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  • Locations: Reykjavik, Iceland
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Areas of Study: Applied Computing, Business - Undergrad, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Contraction Technology, Electrical Engineeering, Electrical Technology, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Technology, Psychology, Software Engineering, Sports Science Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):: Biomedical, Civil, Electrical, Energy, Engineering Management, Financial, Industrial, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Software
Program Description:

Independent Agreement: Reykjavík University (RU), Iceland



RU2Reykjavik University (RU), Iceland´s largest private university, is a dynamic international university with over 3,000 students offering a first rate education in one of the most uniquecountries in the world. The University is committed to academic excellence and is renowned for its outstanding teaching and unique relations with Icelandic industries andpublicinstitutions. 


The University comprises of four schools: the School of Business, School of Computer Science, School of Law, and the School of Science and Engineering. The University is renowned for its programs in Sustainable Energy (Iceland School of Energy), which are offered in collaboration with industry experts in Iceland. The University also offers an AMBA accredited MBA program and the Undergraduate studies in the school of business are accredited by EPAS.

Programs at the CIT Faculty of Engineering and Science Faculty:Business Administration
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Software engineering
  • Applied Computing
  • Civil Engineering
  • Industrial EngineeringRU3
  • Mechanical and Energy engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Financial Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Sports Science
  • Contraction Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Law
For more details on the specific programs please visit RU Undergraduate programs and RU graduate programs website. To see list of courses, please visit the RU Course Catalogue.

Prerequisites: 2.75 GPA and meeting course requirement prerequisite(s), if any, needed for a specific course.

Language of instruction for all undergraduate programs at RU is Icelandic (the official language of Iceland), however a number of modules are offered in English for visiting exchange students. Please see RU Course Catalogue to find out the language of instruction for a particular course.

RU4All graduate programs, except the School of Law, are thought in English.

RU does not offer accommodation on or off campus. Students are in charge of arranging and securing their own accommodation in Reykjavik. RU strongly recommends that you begin this the reservation process early as possible. There is a lot of competition for student housing in Reykjavik, particularly before the Fall semester.

The total cost of living in Reykjavik for an exchange student is approximately $1,200 a month. The price of renting a room can range between $370 and $600 a month. The remaining budget accounts for meals, transportation, entertainment, etc.

Please consult with your study abroad advisor for assistance in arranging housing for your time at RU.

Academic credit
For each semester of academic work completed abroad, you may earn up to 12 credit hours. Course credit transfers to S&T, but your grades will not appear on your S&T transcript and are not calculated into your grade point average. Courses you pass will earn credit hours toward your degree, but will not affect your GPA.

Although you will receive credits for successfully completed courses, you must work with your academic advisers to get approval for how the courses you take might fulfill specific degree requirements at S&T.


Iceland is a modern country located between America and Europe. Fisheries, geothermal factories and natural renewable energy < alt="RU5" src="_customtags/ct_Image.cfm?Image_ID=153926" class="img-responsive" title="RU5" /> esources are just a few things making this country a good place to visit.

Reykjavik is Iceland’s coastal capital and is well-known for the island’s dramatic landscape and its volcanic setting of the geothermal Blue Lagoon lake. For information on city attractions, getting around, and local events such as festivals, concerts, and sea travel, please visit the Visit Reykjavik website


To see estimated cost for a semester long study abroad program at RU, see the Budget Sheet for Spring 2016 at Reykjavík University. Please note that if you are a graduate or an MBA student, the tuition and fees charge will be different. Your study abroad cost comparison worksheet form (part of your study abroad application) will help you better estimate your study abroad expenditures.  


S&T Term S&T Application Deadline Program Start Program End
Spring October 1 January May
Academic Year March 1 August May
Fall March 1 August December
For specific academic calendar dates, please visit the RU Academic calendar



Applying to a study abroad program is the first step to a life-changing experience. Once you start your application to a study abroad program, you will have an electronic checklist to help you through the process. While there are several things to be done before you depart to study abroad, remember that we at the S&T study abroad office are here to guide you along the way!
1.    If you don’t know which program you are interested in, please request an advising meeting with an S&T study abroad advisor to discuss the study abroad opportunities. The study abroad advisor would be able to make recommendations based on your academic and personal goals. After you know at least one program you would like to apply to, please start your application by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button on the program brochure.  

2.    If you have already spoken to a study abroad advisor and/or you know at least one program you would like to apply to, please start your application by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button on the program brochure. 

3.    Complete your application. There will be several documents that need to be completed for the application. While specific requirements vary by program, a typical application consists of the following: 
o    Material submissions - Printable forms which require signature form campus officials. Most material submissions could be uploaded to the online application, but some may require physical submission of materials. Such material submissions include: a copy of your unofficial transcript, financial planning worksheet, application for credit, etc. 

o    Signature Documents - Items that may be digitally sign (if you are over 18 years of age) to indicate your agreement and understanding.  Such a signature document is the assumption of risk and release. 

o    Recommendation Forms - You will have the option to request a recommendation letter from an S&T faculty or staff by entering their e-mail address. Recommendations may be submitted electronically by S&T faculty and staff. 

o    Application Questionnaires - Items that you complete and submit electronically. Such questionnaires include: emergency contact info, insurance information, application for the S&T Study Abroad scholarship, etc.

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Step by step instructions can be found at Applying to an Independent Agreement Program.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.