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Icelandic as a second language - Practical diploma


Icelandic as a second language, for Practical Purposes

60 ECTS - Diploma

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The programme is designed to provide regular students and exchange students with general language proficiency in Icelandic. It is an excellent choice for people who want to improve their language skills as a preparation for further studies in Icelandic as a second language or to develop their career options in Icelandic society.

Aims and structure

The aim of the programme is to provide students with basic language skills in Icelandic. The focus is on speaking, writing and understanding modern Icelandic. More information.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate studies

Foreign equivalent to the Icelandic matriculation examination (stúdentspróf) or equivalent qualification. Further information can be found in article 17, regulation on admission requirements for undergraduate study no. 331/2022. Students whose native language is not English must also demonstrate English proficiency (TOEFL with a minimum grade of 79 or IELTS with a minimum grade of 6.5).

Contact us

The Office of the School of Humanities is located at the 3rd floor of the Main Building, Sæmundargata 1. Opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. on weekdays.

You can call us at +354 525 4400 or send us an email at

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