Programmes and courses

Programmes and courses

If you apply for admission as a guest student, and would like to follow courses in English - your international coordinator should confirm your academic English proficiency by issuing an official letter stating that you are competent in the language.

A TOEFL or IELTS with satisfactory results are also accepted.

If you apply for admission as a guest student, and would like to follow courses in Danish and Greenlandic - then you should be a Nordic citizen, or be able to prove that you are able to use the language at an academic level.

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.

Ilisimatusarfik has two semesters:

  • Fall Semester: starts primo September - ends ultimo January
  • Spring semester: starts primo February - ends ultimo June

Each semester lasts about 14 weeks - followed by exams.

Courses at Ilisimatusarfik vary with between five to thirty students.

Ilisimatusarfik offers courses in Danish and Greenlandic in all our programmes (and some in English, primarily in Social Science) - see the programmes' curriculum for more information about the course content.

At the end of each semester, exams are taken in every course - with a weighting of 100%.

The primary examination period is January and June - even though there may also be exams before or after this period.

Ilisimatusarfik uses European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

A full semester at Ilisimatusarfik equals 30 ECTS.


Questions? Just contact:

Per Arnfjord
International Coordinator

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

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