Thursday 1. December 2022

Application portal is open!

As of today, we are open for applications for the next school year! The University Centre of the Westfjords offers two master's programs, Coastal and Marine Management and Coastal Communities and Regional Development. Note that all information can be found on UW's website but the application portal is hosted by the University of Akureyri.

Also, non-Icelandic speakers please use the EN version of UW's website rather than using online translation software.  

Applications are open till spring but UW's first deadline is 15 February. Those who apply before that date may expect to receive an answer by early March the latest. 

For further information about the master's programs and the application process, please send an enquiry to applications(at) or to our main email address, info(at) 

Our Open courses continue being offered to other postgraduate students as well as professionals and other workers looking to refreshing or adding to their knowledge. We do encourage those interested to apply as soon as possible for each course as the applications have to be approved by the master's programs committee.

Next Open courses are 4 ECTS and will be taught 12 - 16 December, Environmental Impact Assessment and Maritime Anthropology. 

All courses in UW are taught in Ísafjörður, and in English as we have a diverse, international group of students and the lecturers come from all over the world.