Except for Nordic citizens, everyone coming to Iceland to study needs a student residence permit If staying longer than three months (students: one Semester) in Iceland. International student must obtain student residence permit before arriving to Iceland. Citizens of countries outside the EU/Seamus obtain a student residency permit before entering Iceland. The deadline for submitting an application to the Directorate of Immigration (i. Útlendinga-stofnun) is 1 July for the autumn semester and15 November for the spring semester. Non-EU/EEA students with a work permit may not work for more than 32 hours per week.
A sparsely populated island nation in the north west of Europe, Iceland is also known for its hot springs, fishing industry and high quality of life. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík; the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists mainly of a plateau characterized by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate despite high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle.