Living and studying in Nuuk

Living and studying in Nuuk

In Nuuk, student accommodation is very limited. For this reason, it is only possible to be awarded student accommodation for one semester as a guest student.

Ilisimatusarfik nevertheless has an apartment with five rooms - with a shared kitchen, living room and bathroom.

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

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland .. and while you are studying at Ilisimatusarfik, you have many opportunities for shopping, cafés, sports and much more.

You can read a little more about life in Nuuk here:

There are no tuiton fees for guest students at Ilisimatusarfik.

Guests students are, of course, responsible for all personal expenses and travel costs.

If you are a Nordic or European student, you may also be eligible to apply for support from:

  • Erasmus+
  • Nordplus
  • UArctic (North2North)

Check with your international coordinator at your home university if you are eligible.

You can also check if Ilisimatusarfik has a cooperation agreement with your home university.

Cost per month for living and studying in Nuuk for a single person is about DKK 5.000,- (exclusive of rent, which can vary widely).

Bus no. 2 and no. 3 stop at Ilisimatusarfik.

The bus-stop is called "Ilimmarfik / Universitetet".

See timetables for bus services in Nuuk here.


Questions? Just contact:

Per Arnfjord
International Coordinator

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

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