Education support

Skill level: 2

If the basic subjects from secondary school are lacking (English, mathematics, Icelandic and Danish) and there is an interest in starting studies again, Education support (Menntastoðir) may be considered.

Studying at Menntastoðir can provide access to preparatory studies at a university. This study path is available at some lifelong learning centers. Contact a career counsellor in your area for more information.


Trade unions often provide scholarships for study. Get more information from your union.


Three study paths have been offered:

  • On-site learning 1: 50-55 credits completed in 6 months. Taught five days a week from 08:30 to 15:10.
  • On-site learning 2: 10 months/two semesters: Four subjects taught in the first semester and three subjects in the second semester according to the timetable of the on-site learning group.
  • Distance learning: A 10-month study program based on one on-site weekend session per month.
After graduation

Along with studying at Menntastoðir, it might be a good idea to consult a career counsellor regarding the possibility of further studies.

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