Reykjavík University is the largest private university in Iceland with more than 3,500 students and over 500 employees (professors come from over 26 countries). It is chartered by the Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Icelandic Industries, and the Confederation of Icelandic Employers. The university became fully bilingual (English and Icelandic) by the beginning of 2010, and it consists of four academic schools: School of Law, School of Business, School of Computer Science, and the School of Science and Engineering.
Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and has around 120.000 inhabitants. English is spoken by nearly everyone. It's a green economy; meaning all energy for heat and electricity comes from renewable resources. The country is ranked number one on the Global Peace Index.
Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students:
*Please note, these are estimated dates and are subject to change. For the most updated information, please visit the host university website.
Estimated Monthly Cost:
Iceland has a reputation of being quite expensive so it is beneficial to see an estimate of how much money you could expect to spend.
The total cost of living in Reykjavik for a student is approximately 184,000 ISK a month. The price of renting a room can range between 65,000 ISK and 90,000 ISK a month. The remaining budget accounts for entertainment, transportation, meals, etc. It will always depend on each student's lifestyle.
Reykjavik University does not offer accommodation on or off campus. Students are in charge of arranging and securing their own accommodation in Reykjavik. We strongly recommended you begin this process early, as there is a lot of competition for student housing in Reykjavik, particularly before the autumn term. The International Exchange Office provides support and assistance with finding housing. The international office has a list houses offering special rates for students renting during the off peak season. This will be sent to all new students. Please be advised that the International Exchange Office puts forth information about housing options in Iceland to aid students in information gathering. All decisions regarding housing and possibly working during the student‘s time at Reykjavik University is the student‘s own decision and fully under his responsibility
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** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.