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Supporting Documents

Supporting Documents - Available at University of Iceland

The deadline for sending supporting documents is stated in an email sent to applicants after the application has been submitted.
Supporting documents need to be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • With an electronic signature in pdf format 
    Only pdf documents are accepted with application that are digitally signed by the institution and coming from trusted Adobe parties. The document can be attached in the online application form or sent to
  • Certified documents on paper
    Signed and stamped in color by the appropriate institution or an official party, e.g. the magistrate. The documents must be sent by post to the University of Iceland, Student Registration, Saemundargata 4, 102 Reykjavík, Iceland. It is also possible to hand them to the Service Desk in the University Centre which is in the same building as Student Registration.
  • Direct online verification database or electronic validation portal 
    This applies f.ex. to governmental or institutional online verification portals.
    Applicants are required to provide information on the location of the portal and include any information (such as reference number) which is part of the verification process. Students are responsible for all fees associated with this process.
  • Documents issued by a country's service portal 
    Third party service portals such as: Parchment, GradIntelligence, National Student Clearing House, Digitary and Open Certs. Access to the portal is sent to Applicants are responsible for all fees associated with this process. Make sure that any reference numbers that is needed for the online verification is included in your email.

Applicants who are finishing or have finished an undergraduate programme at the University of Iceland after 1980 do not need to submit certified transcripts or diplomas from that study.

Photocopies or scanned transcripts are not valid documents.

Note: Only some study programmes can be taught in English and are offered to international students. All other study programmes are entirely taught in Icelandic, require Icelandic proficiency, and may not be available to international students.

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