Options for students this summer

The Student Council celebrates the fact that the summer studies and the summer jobs that will be available to students in the summer of 2021 have now been published.

If you intend to do summer studies, you can find a detailed list of the summer studies available on the summer study page of the University of Iceland’s website here.

Applications will open on May 17th and teaching will begin on June 1st.

For those who want to work this summer, it is ideal to get acquainted with the jobs that the Directorate of Labor (Vinnumálastofnun) is currently advertising for all students 18 years and older. There are about 2500 diverse jobs available and more information about them can be found on the Directorate of Labor’s website here.

The Student Council wishes all students a happy summer.

Student Council’s exchange meeting May 11th 2021

The Student Council’s exchange meeting will be held in person and on Teams at 5:00 p.m. on the 11th of May. The Student Council will meet but due to COVID restrictions, we are not able to invite guests. If a student wishes to attend the meeting, a request needs to be sent to shi@hi.is to join the Teams meeting.

According to paragraph 9 of the Student Council’s laws, the Council’s meetings are open to all students at the University of Iceland. Students who are not members of the Student Council may therefore attend meetings and listen to discussions within the Council.

The agenda can be found here.

Please contact the office of the Student Council at shi@hi.is if you have any questions regarding the meeting agenda. All students are welcome to contact us with inquiries about the Student Council and its meetings. The Student Council also answers questions on student rights, social life and more.

The Student Council of the University of Iceland is looking for an International Officer for the term 2021 – 2022

The Student Council of the University of Iceland is looking for an International Officer for the term 2021 – 2022. The International Officer will serve international students at the University in cooperation with the International Division of the University of Iceland and the Student Council Office.

Further information:

The International Officer will oversee services provided for international students with the aim to protect their interest, help them become active participants in the University society, answer their requests and questions and provide other assistance. The International Officer is a confidant for international students at the University and shall be able to provide telephone and email assistance as needed. The International Officer will also participate in daily projects in cooperation with the president of the Student Council.

The International Officer also works as the representative of students in the Aurora European Universities Network and Alliance. There they will supervise projects in cooperation with the Aurora contacts within the University of Iceland and help with any projects they are assigned. They will also oversee preparation for conferences and other events related to Aurora, and participate as is seen fit.

The International Officer’s position is fairly new. It is very important that the next Officer is creative and helpful in shaping the position in cooperation with the Student Council.




  • Interest in the work of the Student Council and students’ affairs in the addition to being an active member of the University society.
  • International experience is an advantage
  • Knowledge of the administration of the University of Iceland is an advantage
  • Knowledge of the Aurora network is an advantage
  • Excellent social skills
  • Experience in event planning or organizing is an advantage
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in written text, in both Icelandic and English
  • Other language knowledge is an advantage
  • Initiative and ability to work independently


The Student Council’s International Officer is a 50% position available for one year with the possibility of extended employment. Applicants must be able to begin work on June 1st 2021. For further information regarding the role, contact the current International Officer Emily Reise internationalcommittee@hi.is or the Student Council at shi@hi.is.

A cover letter, résume and lists of references should be sent via email to shi@hi.is with the subject heading ‘’SHÍ International Officer 2021-2022.’’

The deadline for applications is 13:00 May 14th 2021. Any applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.