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A link to various organisations which can help in the search for accomodation.
Some information about the cost of living
EURES hjálpar vinnufúsu fólki að komast yfir landamærin
EURES - European Employment Services (íslenskt heiti EES vinnumiðlun) - er samvinnu-tenglanet sem hefur það hlutverk að greiða fyrir frjálsri för vinnandi fólks innan Evrópska efnahagssvæðisins. Sviss tekur þátt í samstarfinu. Meðal þeirra aðila sem þátt taka í því eru vinnumiðlunarskrifstofur hins opinbera, stéttarfélög og samtök vinnveitenda. Framkvæmdastjórn Evrópu samhæfir starfið.
The Icelandic Parliament is legally and politically responsible for the school system. The Parliament determines the basic objectives and administrative framework of the educational system. All education comes under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. The municipalities are responsible for the operation of pre-primary and compulsory schools but higher education institutions and upper secondary schools are run by the state or private parties. Pre-primary and compulsory schools enjoy a high level of autonomy but goals and learning outcomes are defined at central level by laws and in National Curriculum Guides. The pre-primary school is the first level of the school system for children below compulsory school age. Education is compulsory for all children from the age of six to sixteen. Individual who has completed compulsory education, equivalent basic education or has reached the age of sixteen is entitled to enrol in upper secondary education until the age of eighteen. The great majority of young people continue with full-time education after finishing compulsory education.
Links to information about courses in Icelandic for foreigners.
The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture provides all relevant information on education and training in Iceland.
Tel: +354-510 1900
Fax: +354-510 1919
Social Insurance Administration
Foreign students need to register at Registers Iceland
Each university has its own student organisation
Useful information about sudying in Iceland.
Directorate of Internal Revenue
The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS) supports research, innovation, education and culture in Iceland. RANNIS administers competitive funds in the fields of research, innovation, education and culture, as well as strategic research programmes. RANNIS coordinates and promotes Icelandic participation in European programmes such, as Horizon 2020, Erasmus+ and Creative Europe. RANNIS monitors resources and performance in R&D and promotes public awareness of research and innovation, education and culture in Iceland. RANNIS reports to the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and operates according to the Act on Public Support for Scientific Research (No. 3/2003). RANNIS has a permanent staff of 46 but also relies on the on the involvement of external contacts, including scientists and technical experts who assist in the evaluation of grant proposals.