Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
Reykjavík University (RU) — private for-profit university. It is located in Reykjavik, Iceland. The higher education institution was founded not so long ago — in 1998 — which is why it is considered one of the youngest in the country.
At RU, you can get a master degree in different fields of study.
As in many other universities in the country, the academic calendar at RU is divided into two semesters. But for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees at RU for local citizens starts from 37 USD per year. For international students, the cost of study differs — from 765 USD. The exact cost of programs and information on the availability of scholarships can be found on the website of the university.
In addition to the cost of education, it is necessary to pay attention to additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.
11 years of school is not enough to get into RU. Since students study longer in Iceland, you must first eliminate the academic difference — study for a year at a university in your home country, or take one of the preparatory programs (A-Levels, IB, Foundation, etc.).
Master's degree at RU
To confirm your level of English, you must pass IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score for admission is 6. TOEFL — 79 or higher.
The campus of RU is located in Reykjavik. This is a fairly large city that opens up many opportunities for students: from cafes, restaurants and other entertainment to internships at large companies. But an urban campus can also be a disadvantage, because big city life distracts some students from their studies. Students have access to the extensive scientific library of the university. The collection of scientific papers helps them in conducting research. RU regularly accepts students for international exchange programs, providing both local and international students with the opportunity to come into contact with different cultures and gain unique experience.
If you want to stay in Iceland after graduation, one of your options is to apply for a work visa. To do this, you need to get an offer from an employer. Look for more immigration options in our article.