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Arctic and Northern Studies

University of Alaska Fairbanks

12 months
21762 USD/year
21762 USD/year
11160 USD/year
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The Arctic and Northern studies program is an interdisciplinary program for the study of problems and policy issues specific to the Arctic and circumpolar North. The Arctic and Northern Studies programme is offered at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


Key facts:

  • At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Arctic and Northern studies students can benefit from the extensive Northern expertise and research activities of UAF faculty, rich Alaska and circumpolar collections of the UAF Rasmuson Library and University of Alaska Museum of the North, and, of course, being surrounded by the North itself. Arctic and Northern studies faculty have won major awards for excellence in teaching, research and public service.
  • The Arctic and Northern Studies programme is offered at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives on the North
  • Research Methods and Sources in the North
  • Thesis Writing Workshop
  • International Relations of the North
  • Political Economy of the Global Environment
  • Government and Politics of Russia

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applicants should apply to a graduate degree program at least six to nine months before the beginning of the semester in which they plan to enroll.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply online. Applications must be received before the published deadlines, along with a $75 nonrefundable application fee. 
  • Review your department’s department-specific requirements and application deadlines.
  • Submit certified official university transcripts and English translations.
  • Submit official GRE or GMAT test scores. Not all departments require GRE or GMAT scores if the student has earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • Submit a resume/curriculum vitae. Include work and research experience, publications, patents, honors, professional and civic memberships, and foreign travel.
  • Submit a statement of academic goals. Write a statement indicating why study is desired in a particular program.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation. 
  • Submit official TOEFL or IELTS test results.
  • Submit a copy of the passport identification page.
  • Complete UAF’s financial statement form and provide supporting documentation showing adequate funding to cover all expenses at UAF.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21762 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21762 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21762 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11160 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairbanks

1450 - 2000 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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