Courses.

Please visit the Open Courses website for further information and application forms.