Learning Icelandic in 2021
Procedures regarding the reimbursement of Icelandic courses are being reorganized as new regulations will take effect on the 1st of January 2021.
Further information will be available soon.
List of schools teaching Icelandic in the Capital Area
Suðurlandsbraut 6, 108 Reykjavík
tel: 897 7995
Hamraborg 9 Kópavogi
tel:+354 780 1431
Jafnréttishús í Hafnarfirði
Strandgata 25, 220 Hafnarfjörður
tel: 534 0107
Höfðabakka 9, 110 Reykjavík
tel: 580 1800
Barónsstígur 3, 101 Reykjavík
tel: 899 6570
Námsflokkar Hafnarfjarðar Miðstöð Símenntunar
Menntasetrið við Lækinn, 220 Hafnarfirði
tel: 585 5860
Retor (for Polish and English speaking)
Hlíðasmári 8 - 201 Kópavogur
tel: 519 4800
http://thetincanfactory.eu/index.html Borgartún 1, 105 Reykjavík
Study grants for job related courses
Vinnumálastofnun offers grants (námsstyrkur) which can be used for courses to develop skills which could increase your chances in the job market. As of the 4th of September 2020 this grant is 80.000 kr. per year, but never more than 75% of the total cost of the course.
To apply please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be able to apply for this grant you need to have a confirmed application for unemployment benefits.
Applications for a study grant must be submitted at least 5 working days before the course’s commencement date to ensure that the application has been processed before the course begins.
This grant can be used for driving license C, D, CE, but not for category B
Studies at upper secondary and university level
You can study and maintain your full unemployment allowances under the following conditions:
- If you want to study on a University level you can take up to 12 ECTS units per semester. You have to inform a counsellor by sending a confirmation from the school via email to email@example.com
- If you want to study at an upper secondary level, you can only take 1/3 of units scheduled in your school per semester at night school or distance learning and you must sign a study contract. To do that please contact a counselor by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under special circumstances it is possible to take more units than described above. In those situations, unemployment benefits are reduced according to the units of the courses. In the link below you can receive more information about it: