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Advantages of studying in Iceland

Iceland is an island country located on the edge of Europe. From its ice volcanoes to its black beaches, Iceland is a place that captures the imagination of people all over the world. Iceland is also a great place to study abroad. If you want to study in Iceland, please download the file below with the information on the universities and contacts.

Icelandic universities generally provide a limited amount of scholarships, except for the University of Iceland which is the largest public university in the country:


Public universities can help students to finance their studies based on the national scholarships provided by the government of Iceland:

  • The Icelandic Research Fund (IRF) – for research students PhD and MSc;

  • The Icelandic Centre for Research, Rankness – for postgraduate students; and,

  • The Icelandic Student Innovation Fund (ISIF) – for all students through Summer research projects.

The cost varies significantly between universities and courses. For example, the University of Iceland (public) does not charge any tuition fee but only an annual registration fee of ISK 75,000 (=£487). Private universities charge both tuition and annual registration, which vary depending on the course and institution. For example, in the Reykjavik university, undergraduate students from a non-EEA country will have to pay ISK 767,000 per semester (=£4,950) and postgraduate students will pay from ISK 900,000 (£5,800) up to ISK 1,200,000 (£7,756).

To obtain a list with some of the partial scholarships available in Iceland, please click on the button below:

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