Almost a thousand students have registered for the summer courses at the University of Iceland this summer organised in collaboration with the Icelandic government.
A diverse range of almost a hundred courses are offered designed for current students in undergraduate and graduate studies; new students who are registered to begin their studies this autumn; and others planning to pursue higher education, or those wishing to improve their skills. Credits for some courses count towards degrees at the University of Iceland, whilst others are general without any credits. Online courses with international partner universities will also be available.
Registration for these courses are already close to 2,000 in the first week of registration from around 1,000 individuals. "These initial registrations are extremely promising and indicate great interest in the University's summer programme. We expect that registrations will continue to grow steadily in the next few days as we advertise the courses further. The courses on offer are diverse and we also have interesting online courses in collaboration with international partner universities on the edX platform," says Róbert H. Haraldsson, Director of the Division of Academic Affairs at the University of Iceland.
The first summer courses begin on 2 June and the last ones end on 15 August. "We did not really know what to expect with a summer semester and could not really predict the demand in these unprecedented circumstances. The response once we opened for registration was thus a pleasant surprise. The courses in the summer programme are diverse and there should be something for everyone," says Róbert.
There is a special webpage designated to the summer programme with information on all courses and an overview of courses taught in English, as well as courses in Icelandic as a second language.
Students registered on a study programme for the academic year 2019-2020, can take summer courses without paying a separate registration fee, since the summer semester is part of the 2019-2020 academic year.