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8309
Students enrolled in this school.
6
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
15
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

The University of Iceland was founded on 17 June 1911, on the centenary of 19th-century Icelandic statesman Jón Sigurðsson, usually referred to as president. The University was located in the Parliament House at Austurvöllur for the first 29 years.

What are the admissions criteria?

The deadline for admissions is March 1st and the application is completed online.  Applicants from the US need either an IB diploma or a high school diploma + 1 year of college credit (or 10 AP courses). Applicants also need to include a photocopy of their passport. Students from non-Anglophone countries must provide proof of English proficiency. 

What is student life like?

The University of Iceland is aware that exercise is important for all students, and therefore, two gymnasiums in the campus area are open to all university students and staff for a modest fee. 

The University Runners Club; The University of Iceland Choir; The Chamber Music Club; Ármann Runners Club.

Scholarships & Funding

Some assistance grants are available to undergraduate and graduate students. This is accessed on the funds and trusts page of the school's website.

Housing options.

The student housing office has a very limited number of housing options to offer students, so students should be prepared to pursue other options.  Icelandic Student Services does help connect students to rental providers.  Single rooms with a shared kitchen and common area usually cost around 500 euros per month.

Dining information

Campus hold six student cafes, a cafeteria and a student restaurant/bar.

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