Student Opportunities

We are pleased to announce the Arctic Frontiers Student Forum (AFSF) 2023. The Student Forum is an initiative by Arctic Frontiers and Oulu Business School at the University of Oulu,  supported by Erasmus + Youth and the Norwegian Barents Secretariat.

The goal of the Student Forum is to create a platform for young students to deepen their understanding of Arctic issues and to provide the space for an intergenerational dialogue. If you are a Bachelor’s or a Master’s student interested in Arctic issues, this is for you!

Arctic Frontiers Student Forum 2023

The AFSF2023 will gather Bachelor’s and Master’s students from Northern Norwegian and Northern Finnish institutions in person in Tromsø, Norway during the Arctic Frontiers conference week from the 29th of January to the 4th of February, 2023. Students enrolled in shorter programs on similar levels are also eligible. The institutions are the University of Oulu, University of Lapland, University of Tromsø- the Arctic University of Norway, Nord University and the Sámi University for Applied Sciences.

During these six days, we will talk about issues regarding the Arctic, raise awareness, provoke discussion, inspire solutions, demonstrate innovative pursuits taking place in the Arctic, and discuss further opportunities for contribution from young students. The program will include elements of the main Arctic Frontiers 2023 conference, as well as workshops and cultural events. All applicants must be fluent in English.

Funding Opportunity and Participation

There is a funding opportunity for students associated with Northern Norway and Northern Finland to cover for the main conference registration and expenses related to travel, accommodation, and food.

You will be asked to share a room, with separate beds, with one other person. We will ask you who you are willing to share a room with once you are confirmed for the program. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss sleeping arrangements further, please contact us before submitting your application.

To apply, you should submit a motivation letter of max. 500 words, where you demonstrate your interest and enthusiasm for Arctic issues and research and why you should be selected. Please include your full name, study program, institutional affiliation and where you reside.

The deadline for the application is the 18th of December.

Students in North Norway: Please send your application by email to Katrine Opheim, Young Program Coordinator at Arctic Frontiers,

Students in North Finland: Please send your application by email to Jemina Kotila, Oulu Business School at the University of Oulu,



Bachelor and Master students at our partner universities have an opportunity to apply for free digital passes for Arctic Frontiers 2023, which will take place in Tromsø from the 30th January to 2nd February, 2023. There are up to 10 free digital passes per university available on application. The conference will be live streamed to our digital platform, so that you can listen to discussions, ask questions to the speakers and look at the poster presentations.

If you wish to apply for a free digital pass to Arctic Frontiers 2023, all you need to do is send an email to Katrine (, by December 20th, 2022. 

For all students chosen to participate, we would ask you to post at least once on your social media channels regarding your participation and experience at Arctic Frontiers 2023 conference.

See you in the Arctic!

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