Presently, there are seven universities in the country. Additionally, smaller units offer diplomas on a higher education level. Most of the higher education institutions are run by the state or private parties with state support. Currently there are approximately 18000 students enrolled in the higher education system, of which about 5% are international students.
International students either attend Icelandic higher education institutions as degree-seeking students or as exchange students. For exchange options, please consult the international office of your home university, where you can get information on partner universities.