University of Iceland is a universitywide partner in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Academic calendar

Semester I: 1st week of September – middle of December
Semester II:  1st week of January – middle of May


No special requirements given.

Areas of study open to UU students

All areas, excluding medicine. Please note: to be accepted at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, you need to have adequate academic background knowledge in this area of study.

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.

Housing assistance

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. Information about housing. 

Estimated living costs per month

It is important to keep in mind that Iceland is expensive, and if you are planning to study in Reykjavík you have to consider your budget for living expenses. The minimum support criteria for an individual living in Reykjavík is ISK 180,550 per month (approx. EUR 1,500.00) according to the Welfare Division of Reykjavík City. More information on living costs. 


Normal study load per term
in credits: 30 ECTS
in courses: 2 – 15

Grading system: 0.00 – 10.00 (in steps of 0.5)
Minimum pass: 5.00

Number of places available

4 places per year. Selection was necessary in the past few years.


More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.


If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.