Háskóli Íslands

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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 small city of Reykjavík (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Capital Region. Officially recognized by the Mennta- og menningarmálaráðuneytið (Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Iceland), Háskóli Íslands (HI/UI) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 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 degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), 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 109 years old Icelandic 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. 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.

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University Identity

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

University Location

Address Sæmundargötu 2
101 Capital Region
Tel +354 525 4000
Fax +354 552 1331

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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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)

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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
525 4309

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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 Go to Háskóli Íslands's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Utrecht Network

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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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Site last updated: Sunday, 19 September 2021