Reykjavik University

Reykjavik University


Brief information

Study at one of the most modern universities in Europe and also experience the unsurpassed beauty of Iceland? Reykjavik University makes it possible!

According to AbbreviationFinder, the university in the south of the Icelandic capital attaches great importance to research and innovation : The large number of publications in renowned academic journals testifies to the high scientific and social influence of the university, which reflects the modernity of the nation in the areas of democracy, security, education and gender equality. It is not for nothing that the university, which was only founded in 1998, is one of the top 100 young universities in the Times Higher Education Rankings thanks to its respected faculties in the fields of business, law, engineering and computer science.

Due to Iceland’s geographic location between Europe and America, Reykjavik University maintains cooperations with local and international partners. The positive relationship with industry is also reflected in the practice-oriented teaching content. Close cooperation with fellow students and lecturers and interactive learning are also guaranteed by the small course sizes.

Compliance with the United Nations Responsible Management Education Principles is a top priority at Reykjavik University. As part of the “world’s greenest economy”, the university attaches great importance to climate neutrality and the sustainable energy supply of the university buildings.

With 25 English -taught master’s -level programs, studying abroad at Reykjavik University is the perfect way to prepare for the challenges of the future in the world’s northernmost capital.

  • Reykjavik University website

University facts

Year of foundation: 1998

University Type: Private University

Number of students: 3500 in total, 450 international, 200 full-time students, 250 exchange students


  • AMBA (Association of MBAs)
  • EPAS (EFMD Program Accreditation System)

Academic year:

The academic year at Reykjavik University is divided into two semesters.

Study programs

  • semester abroad
  • bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • Summer Sessions

Reykjavik University offers international bachelor and master students the opportunity to spend one or two semesters abroad in Iceland.

The range of courses, which includes 25 English-language courses, is based on the four faculties of Reykjavik University: the School of Business, School of Computer Science, School of Law and School of Science and Engineering.

During a two-day international induction period, Study Abroad students get to know the university and become familiar with both the academic processes and the culture of Iceland. In addition, the international students are supported by mentor groups who organize introductory and leisure activities for the internationals and accompany them during the enrollment process .

  • Reykjavik University Study Abroad program


  • Fall (Bachelor) 2022


1900.00 EUR

  • Case (Masters) 2022


3300.00 EUR

confirmation fee

EUR 450.00

Reykjavik University tuition is a flat rate for students of any subject for a full semester of 30 ECTS. In the Master’s program, the fees may be higher in individual departments – we will be happy to provide more details on request.

In addition, all students are required to make a confirmation payment of ISK 60,000 equivalent to EUR 450 at the start of their studies at Reykjavik University.

You can find more information at the following link:

  • Reykjavik University Tuition Fees

Financing options

Interested parties can apply for foreign BAföG to finance their semester abroad at Reykjavik University. Those eligible for funding not only receive a subsidy towards tuition fees of up to EUR 4,600 through Auslands-BAföG, but are also supported with living, travel and health insurance costs.

University-specific scholarships:

  • Reykjavík University Instagram Takeover Scholarship


International applicants for the Study Abroad program in the undergraduate program at Reykjavik University must have a high school diploma or university entrance qualification, have completed 60 ECTS at their home university and have a sufficiently good command of English.

Applicants who want to take courses in the master ‘s area must have either a bachelor’s degree or 180 ECTS

Proof of English level can be provided by a standardized language test such as TOEFL or IELTS.

Further, subject-specific application requirements can be found on the following page:

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Undergraduate postgraduate
DAAD language test B2 level B2 level
IELTS 6.5 6.5
TOEFL (internet based) 91 91

The language certificate cannot be submitted later.

  • Reykjavik University Application Requirements


Studies/Courses in English – Postgraduate

  • Business
  • computer science
  • Law

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Business
  • computer science
  • Psychology
  • Science and Engineering
  • Sports Science


The Reykjavik University campus is located in one of the capital’s most popular natural areas. The still young university attaches great importance to sustainability and houses one of the most modern buildings in Iceland, which is equipped with its own weather station and CO2 monitors. In addition to computer rooms and study areas, the campus also has a fitness studio and smaller cafés and shops.

In the immediate vicinity is Iceland’s only geothermal beach, Nautholsvik, a popular destination for students to go for a swim or relax in a hot tub after classes. In addition, the area offers students the opportunity to relax on the numerous footpaths and cycle paths in the surrounding forest or to marvel at the impressive Northern Lights in the neighboring Perlan Planetarium.

  • Reykjavik University campus map


Reykjavik University does not have its own student accommodation. However, the International Office is happy to support international students in finding accommodation.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • Private apartments / hotels

The college town of Reykjavík

Reykjavik (Eng. “Bay of Smoke”), the multifaceted capital of Iceland, offers everything your heart desires: an up-and-coming art and culture scene, historical buildings and exciting natural attractions. Almost 200,000 people live in the northernmost metropolis in the world, the 37.3 percent of the country’s total population. The many unforgettable sights inspire culture and nature lovers, nightlife lovers and sports fans alike.

Surrounded by hot springs, mighty glaciers and roaring springs, Reykjavik is the ideal city for water fans. No wonder that it is the same here There are 18 pools resembling a luxury spa, some with multiple hot tubs and saunas, making bathing fun all year round.
Towering over the center of Reykjavik is the Hallgrímskirkja Evangelical Lutheran Church, the second tallest building in Iceland. With its architecture inspired by Iceland’s nature and its 25-ton pipe organ, it is one of the city’s most famous landmarks.

From Hallgrímskirkja Church it is easy to explore the colorful city center on foot. The shopping streets of Laugavegur, Bankastraeti, Austurstraeti, Laekjargata and Skólavördustígur invite you to shop for sportswear or designer items. The city lake Tjörnin is particularly popular for relaxing from the hustle and bustle. In winter he invites you to ice skate. South of the lake is the University of Iceland and the Nordic House. Exhibitions and concerts are regularly held here.

Reykjavik harbor is the ideal starting point for a whale watching tour. Don’t miss the Wahles of Iceland Museum or the Aurora Reykjavik Museum, as well as the colorful street art in Vesturgata.

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