Háskólinn í Reykjavík

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world rank  3476

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University Overview

Established in 1998, Háskólinn í Reykjavík (Reykjavík University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Reykjavík (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Capital Region. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Mennta- og menningarmálaráðuneytið (Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland), Háskólinn í Reykjavík (RU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Háskólinn í Reykjavík (RU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 21 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Icelandic higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Reykjavík University
Acronym RU
Founded 1998
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address Menntavegur 1
Reykjavík (population range: 50,000-249,999)
101 Capital Region
T +354 599 6200
F +354 599 6201

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office Menntavegur 1
Reykjavík 101
+354 599 6200

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Mennta- og menningarmálaráðuneytið

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • AMBA
  • APM
  • EPAS

Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019