University of Iceland (Reykjavík)
University of Iceland (Reykjavík) is a universitywide partner in Reykjavík, Iceland.
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Semester I: last week of August - 3rd week of December
Orientation generally commences in the last week of August for Semester I and in the 2nd week of January for Semester II.
Exams take place mid-December for Semester I and late April until the 2nd week of May for Semester II.
Please note that there is a semester overlap when you go to this university during the second semester.
Students must select courses that are at least 60% within their major.
|Areas of study open to exchange students|
|Courses at Master’s level|
|Language of instruction|
The main language of instruction is Icelandic. Several faculties offer a steadily increasing number of courses in English.
The University of Iceland does not provide or guarantee housing for students.
The supply of on-campus housing is very limited and most students live off-campus. Please note that the demand for apartments for rent in Reykjavik is very high and finding accommodation can be very difficult.
|Estimated living costs per month|
Estimated living costs are around 224,333 ISK per month. This is around 1,480 EUR. (Estimate from 2023).
You can find a more detailed breakdown of expenses here.
Normal study load per term
Grading system: 0.00 – 10.00 (in steps of 0.5)
|Number of places available|
4 places per year.
Selection was not necessary in the past few years.
If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:
Asia & Latin America
Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen
North America & UK
Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden
Australia, New Zealand, South Afrika & Spain*
Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
* only Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Europe & Middle East
Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
General exchange questions
Names: Tamar Oderwald and Patrick Chan
Erasmus+ grant questions
The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.
For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to email@example.com
For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.
Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:00-15:30
Make an appointment via Teams
We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.
If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.