Bifröst offers the University Gateway program in English November 26. 2020

Bifröst offers the University Gateway program in English

This coming spring semester, the University Gateway will be taught for the first time in English at Bifröst. Students can choose between distance learning or on-campus studies. For those who are considering on campus studies, Bifröst offers quality student housing at affordable prices.

A large proportion of the people who have lost their jobs in recent months do not have Icelandic as their first language and do not feel prepared for study programs in Icelandic. To meet the needs of this group, it was decided to mirror the Icelandic University Gateway program into English and thus reach people with various mother tongues and a better language base in English than Icelandic.

The University Gateway in English is comparable to the program in Icelandic in every aspect, except for being taught in English. Students take courses in Icelandic as a second language instead of traditional Icelandic courses and instead of a Danish course, students can add a course in academic English and/or an extra course in Icelandic as a second language.

Students can complete their studies in just over six months, two semesters, the program is tailored to the employment campaign “Nám er tækifæri”, this way students get the opportunity to study while they receive payment from the Unemployment Insurance Fund.

The application deadline is December 10th, classes begin early January and end early August.

Information about the program in Icelandic.

Information about the program in English.

Information about the program in Polish.

Information about the program in Spanish.

Information about housing at Bifröst in English.

Why Bifröst?

  1. Constant workload trains students in group and team work
  2. Small university that emphasises personal service
  3. We aim for personal development and social participation
  4. Friendly campus for individuals and families
  5. Active quality control and innovative teaching methods