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Fact Sheet:
Housing Type: Apartment Class Status: 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Areas of Study: Business Administration, Computer Science, Finance Meal Plan: No Meal Plan
Application Cancellation/Withdrawal Fee: $50
Program Description:


Reykjavik University (RU) is Iceland's largest private university, offering courses in Business, Computer Science, and Engineering. With a student population of approximately 3,800, the RU community fosters a friendly atmosphere with small class sizes and a hands-on learning approach. 


Known as the Land of Fire and Ice, Reykjavik is the largest city in Iceland with a population of 125,000 people. It is known for its clean, safe and green environment, and is fast becoming a very popular travel destination. It is also one of the most technologically developed countries in the world.

The Reykjavik University campus is located in one of the most popular outdoor areas of Reykjavik, and is next to Iceland's only geothermal beach, Nautholsvik. Students can enjoy a swim in the geothermally heated sea, have dinner at Nathutholl, the most environmentally friendly restaurant in Reykjavik, and explore the various walking and bike paths in neighboring forests. 


Courses at Reykjavik University are taught in English, and students will attend classes with Icelandic and other international students. Students will enroll in five courses while at Reykjavik University, each worth three (3) U.S. credits for a total of 15 credits. During the first 12-week period students will take four courses, which is followed by a two-week final exam period. After the exam period, students will complete their final course. This course is a three-week intense, project based course. 

Students can learn more about the courses offered here. Please note that course listings are separated into Fall and Spring semesters, so students must be mindful of what semester they are looking at; this is listed within the course offerings information. 

This program is available to Business, Computer Science and Finance students only, and students must be of junior or senior standing in order to attend Reykjavik University, as courses and the materials covered are geared towards upperclassmen. 

Reykjavik University

The Spring 2018 Academic Calendar is as follows:
  • Arrival Date: January 3, 2018
  • Orientation: TBA
  • Classes Start: TBA
  • Mid-Term Exams: TBA  
  • Classes End: TBA
  • Final Exams: TBA
  • Departure Date: May 16, 2018

The Fall 2018 Academic Calendar is as follows:
  • Arrival Date: August 11, 2018
  • Orientation: TBA
  • Classes Start: TBA
  • Mid-Term Exams: TBA
  • Classes End: TBA
  • Final Exams: TBA
  • Departure Date: December 19, 2018
*Students are advised to confirm all arrival and departure dates in their API student portal prior to booking flights, as changes may occur.


Students in Reykjavik will live in apartments or guest houses located near the city center and university. Rooms will generally be double-occupancy with shared bathrooms, living areas, kitchen and laundry facilities. Meals are not provided but kitchen appliances are available for students to cook for themselves.

Students are expected not to disturb your neighbors with loud noise or voices. Damaging property in the residence is also prohibited and will result in possible expulsion from the accommodations and a monetary penalty for damages. Utilities will be included up to 50 euros per month.

Housing Deposit

Once accepted, students must submit a $275 housing deposit directly to API through their online student portal. A portion of this deposit is retained for maintenance fees following the conclusion of the program, and students are eligible to receive the remainder as a refund barring any damages to their housing. 

Student Life

Reykjavik University has student unions which are there to promote the interests of the student body, and will regularly put on events that engage the Icelandic and international student populations. It is common for each academic department to have their own student society, which will offer activities, student support and the Icelandic tradition of the Visindafero, or Science Trip. Students participating in this will visit a local organization or place of interest for tours and an activity, and will then move to a local restaurant or pub afterwards. Students may also participate in International Days, which gives international students the opportunity to talk about their home country and university, traditions, food etc. Similar to Endicott's Global Village, this is a great opportunity to meet new students and talk about what you love about your home country! 

Health and Safety

All students will travel abroad with GeoBlue international health insurance, which is purchased by the College. Students will receive an electronic and hard copy of their insurance card, and should a doctor's visit (commonly referred to as hospital visit abroad) be necessary, they should reach out to their on-site study abroad coordinator/resident director. Students will be required to contact GeoBlue prior to their appointment, unless of course in the case of an emergency, and should follow the procedures outlined here. 

Students are also encouraged to register themselves in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service provided by the U.S. government to U.S. citizens traveling abroad. STEP allows Americans abroad to receive updates from the nearest embassy or consulate and allows the Department of State to better assist you in an emergency. 

For additional health and safety tips, please visit our Health & Safety link on our main page. 


Dates / Deadlines:

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This program is currently not accepting applications.