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Students and COVID-19

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The aim at the University of Iceland is on keeping education as normal as possible for the autumn semester. However, teaching and other operations at the University come under general restrictions.

The main rules at the University are as follows:

  • Maintain a distance of 1 metre from other people. 
  • Masks are required where it is not possible to maintain 1 metre distance. The face masks must be used correctly.
  • It is permissible to remove your mask once you are seated in the classroom, even if you are less than 1 metre from other people.
  • The maximum number of people permitted in the same space is 2,000, with certain restrictions
  • The actions of every individual matter, since personal steps to prevent infection can make all the difference when it comes to controlling the spread of the virus.

The University of Iceland Emergency Response Board meets regularly to plan contingency measures in response to the COVID-19 epidemic and sends announcements to students and concerning measures when necessary.

Below are answers to the questions that may arise among students. Do you have more questions? Please contact us via the webchat in the lower right hand corner of this page.

Life on campus





Physical and psychological health






Written projects and final theses 

Exchange and international students

The University of Iceland welcomes international students for the Academic Year 2021-2022.  As the situation regarding the COVID-19 differs between countries we advise exchange students and international students to follow the advice given by their home university and the authorities. 





Application for study

The deadline for applications from international students for the autumn 2021 was 1 February. After you have submitted your application, you need to stay up to date with the progression of your application, mesasges in the University of Iceland Communication Portal. You will find this information under the “Application – overview” tab.

For further information on application and status please send an e-mail to admission@hi.is 

High-risk areas / travel

Further information