Here is a list of questions commonly asked by readers of this web site
Q: How do I apply for the UNU-FTP?
Answer: We take great care in selecting fellows to participate in the 6 month training programme at the UNU-FTP. We do not accept applications from individuals, but rather cooperate with institutions in our partner countries to select suitable candidates. If you are interested in participating in the UNU-FTP 6 month training programme, you need to first be nominated by your employer.
Q: What are the requirements to become a UNU-FTP fellow?
Answer: Candidates who wish to become UNU-FTP fellows must have at least one university degree, and at least 2 years of experience in the field of specialization she/he plans to pursue. A strong command of English is also required, as is a strong recommendation from the candidate´s institution.
Q: How do you select UNU-FTP fellows?
Answer: Fellows are selected through an extensive nomination and interviewing process. First, we receive nominations from our partner institutions abroad, and then arrange face-to-face interviews with those candidates.
Q: Are scholarships available?
Answer: The UNU-FTP has a limited number of scholarships available for individuals who successfully complete our 6-month training course and wish to pursue a MSc or PhD at an Icelandic University related to the field of fisheries. More information about our scholarship requirements can be found in the scholarships section of this website.
Q: Where is Iceland? What is it like?
Answer: Iceland is an island in the Northern part of the Atlantic Ocean. The country has a population of about 320,000 and a total area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi). Its capital and largest city is Reykjavík, home to approximately 50% of the national population. Located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland is volcanically and geologically active on a large scale; this defines the landscape. The interior mainly consists of a plateau characterized by sand fields, mountains and glaciers, while many big glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Iceland has a temperate climate relative to its latitude. Learn more about Iceland here.