Study STEM in Iceland – API Program Spotlight

September 28, 2018
The Northern Lights from Reykjavik, Iceland

Want to study abroad in Iceland for Fall 2019? Applications for our Business, Computer Science & Engineering Program at Reykjavik University are due October 1st!

This afternoon, congrats are in order for Reykjavík University! The campus is now third in the WORLD for “citations” in the QS World Rankings. Wondering what that means? Let’s break down why it’s such a big honor, and why Reykjavík University is a great place to study abroad.

Study abroad student stands in front of Iceland glacier

QS World Rankings

The QS World Rankings are based on six metrics: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio & International Student Ratio. Although ‘citations’ sounds like getting a ticket, this actually measures how often a university’s research is cited by other institutions. Therefore, coming in third in the WORLD means a lot of people care about the research happening at Reykjavík University.

Business, Computer Science & Engineering Program

This API program focuses on STEM and engineering, with classes taught in English. Therefore you can comfortably learn everything from accounting to thermodynamics right in the heart of the city. This program is also a relatively inexpensive option when compared to other study abroad programs!

Study abroad students soak in a hot spring in Reykjavik

Life in Reykjavík

Because Reykjavík is the world’s northernmost capital city, you can expect a cold but beautifully unique experience! While studying abroad with API, you can feel confident in having all the resources you need available. Students live in apartments or guest houses with internet access. Above all, students are very close to beautiful natural hot springs, delicious cuisine, and stunning views! Our on-site director speaks English and also knows plenty about the country as she is from Iceland. She’ll take you on excursions across the island, including a trip to see the Northern Lights!

The Northern Lights from Reykjavik, Iceland

A Little More About Reykjavík University

Founded in 1988, the original name of Reykjavík University was The Commercial College of Iceland. It is Iceland’s largest private university. It is known around the world for its sustainable energy programs. Today there are four schools: Business; Computer Science; Law; and Science and Engineering. RU has been fully bilingual in Icelandic and English since 2010 (although our API program classes are taught only in English).

Interested in joining us next year? Request information here or click here begin your application!


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