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Icelandic as a Second Language

Do you want to learn Icelandic? We offer a wide range of courses for non-native speakers looking to learn Icelandic.

Studies

If your native language is not Icelandic

Icelandic as a Second Language is intended for students whose native language is not Icelandic.
A wide range of Icelandic courses are offered in preparation for study in Icelandic upper secondary schools, where all courses are taught in Icelandic.

Here you can find our orientation plan for students with other native languages than Icelandic.

General Information

Admission

To apply you need to have another native language than Icelandic. According to Icelandic laws younger students have a higher priority to get into the programme.

All app­lications go through the Directorate of Education on this website where you can also follow the status of your app­lication. You need an electronic ID (Íslykill or Rafræn skil­ríki) in order to apply.

If you need ass­ist­ance with your app­lication to the programme, you can contact Guðlaug Kjart­ans­dóttir, e-mail [email protected], tel. 898 7149 or Jóna Dís Braga­dóttir, e-mail [email protected], tel. 861 6691.

After graduation

After completing the programme students are expected to be prepared to start their education at the upper secondary school level or to have improved their Icelandic skills enough to enter the job market.

Many students who have sufficiently advanced Icelandic skills register for other study programmes at Technical College Reykjavík parallel to their Icelandic studies.

Inna instructions

INNA – Instructions in English:

How to grant next of kin access to Inna

INNA – Instructions in English:

How to register sick leave for a student in Inna

FAQ

FAQ

How do I apply or register?

All app­lications go through the Directorate of Education on this website where you can also follow the status of your app­lication. You need an electronic ID (Íslykill or Rafræn skil­ríki) in order to apply. If you need ass­ist­ance with your app­lication to the programme, you can contact Guðlaug Kjart­ans­dóttir, e-mail [email protected], tel. 898 7149 or Jóna Dís Braga­dóttir, e-mail [email protected], tel. 861 6691.

Does the programme have age restrictions?

Yes, the programme is designed for students between 16 and 25 years old. Younger students have a priority to get in to the programme.

How much does it cost?

The tuition fee per semester is 25.200 ISK.

Are students in the programme eligible for student loans?

The Icelandic Student Loan Fund, LÍN,  answers all questions regarding student loans.

Where are the classes taught?

All classes are taught at Skólavörðuholt.

Does the programme have mandatory attendance?

Yes, attendance is mandatory.

How many skill levels are there in the programme?

There are four skill levels. The 1st level is for students who do not speak any Icelandic and is taught for one semester, then on to level 2 the next semester and so on.

Do all students have to start at the 1st level?

No, students start their studies according to their skill level.

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