University of Iceland (Reykjavík)
University of Iceland (Reykjavík) is a universitywide partner in Reykjavík, Iceland.
General information for exchange students
Welcome to the University of Iceland (YouTube)
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 1st week of January for Semester II.
Exams take place early 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 first semester.
|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 213,000 ISK per month. This is around 1,400 EUR. (Estimate from 2022).
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.