This scholarship exchange offers two students per year the chance to study in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik. Iceland's historically rich culture, well-preserved language, and many geological features give the island its incredible character.
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
This program provides two students per year near-full scholarships to spend an academic year at the University of Iceland.
The Scholarship Exchange Program in Iceland is funded by the Val Björnson Icelandic Exchange Scholarship.
Housing is usually arranged in a university dormitory, generally in single rooms with shared kitchen and bath. Homestays and apartments can also be arranged independently.
Scholarship support from the Val Björnson Icelandic Exchange Scholarship helps cover some of the cost of housing. Whether you decide to live in a dormitory, a homestay, or an apartment, you'll receive a housing stipend to assist with housing costs. The monthly stipend will be roughly ISK55,000 (approximately $555) per student per month.
The University of Iceland in located in the capital city of Reykjavik and provides access to all the city has to offer. Past Scholarship Exchange students have traveled throughout Iceland and Europe during their year abroad.
Instruction is in English and Icelandic by Icelandic faculty at the University of Iceland.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Type||Host University Study|
|Program Level||Various levels|
Maintain a minimum enrollment of 13 credits per semester or maintain the minimum credit enrollment determined by your study abroad program, whichever is greater. 13 credits for fall or spring semester or 26–30 credits for the academic year.
You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades factor into your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript with an A/F grade. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies page for more information. (NOTE: Students who participated in this exchange prior to Fall 2016 received University of Minnesota transfer credit).
Course options include the offerings of the university. Visit the University of Iceland's website for full course listings.
For more tips on difference in terminology and finding course information, read Finding Course Information for Host Universities.
The University of Iceland's website also has extensive information for International Exchange Students.
This course is offered at no additional cost on programs six weeks or longer. The Learning Abroad Center will email out registration instructions, or you may contact a program team member.
|Term||Program Dates||Application Deadline|
|Academic Year 2020/21||Late August - Early May (exact dates TBD)||Feb 1, 2020|
Program start date may vary depending on academic focus, as different academic departments begin classes on different dates. Exact dates will be given to student(s) upon admission.
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
|Academic Year 2020/21||Determined with exchangee(s)||Determined with exchangee(s)|
Exchange costs may vary from year to year and are subject to change.
Students participating on scholarship exchange are charged a program fee which is inclusive of University of Minnesota fees, University of Minnesota Advising, Placement, Academic and Administrative Costs (APAAC), international health insurance and additional program related costs. The APAAC covers application processing, advising services, orientation course registration, grade transfer and posting for resident credit as well as program billing and assistance with financial aid when applicable.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See Program Dates for term options|
|Program Name||Scholarship Exchange in Iceland|
|Track Name||University of Iceland|
Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received. Submitted applications are assigned an application checklist, which will include the following items:
Your completed application will be reviewed by a Learning Abroad Center selection committee. Finalists may be invited for an interview with the committee. Applicants are advised to have a second-choice program in mind.
After the interviews, one student will be nominated for the exchange and then will be required to complete the University of Iceland's application. The final acceptance decision will be made by the University of Iceland. More information about this process will be sent to the nominated student.
If nominated, you will also be assigned a confirmation checklist, which you will complete to confirm your participation in the program.
If at any point you decide not to continue with the application process, log into the Education Abroad application system and submit a cancellation request.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toCathy Huber or call at 612.624.9016.