Application process

Full time students

Exchange students see below

Before you apply

Are you qualified?

Make sure you meet the general university admission requirements, and individual programme requirements for your programme.

Apply

Follow the guidelines, fill in the online application form before the application deadline.

Please note that all applications require supporting materials to be submitted along with the completed application form. Incomplete applications will not be assessed. Reykjavik University accepts scanned documents initially, for admission assessment, which can be uploaded to the application form, but original copies must be submitted to receive an unconditional offer. You do not need to supply original transcripts until specifically requested. For assistance with applying, please contact admissions@ru.is

Supporting documents

  • Official university transcript/s

You should submit a detailed record of your higher education up to the present, including programmes of study taken and grades achieved. If you have not yet completed your undergraduate degree, you should provide an official interim transcript detailing grades achieved to date.

  • English language test score certificate (non-native speakers only).

You should upload a scanned copy of the original English language test certificate. If you do not have test results at the time of applying, you should submit your application without these scores and send them to us separately once available.

  • Language test waiver

The requirement to provide English proficiency scores may be waived in cases where you have successfully completed, or are currently completing, a full-time degree-level course of a minimum of nine months at a recognised institution where the medium of instruction and assessment is entirely in English. If you wish to apply for a waiver of the English language test requirement, you will need to upload a letter with your application outlining the reasons why you should be exempted.

  •  CV/résumé
  • Scanned copy of passport

Only a scanned copy of the main page of your passport (the page with the photo) is required. If you do not have a passport, then provide a scanned copy of your national identity card or equivalent document in your country.

  • Two academic references
    You should select two referees who can provide an informed view of your academic or professional ability and suitability for your chosen programme of study
    Please note that we are not able to accept references uploaded to this online application form.

Please ask each referee to send their reference on institutional or professional letter-headed paper in a sealed envelope to the following address: 

Reykjavik University

International Admissions

Menntavegur 1

Reykjavik, 101

Iceland

Your referee can also submit their reference to us via email to admissions@ru.is.  

Waiting for an offer

Interviews

You may be invited for an interview before a decision is made. Students outside of Iceland are offered interviews via Skype or telephone. 

Offers

If your application is successful, we will send you:

  • An offer of a place in a programme
  • An invoice for fee payments
  • Information about visa requirements

Accepting an offer from Reykjavik University

Confirming your offer

To accept the offer you receive from Reykjavik University, you will need to pay the registration fee before the stated deadline.

Confirmation fees amounts and deadlines 2016

Department 
Amount
Deadline
MBA
150,000 ISK
 July 1st
Iceland School of Energy 
700 USD/ 500 EUR
Non EU/EEA - March 15th
EU/EEA - July 1st
School of Business (except MBA)
School of Computer Science
School of Law
School of Science and Engineering
60,000 ISK
 July 1st

Methods of payment

Registration and tuition fees can only be paid by bank transfer to the Reykjavik University bank account.

When RU receives your payment, you will be issued an electronic confirmation of enrolment. 

Apply for your visa

Please check our page visa and residence permits to determine what, if any, permits or visas you will need to apply for. Ensure that you begin the visa process early, as applications for visas can take up to six months.

Join us

In the months preceding the start of your studies we will send you your pre-arrival information and a list of accommodations available in Reykjavik. Our team at the International Office will assist you with any worries before you leave, and provide you with information regarding moving to, and living in, Iceland.

Two weeks before the term begins you will receive your RU intranet login details. This unique login will give you access to timetables, teaching materials, and all your course information for the duration of your studies at RU.

Contact us

For further information contact admissions@ru.is

 

Exchange/ Free Mover students 

Before you apply


Are you qualified?

Make sure you meet the admission requirements before applying to ensure you qualify.

Exchange Students

Nomination: All prospective exchange students must be nominated by their home University. Once a nomination has been processed, and accepted, your home University will be sent a link to our online application form. Nomination by a home University does not guarantee admittance to Reykjavik University. 

Apply

Exchange students:
You must be nominated by your home university before you can apply. Once you nomination has been accepted, then you will be sent application instructions. 

Free Mover students
You will need to apply through the online application system  

Application deadlines:

Completed application forms must be received before our application deadlines:  

  • May 1st  for admission to autumn term, starting in August of the same year.
  • October 15th for admission to the spring term, starting in January of the following year.

Supporting documents

Before completing the on-line application form we advise that you have the following documents ready, these can be uploaded directly to the online application form.

  • One copy of your most recent transcripts of courses/records, translated into English and signed and authorised by your home institution/s.
  • Proof of English proficiency, if English is not your mother tongue. In addition, please fill out and sign the Europass Language Passport Form
  • If you have any special educational or physical needs, please provide a document confirming this. 
  • If you will be doing a master´s thesis, final project, or an internship, we will need a copy of your proposal and the contact information of your supervisors from both Universities

Important note:  Your application will not be considered without the relevant supporting documents.  


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