In 2000 the UNU-GTP established an MSc programme in cooperation with the University of Iceland (UI). In May 2013, a similar contract was signed with the University of Reykjavik (RU). The MSc degree in Science and Engineering is awarded by UI and RU. The six months training at the UNU-GTP is an integral part and fulfils 25 percent of credit requirements. The aim of establishing the MSc programme was to further assist selected countries in building up specialist groups and to increase geothermal research capacity. In 2008 a PhD programme was established at UNU-GTP in the same fashion as the MSc programme. Since start of the MSc Programme, 53 UNU-GTP Fellows have graduated with a MSc degree on a UNU-GTP scholarship. Three Fellows are currently pursuing their PhD degree and the second UNU-GTP Fellow was awarded a PhD in September 2016 from the University of Iceland. Four Fellows started their MSc studies in 2015 and one in 2016 and two graduated in early 2017 and three are estimated to graduate in 2017. One Fellow started his MSc studies in 2014 and is estimated to graduate in 2017. Five Fellows started their MSc studies in 2016 and are estimated to graduate in 2018.