Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
Agricultural University of Iceland (AUI) — public non-profit university. It is located in Borgarnes, Iceland. The higher education institution is considered one of the youngest in the country, as it was founded in 2005.
AUI conducts various scientific activities and is inviting students to join the research.
The academic year at AUI is continuous, which means that students have no break between courses. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. At public Irish universities, students don't have to pay tuition fees — that's why studying at AUI is free. But students pay the semester fee, which is about 7 USD per year. On the official website of the university, you can find all the up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.
When choosing an educational institution, it is necessary to take into account additional costs: accommodation, transportation, educational materials, meals and personal expenses.
Bachelor degree at AUI
In Iceland, school education lasts longer than 11 years, so it is not possible to enroll in a bachelor's program immediately after school. First, you need to eliminate the academic difference with the help of one of the preparatory programs (A-Levels, IB, Foundation, etc.). The second option is to study for a year at a university in your native country.
A rural campus is the best choice for those who enjoy outdoor activities. AUI has exactly this type of campus. It is located away from the city, creating conditions for greater student communication and a close-knit community. The university has a library where students can do their homework, write scientific papers or just read interesting books. Student life at AUI is filled with intercultural activities, as not only local students study here, but also students from abroad. The exchange of knowledge and experience, networking and new acquaintances — all this is an integral part of studenthood.
What to do after graduation
There are several options to stay in the country after graduation. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Read more about this on the embassy website. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.