24 months
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On the Geophysics programme at University of Iceland the student will posses significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the field of geophysics.


On completion Geophysics programme at University of Iceland the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the previous level:

  • The student has broadened and deepened his knowledge of a selected subject area within geophysics and has acquired systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge within that area and the research methods used. 
  • The student has acquired deeper knowledge of the application of geophysics in his area of expertise. 
  • The student is able to use his knowledge and understanding in a professional manner within his field of expertise. 
  • The student has acquired the ability to reason and substantiate his/her opinions about his/her research work and its relevance to basic knowledge in the field of study. 
  • The student has acquired the ability to provide a written review of research relevant to his field of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Dynamic Meteorology  
  • Earth's surface geochemistry    
  • Tectonics 
  • Seismology
  • Geophysical Exploration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 Nordic citizens are exempt and may apply for graduate studies until 15 April. 


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
  • GPA 6.5 (10 points System)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BS degree in geophysics or similar subjects with minimum average grade of 6.5 from the University of Iceland (on a scale from 1 to 10) or a comparable degree and average grade from another university. In addition to the BS degree there may be some preliminary courses requirements before starting the actual MS programme.
  • All international applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to provide results of the TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.5) tests as evidence of English proficiency.
  • Applicants are asked to submit a letter of motivation
  • Letters of recommendation (2) should be submitted

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

The University of Iceland does not charge tuition fees, but the annual registration fee is ISK 75,000. (aprox. 540 euros or 576 USD)

Living costs for Reykjavik

178929 - 290400 ISK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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