Reykjavik University - Iceland's centre for learning and innovation
Reykjavik University (RU) is a modern, dynamic university situated in the heart of Iceland’s capital.
RU focuses on excellence in teaching, research, entrepreneurship, technology development and co-operation with the business sector. The University provides students with a strong academic foundation, cutting-edge practical experience and extensive connections with industry.
- 3.500 registered students
- 250 permanent faculty and staff
- 8.61 recommendation score (on a 0-10 scale) among graduates in 2015
- 84% of graduate students in 2015 said they were well prepared for employment
- 3.7 peer-reviewed research articles, per year, per researcher in 2014
Studying at RU
Reykjavik University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programmes, taught in four schools: School of Business, School of Computer Science, School of Science and Engineering and School of Law. RU also hosts a number of research institutes, which span the continuum from theoretical foundations to innovative applications. The University study programmes are designed in close collaboration with industry to ensure they are up to date with latest developments in the rapidly changing areas of engineering, computing, business and law.
- Commitment to high academic standards and research excellence
- Innovative, applied learning approach in real-world context
- Interactive, small classes
- Outstanding, modern facilities
- Unique relations with industry and public institutions
RU graduate programmes are 90-120 ECTS and take two years of full-time study to complete. All departments offer graduate programmes taught in English.
Application deadline for graduate studies at Reykjavik University is April 30th for students within the EU/EEA. For other students, the application deadline is January 31st for both undergraduate and graduate studies.
Applicants should as a general rule have completed a matriculation examination or equivalent. Other education and experience are considered on an individual basis.
The academic year at RU is divided into two semesters. The autumn semester runs from mid-August to mid-December and the spring semester from January to May.
Information on the application process is available at en.ru.is/application-process
Information on courses, visa, insurance and housing is available at en.ru.is/services
The geographical position of Iceland, located midway between Europe and North America, creates a unique platform for international collaboration. This enables Reykjavik University to conduct teaching, research and programme development in close co-operation with outstanding universities on both sides of the Atlantic. The University has approximately 200 partner universities around the world and continues to develop strategic co-operation agreements for student exchange, research collaboration and visiting professor programmes. The university participates in the Erasmus+ Programme and has established agreements with a number of leading European Universities on student exchange.
Set in one of the most beautiful areas of Reykjavik, the newly built campus offers students modern, first-rate facilities. All of RU’s operations take place under a single roof, where you’ll find the classrooms, library, IT support and student counselling. The building has well-equipped classrooms and students have 24-hour access to the spacious study facilities.
Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland and home to 118,000 inhabitants, offers students a vibrant mix of culture,heritage, and leisure. It is a modern and vibrant city with a unique culture of entrepreneurship. Iceland is known for its unparalleled natural beauty and one of the highest standards of living in the world.