Universities in Iceland

Presently, there are seven nationally accredited institutions in Iceland providing various programmes at different levels. Additionally, there are also institutions providing higher education in specialised areas in co-operation with one of the seven accredited institutions.

Most of the higher education institutions are run by the state or private parties with state support. Currently there are approximately 18.000 students enrolled in the higher education system, of which about 5% are international students.

On the left margin, you can find direct links to the websites of the seven universities in Iceland.

Other higher education institutions

In Iceland, there are also a few institutions providing higher education in specialised areas in co-operation with other accredited institutions, i.e. one of the seven universities that are found in Iceland, or a foreign accredited institution.

On the left margin, you can find direct links to the websites of those institutions offering higher education in Iceland in collaboration with an accredited institution. Below is a short description of each of them.

Keilir, Atlantic Centre of Excellence

Offers bachelor programmes in Energy, Technology and Mecatronics. Accredited by the University of Iceland.

Website: Keilir

Iceland School of Energy

Iceland School of Energy is a part of Reykjavík University and offers graduate education in sustainable energy: including hydro, geothermal and wind power.

Website: Iceland School of Energy

University Centre of the Westfjords

Offers a Master's degree in Coastal and Marine Management. Accredited by the University of Akureyri.

Website: University Centre of the Westfjords

The Reykjavik Academy of Singing and Vocal Arts

Offers teachers training and soloist training at the undergraduate level. Accredited by the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music in the UK.

Website: The Reykjavik Academy of Singing and Vocal Arts

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