Open online courses – Education for the general public

The edX website contains over 1,700 open online courses in more than 30 subjects. Open online courses are ideal for those who want to deepen their knowledge of a specific subject and promote study and career development. The University of Iceland is one of edX’s partners and offers several courses.


You can take a free online course from edX.org. If you want to receive a certificate for completing the course and access to assessment, course fee must be paid. By applying for an online course at the University of Iceland, you get a 10% discount on course fees. You can get acquainted with a wide range of courses on the edX website.


Continuing Education – Courses at the University of Iceland


The general public can attend courses at the University of Iceland Continuing Education. The registration fee for each course is 3,000 ISK. You can view the selection on the Continuing Education website (Icelandic only).


Please note that the courses for the general public are only available in the summer of 2021.


View the UI Continuing Education summer resources for the general public here (Icelandic only).


Courses at the University of Iceland


The following courses are offered to the public (those that are not registered at the University of Iceland).


ÞJÓ029G Folklore in a nutshell: Ethnological perspectives on music, medicine, culture, cannibalism, and other assorted stuff

HSP325G Coping with climate change

ÍSE034G Icelandic 1 (A1.1)

ÍSE035G Icelandic 2 (A1.2)

ÍSE036G Icelandic 3 (A2.1)

ÍSE037G Icelandic 4 (A2.2)

ÍSE038G Icelandic for Academic Purposes 1 (B2.1)

ÍSE039G Icelandic for Academic Purposes 2 (B2.2)

TÆK003G Preliminary studies for engineering technology

TÆK004G Engineering Technology bridge 1A

TÆK005G Engineering Technology bridge 1B


You can register for these courses either by registering as a UI student next autumn or by registering only for the summer program. Registration begins May 17.

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