Many UNU Fellows have already completed their MSc
or PhD degrees when they come to Iceland, but several excellent students with BSc degrees have made requests to come back to Iceland for a higher academic degree. The master’s programme is
intended to offer this opportunity to outstanding fellows. The MSc programme is a cooperation between the UNU-GTP and the University of Iceland. The United Nations University does not award formal
academic degrees, and the MSc degree in Science and Engineering is, thus, granted by the University of Iceland.
The six months training is an integral part of the MSc programme and accounts for 30 ECTS out of 120 in total. The additional 90 ECTS are to be completed at the University of
Iceland in the form of lectures and thesis work according to faculty agreements. The completion of the MSc degree is expected to take about 1½ years in addition to the 6 months at
The first Fellowship for a MSc degree was given in late 1999. The pioneer was Muthafar Emeish, an engineer from Jordan and a UNU Fellow in 1999. His project was about simulation of house heating systems in Jordan. He completed his studies in May 2001.
- 1999 Muthafar Emeish (Jordan). Graduated in May 2001.
- 2001 Cornel Ofwona (Kenya), Cyrus Karingithi (Kenya). Both graduated in 2002.
- 2002 Gabriel Wetangula (Kenya), John Lagat (Kenya). Both graduated in april 2004.
- 2003 Purevsuren Dorj (Mongolia), Younes Noorollahi (Iran). Both graduated in april 2005.
- 2004 Godfrey Bahati (Uganda). Graduated in 2005.
- 2005 Kizito Opondo (Kenya). Graduated in 2006. Joshua O. Were (Kenya). Graduated in 2007. Iderbat Lkhagvadorj (Mongolia).
- 2006 Jaime J. Austria (Philippines), Clety Bore Kwambai (Kenya), Daher Elmi Houssein (Djibouti), Saeid Jalili-Nasrabadi (Iran), Mahnaz Rezwani Khalilabad (Iran), Sun Caixia (China). All six graduated during the spring and summer of 2008.
- 2007 Mulugeta Asaye Adale (Ethiopia), Roberto Renderos (El Salvador), Roy Bandoro Swandaru (Indonesia), and Tesha (Indonesia). All four graduated during the spring and summer of 2009.
- 2008 Erlindo Angcoy (Philippines), Yohannes Lemma Didana (Ethiopia), Kiflom Gebrehiwot (Eritrea), Hary Koestono (Indonesia), and Manuel Rivera (El Salvador). All five graduated in the spring of 2010.
- 2009 Alejandro Rodriguez (Costa Rica), Endy Kevin Padilla (El Salvador), and Andi Joko Nugroho (Indonesia). Graduated in May 2011. Andemariam Teklesenbet (Eritrea). Graduated in 2012.
- 2010 Huang Jiachao (China), Jose Roberto Estevez (El Salvador), Sylvia Joan Malimo (Kenya), and Uwera Rutagarama (Rwanda). Graduated in 2012.
- 2011 Luis Alonso Aguirre (El Salvador) and Charles Muturia Lichoro (Kenya).
- 2012 Felix Mutugi Mwarania (Kenya), Peter Kiranga Mbia (Kenya), and Mariela A. Aráuz Torres (Nicaragua).