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How to apply for university studies in Iceland

Applications for undergraduate (first cycle) and graduate studies (second and third cycle) in Iceland are sent directly to the higher education institution you are interested in. The institution will examine the submitted documentation, will check whether you are eligible for the study program or course you applied for and will issue a letter of acceptance in case you are finally admitted.

In general, universities, colleges and institutes in Iceland ask foreign students to submit the documentation as described below in order to evaluate students' eligibility:

  • A filled-in application form for the selected study program or course. In most cases, the application form can be downloaded from the institution website to be printed out and mailed. You may also ask the international relations office of your institution to send the application form to your home address.
  • For undergraduate studies: an attested copy of your upper secondary school certificate and a copy of the results from the university entrance examinations in your home country.
    For Master's programs: an attested copy of your Bachelor's degree certificate.
    For PhD studies: an attested copy of your Master's program certificate.
  • A certificate indicating your level of command of Icelandic / English.
    [Learn more about admission requirements at university in Iceland]
  • Your CV [Learn how to write your CV in the format proposed in Europass]
  • Recommendation letters

Please, check with your Icelandic school if you need to submit further documentation.