Foreign students who wish to study and reside in Iceland for more than 3 months, need to apply for a student visa (D visa). The D visa is usually issued for three months, but may also be issued for up to twelve months. After arriving in Iceland you have to apply for a residence permit within the 3 months which is valid for a year. As Iceland is a part of Schengen union so, holders of type D visas are permitted to circulate freely in Schengen countries (other than the issued country) for a period of not more than 90 days per half-year and only if the visa is valid.
Work during studies:
Working hours for non-EU students limits to 15 hours per week during studies.
The processing time for study visa may take from 6-12 weeks from the application day.
You may bring your spouse and kids with you.
The general application process is :
Find a course in an approved educational institution of Iceland.
Contact the university and initiate your application process.
Find out the requirements from the university to get the acceptance/admission letter.
Get the acceptance/admission letter from the university in Iceland.
Prepare your visa application and gather other required documents for it.
Apply for a student visa and prepare to move to Iceland.
more than 6 months
5 Eligibility Requirements
9 Document Required
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