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Study In Iceland

Information about studying in Iceland

There are seven nationally accredited institutions at a higher educational level in Iceland providing various programmes at different levels:

  • Agricultural University of Iceland
  • Bifröst University
  • Hólar University College
  • Iceland Academy of the Arts
  • Reykjavik University
  • University of Akureyri
  • University of Iceland

Overview

The country has rather a dramatic nickname, ‘the land of fire and ice’, which refers to its impressive variety of natural features. Iceland is one of the world’s most active volcanic regions, while also having large areas covered in glaciers. A sparsely populated island nation in the north west of Europe, Iceland is also known for its hot springs, fishing industry and high quality of life.

The country was hit hard by the 2008 global financial crisis, but has seen steady economic recovery since 2010. Recent years have also seen Iceland become increasingly popular as a tourist destination, with travelers enticed both by the stunning natural scenery and the cultural attractions of capital Reykjavík – celebrated for its colorful buildings, vibrant music scene and nightlife.