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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 249 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Iceland. 

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