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Icelandic as a second language

Icelandic as a second language

180 ECTS - BA degree

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Studies in Icelandic as a second language are an excellent choice for students who want to improve their practical and/or academic skills in Icelandic. Two separate programmes are offered: the BA programme and the Practical Diploma programme. Further information.

Icelandic as a second language

Studies in Icelandic as a second language are an excellent choice for students who want to improve their practical and/or academic skills in Icelandic. Two separate programmes are offered: the BA programme and the Practical Diploma programme. Additionally, we offer a special practical beginners’ course in Icelandic. Further information.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate studies

Matriculation examination and a proof of English proficiency from international applicants whose native language is not English (Minimum score TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5). All students must also pass a special admission exam. The skills that will be tested are on the level with the course Icelandic online I and II, which is to be found free of charge on the web (www.icelandiconline.com)

Contact us

The office of School of Humanities is located at the 3rd floor of the Main Building, Sæmundargata 1. Opening hours are from 10-12 and 13-15 on weekdays.

You can call us at +354 5254400 or send us an e-mail at hug@hi.is.

Our students can use the University Service Desk as the point of access for all service.