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Háskóli Íslands

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Founded in 1911, the Háskóli Íslands (University of Iceland) is a non-profit public 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, Háskóli Íslands (HI / UI) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Icelandic higher education institution. Háskóli Íslands (HI / UI) 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 112-year-old Icelandic higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this Icelandic higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. HI / UI also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Háskóli Íslands's Control Typepublic


Háskóli Íslands's Entity Typenon-profit


Háskóli Íslands' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Háskóli Íslands's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Name (English) University of Iceland
Acronym HI / UI
Founded 1911
Colours Blue and white
Mascot Athena

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University Location

Address Sæmundargötu 2
101 Capital Region
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Háskóli Íslands Phone Number +354 525 4000
Háskóli Íslands Fax Number +354 552 1331

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 Háskóli Íslands'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 Háskóli Íslands'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 Háskóli Íslands'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 Háskóli Íslands.

Háskóli Íslands: Tuition Fees Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Háskóli Íslands's admission information.

Háskóli Íslands's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Háskóli Íslands's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Háskóli Íslands a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Háskóli Íslands's acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.

Háskóli Íslands's International Students Admission International Students Admission

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

University of Iceland has more than 1000 international students.

Háskóli Íslands's Admission Office Admission Office

Sæmundargata 6
Reykjavik 101
525 4309

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Háskóli Íslands.

Háskóli Íslands's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Háskóli Íslands has an enrollment range of 10,000-14,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Háskóli Íslands's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 500-599 academic employees (Faculty).

Háskóli Íslands's Control Type Control Type

Háskóli Íslands is a public higher education institution.

Háskóli Íslands's Entity Type Entity Type

Háskóli Íslands is a non-profit higher education institution.

Háskóli Íslands's Campus Setting Campus Setting

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

Háskóli Íslands's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Háskóli Íslands does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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Háskóli Íslands's Library University Library

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Háskóli Íslands's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Háskóli Íslands's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

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

Háskóli Íslands's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Háskóli Íslands's main services:

Háskóli Íslands's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Háskóli Íslands's Study Abroad Study Abroad

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

Háskóli Íslands's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Háskóli Íslands's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Háskóli Íslands's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

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.

Háskóli Íslands's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Háskóli Íslands 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

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Utrecht Network

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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