Guide: study in Iceland

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Here you can find information that may come in handy if you are considering or are about to start studying in Iceland.

Can you study in Iceland?

The Nordic countries have concluded various agreements to ensure Nordic nationals have access to education and recognition of university degrees in all the Nordic countries. In addition, there are various educational programmes operating under Nordic co-operation programmes that offer students in the Nordic countries various opportunities.

Where can I find information about studying in Iceland?

What are the entry requirements for university study in Iceland?

Undergraduate studies at university

As a general rule, applicants for admission to Icelandic universities must have completed a high school diploma or other final exam at the third qualification level of the secondary school curriculum, or an equivalent qualification from a foreign school. Each university individually sets its own rules concerning exemptions from these rules. 

Recognition of foreign educational qualifications in Iceland

Financing studies in Iceland

Information on possibilities for student loans and scholarships for persons intending to study in Iceland

What do you need to keep in mind if you move to Iceland to study?

There are a number of things to consider when moving to Iceland from one of the other Nordic countries. Below is a list of things it can be useful to bear in mind. However, the list is not exhaustive and different items may apply to different individuals.

Can you use your education from Iceland in the other Nordic countries?

Further information

More information about studying in Iceland can be found on the website of the Directorate of Education. 

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