UIT the Arctic University of Norway

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Medicine & Health (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Education & Training (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

About

History

The story of UiT. In 2018, 50 years passed since Stortinget (the Norwegian National Assembly) enacted the establishment of a university in the northern region of Norway. Half a century later, UiT the Arctic University of Norway has firmly established its stature as a multidisciplinary university.

Education

Teaching is research-based. UiT´s eight faculties offer, in spite of a dedication to Northern issues, a broad range of study programmes. The academic community in Tromsø is highly international. More than 20% of the academic staff and 10% of the student body are from abroad. The University offers more than 20 English taught master´s degree programmes, and all faculties offer English taught courses at both bachelor’s and master’s level.

Career

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Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2023
454 -14
2022
440 -24
2021
416
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2023
501 -150
2022
351
2021
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2022
501
2021
501
2020
501
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2023
-
2022
-
2021
440
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

The Housing Department offers rental of rooms to students at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, Alta, Narvik, Hammerfest, Harstad and Longyearbyen. 

The rooms are equipped with basic furniture and share some common facilities: kitchen, bathrooms, toilets, storage rooms and laundry room. The Arctic Student Organisation of Norway provides hardware items in the kitchen: refrigerator, cooker, dining table, chairs, etc. Students should supply their own kitchen equipment

Library services

  • Alta Library
  • Contremporary Art Library
  • Culture and Social Sciences Library
  • Education Library
  • Hammerfest Library
  • Harstad Library
  • Museum Library
  • Music Library
  • Narvik Library
  • Psychology and Law Library
  • Science and Health Library

ICT services

  • Office 365
  • Outlook
  • Wifi
  • VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a prerequisite to gain access to many of the university's restricted services. There are several ways to install Anyconnect. We recommend Manual installation for privately set up machines and Installation through Software center for UiT computers.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Campus Tromsø is the administrative center of the university.
  • Campus Alta is growing in student numbers and the study portfolio is expending. They have well established international cooperation with partner institutions in Europe, the Barents Region and the Circumpolar North in general.
  • Hammerfest is known as «the oil city» in Finnmark, where Snøhvit-gas is produced.
  • Harstad is located on the biggest island of Norway “Hinnøya”.
  • Kirkenes has been considered the capital of the Barents region.
  • At the foot of Fagernes Mountain, Narvik has established itself as a unique and attractive technological focal point for bright minds, successful companies and active students.

Sports facilities

  • Sports clubs

Student clubs

  • Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
  • DebutUkA
  • International student's union in tromsø (ISU)
  • Student House driv
  • Student Sport Centre (KRAFT)
  • Student Parliament
  • Student Society in Tromsø
  • TSI Tromsø Students Sport Club
  • University Chaplaincy
  • UTROPIA - Student Newspaper in Tromsø

Student Reviews

Why UiT?
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a nice university to pursue the master degree for international students with arctic experiences. One aspect that didn't worked here is, I had no scholarships and I hardly managed my living costs as the country is highly expensive.

I’m bachelor graduated in physics, astrophysics enthusiastic with strong communication skills developed from extensive teaching experience and ability to work independently or as part of a team. I have experience in designing and carrying out experiments,
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've recently been accepted at this university and I will start my education in Aug 2022, until now everything was fine with them.

Nostalgic experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The experience at my university is pretty good but the exposure is very less. The studying pattern is more theoretical than strategics or intellectual

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