Residence Permit for Students
If you are a citizen of a country which is not a member of the European Union (EU) and wish to study in Iceland for more than three months, you must have a residence permit granted before you enter Iceland.
Application for a residence permit in Iceland is handled by the Directorate of Immigration. The applicant must be registered as a full time student at a university, vocational school, or other studies meeting university admission requirements.
Estimated processing time for applications is 90 days from the date of receiving adequate documentation. If supporting documents are missing or inadequate, the processing time will lengthen. The Embassy would like to advise those who wish to study in Iceland to act quickly and hand the application in as early as possible.
Please visit the website of the Directorate of Immigration in Iceland for detailed information on the processing fee.
Please visit the website of the Directorate of Immigration in Iceland for detailed information on the application process, documentation needed, and next steps to take in order to become an enrolled student in one of Iceland's fine universities.
Website: Directorate of Immigration