Bifröst University

country rank  4
world rank  6470

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University Overview

Founded in 1918, Háskólinn á Bifröst (Bifröst University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the village of Borgarnes (population range of under 2,500 inhabitants), Western Region. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Mennta- og menningarmálaráðuneytið (Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland), Háskólinn á Bifröst (Bifröst) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Háskólinn á Bifröst (Bifröst) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 102 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Icelandic higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Bifröst University
Acronym Bifröst
Founded 1918
Motto Small and personal
Colours Blue

University Location

Address Bifrost
Borgarnes (population range: under 2,500)
311 Western Region
T +354 433 3000
F +354 433 3001

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

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 30-40%
Admission Office Bifrost
Borgarnes 311

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 500-999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Bifröst University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Mennta- og menningarmálaráðuneytið


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Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020