Iceland is a such a lovely country for international students to study and live in. There are also a couple of free tuition universities for international students to study in. The country is highly developed with world class educational infrastructure.
Although Iceland is not a member of the European Union however, it recently signed the Schengen agreement which means international students who live in Iceland can freely move around Iceland.
Tuition fees of universities
Please note that In Iceland, tuition fees are not paid at public universities but students would be required to pay a compulsory and non-refundable registration fee. The cost of the registration fee in most cases is usually between 100 to 250 pounds.
For international students who choose to study at private higher education institutions, they will be required to pay both tuition and registration fees. That notwithstandingly, fees charged by private universities are comparably lower when compared fees charged by other European institutions.
That said, fees charged by private higher education institutions in Iceland vary but usually range between 4500 to 8000 pounds depending on the courses chosen by students.
Cost of living
Students who decide to study in Iceland will spend at least 660 pounds monthly. Cost of accommodation varies a lot. The rates of Reykjavik universities are higher than the rest of universities.
Every university in Iceland has its specific entry requirements. For instance, they may be situations where the academic criteria may be put aside if a candidate is highly recommended by a supervisor and the Education Committee of the chosen university. Students should ensure they get all important application information from the department.
Deadline for application
Deadline for application for studies at university in Iceland vary depending on the higher education institution and the study program chosen. Despite this, several higher education institutions have their application deadlines between March and June for studies starting in fall semester in September.
Most times, foreign undergraduate and graduate students must apply before March 15 although Nordic students can apply before April or the start of June.
Free tuition universities
University of Akureyri
Holar University College
Agricultural University of Iceland
University of Iceland
Iceland Academy of the Arts
Technical College of Iceland