Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Are you interested in learning more about the Arctic, Antarctic or the cryosphere in general? Thinking of going to graduate school or gaining extra credibility through a certificate programme or another degree? Here is a resource to help you get started in finding a programme that is right for you.

This searchable database includes graduate programmes that have a focus or specialty in any field of Arctic, Antarctic, Alpine or other areas within the cryosphere – ranging from social sciences and law to ecology, geology, physics and more. The purpose is to provide prospective students with information on those programmes, such as disciplinary focus areas, website links, typical program duration, application deadlines, costs and, where available, financial support.

We encourage universities and individuals to enter programme information to the database here, as well as posting current openings for graduate research and teaching assistantships on the APECS jobs page..

The database was originally set up by APECS, the University of the Arctic and the International Antarctic Institute and is maintained now by APECS. We always are looking for additions to new additions to our list. If you know of a graduate programme that has not yet been added to our list, please submit it via this form.

If you have questions about the database or suggestions for improvement, please contact

If you are looking for current PhD and Masters opportunities, please have a look at our Job Board. If you are looking to fund your studies or research activities, please check out our Funding Database.

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