Admission requirements

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Undergraduate studies

General
Students who enrol at the University of Iceland shall have completed an Icelandic matriculation examination (stúdentspróf) or the equivalent level of study. If you are an international student, please refer to the following page to see if you meet the requirements made by the University of Iceland for admission to undergraduate programmes: http://english.enicnaric.is/entry-requirements.html.

Further
Beyond the matriculation examination, admission requirements vary between university faculties. Please note that applicants, whose native language is not English, may need to proof their English proficiency by submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores. Refer to the Proof of English proficiency requirements page for further details.

Detailed information on admission requirements can be found in the Regulation on admission requirements for undergraduate study and in faculty information in the course catalogue. In addition, admission requirements are stipulated for each programme. Familiarise yourself thoroughly with the admission requirements prior to selecting a programme. See also the course catalogue provisions.

Entrance examinations and enrolment restrictions

Entrance examinations for the Bachelor programmes in Law, Nursing, Medicine and Physical Therapy Sciences are held in June. For Icelandic as a second language, BA, students must pass a special admission exam held in late August. Competitive examinations are held for Dental technology, Odontology and Radiography at the end of the autumn semester in December. See further information on enrolment restrictions and provisions in the course catalogue.

Graduate studies

Specific faculty rules apply regarding admission requirements for graduate studies at the Master's and doctoral levels. These rules are published in the course catalogue and on faculty websites. Applicants, whose native language is not English, may need to proof their English proficiency by submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores. See the Proof of English proficiency requirements page for further details.

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