Háskóli Íslands

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world rank  1145

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University Overview

Founded in 1911, Háskóli Íslands (University of Iceland) is a non-profit public 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), Háskóli Íslands (UI) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Háskóli Íslands (UI) 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 108 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Icelandic higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Iceland
Acronym UI
Founded 1911
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Sæmundargötu 2
Reykjavík (population range: 50,000-249,999)
101 Capital Region
T +354 525 4000
F +354 552-1331

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 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 80-90%
Admission Office Sæmundargata 6
Reykjavik 101
+354 525 4309

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 3,000-3,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Mennta- og menningarmálaráðuneytið

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Utrecht Network

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019