GUIDELINES FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS AND STUDENTS OF PSYCHOLOGY

WANTING TO COME TO ICELAND TO STUDY OR TO WORK

I. STUDENTS COMING TO ICELAND

l. Where is it possible to study psychology as a major in lceland?

University of Iceland, Studurgata, 101 Reykyavik, Iceland

2. What prerequisites must be fulfilled for enrolment?

Please ask Prof Sigurjòn Bjõrnsson

3. What is the duration of the programme and what is the curriculum involved?

approximately 3 years

4. What degree is awarded at the end of the programme?

BA degree

5. Is it possible to transfer from a foreign university to an lcelandic one in the field of psychology?

Each applicalion must be evaluated

6. Wifl credit be given for previous semesters of study and who should you talk tolwrite to concerning recognition of previous studies?

see above

7. What opportunities exist in Iceland for acquiring practical experience in the field of psychology?

None are formally organized

II. PSYCHOLOGISTS COMING TO ICELAND

l. Can you use the professional titie «psychologist» in lceland based on a foreign dearce or do special prerequisites have to be fulfilled for this? Do any laws exist on this?

There are laws in Iceland In order to callyourself a psychologist you must have at least a MA degree and you must apply for a legitimation at the Ministry of Education.

2. Does a degree in psychology obtained abroad have to be recognized in order for a psychologist to work in Iceland as a psychologist? Are there any laws on it?

Yes! Since you can only get a BA degree in Icelandyou have to go abroad to get a degree.

3. How is an academic training and a degree in psychology obtained abroad recognized in lceland and by whom?

Ministry of Education

4. Has lceland implemented the EU Directive 89/49?

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5. What practicar training or observer-status opportunities exist in lceland for psychologists who wish to accumulate experience for a limited period of time?

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6. Additional Qualifications

a) What post-graduate programmes in psychology exist inceland?

none

7. What are work opportunities like for psychologists in lceland?

quite good especially out in the country

8. What services does the Association of Icelandic Psychology offer its membership

Most of the information it gives is about professional matters. It has nothing to do with the educations.

9. Who can you talk to/write to if you have any further questions?

Prof- Sigurjòn Bjõrnsson
University of Iceland
Sudurgata
IS - 1 01 Reykjavik
Iceland