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How to apply

How to apply - Available at University of Iceland

Before considering doctoral studies, applicants must have determined their field of interest. Applicants often find a research project and a supervisor after discussing with teachers, scientists or experts at the University of Iceland or other institutions. Master's study research projects sometimes also extend into doctoral projects. When scientists receive grants for specific research projects they often advertise for doctoral students' participation. 

You can search for a specialist at UI here.

The application process is as follows: 

  1. The applicant submit an electronic application form. Please notify our office when an application has been submitted. Supporting documents requested are the applicant’s CV and degree certificates, CV and publication list for the supervisor and members of the doctoral committee, as well as copy of permissions (where applicable). Please note that the application cannot be processed without all above-mentioned documents. 

  2. The applicant emails the application form including a research proposal to The research proposal is signed off by the supervisor. 

  1. The board of study evaluates the application. 

  1. Faculty and Doctoral Committees evaluate the application. 

  1. Interview. 

  1. Enrolment and collection of registration fees. 

Timeline of the application process is on average 4-6 weeks.