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Joint Nordic Master´s Programme in Environmental Law (NOMPEL)

The Joint Nordic Master Programme in Environmental Law (NOMPEL) is a unique programme, offered by three universities in cooperation; UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Uppsala University and University of Eastern Finland.


UiT The Arctic university of Norway - where the students will study the third semester of the NOMPEL master program. Foto: Stig Brøndbo, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Programme Overview

During the two-year programme, the students will be studying in three Nordic countries; first at Uppsala University in Sweden, then at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, and finally at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø. This will give international experience within and alongside the education, while studying at three law institutions with long experience in environmental law research and education. The programme provides a financial contribution to the students for travels between the three universities.

Deadline for applying for start up autumn 2020 is January 15, 2020.

Please note: The application to the programme is submitted to Uppsala University only. Please read more about the programme and the application procedure at Uppsala’s webpage.

For more information, please see the Programme description

Why this programme?

The NOMPEL programme gives the students basic theoretical and methodological knowledge in environmental law. The students will acquire special legal knowledge and skills within two key environmental fields: (i) management of natural resources and the protection of biodiversity and (ii) climate change and energy transition.
Furthermore, NOMPEL provides knowledge in environmental law at three levels: internationally, within the EU and in the different Nordic countries. The goal is to create good conditions for those who are interested in legal work in the field of environment, nationally or internationally,
The University of Uppsala in Sweden, where the students will study the first semester. The second semester will be in Joensuu, at the University of Eastern Finland, the third at UiT in Tromsø. Foto: Colourbox.
but also for those who wish to study for a PhD  in environmental law.

The NOMPEL programme is the first joint programme in the field of law funded through the Nordic Council of Ministers. It’s objective is to make higher education in the Nordic Region more international and offer joint programmes that are research-based and build on the participating universities' areas of excellence.

Admission requirements

As the programme is a joint Master's programme, there is a requirements that your Bachelor's degree is approved by all participating universities according to the rules in each country. Therefore, a condition for beginning the program is that necessary decisions are made.

You are required to pay application and tuition fees is you dont are are a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland. The application fee for applying for the programme is SEK 900. Tuition fees are set by the respective universities.

Uppsala Univesity (Uppsala):https://www.uu.se/en/admissions/master/selma/program/?pKod=JMI2N&pInr=&lasar=19%2F20  

UIT, the Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø):

University of Eastern Finland (Joensuu):


Academic requirements
A Bachelor of Law or another equivalent university degree, corresponding to at least three years of full-time study (180 ECTS credits). The degree must be relevant to the programme and include at least 90 ECTS credits in legal science.

Language requirements
IELTS 6.5 (min. 5.5 in writing)/TOEFL pBT 580 (min. 4.5 in writing)/TOEFL iBT: 90 (min. 20 in writing).

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a letter of motivation (1 page), including information on previous education, work and other experience.
The University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu.



























Page administrator: Lene Emilie Øye
Last updated: 08.01.2020 08:35


Contact person:


Lene Emilie Øye

International coordinator
Faculty of Law
Phone: +47 77 62 52 24
E-mail: lene.e.oye@uit.no
Office: TEO-H4.434


More information:

Application deadline: 15 January

All applications are delivered to Uppsala university only

Information UiT for students admitted to NOMPEL

Programme Description NOMPEL