Studying in Iceland

Student cafeteria

Campus and facilities

UNU-GEST offices are located in the Gimli building, at the heart of campus. The fellows are provided with modern study facilities and have access to printers, photocopiers, and scanners. Working spaces for the UNU-GEST diploma fellows are adjacent to the offices on third floor, but fellows also frequently use the facilities at the University Library which is also located on campus. University sports facilities are also available to fellows as well as the cafeteria in the student union building. The fellows are provided with key textbooks and the bulk of the academic reading material is made available on the University’s intranet.




Accommodation is provided for fellows on campus. These are private rooms with shared kitchen and bathroom. UNU-GEST pays the rent for the duration of the programme.

Support to students

Fellows receive scholarships, either from a funding agency or UNU-GEST. Scholarships are all-inclusive and cover all travel costs, housing on campus, clothes allowance and per-diem during the five month period, in addition to access to educational facilities, learning material and lessons.


The student handbook gives fellows useful information about the UNU-GEST Diploma Programme and about living and studying in Iceland.