The Department of Design and Architecture at the IUA offers a BA degree in Architecture. Study in the field of architecture is broad and varied and students who wish to continue their studies can specialise in areas such as Interior Design, Environmental Design, Planning, Landscape Architecture, Stage-set Design, etc. 

Please note that we do not offer an MArch but students on the MA level are welcome to apply for an exchange in our MA in Design.

Students can only apply for a single semester exchange to this programme.

The application should consist of:
  • Electronic application
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Portfolio: digital portfolio (pdf or link to a website). CDs are not accepted.
  • Short letter of motivation
  • C.V. in English

Applicants upload the required documents with the electronic application.

Language of Instruction

The official language of instruction at the IUA is Icelandic. Incoming students must be prepared to meet this challenge. Most of the teachers, students and staff have a good level of English. The IUA receives a number of guest teachers from abroad every semester who teach in English. Exams and final projects can be delivered in English. Exchange students are therefore expected to have a good level of English.

Deadlines for incoming applications

16  April for the autumn semester.

15 October for the spring semester.

The application can be accessed two months prior to the deadline.