University of Iceland

Welcome to the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

The Faculty offers a diverse variety of undergraduate and graduate programmes

Social and Human Sciences



In general, a lecturer has two weeks to hand in examination results. However, in December the deadline for handing in examination results is three weeks.

Grades are awarded as whole and half numbers from 0 to 10.

First class with distinction9.00 - 10
First class7.25 - 8.99
Second class6.00 - 7.24

The main grade is the weighted average of all final grades and it is calculated to two decimal points.

A student is not considered to have passed a course unless the grade is 5.0. In accordance with the Rules for the University of Iceland faculties are permitted to provide exceptions in individual examinations, which are considered examination parts or examination categories with a special minimum grade. In the same manner faculties are permitted to demand higher or lower minimum grades for specific examinations, examination parts or examination categories. Special faculty provisions for minimum grades higher or lower than 5.0 in specific examinations, examination parts or examination categories are valid only for students of the respective faculty.

Students access their grades in Ugla under "My courses". Students can request printed, standardised academic transcripts from the Registration Office.

Further information regarding assessment, grading and examinations can be found in the Course Catalogue.



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