Iceland School of Energy – Reykjavik University


Training a generation of experts for a sustainable world

Iceland School of Energy harnesses the expertise gained from understanding and utilising the geothermal energy, hydropower and wind energy that powers the Icelandic community.

The mission is to offer a high-quality learning experience. Offering opportunities for research, design and the management of systems for sustainable energy, we strive to produce experts in the field for the global community.

Iceland School of Energy is part of and accredited by the School of Science and Engineering at Reykjavik University in Iceland.


In a world facing increased energy demands, declining reserves of fossil fuels and an urgent need to address CO2 emissions, there is a clear case for far-sighted training and education.


Iceland School of Energy is in close cooperation with leaders in the field of renewable energy, bringing together three important organisations as main partners:

  • Reykjavík Energy
  • Iceland GeoSurvey
  • Reykjavik University

Accredited by the School of Science and Engineering at Reykjavik University Iceland School of Energy is part of and accredited by the School of Science and Engineering at Reykjavik University in Iceland.

Reykjavik University emphasises hands-on learning that prepares students for the challenges they will meet after graduation. This means working with other students completing actual, real-world assignments and projects, often in collaboration with companies and institutions. This is one way in which students benefit from RU's extensive connection to the industry. Classes are kept small to encourage interactions between students and teachers.


A brief history

In April 2007, Reykjavik Energy, Reykjavik University and the University of Iceland signed an agreement to establish an international graduate programme for sustainable energy studies, called the Reykjavik Energy Graduate School for Sustainable Systems. REYST's inaugural class began studies in August 2008 and graduated its first class February 1st, 2010.

Admission Requirements


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.

Programme specific

The different programmes offered by ISE have slightly different sets of more specific requirements.

  • MSc Sustainable Energy
  • MSc Sustainable Energy Engineering
  • Summer School

English language requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their proficiency in English.

  • A minimum TOEFL test score of 550 is required (213 in the computer-based test, 79 in the internet based test)
  • IELTS score of at least 6.0 (both general and academic accepted).

Language requirement waiver

We will waive the requirement of an English language certificate in the following circumstances:

  • The applicant's first language is English
  • If the applicant has studied towards a higher education degree and the language of instruction was English (minimum requirement 3 years full-time). A certificate from the university will be required to confirm this.



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