The Directorate of Labour offers two 100% grants for Icelandic group courses per year.
Jobseekers are not expected to pay for the courses themselves, and are only required to register directly with the selected schools. Please see the list of the selected schools below.*
Please be informed that only jobseekers who have an approved application for unemployment benefits are entitled to apply for Icelandic courses.
Bolholt 6, 105 Reykjavík
Hlíðasmári 8, 201 Kópavogur
The Tin Can Factory
Skeifan 11B, 108 Reykjavík
Mss Miðstöð símenntunar á Suðurnesjum
Krossmóa 4, 260 Reykjanesbæ
Höfðabakka 9, 110 Reykjavík
Reykjavík, Reykjanesbær, Sandgerði
Tjarnarbraut 39a, 700 Egilsstaðir
Símenntunarmiðstöð á Vesturlandi
Suðurgata 57 Akranes
Bjarnarbraut 8 Borgarnesi
Tryggvagata 13, 800 Selfoss
Vallarbraut 16, 860 Hvolsvöllur
Kötlusetur Víkurbraut 28, 870 Vík
Nýheima Litlubrú 2, Höfn í Hornafirði
How do I register for an Icelandic course ?
Jobseekers need to find an Icelandic group course with one of the selected schools from the list and register directly with the school. It is important to inform the school that you are registered with the Directorate of Labour.
Jobseekers are not expected to pay for the courses themselves.
Can I register for any level of Icelandic course ?
Yes, jobseekers can choose any level of Icelandic group course.
Can I register for two Icelandic courses during the same semester ?
Yes, jobseekers can register for two courses during the same semester.
Is it possible to receive a grant for private Icelandic lessons ?
Yes, but the grant will not cover the full price of the private lessons.
It is possible to use the study grant for job related courses. The grant is 80.000 ISK per year, but never more than 75% of the total cost of the course.
More information regarding the study grant can be found here.
Please note that the private lessons must be held by the selected schools found on the list.