Orientation

As a way of helping international students get the necessary information and support for their first days in Iceland, RU runs a Buddy Programme and an Introduction Day.

Furthermore, our Student handbook contains a collection of useful information about life in Iceland.

All international students receive an e-mail with relevant information, including the dates for Introduction Day and the first day of teaching, when they are accepted to RU.

Introduction Day

The Introduction Day is usually held three days before school starts. During the day international students get the chance to meet each other as well as the International Office staff.

At the Introduction Day, you will: 

  • Receive information about how to apply for an Icelandic ID number
  • Get access to the RU computer facilities and an e-mail address.
  • Get information on the services that the school provides
  • Get practical information and survival hints
  • Be able to speak to the international representatives from the student association
  • Be familiarised with the University´s Intranet
  • Get help on selecting your final list of courses (if needed)

It is important to attend as it makes it easier for you to settle in at a new place. All international students receive an e-mail with relevant information, including the dates for Introduction Day and the first day of teaching, when they are accepted to RU.

Buddy programme

To ensure you a smooth integration into the Icelandic way of student life Reykjavik University has a buddy system arrangement, which means that when you are accepted into the university, you will be able to apply to have a buddy.

All of our buddies are students at Reykjavik University that have volunteered to help international students to adapt the first weeks of their stay.

All international students receive an e-mail with relevant information when they are accepted to RU. For more information about the Buddy Programme, please contact the International Office.  


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