Student residence permit for non-EEA/EFTA citizens

Important note!

Due to new immigration legislation coming into force on January 1st 2017, the information on this page may be subject to change. For the most recent updates or further information, see or contact the Directorate of Immigration, 

Non-EEA/EFTA citizens who intend to study in Iceland must apply for a student permit at the Directorate of Immigration before arrival. Please visit the website of the Directorate of Immigration for detailed information on the application process.

Applicants from countries outside the EEA/EFTA are not allowed to enter Iceland without a permit.

Before arrival


Upon arrival


During the stay


Leaving Iceland


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