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Reykjavik University EXC
Reykjavik, Iceland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Level:
Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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Language/s:
English
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Agreement Scope:
University-wide
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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Anticipated Places:
TBC
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2019 Ranking:
301-350
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Program Description:

About

Reykjavik University

Location: Reykjavík
Year established: 1998
Student population: over 3,000
 
About
Reykjavík University is Iceland’s largest private university, located in Reykjavík, the world’s most northerly capital. The University’s main focus is on research, excellence in teaching, entrepreneurship, technology development, and cooperation with business.
 
Highlights
Reykjavík University is housed in a brand new campus and offers excellent facilities. It encourages students to combine their academic studies with practical experience in industry and public institutions. Here you’ll find the highest quality teaching and be impressed by the uniqueness of magical Iceland.
 
Unique characteristics
The university comprises four academic schools, the School of Science and Engineering, School of Business, School of Law and School of Computer Science. It offers 20 Masters programs taught entirely in English, several PhD programs and a number of undergraduate modules in English for visiting exchange students. Teaching, research and management are based on international standards.
 
Location
Reykjavík, or ‘Bay of Smoke’, is the capital of Iceland and home to just 180,000 people – more than half the entire population of the country. It’s safe, clean, full of colourful buildings and creative people, and is very cosmopolitan for its size. It boasts good museums, art, eateries and has a pleasant community feel.


Iceland - Reykjavik University 

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university.

Subject Area/s: 

Arts and Social Sciences

Business

Science

Engineering

Health Sciences

Law

Architecture

 

 


Exclusions: MBA, MSc Clinical Psychology, MSc Accounting and Auditing, Iceland School of Energy, BA in Law
 

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Autumn semester: August-November
Spring semester: January-May


Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University

24cpts

30 ECTS


The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.


Grading system
Excellent: 9.0-10.0
Distinction: 8.0-8.9
High Merit: 7.0-7.9
Merit: 5.1-6.9
Pass: 5.0
0.0-4.9: Fail (no credits awarded)
More information on the host university's grading system.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.
 

Languages

Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.
The host university offers Icelandic language courses

Language Requirements
Students whose first language is not English will need to meet the host university's language requirements.


Iceland landscape

Living

What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Accommodation 
Host university does not offer accommodation but recommends alternative housing options.
 
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Insurance
Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.


Iceland Godafoss

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
 
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
 
Orientation
Orientation is held before the start of semester. More details will be published towards the beginning of each semester. 
 
Support Services 
The host university provides support services to exchange students.
 
Visas
Information from the host university.
Information from the Icelandic Government.


Iceland Reykjavik

Student Experiences

Anurag Dey
Juris Doctor, Semester 2, 2016
 
Host City Highlights
Any of the swimming pools.
 
Uni Life
Not so many clubs and societies; meeting local students was difficult and was done mostly through individual initiative in classes.
 
Study
Minimal contact hours (2-3 hours per class/week) in a mixed lecture/tutorial like environment. Assessments were minimal and class sizes were typically small.
 
Cuisine
Food choices were limited and expensive but the pylsa (hot dogs) were a cheap and reliable staple at all hours. Generally cooking at home was the preferred option.
 
Housing
I lived in a dorm with 2 others. The University did not offer any housing but did help organise the dorm at a guest house.
 
Money Matters
The budget planned was in no way sufficient. Iceland is a very, very expensive country. I had a job in Australia I was able to continue doing whilst in Iceland and because of that I was able to continue.
 
Getting Around
Bus is the only option. Busses generally come once every thirty minutes however Reykjavik is a fairly small town and I walked everywhere.
 
Travels
Every month is a different experience. The northern lights throughout the winter are incredible. In terms of travelling, it will be expensive. Renting a car is the best way to go but make sure that whoever is driving has experience driving on icy roads.
 
Top Tips
It's a fantastic experience and I would recommend anyone thinking of going to Iceland should do it- it's a country unlike any other.


Iceland Thingvellir Park
 


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