Academic studies

Possibility of graduating with matriculation certificate

The School of General Aca­demic Studies has two main roles. It offers the core subj­ects such as English, Icelandic and mat­hematics that are required in all study programmes of the Technical Col­lege Reykjavik and it provides the possi­bility of graduating with mat­riculation certificate from the col­lege.

Study Programmes

This School has four study programmes: K2, Academic studies for matriculation examination, a Special Education programme and Icelandic as a second language.

Stu­dents graduating with a mat­riculation certificate from the Technical Col­lege Reykjavik have the advantage of stu­dents graduating from tra­diti­onal Icelandic upper secondary schools in that they have completed courses from two study programmes. The education tow­ards the mat­riculation exam­ination is supp­lementary to the vocati­onal branch that the stu­dents choose, such as design, computer studies, cabinet making etc.

Stu­dents can also mat­riculate within the branch of natural sciences with a specialisation in aeronautics, electro-technical studies, marine eng­ineering or engine technology.

Study in collaboration with colleges and the job market

Study programme for students looking for a solid foundation in the STEM fields. The programme is three years and students graduate with a matriculation exam. Students gain valuable insight into the job market doing their final projects in collaboration with companies in the field.

Students also get the opportunity to learn about various trades by doing electives in other departments of the school each semester. The programme is organised in collaboration with Reykjavík University and leading tech industry companies.

The aim of the programme is to give students a unique opportunity to:

  • tackle demanding projects and practice lateral thinking.
  • get to know the university environment and start building a network.


Welcome to the School of General Academic Studies

Jóna Dís Bragadóttir

Greetings from the headmaster

What do you want to be when you grow up? Which education is right for you?  If it is one of the programmes we offer at The School of General Academic Studies I would like to welcome you aboard!

Jóna Dís Bragadóttir


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