University of Iceland


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University of Iceland History

The University of Iceland is a public research university located in Reykjavik, Iceland. It was established in the year 1911, by Iceland President Jon Sigurdsson. It the oldest and the largest institution of higher education in Iceland.

University of Iceland Programs, Courses, and Schools

The University of Iceland offers 160 undergraduate programs, postgraduate programs, Ph.D. programs, and Foreign Language programs. It also offers training programs and distance education. The University has 25 faculties in a different department. The University has more than 1,522 academic staff including 9,487 undergraduate students and 3,646 postgraduate students.

University of Iceland Campuses

The University of Iceland, the main campus is located in south-west Tjornin, Reykjavik. The University has facilities like gym, dormitories, research institution, and most buildings are located on the main campus. The Faculty of Sport is located in the village of Laugarvatn. The University also has library it is one of the largest libraries to form one large academic, National and University Library of Iceland. The library building is situated to the main campus only.

University of Iceland Achievements

The University of Iceland, Solvi Rognvaldsson BS student in Applied Mathematics at the University of Iceland's Faculty of Physical Sciences, received the President's Student Innovation Award. Brynhild Daviosdottir, a professor in the environment and natural resources at the University of Iceland was awarded the honorary awards from the Asa Guomundsdottir Wright Prize fund for 2018. The award was for research in ecology and economics, sustainability, development of energy systems in the field of climate issues. Aoalheiour received the “Dag Stromback award” for her research in Nordic folkloristics and literature.

University of Iceland USP

The University of Iceland ranked in 401st to 500th place by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy on their list of the world's best universities in 2019. The University also ranked in sixth place amongst the best universities in the world in the field of remote sensing according to the renowned Shanghai Ranking. The University ranked 251-300th in World University Rankings and 101-200th by University Impact Ranking in 2019. It also ranked 52nd in World University Ranking for Good health and well-being for people in the year 2019.

University of Iceland Notable Alumni

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir (Former President of Iceland), Guðni Th. Jóhannesson (President of Iceland), Kári Stefánsson (Icelandic neurologist), Arnaldur Indriðason (Icelandic writer), Davíð Oddsson (Former Prime Minister of Iceland).

University of Iceland Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Iceland. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Iceland in Iceland students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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University of Iceland Deadlines

Bachelors: February 1

Masters: February 1

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

University of Iceland Rankings


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