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Thanks to the Vikings, Iceland isn’t named after the fact that it’s an icy place (at least not anymore). But, make no mistake – Iceland has plenty of snow and glaciers, just like its ice-covered counterpart, Greenland. Iceland is also a place full of mythical wonders, located in the North Atlantic Ocean, with active volcanoes and glacial rivers covering its tiny land area – a land of fire and ice, if you will. Ranking number 3 on the World Happiness Index, Iceland is home to peaceful and adventurous people. For international students, if you want to find a unique place to pursue your Master’s or Bachelor’s degree, you’ll find plenty of mountains to climb in Iceland. Iceland’s higher education is relatively recent. In fact, their first university was founded in 1911. This means that Iceland’s universities were formed in a modern context, rather than an ancient or medieval one. For students, that means you’re entering an environment where universities are interested in staying relevant, current, and innovative. Rather than relying on old traditions and systems, Iceland universities are interested in providing interesting programmes to prepare you for a 21st century environment. So, if you’re looking for a place to study and advance your career potential, sail on over to Iceland to enroll in one of their wonderful university programmes.

To study in English at one of the universities in Iceland, you may need a proof of English proficiency. There are several standardised English tests that you can take to proof your English level, such as the PTE (Pearson Test of English), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System), offered by British Council and IDP. IELTS is the most popular of these tests, with British Council offering more than 500 test locations and being accepted by more than 9,000 organisations world-wide.

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Frequently asked questions about IELTS in Iceland

How much does the IELTS exam cost in Iceland?

The IELTS test in Iceland costs between USD 140 and USD 310. However, each test center can set its own fee. So, make sure to check on the offical test centers website to get the most up to date information.

How can I apply for IELTS in Iceland?

First make sure that you apply for the right type of IELTS. The IELTS exam is offered as Academic or a General Training variant. The Academic variant is for studying abroad and the General Training if you want to migrate to an English-speaking country and work there, or if you plan to attend a secondary school. Applying for all variants of IELTS in Iceland can be done by following this link to the official IELTS registration website .

Is IELTS for UKVI available for people from Iceland?

If you plan to study or work in the United Kingdom, you need IELTS for UKVI. The UK Home Office has authorized the Secure English language exams (SELT) IELTS for UKVI Academic and General Training and IELTS Life Skills for visa applications to the UK coming from Iceland. Read more on the different types of IELTS in our article

Which test center in Iceland is the best to take the IELTS exam?

There is no "best test center" in Iceland , all of them are equally good. The IELTS test is a standardized test that is conducted in exactly the same way on different locations. So, it doesn't really matter which test center you will go, you will always get the same high quality experience. Go directly to test centers in Iceland to find a test centers that is most convenient for you.

When will IELTS exams start in Iceland?

IELTS exams in Iceland are conducted through the whole year. You can find all dates for IELTS exams in Iceland on the official IELTS registration website .

Cities in Iceland providing IELTS tests

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