University of Iceland

Environment and Natural Resources

Interdisciplinary graduate programme

Environment and Natural Resources

Admissions criteria

Admission criteria

  1. Applicants must have completed a BA/BS/B.ed. degree at the University of Iceland, or a comparable degree from another University - first class. First class refers to grade point average of at least 7.25 on a scale from 1-10. This is regardless of the subject of previous degrees.
  2. All international applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to provide results of the TOEFL (85) or IELTS (6.5) tests as evidence of English proficiency, see more information about English proficiency and exemptions
  3. Applicants are asked to submit a letter of motivation, 1-2 pages, where they should state the reasons they want to pursue graduate work, the issues and problems they want to address, and their future academic and/or professional goals, and a suggestion or outline for a final paper. Reasons for choosing the University of Iceland should be briefly explained.
  4. Confidential letters of recommendation (2-3) should be submitted. These should be from faculty members or others who are familiar with your academic work and qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study.
Fulfilling the admission criteria does not guarantee admission. Only a limited number of students can be admitted to the programme each year, and the number of well-qualified applicants may exceed the number of places available. It may, therefore, be necessary to reject well-qualified applicants. 

It should be noted that student permits for entry and/or residence in Iceland, as well as financing, are the responsibility of applicants. 

Applications will not be processed until all required information has been received.

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