Iceland may not be the most popular destination for further studies, but the country actually offers very unique and interesting courses. Below is just a few examples of institutes that provide formal educational degrees in the country.
Famous for its abundance of geothermal resources, Iceland is considered very advanced in its development of green energy utilisation. Since an agreement was made in the last World Geothermal Congress between Indonesia and Iceland to cooperate in the fields of geothermal, there will be a significant rise in the demand of such expertise in Indonesia in the future. Reykjavík Energy Graduate School of Sustainable System offers courses and degrees specialising in renewable energy.
Háskóli Íslands is the oldest university in the country, which happened to be celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. It offers various courses and degrees from its five main schools, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Education, and Engineering & Natural Sciences. In my personal opinion, the best perk about going to this university, is the no tuition fee policy! I enrolled in a BA programme and an MA programme simultaneously, and I’m only required to pay registration fee every year for 45,000 ISK (around 275 EUR). Compare that price with a regular Master’s programme in other European countries that usually cost around 8,000 EUR or more. Tis’ a bargain I’d say!
Both Háskólinn í Reykjavík and Háskólinn á Bifröst are very famous for their business studies in Iceland. Though Iceland may be the last country in your mind when it comes to business field, these universities actually provide very diverse subject of studies, including law, computer science, and engineering.
Other academic institutions in Iceland would be Háskólinn á Akureyri, Hólaskóli, Landbúnaðarháskóli, and Lístaháskóli Íslands. More information about higher education in Iceland can also be seen here.