How to Apply

  • The United Nations University offers a rapidly growing catalogue of postgraduate degree programmes at the master’s and doctoral levels, as well as credited and certificate courses in a wide range of problem-focused specializations. Each degree programme or course is implemented by one of UNU’s global network of institutes.

    This website is your one-stop hub for information about all academic opportunities offered within the UNU system of institutes. Please note that due to the variety of programmes available, admission requirements and course content vary greatly. Therefore, if you are a prospective student interested in studying at UNU, we recommend that you take the following steps to learn more about and apply to a programme at UNU.

    1. First, explore the admissions section of for a programme that best matches your needs.
    2. After reading the broad overview of the programmes on, follow the links to the site of the institute implementing the programme for a more detailed overview.
    3. Read about specific admissions requirements and download necessary application documents on the institute site.
    4. If you have any questions not answered on the institute site, contact the admissions office for the programme (using the contact information provided on the institute site).

    Thank you for your interest in the educational opportunities of the United Nations University!