Welcome to the information page for applicants who have completed studies in Iceland, with information about meeting the English requirement, what previous studies meet the basic entry requirements, and any special documentation instructions. 

Start with Step 1 - Finding out what I need to submit

There are general instructions for all applicants; it is important that you start with Step 1 and then work your way through the remaining steps in order to submit the right documents in the right way.

Meeting the English requirement - bachelor's and master's level studies

You can meet the English requirement with your upper secondary studies with:

  • 12 credits of English if your studies were completed according to the old system (pre-2008).
  • 20 credits in English if your studies were completed according to the new system adopted in 2008.

If you’re documenting your English based on your upper secondary studies, you must provide upper secondary documents in order to demonstrate you meet the requirement. Please submit your upper secondary documents as indicated below under ’For bachelor’s level studies’.

You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test. Find out more at the following link:

English language requirements

Previous studies that meet the general entry requirements and any special documentation instructions

For bachelor's level studies:


For master's level studies:

For entry to a Master's programme, the minimum requirement is a 180 ECTS Bachelor’s degree or Cand.phil, Cand. Scient, etc.

Translation requirements

If your transcript and degree certificate were issued in Icelandic, please submit copies of these original documents as well as an official translation to Swedish or English. Official means that your translation must be completed by a translation company or a person who works as a translator.

Last updated: 13 November 2019