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Admission Requirements

Undergraduate studies

Students who enrol at the University of Iceland shall have completed a matriculation examination (stúdentspróf), or an equivalent examination.

Admissions examination for Medicine and Physical Therapy Sciences

There is a special admissions examination for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Iceland (Medicine and Physical Therapy Sciences) held in June each year. Rules for the admissions exam have been approved by the University Council (háskólaráð).
Please note that the exam is in icelandic.

Regulation on the admission of new students to medicine or physical therapy sciences at the University of Iceland Faculty of Medicine.

Be in contact with the Faculty of Medicine office, tel: +354 525 4881 or email: if you have any questions or comments.

Graduate studies

Admission requriements for MS study in the Faculty of Medicine is a BS degree from the University of Iceland, or an equivalent degree or examination, with a minimum GPA of 6.5 (on a scale from 0-10). It is permitted to disregard the minimum mark rule if a student has, e.g., demonstrated his/her academic aptitude and/or qualifications in independent research.

Admission requirements for PhD study at the Faculty of Medicine is a research-based MS degree or a comparable qualification with a minimum GPA of 7.25 (on a scale from 1-10). It is permitted to waive the minimum mark requirement for applicants with confirmed research experience.

Application process

First of all applicants need to fill in an electronic application for graduate studies (available while applications are being accepted), see also information about applications and deadlines

Then there are some documents needed along with the application (in PDF format). See further information about admission requirements and the application process for study programmes taught in English below.

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