The Arctic Frontiers Student Forum is a cutting-edge international and interdisciplinary program for university students interested in Arctic Issues. It is organized by Arctic Frontiers in collaboration with Oulu Business School, University of Oulu.
The purpose of the Student Forum program is to increase capacity and network amongst Arctic youth. Through the Student Forum the participants get the opportunity to build skills, partake in cross-cultural exchange and develop their own visions for the future of the region.
The Arctic Frontiers Student Forum 2024 brings together students from Northern Norwegian and Northern Finnish universities to meet in Tromsø, Norway to increase capacity and network amongst Arctic youth.
During the course of the programme week the participants get the opportunity to partake in cross-cultural exchange, develop their own visions for the future of the Arctic and build new skills.
In addition to workshops on Arctic issues, career development and an exciting interdisciplinary group project the participants will join Arctic Frontiers 2024: Actions & Reactions conference.
The application deadline is 6 November 2023.
The program dates, including travel, are from 28 January 2024 to 3 February 2024.
If you have any questions or problems with submitting your application form, please email [email protected].
Must be a Bachelor’s or Master’s student enrolled at one of the following universities:
🔸 University of Oulu
🔸 University of Lapland
🔸 UiT- The Arctic University of Norway
🔸 Nord University
🔸 Sámi University of Applied Sciences
Students enrolled in shorter programs or on similar levels are also eligible.
Participants must provide proof of sufficient travel insurance before project start, covering the whole project period.
Answering the questions provided in the application form.
The Arctic Frontiers Student Forum (AFSF) is generously funded by the European Union.
Will I need to cover any costs during the program?
The program covers all costs of the program. This includes all accommodation, Arctic Frontiers 2024 conference registration, travel and meals from program start on Sunday, 28 January 2024 until Saturday, 3 February 2024.
Do I have to make my own hotel or travel arrangements?
Everything will be taken care of from the night of 28 January 2024 until the morning of 3 February 2024. All accommodation and travel will be arranged by the Arctic Frontiers Student Forum program for the duration of the program.
What if I arrive early or need to stay longer?
You will have to book your own accommodation if you arrive in Tromsø earlier than 28 January 2024, and if you plan to stay longer in Tromsø than 3 February 2024.
What do I have to pay myself? What costs are not included?
The program covers all accommodation, Arctic Frontiers 2024 conference registration, travel and meals from program start to program end.
Participants must provide proof of sufficient travel insurance before the start of the project, covering the whole project period. The participants themselves must cover the costs of travel insurance.
Alcoholic beverages are not covered during the program, and participants must adhere to the Arctic Frontiers Code of Conduct at all times.
The Arctic Frontiers Student Forum gathered 15 bachelor’s and master’s students from Northern Norway, Northern Finland and Iceland for a six-day program in conjunction with the Arctic Frontiers conference.
In addition to attending the conference program, the students participated in career mentoring, an interdisciplinary group project, and workshops throughout the week. At the end of the week, participants delivered group presentations based on the Big Picture sessions, demonstrating their engagement with the conference.
Participating in the program helped build professional networks, and the conference setting enabled the students to approach senior professionals whom they otherwise would not have had the opportunity to speak to. Social events were an essential part of the informal learning experience.