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

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

Guest students, who are Danish citizens, can apply for student accommodation via the Government of Greenland.

Guest students, who cannot be assigned housing through Ilisimatusarfik, can try to find suitable accommodation through e.g. Airbnb.

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 5000,- (excluding rent, which can vary widely).

Bus 2, 3 and X3 stop at Ilisimatusarfik.

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

See timetables for bus services in Nuuk here.


Questions? Just contact:

Per Arnfjord
Special consultant

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

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