Icelandic courses

The Directorate of Labour offers two 100% grants for Icelandic group courses per year.

Jobseekers are not expected to pay for the courses themselves, and are only required to register directly with the selected schools. Please see the list of the selected schools below.*

Jobseekers who have already paid their tuition fees for courses starting in January can send a copy of the receipt to international@vmst.is

For courses starting from the 1st of February, invoices from individuals will NOT be accepted.

*Please note that the directorate only pays 94% of the tuition fees for courses held at Retor, and jobseekers are required to pay 3000 kr.

Please be informed that only jobseekers who have an approved application for unemployment benefits are entitled to apply for Icelandic courses.  

Selected schools

Múltíkúltí

Barónsstígur 3, 101 Reykjavík

Múltíkúltí

Retor

Hlíðasmári 8, 201 Kópavogur

Retor

The Tin Can Factory

Borgartún 1, 105 Reykjavík

The Tin Can Factory

Mss Miðstöð símenntunar á Suðurnesjum

Krossmóa 4, 260 Reykjanesbæ 

MSS

Mímir

Höfðabakka 9, 110 Reykjavík

Mímir

Saga Akademía

Reykjavík, Reykjanesbær, Sandgerði

Saga Akademía

Símey

Þórsstígur, 600 Akureyri

Símey

Þekkingarnet Þingeyinga HAC

Hafnarstétt 3, Húsavík

HAC

Austurbrú

Tjarnarbraut 39a, 700 Egilsstaðir

Austurbrú

Fræðslunetið

Tryggvagata 13, 800 Selfoss

Vallarbraut 16, 860 Hvolsvöllur

Kötlusetur Víkurbraut 28, 870 Vík 

Nýheima Litlubrú 2, Höfn í Hornafirði 

Fræðslunetið

FAQ 


How do I register for an Icelandic course ?

Jobseekers need to find an Icelandic group course with one of the selected schools from the list and register directly with the school. It is important to inform the school that you are registered with the Directorate of Labour.

Jobseekers are not expected to pay for the courses themselves.



Can I register for any level of Icelandic course ?

Yes, jobseekers can choose any level of Icelandic group course.



Can I register for two Icelandic courses during the same semester ?

Yes, jobseekers can register for two courses during the same semester. 



Is it possible to receive a grant for private Icelandic lessons ?

Yes, but the grant will not cover the full price of the private lessons. 

It is possible to use the study grant for job related courses. The grant is 80.000 ISK per year, but never more than 75% of the total cost of the course. 

More information regarding the study grant can be found here.

Please note that the private lessons must be held by the selected schools found on the list. 


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