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Education System Overview

In the 2015-2016 academic year, 688 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Iceland. This is a figure that's more than doubled since 2012, experiencing a 171 percent increase. 

Academic year: September - May

Major school holidays/break: Late December, April, June - August

Major exam period(s): April and May 

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3 years

The language of instruction in universities: Icelandic and English

Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate