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Study in Iceland: Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees in Iceland can vary a lot - from free to a few thousand Euros. It can also vary from school to school. 

Feb 6, 2024

Tuition fees in Iceland can vary a lot - from free to a few thousand Euros. It can also vary from school to school.

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At schools that do charge, the fees are far lower than in the US or England. Students from the EEA, the EU and Switzerland will pay no more than about €3000 per year, rising to up to €7000 per year for postgraduate study. 

Students from elsewhere can expect to pay no more than €5000 per year for undergraduate study, and about the same as Icelanders for postgraduate study. 

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PhDs don’t have tuition fees in Iceland. In fact, they’re paid jobs. Many schools offer competitive salaries for their PhD employees.

As for scholarships, these are offered by individual schools and by research councils. Among the most sought after of these is the Iceland Scholarship for PhD studies and the University of Iceland’s numerous scholarships.

Your home country or your chosen school in Iceland might also have scholarships on offer for international students. 


Iceland is a place that captures our imaginations, from its glaciers to its black sand beaches. This section gives you an overview of what life and study is like in Iceland.

Education in Iceland

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Iceland. Iceland is a great destination for those studying science, history and much more. Find out more here.

Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Iceland to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizenship.

Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Iceland.

Language & Culture

Iceland is a country rich in cultural significance, from its language to its past. You can find out more about that, as well as to stay safe and manage the harsh winters, in this section.

Application Process

Learn more about how to apply to Icelandic schools and the documentation you need to do it in this section.


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