Iceland is a lovely and great place for international students to study and live. The country is located in the North Atlantic Ocean near to the Artic pole. The country is well developed with top notch higher education system.
Iceland is not a member of the European Union but signed the Schengen agreement which means students who decide to study in Iceland can benefit from its Schengen membership as they can move freely around Europe.
TUITION FEES IN ICELAND UNIVERSITIES
In Iceland, tuition fees are not paid at public universities but students will have to pay a compulsory and non-refundable registration fee. The cost of the registration fee in most cases is usually between 100 to 250 pounds.
For students who choose to study at private higher education institutions, they will need to pay both tuition and registration fees. Private higher education institutions charge tuition fees but the fees charged are low when compared to other European institutions.
The fees charged by private higher education institutions in Iceland vary but usually range between 4500 to 8000 pounds depending on the courses chosen by students.
LIVING COSTS IN ICELAND
Students who decide to study in Iceland will spend at least 660 pounds monthly. Cost of accommodation varies a lot. The rates of Reykjavik universities are higher than the rest of universities.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS IN ICELAND
Every university in Iceland has its own criteria and requirements. There are instances where the academic criteria may be put aside if a candidate is highly recommended by a supervisor and the Education Committee of the chosen university. Students should ensure they get information from the department.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
Deadline for application for studies at university in Iceland vary depending on the higher education institution and the study program chosen. Despite this, several higher education institutions have their application deadlines between March and June for studies starting in fall semester in September.
Most times, foreign undergraduate and graduate students must apply before March 15 although Nordic students can apply before April or the start of June.
Below is a list of top universities in Iceland
University of Akureyri
Holar University College
Agricultural University of Iceland
University of Iceland
Iceland Academy of the Arts
Technical College of Iceland