Iceland

Outgoing students

Erasmus+ Inclusion Support

The Icelandic higher education legislation refers to a legislation of services to people with disabilities, which ratifies the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Therefore, the definition is in line with the UN Convention: “Those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others if not supported”.

Target groups

Grants

Special Needs support: Who is eligible to request real cost support

Other Inclusion support provided

National Inclusion Support

This Country has not provided information about National Inclusion Support for outgoing students.

Incoming students

National Inclusion Support

This Country has not provided information about about National Inclusion Support for incoming students.

National Policies

Erasmus+ National Inclusion Strategy

National definition of underrepresented groups in Higher Education

Strategies and policy measures to widen participation in Higher Education

The Ministry has not developed a specific strategy for internationalisation in higher education, only quantitative indicators in the national Fiscal Plan. 

In Erasmus+, inclusion has been and continues to be a priority area in Iceland. In the new programme period, three staff members at the National Agency have the role of inclusion officers. They are currently working on a national inclusion strategy for Erasmus+ together with external stakeholders, building on the new Erasmus+ inclusion strategy from EC. Special attention will be paid to accessibility in all events and promotional work carried out by the NA.

Students with disabilities will continue to receive an Erasmus+ grant based on real cost in the new programme period. The NA places emphasis on this target group in the promotion of Erasmus+ with the help of role models who have been mobile in the past. See as an example (only in Icelandic): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvVCc4GMaaYþ

Institutions

Organisations