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International studies in education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The Bachelor of Arts in International studies in education at University of Iceland provides an exciting opportunity for students whose interests lie in education with an international scope.


In response to the development of multi-cultural society in Iceland and globalisation we offer a Bachelor of Arts in International studies in education at University of Iceland and a graduate programme in international education studies.

At the end of the program students are expected to: 

  • Have an insight into education, life and work in different societies and be acquainted with different cultures and religions.
  • Have developed knowledge in multicultural studies and international relations, and issues related to education, globalisation, sustainable development and development studies (see specialisations).
  • Have knowledge in the areas of democracy and human rights.
  • Have gained a fairly broad international and multicultural view of education studies and the work of educators in preschools, basic schools, and other educational settings.
  • Students, who select a language specialisation, will be capable to teach language classes in traditional Icelandic schools as well as in international schools in Iceland and abroad.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Nordic citizens are exempt and may apply for graduate studies until 15 April and for undergraduate studies until 5 June.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational settings
  • Academic skills
  • Introduction to English language teaching
  • Comparative Education
  • Pedagogy
  • Globalisation and education

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Matriculation examination or the equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • The University of Iceland does not charge tuition fees, but the annual registration fee is ISK 75.000(535 EUR)

Living costs for Reykjavík

  • 178929 - 290400 ISK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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