Students should themselves evaluate whether a beginners course or an intermediate course is more beneficial to their progress in learning Icelandic and apply accordingly!

Please inform yourself about the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR) and check out the self-assessment grid in order to profile your language skills.

We expect you to be a user on A2 level when entering the intermediate course. According to the official CEFR guidelines, someone at the A2 level:

  1. Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  2. Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  3. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

If you are unsure to what course you should apply to, please send us an email -


The course fee is 75.000 ISK and can be paid by bank transfer or by credit card (see below). To secure your registration, the course fee should be settled at your earliest convenience and no later than 30 days after you have received your confirmation letter. 

If you pay by bank transfer please be sure to add the reference number 1521 to the payment. 

Account Name : Haskolasetur Vestfjarda
Account Number : 0154 26 4000
Account Address : Sudurgata 12, 400 Isafjordur, Iceland
Swift Number : NBIIISRE
IBAN Number : IS29 0154 26 004000 610705 0220
Name of Bank : NBI hf
Address of Bank: Austurstæti 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Please do not forget to list your name on the bank transfer, especially if you are not the holder of the account from which the payment is made. We also ask you to send a confirmation to

You can find our cancellation policy here.


Do you live and work in Iceland?

If you are a working member of a union in Iceland, you can apply to your union for funds towards courses or training. For detailed information on who is eligible for grants and for instructions on how to apply, please contact your union or visit their websites. Please note that staff members of the University Centre cannot provide any information in this regard.


Pay by credit card


You find the application form here

  1. Download the form
  2. Fill out the form
  3. Save your changes
  4. Send the form to

As soon as you receive your confirmation letter of registration please pay the course fee, 75.000 ISK. The course fee must be settled within 30 days of your acceptance in order to guarantee your place on the course. In case you are not able to meet this deadline please contact us to be sure that there is still place on the course.

We expect your applications and payments before June 30. You are welcome to send an application after June 30th but applications after that date will be dependent on availability. 

Once you receive your acceptance you need to book your accommodation.