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Requirements for acceptance to courses are generally the same as for acceptance to the master’s program in whole, i.e. that applicants have completed undergraduate studies, regardless of whether BA, BSc, BEd, or other equivalent study.

The admission of students is subject to the approval of the Master's program committee. The master’s committee may decide to accept undergraduate students, who are a long way into their studies, to individual courses. 

It is important for applicants to have a good knowledge of English, as all teaching takes place in English.

Please send a complete CV as well as proof of previous education in form of certified transcripts with the application form to applications@uw.is

The application deadline for individual courses is one month before the course begins. Information on individual courses and dates can be found here as well as on the front page of the Open Courses webpage.

Students at universities in the network of public universities in Iceland (University of Iceland, University of Akureyri, Agricultural University of Iceland, Hólar University College) are excluded from additional course fees but need approval of their home universities. 

Erasmus, Nordplus and North to North program applicants also need to apply using the University Centre application form. Fees are in accordance with the relevant program. 

Fees for others are ISK 10,000 per ECTS unit (so a 4 ECTS course would therefore cost ISK 40,000).

Further questions should be directed to the Director of Education and Teaching at the University Centre, telephone: +354 450 3043, email: astrid@uw.is.

The application form is available here and should be sent to applications@uw.is along with:

  • Official evidence of previous or current education in the form of certified transcripts. 
  • A complete Curriculum Vitae.

If you have any further questions regarding your application, please contact the Director of Education and Teaching at the University Centre via phone: +354 450-3043 or email: astrid@uw.is.

We encourage all interested parties to apply.