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Life- and Environmental Science for Exchange Students

Sterna paradisaea

The Faculty of Life- and Environmental Sciences offers various courses each semester taught in English, which are available for exchange students.

When selecting a course, students need to be sure that the course is taught the semester for which they are applying. Courses not taught are clearly marked in the course catalogue for the relevant academic year.

For some courses you need to get permission from the relevant department to attend the course.

Please read the information regarding prerequisites for the courses given in the course catalogue

Courses can vary between years, some courses are taught every other year

A list of all single courses taught in English can be found here

If you have questions regarding the courses please send an email to

Field trips

Some of the courses include field trips. This gives the students an unique opportunity to explore the Icelandic nature. Field trips may include some travelling expenses.

Students at a fieldtrip
Students on a field trip
Near the lake Askja
Hot spring
Students on a filed trip
Field trip on a glacier
bird beeing marked
Apodemus sylvaticus
Further information on the exchange programmes