Ranking   1627   1
Háskóli Íslands
Country Iceland
City Reykjavik
Bachelor (foreigners) 580 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) 580 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens) 8 USD/year.
Master (citizens) 8 USD/year.
Cost of living $1,125 -2,008 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 90%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1911
Abbreviation UI
Teachers 3,499
Students 19,999
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
• Mennta- og menningarmálaráðuneyti
• European University Association (EUA)
• Utrecht Network
World ranking 1627
Country ranking 1
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 1627
Cost of living in Reykjavik
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 477 606
Food 389 723
Transportation 76 264
Communications and utilities 97 97
Clothing 51 189
Sports and leisure 36 129
Total 1,125 2,008
Accommodation in Reykjavik USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 482
Shared room in city centre 612
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 848
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 1,135
Alternative title
is Háskóli Íslands
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University of Iceland or Háskóli Íslands (UI) - public higher education institution in Iceland. UI began its academic activity in1911. The main building of the university is located in Reykjavik inside an urban campus.

University ranking. University of Iceland is proud of its impeccable reputation and frequently takes the top spots in renowned international rankings. University of Iceland is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities on the planet, securing the place in the top 5% of the world’s best universities.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The admission process involves prior academic performance evaluation. It is not that difficult to get accepted to the university as the competition is fairly mild - 90 seats per 100 applicants. The university shares the popular system in Iceland that divides the academic year into semesters. The tuition fees for bachelor’s programs rarely exceed 1000 USD. If you want to obtain your master’s at UI this will cost you less than 1000 USD. Even though the tuition fees are not that high, the students still can apply for scholarship. Among the programs applicants can also find their online equivalents and other online courses. More information about tuition fees and admission requirements can be found on the official website of the university(http://www.hi.is).

The composition of the university. University of Iceland is average in terms of student capacity, teaching the maximum of 20 thousand students. The university accepts both local and foreign students. The academic staff consists of more than 3 thousand specialists. The university provides its students with the opportunity to participate in the international exchange programs. To learn more about the students and alumni of the university you can visit the university’s social media pages: Twitter, Facebook.

Infrastructure of UI. The university has its own library. Also the university provides accommodations in the form of dormitories. It is a member of European University Association (EUA), as well as Utrecht Network.
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