Around 1,179 students are on a waiting list for housing in the Reykjavík capital area.
University of Iceland
284 students took the admissions test for the medical program, which only admits 50 students total, or just under a sixth of the applicants. There were then 64 applicants to the physiotherapy program, which will only admit 35 new students.
The university’s Icelandic as a Second Language program has more than doubled its enrollment over the last ten years.
Researchers suggest that Iceland either adopt daylight savings or start the school day later in order to allow young people to get more rest.