Admission for the Six Month Training

The Geothermal Training Programme is a post-graduate training programme with the mandate of capacity building in developing countries with sufficient

Admission to the six month training programme

The Geothermal Training Programme is a post-graduate training programme with the mandate of capacity building in developing countries with sufficient geothermal potential. The UNU-GTP does not accept applications from individuals but rather by nomination from directors of geothermal research and utilization institutions and universities in the specialized fields that are considered most relevant to promote geothermal development in the respective country. Much care is taken in selecting the participants. All qualified candidates are interviewed personally.

The selection of Fellow candidates is based on certain criteria:

  1. Nominations of participants for the following year, including the curriculum vitae of the candidates, should be directed to the Geothermal Training Programme (unugtp@os.is) in Iceland before 1 September, every year.
  2. The candidate must hold a university degree in science or engineering.
  3. The candidate should have a minimum of one year practical experience in geothermal, and should be in a permanent position at a government owned energy company, research institution, or university.
  4. The working language at the UNU-GTP is English and, therefore, candidates should be fluent in written and spoken English.
  5. The candidate should be under the age of 40.
  6. Finally, the Fellows are selected through site visits and extensive personal interviews according to UNU procedures. Much care is taken in selecting the Fellows, in part, due to the high teacher-to-student ratio.
    Site visits cannot be held in all requesting countries every year due to high costs of international travel. For this reason, personal interviews are held in a given country for two or three years at a time.  Interviews are also held in connection with the UNU-GTP Short Courses.

Division

UNU-GTP | Orkustofnun, Grensásvegi 9 | IS-108 Reykjavík, Iceland | unugtp@unugtp.is | Tel: +354 569 6000 | Fax: +354 568 8896