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Life- and Environmental Science for Exchange Students

students on a hiking trip

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.

UAU courses marked with M are available for graduate students and undergraduate students who have finished at least 120 ECTS. UAU018M 'The Arctic Circle' is available for undergraduate students who have finished 90 ECTS  and all graduate students.

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 offered during the academic year 2018-2019

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 expences. 

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

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