How to apply?

Applications can be submitted via the Apply button below. Please note that the selection criteria include a motivation letter, which should include both a clear expression of interest for studying Islands and sustainability and drives to be trained as a researcher in this subject. The motivation should also include reasons for studying at the island university where students prefer to study as part of the compulsory mobility period of the programme. Students should also send in at least one reference letter from an experienced researcher.

Scholarship applications for 2023 are now closed.
Extended deadline: Self-funded Applications
are open until 1 May 2023
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Once you have submitted your application and all required documents using the online form you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application within two working days. Your application will then be assessed by the ISLANDS Programme Eligibility and Selection Committee with possible interviews in February/March. Outcomes of the final selection will be sent out in early June.


Advanced Course: Environmental Management on Islands – Challenges and Sustainability

Islands are special cases for Sustainable Development. Methodologically and scientifically, islands are ideal ‘laboratories’ for sustainable landscape stewardship. Islands are unique in both attractiveness and climate vulnerability, they are relatively isolated and ‘on their own’ compared to mainland areas, yet they are also more dependent and need to be well connected to other areas more than mainland areas. This Winter School/Advanced Course is aimed at combining all these different perspective, focusing on Gran Canaria.

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Dispatches from Bonaire

Four ISLANDS students ventured out to the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire to analyse the potential for “Community-Based Tourism”.

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Call for Scholarship Applications 2023

Application deadline for scholarships in 15 January 2023, self-funded have until 1 April 2023 to apply for the 2023 intake of the ISLANDS MSc.

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    Associated Partners

    The International Joint Master of Science on Islands and Sustainability is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.