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Háskólinn í Reykjavík

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Established in 1998, the Háskólinn í Reykjavík (Reykjavík University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Reykjavík (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Capital Region. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Universities, Industry and Innovation of Iceland, Háskólinn í Reykjavík (RU) is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational Icelandic higher education institution. Háskólinn í Reykjavík (RU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 25-year-old Icelandic higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this Icelandic higher education organization an averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. RU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Control Typeprivate


Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Entity Typenon-profit


Háskólinn í Reykjavík' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized


Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateaveragely selective

University Identity

Name (English) Reykjavík University
Acronym RU
Founded 1998
Colours Red and white

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University Location

Address Menntavegur 1
101 Capital Region
Háskólinn í Reykjavík's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Háskólinn í Reykjavík Phone Number +354 599 6200
Háskólinn í Reykjavík Fax Number +354 599 6201

Study Areas / Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of study areas they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Háskólinn í Reykjavík's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Programs and courses

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Háskólinn í Reykjavík.

Háskólinn í Reykjavík: Tuition Fees Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Háskólinn í Reykjavík's admission information.

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Háskólinn í Reykjavík a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this institution an averagely selective higher education institution.

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Reykjavík University has more than 200 international students.

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Admission Office Admission Office

Menntavegur 1
Reykjavík 101
599 6200

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Háskólinn í Reykjavík.

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Háskólinn í Reykjavík has an enrollment range of 2,000-2,999 students making it a small-sized institution.

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 100-199 academic employees (Faculty).

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Control Type Control Type

Háskólinn í Reykjavík is a private higher education institution.

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Entity Type Entity Type

Háskólinn í Reykjavík is a non-profit higher education institution.

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Háskólinn í Reykjavík does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Háskólinn í Reykjavík's main facilities:

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Library University Library

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Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Housing University Housing

Not reported

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Háskólinn í Reykjavík's main services:

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Financial Aid Financial Aid

Not reported

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Háskólinn í Reykjavík is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Ministry of Universities, Industry and Innovation of Iceland

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Háskólinn í Reykjavík 's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • APM
  • EFMD Programme Accreditation System (EPAS)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Free Online Courses

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