Admission requirements

The requirements specified below are the minimum requirements for admission to the University. Please ensure you check individual programme requirements as these vary between departments.

Full time students

Undergraduate

BA, BSc, B.Ed., and Diploma Programmes

To be eligible for entry to an undergraduate programme at Reykjavik University, you must have:


  • Completed a matriculation examination, or another comparable education, other degrees will be considered on an individual basis.

Or

  • Possess equivalent maturity and knowledge in the opinion of administrators in the respective department.

In evaluating applications, the factors considered are: grades on matriculation examination, further education, professional experience, participation in extracurricular activities, and fields of interest. Applicants are therefore encouraged to specify everything they feel may benefit their application

Graduate

All applicants are required to have completed, or be in the final year of, a Bachelor's degree to apply for our graduate programmes.

For those in the final year of study, satisfactory completion of the degree will be a condition for entry. 

Normally, candidates are expected to have a degree that is relevant to the Master's degree for which they are applying. There are, however, some exceptions to this rule. Students are advised to refer to the individual programme's admission requirements. 

Individual programme entry requirements can be found under each graduate programme's page.


Exchange/ Free Mover students

Please note that you must fulfill all of the following requirements to qualify for entry to the exchange programme.

Undergraduate

Grade point average

All grades stated are based on the Icelandic grading system. Your home University will be able to give you information on the conversion of grades.

Minimum GPA

School of Business                              7.0
School of Law                                      6.5
School of Science and Engineering     7.0
School of Computer Science               7.0

Applications from students who do not meet the minimum grade point requirements will be considered provided they have strong support and a good academic reference from their home institution.

Credit requirements

Students must have finished the equivalent of at least 60ECTS at undergraduate level.

English proficiency requirements

For students whose first language is not English, proof of English proficiency must be provided.

Minimum English language scores

TOEFL: 577 (PBT) or 91 (iBT) or above OR
IELTS: 6.5 or above.

Nomination

All prospective exchange students must be nominated by their home University. Exceptions will be made if you are coming as an independent exchange student. Please note that a nomination is not equal to admission. Once a student has been nominated an assessment of their academic background will take place.

Graduate

Bachelor's degree

All students applying to the graduate exchange programme must have a bachelor's degree.

Minimum GPA (at MSc level)

School of Business                              7.0
School of Law                                      6.5
School of Science and Engineering     7.0
School of Computer Science               7.0


English proficiency requirements

For students whose first language is not English proof of English proficiency must be provided.

Minimum English language test scores

TOEFL: 577 (PBT) or 91 (iBT) or above OR
IELTS: 6.5 or above.

Nomination

All prospective exchange students must be nominated by their home University. Exceptions will be made if you are coming as an independent exchange student. Please note that a nomination does not guarantee admission. 



Need help?

  • Please direct your questions on requirements to the programme administrator, listed under the tab "Contact" for your chosen programme.
  • If you have other questions about the application process, please contact admissions@ru.is
  • For technical support, please contact help@ru.is

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