How to apply

How to apply

Closed for applications for the Spring semester 2018

If you would like to apply to Ilisimatusarfik as a guest student, please complete the following steps:

If you want to study at Ilisimatusarfik as a guest student for a semester, then you should:

  • Be a full-time student, and
  • Have completed at least two full years at an accredited institution

Graduate students who come via Erasmus +, Nordplus, UArctic or another cooperation agreement have priority.

Ilisimatusarfik offers courses in Danish and Greenlandic in all our programmes - see the programmes' curriculum for more information about the course content (click on the Danish or Greenlandic version of this website).

Please note: we only offer very few courses in English - mainly in Social Science.

Your language skills will determine which courses you can apply for as a guest student.

If you are a student at a university, where we have a partnership agreement - or your university is part of a network agreement, then your international coordinator is to nominate you as a guest student at Ilisimatusarfik.

Fill in our online application forms:

  • The application form (it is ok only to write which programme you apply for as a guest student - we will find your courses later)
  • Application form for accommodation (please note: in Nuuk, student accommodation is very very limited. For this reason, it is only possible to apply for student accommodation for one semester as a guest student - nominated students from partner universities have priority)
  • If you are a student at a university, where we have a partnership agreement - or your university is part of a network agreement, then your international coordinator has to nominate you as a guest student at Ilisimatusarfik

Note: before you can submit the application form online - you have to attach the following files (so have them ready):

  • Scan of your passport (front, back, name page)

  • Academic transcript from your home university

  • TOEFL or IELTS (if you are to take some of our very few courses in English)

Submit your online application(s) before these deadlines:

  • Fall Semester (September start): application deadline is 01 May
  • Spring semester (February start): application deadline is 01 October

We will send you a response to your application after the deadline has expired.

If you have been accepted as a guest student, you will receive additional information.

If you are accepted as a guest student, non-Nordic citizens (including EU citizens who stay for longer than three months) may have to apply for a study visa.

We also recommend that you purchase comprehensive health and travel insurance, which also covers missing flights due to the cancellation or delay of a prior flight.


Questions? Just contact:

Per Arnfjord
International Coordinator

Post box 1061 | 3900 Nuuk
Phone direct: +299 38 56 24

Send me an e-mail