About the Studies

International students who would like to spend part of their degree studying at the Reykjavik University School of Law may be able to do so through the International Exchange Programme. Each semester the School of Law offers courses in English for our exchange students. For further information see courses in English

The School of  Law has many exchange partners around the world. These partnerships enable eligible students based at our partner universities to spend either a year or semester with us, usually without independently paying any fees. We also accept students from outside our exchange network who can come as an independent exchange student, however independent exchange students must pay tuition fees for their time at Reykjavik University. The International Office takes care of exchange placements at Reykjavik University.

Exchange programme application information

Every year RU welcomes students from all over the world. If you choose RU for your studies you will be looked after every step of the way by our dedicated international team.

The staff at the International Exchange Office provide information and assistance with:

  • Admissions
  • Processing exchange applications
  • Visa and residence applications
  • Housing
  • Orientation
  • Counselling

Visit the International Exchange Office website to find out more.  Academic calendar

Buddy system
To ensure a smooth integration into the Icelandic way of life, Reykjavík University operates a buddy system. Buddies are Icelandic students who have volunteered to help international students in their first few weeks in Iceland.

Orientation days
RU wants to ensure that all our students experience a smooth transition into their studies. A two-day orientation programme, part of which takes place outside of Reykjavík, is run each semester to enable our new students to get to know each other and to ensure they have all the information they will need for their studies and life in Iceland.

International Exchange programme for RU law students

RU's School of Law collaborates with several foreign universities, for example, in Japan, South Africa, Canada, Spain, Holland, Ireland, Austria, and the Scandinavian countries. Students are given an opportunity to complete a part of their studies up to 60 ECTS in graduate studies—at foreign universities on the basis of student exchange agreements, or on other terms approved by the School of Law. Well structured legal studies at foreign universities can bring added value to students' education and experience, in addition to broadening their horizons and opening up new possibilities in studies and work.

List of all partner schools

RU's School of Law participates in the Nordplus exchange programme which makes it possible for students to pursue studies at the following Scandinavian universities in accordance with rules applicable to such student exchange at each time.


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