University of Iceland

Fields of study: Not including Health Science and undergraduate Law, all Faculties are open for exchange students with a few minor exceptions (see more information in the Factsheet).
Level of study: BA and MA
Number of places available: 1
Financial conditions of participation: no
Language: Applicants from countries outside the EU/EEA whose native language is not English, need to prove their English proficiency by submitting TOEFL (min. 79) or IELTS (min.6.5) scores. A self-assessment of English proficiency is included in the student application.
Academic calendar: The academic year is divided into two semesters, autumn and spring, each semester lasting thirteen weeks. The academic calendar varies somewhat from one Faculty to another (more information available here).
Course offer in English: The principal language of instruction at the University is Icelandic. Most Faculties offer some courses in English that are open for exchange students (more information available here). Course selection must total 30 ECTS credits per semester, where at least 60% of courses are within the students’ major. 
Course/department restrictions: see Factsheet
  • The Faculties of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmaceutical Sciences are restricted to prior agreements between the exchanging faculties;
  • The Faculties of Law and Economics do not accept undergraduate students;
  • MBA is closed;
  • Admission to the Earth Science programme is restricted to students that meet prerequisites of at least one year of geology or geophysics study;
  • Courses in the English Language Programme are only available to exchange students majoring in English at their home university or students who are very proficient in English (except the course “English for Practical Purposes”);
  • Courses taught in Icelandic are generally not open to exchange students.
Compulsory fees: see Factsheet
Health insurance: Students from countries outside EU/EEA must have health insurance. The cost of such insurance valid for six months varies from ISK 15,000 according to the policy.
Housing: The University of Iceland does not provide or guarantee housing for students but information here may be helpful.
Link to information about the support system for international students (before and during the exchange program)

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