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UiT The Arctic University of Norway Arctic Nature Guide - One Year Program
UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Arctic Nature Guide - One Year Program

Longyearbyen, Svalbard

1 Years


Full time

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* international applicants: December 1 | Nordic applicants: April 15

* no tuition fees for international students


The Arctic Adventurer - Do you have it in you? Could you see yourself as an adventure guide in the Arctic's wild nature? Are you at your best when you lead and inspire people in the outdoors, giving them the experience of their life? If you want to spend more time in the most awesome and challenging, yet vulnerable nature imaginable, you can stop looking. With the one-year Arctic Nature Guide-education in Spitsbergen, we guarantee you a year of adventures. Followed by a working life outdoors, where you meet nature every day, in every way. What's there not to love?

Program description

  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Credits (ECTS): 60
  • Admission requirements: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English, and relevant practical experience requirements
  • Degree Name: None
  • Application code: 9500

Safe Guiding in the Arctic, Value-based Guiding and Teaching Arctic Nature, and Arctic safety and field leadership are courses taught throughout the whole of the academic year. They are mainly practically oriented, but also includes a theoretical approach. Safe Guiding in the Arctic and Value-based Guiding and Teaching Arctic Nature includes field trips of longer and shorter durations in the varied Arctic nature throughout the year. Arctic safety and field leadership comprises concentrated courses in arctic safety as Polarbear safety, Arctic First aid, sea ice navigation, navigation, and communication, using a Zodiac and a snow scooter. Planning risk analysis, HSE, quality assurance, and situational leadership.

The History of Svalbard taught for two weeks at the beginning of the second semester. The point of departure of the course is the gradual colonization and exploration of the circumpolar Arctic from prehistoric times until the modern period.



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