Study information

The University of Iceland offers programmes on three levels:

  • Three-year undergraduate programmes leading to a Bachelor's degree (BA/BS)
  • Two-year graduate programmes leading to a Master's degree (MA/MS/M.Ed.)
  • Three-year doctoral programmes (Ph.D./Ed.D.)

In addition to this, shorter diploma programmes are available at both Bachelor and Master level.

Háskólatorg - mannlífOne year of full-time studies amounts to 60 credits, 30 per semester. University of Iceland credits are equal to ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). See further information on the university's credit system.

Details on courses on offer, programmes, and other study-related information are available on individual faculty websites and in the Course Catalogue.

Language of instruction

The main  language of instruction is Icelandic. Several faculties offer a steadily increasing number of courses in English.

Distance education

The university offers a variety of distance learning options, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. See information about distance education.

University network and intranet access

Students enrolled at the University of Iceland are allocated a username and password to access Ugla, the university intranet. Access to Ugla includes access to websites of the courses for which the student is registered. Course websites are an important source of information,  where study materials and other study-related information is provided. Students have access to their own file storage, web space and email address. Student file storage is backed up once per hour. Students are therefore encouraged to keep their files in the Ugla file storage space, for security reasons. The files are accessible through an internet connection anywhere in the world. See further information on Ugla and the university information technology service on the Computing Services site and in the Course Catalogue.

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