Reykjavík University

country rank  2
world rank  3476

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University Overview

Established in 1998, Háskólinn í Reykjavík (Reykjavík University) is a non-profit private 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 menningarmálaráðuneyti (Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland), Háskólinn í Reykjavík (RU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Háskólinn í Reykjavík (RU) 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 21 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Icelandic higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Reykjavík University
Acronym RU
Founded 1998
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address Menntavegur 1
Reykjavík (population range: 50,000-249,999)
101 Capital Region
T +354 599 6200
F +354 599 6201

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office Menntavegur 1
Reykjavík 101
+354 599 6200

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 200-299
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Háskólinn í Reykjavík's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Mennta- og menningarmálaráðuneyti

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • AMBA
  • APM
  • EPAS


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Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 February 2019