University of Iceland, Iceland (Háskóli Íslands)

University of Iceland, Iceland (Háskóli Íslands)

The University of Iceland is a public research university in Reykjavík, Iceland, and the country's oldest and largest institution of higher education. It is a comprehensive university providing instruction for about 14,000 students in twenty-five facilities. It has a campus around Suðurgata Street in central Reykjavík, with additional facilities located in nearby areas as well as in the countryside.

Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and has around 120,000 inhabitants. Iceland is known for having one of the highest standards of living and the people have been ranked the friendliest in the world (WEF, 2012). It is ranked number one on the Global Peace Index and English is spoken by a large percentage of people.

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Estimated number of places: 1-3 full-year or 2-6 semester places

Available Subject Areas

  • Archaeology
  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Geography

Key facts

  • Language of teaching: Icelandic and English.
  • Calendar
  • Grade system: Grades are given on a scale of 1-10. A grade of 5 is a pass at undergraduate level
  • Entry Requirements: not applicable. Further information University of Iceland.
  • Accommodation: University of Iceland does not guarantee accommodation. Students are in charge of arranging and securing their own accommodation in Reykjavik. Nevertheless, the Student Housing offers on-campus housing
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