By law, everybody has the same right to education.

Nursery-school attendance is not compulsory. Nursery schools are for all children under the age of six. Parents apply for a nursery-school place for their child in the municipality in which the child is legally domiciled. 

Primary-school study is compulsory. Compulsory primary education means that children and young adults aged 6-16 must study in primary schools. Parents must enrol their children in primary schools and ensure that they engage in study.

Upper-secondary study is not compulsory. Schools are known as comprehensive schools, upper-secondary schools, technical schools, grammar schools or vocational schools. General information on practical aspects regarding upper-secondary study, the application process, etc.

Those who wish to undertake university study must have passed their secondary-study examinations or obtained an equivalent qualification. It may be decided to set special criteria for university admission and make students sit admissions tests or placement tests.

 

General

Information on Icelandic courses for foreigners and course organisers in different areas.

information on the assessment of academic and occupation qualifications, what documentation needs to be submitted and where to apply to have your academic and occupation qualifications recognised

General information on libraries in Iceland.

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