Every effort shall be made to attract students to a doctoral programme at the University of Iceland who are most inclined to take initiative in research. Selection of doctoral students is done on the basis of academic qualifications, equal rights and fairness. It shall generally be clear what is expected of students registering for a doctoral programme at the University of Iceland.
Faculty rules stipulate admission requirments for specific programs, i.e. regarding a minumum grade or an entrance examination. An academic employee of a faculty is not allowed to enroll in doctoral studies at the same faculty.