Information regarding applications

Information regarding an application can depend on the individual concerned. If you do not find your question and an answer to it here, then you can send an enquiry to the Student Registry.

Is your application valid?

Your application is not valid if you have not submitted all the necessary accompanying documents:

  • CV (curriculum vitae)
  • Statement of your objectives and expectations regarding the studies
  • Transcript of records
  • Copy of passport
  • Two letters of reference

Scanned copies of a certified transcript can be attached to the application (in pdf format) or e-mailed to You can also send the certified transcript via mail to:

University of Akureyri
c/o Student Registry Office
Norðurslóð 2
600 Akureyri

Your application is considered unsatisfactory and invalid if accompanying documents have not been received by the following dates:

  • 15th of April for NON-EU/EEA CITIZENS
  • 15th of June for EU/EEA CITIZENS

What is a certified transcript?

A certified transcript is a hard copy document issued by the educational institution on its official paper, signed and certified by the institution with the institution’s stamp in colour, or otherwise certified by an accredited, official authority.

What is the status of my application?

You can monitor the status of your application on the HA communication portal.

When will I know whether or not I will be admitted to the University?

Applications will be responded to:

  • At the start of May for NON-EU/EEA CITIZENS
  • At the latest around mid-July for EU/EEA CITIZENS

Responding time for applications for study programmes taught at the University Center of the Westfjords may vary. For information regarding applications send e-mail to

You confirm your admission by paying the registration fee.

  • The registration fee is non-refundable

When do programmes at the University start?

There can be some difference between when teaching starts in programmes.

  • Teaching in the fall semester generally starts at the end of August
  • Teaching in the spring semester begins at the start of January
  • A timetable appears in Ugla generally one month before the start of the semester

Study the academic calendar where you can see the most important dates regarding the programmes.

What do first-year students need to familiarise themselves with?

The start of university studies is a turning point which raises many questions. Here you can find answers to some of the more common ones.