Non-Degree Courses

The United Nations University (UNU) offers a number of non-degree courses, ranging from training programmes in fisheries and geothermal exploration in Iceland, to intensive courses on climate change and human security in Japan. Non-degree courses are offered throughout the global UNU system and attract a truly diverse student body.

Some courses allow students to earn credit towards their degree; others lead to a UNU certificate upon completion. Courses maintain a problem-oriented focus with the aim of providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead the way in addressing globally pressing problems. The problem-oriented nature and global setting of UNU’s non-degree course catalogue allows for a classroom experience that is unique to a university within the United Nations framework.

Application procedures differ by course and institute. If you are interested in a non-degree programme advertised on this website, please contact the relevant institute directly with any course-specific questions.