Application process - Exchange students
Please note you must complete all of the following steps
1. Entry requirements
Please read through our entry requirements before applying to ensure you qualify.
2. Nomination from home University
All prospective exchange students must be nominated by their home University. Once you nomination has been processed and accepted your supervisor will be sent a link to our online application form
3. 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.
4. Supporting documents
Before completing the online application form we advise that you have the following documents ready;
- Copy of your most recent transcripts of courses/records, translated into English and signed and authorised by 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 a document confirming this
- List of courses you intend to take. To access the course catalogue follow this link.
- 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
- Compress all your files (.DOC, .PDF, .XLS, etc) into one ZIP or RAR file
Important note: Your application will not be considered without the relevant supporting documents.
5. Apply online
Once you have the required documents you are now ready to complete the online application form. Your home university supervisor will have your link to our online application form. Please ensure you attach your accompanying documents to the application form.
After you have submitted the online form you will be sent an email containing;
A web link to your completed application form
An application number to keep as a reference for your records.
7. Authorising your application
Your completed application form must be authorised by your home institution before you can be accepted to Reykjavik University;
Print your completed application form (pages 1 to 3) using the web link sent to you
Your completed application form must then be signed by yourself and an authorised representative/coordinator from your home university.
8. Send your application
Finally, send your authorised and signed application form either by fax or email to the respective RU International Office representative.
Once your application has been assessed you will receive:
An email detailing whether you have been accepted or rejected as an exchange student at Reykjavik University.
A pre-arrival information pack for international students which will help you prepare for your study period at Reykjavik University.