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University of Iceland

Location: the heart of the capital city of Reykjavik, Iceland
WebsiteUniversity of Iceland
Language of instruction: Icelandic. Several faculties offer a steadily increasing number of courses in English. Icelandic language and culture courses are also available.
Terms: Fall (August-December) & Spring (January-May)


  • The University of Iceland is a progressive educational and scientific institution, world-renowned in the scientific community for its research
  • The University of Iceland was founded on June 17, 1911, had only 45 students, one of which was female
  • In 2017, the University of Iceland was ranked among the best 250 universities in the world, according to the THE World University Rankings

Area of study

  • Most areas except for health sciences and law

Course catalogue

Exchange credit history

See the exchange credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from University of Iceland. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.


  • The University of Iceland does not provide or guarantee housing for students.
  • Further information on housing is available on the University of Iceland's accommodation website

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