Icelandic Language at the University of Iceland

The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture awards annually a number of scholarships for studies in Icelandic as a second language at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík. The scholarship program is administrated by the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies. Approximately 15 scholarships are available for the period from September 1st 2018 to April 30th 2019.

The scholarships are intended for students of modern Icelandic who have completed at least one year of the university study. Applicants are required to have prior knowledge of Icelandic. Nationals of different countries are eligible to apply.

Icelandic as a second language is comprised of both theoretical and practical fields of study. On the one hand, it is a language course, where students are trained in speaking, reading and writing modern Icelandic. On the other hand, it delves into the more academic aspects of the Icelandic language, literature and history of Iceland, introduction to translations.

Interested students can apply directly to the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Sigurður Nordal Office, Þingholtsstræti 29, Box 1220, 121 Reykjavík, Iceland.

Application must be made on a special application form. Email applications are not accepted.

The applications must reach the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies by 1 December 2017.

Additional information about the application requirements is available at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies website.