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Admission Requirements

Undergraduate studies


The minimum requirement for admission to the University of Iceland is an Icelandic matriculation examination (stúdentspróf) or an equivalent level of study. To see if you meet the requirements stipulated by the University of Iceland for admission to undergraduate programmes, visit the entry requirements site.


Beyond the matriculation examination, admission requirements vary between the University's Faculties. Please note that applicants, whose native language is not English, may need to proof their English proficiency by submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores. Refer to the proof of English proficiency requirements page for further details.

Detailed information on admission requirements can be found in the Regulation on admission requirements for undergraduate study at the University of Iceland, no. 319/2009 and in Faculty information sections in the course catalogue. In addition, admission requirements are stipulated for each programme. Familiarise yourself thoroughly with the admission requirements prior to selecting a programme (see also the course catalogue provisions).

Entrance examinations and enrolment restrictions

Entrance examinations for the Bachelor programmes in Law, Nursing, Medicine, and Physical Therapy Sciences are held in June. For Icelandic as a second language, BA, students must pass a special admission exam held in the second week of June. Competitive examinations are held for Dental Technology, Odontology, and Radiography at the end of the autumn semester in December. Visit the course catalogue for further information on enrolment restrictions and provisions.

Graduate studies

Specific faculty rules apply regarding admission requirements for graduate studies at the Master's and doctoral levels. These rules are published in the course catalogue and on the websites of individual faculties. Applicants, whose native language is not English, may need to proof their English proficiency by submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores. Refer to the proof of English proficiency requirements page for further details.

Further information

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