We are now accepting applications for full time studies 2020-2021.

All applicants for full time studies must fill out an application form.

Foreign applicants that don't have an Icelandic ID number, please contact us via for a different application form.

If applying for the two-year courses in ceramics, fine art, illustration or textiles you'll need to upload a portfolio in PDF- format with your application. Also include a separate PDF-file with scanned examples from sketchbook (minimum 10 pages).

Maximum file size: 350 MB

If applying for the foundation studies an entrance examination is a part of the application process.

For further information regarding the courses in question please click here.

Non-Icelandic applicants are advised to read the school's language policy.

Non-European applicants are responsible for acquiring their visa/residency permits.

How to apply

Apply here. In the top right corner you can select English as your language.

Foreign applicants that don't have an Icelandic ID number, please contact us via for a different application form.

Important dates

Application deadline for foundation studies is May 20th, 17:00 GMT.

The foundation studies entrance examination will take place on the 26th of May.

Application deadline for diploma programmes is June 15th, 17:00 GMT.


For the two-year foundation programme applicants should have completed one year of upper secondary school with 30 specified credits and 30 credits of electives.

For the one-year foundation programme applicants have to have completed matriculation examination.

For the two-year diploma programmes applicants should have completed secondary level education with visual art as a core subject or have other comparable education or experiential credentials.

Tuition fees in school year 2020-2021

Tuition fee for the two-year diploma courses in Ceramics, Illustration, Fine Art and Textiles is 440.000 ISK.

Tuition fee for the Visual Art two-year programme towards matriculation is 210.000 ISK.

Tuition fee for the Visual Art one-year foundation programme is 330.000 ISK.

Tuition fee for the one-year study programme for students with intellectual disabilities is 160.000 ISK.

Please note: Tuition fee is the same for both Icelandic and international students.