Become an ISLANDS student!

Join our Webinar and learn more about the Erasmus Mundus Research Master program Islands & Sustainability, ISLANDS!

Webinar for Prospective Students 
February 29th 2024

Do you want to learn more about being an ISLANDS student? Join our webinar on
29th February 11:00 – 12:00 CET via this link: ISLANDS Webinar Session 1
or 
29th February 19:00 – 20:00 CET via this link: ISLANDS Webinar Session 2
During the webinar, you will:


Learn more about how ISLANDS combines spatial, social, and environmental sciences for advancing sustainable development, and how islands are special cases for this endeavour.

Gain insights into the specialisations of the island-based universities involved in the program: University of the Aegean in Lesvos, Greece, University of Iceland in Reykjavík, Iceland, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Island, Spain


Get guidance on the application process, including requirements and deadlines.


Hear testimonials and experiences shared by current ISLANDS students in the program and the possiblity to ask them questions.


Get answers to your questions about the program in the Q&A session

What is ISLANDS?

Are you passionate about sustainable development and curious about planning for sustainable futures on islands?

Would you like to acquire practical, hands-on research skills within and beyond the university, engaging directly with local and regional stakeholders to make meaningful and innovative contributions to real-world issues?

Do you envision yourself as a student in an international teaching environment, collaborating with peers from all over the world?

Join us and become an ISLANDS student and discover the world of islands and future of sustainability!

ISLANDS is a unique Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Program jointly offered by the University of Groningen, the University of the Aegean, the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and the University of Iceland. Tuition fees for students from EU Member States and programme countries is € 4500 per year, and tuition fees for students from non-programme countries is € 9000 per year.

As an ISLANDS student, you will engage with the distinct characteristics of islands, their social, economic, geopolitical, and environmental contexts from the perspective of both spatial, social, and environmental sciences – all while developing tools, skills, and technology to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical sustainable development and planning.

We believe that the best approach to learning about islands and sustainability is through a mix of both excellent, high-level and prestigious educational settings and through in-person real life experiences and examples. Therefore, our students engage in both traditional coursework as well as extensive research training, addressing real-life sustainable challenges on islands.

ISLANDS students shape their own master’s program by selecting an island-based university in addition to Groningen University, and divide their study time between both. This gives you the opportunity to study in a top-100 university in the Netherlands, as well an island universities, either in Greece, Iceland, or Spain, that excels in distinct research areas, providing you with a diverse range of specialisation options. This also means that at successful completion, you will earn a Master of Science double degree.

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