Free Movers are international students interested in taking courses abroad, who organize their exchange studies independently, without being part of any exchange program. To apply as Free Mover, you must be enrolled at a university and remain so throughout your stay with us. Just like any other guest students, Free Movers receive credits for the activities successfully passed. Please note that tuition fees apply for Free Movers.

Admission requirements:

  • The general eligibility criteria for exchange students are CEFR C1 English level and relevant study background.
  • In general, only students on graduate level can apply for masters' courses. Bachelor's students however may apply if they are in the final year of their studies and can demonstrate previous knowledge in the course they apply for.
  • Guest students must meet the requirements for attendance and participation in each course at the receiving school.
  • Guest studies are not offered via distance learning.
  • All international students must meet the requirements set by either the Directorate of Immigration or Registers Iceland depending on their citizenship.


For further information please contact the Administrative Director of Education and Teaching at UW.