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2501
Students enrolled in this school.
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
23
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Reykjavik University's (RU) subjects in research and teaching are science and engineering, computer science, business, and law. The University has a modern, interdisciplinary approach and offers programmes that, for example, cross business with computer science and computer science with engineering. RU is at the forefront of research in Iceland in its focus areas.

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What is student life like?

Set in one of the most beautiful areas of Reykjavik right next to Iceland's only geothermal beach, the newly built campus offers students modern first-rate facilities. The building has well-equipped classrooms and students have 24-hour access to the spacious study facilities. The campus is one of Iceland's most automated buildings, designed to provide an environment optimal for working using the lowest amount of energy. The RU Student Union protects the interests of RU students. All students are automatically members of the Union and do not have to pay fees for their membership.

Scholarships & Funding

Housing options.

The university does not provide housing, but the international office assists students in finding options. Prices around the university are 574 to 794 euros.

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