Allocation Rules

Allocation Rules

*** Attention - due to current circumstances new students next fall, current students and others can apply right away.

Student Housing Allocation Rules

1. Eligibility for Student Housing

The right to reside in student housing administered by Félagsstofnun stúdenta – Icelandic Student Services (FS) is only available to students who regularly attend courses at the University of Iceland (HÍ), can demonstrate academic progress in accordance with these Allocation Rules and who undertake to obey the rules and regulations which apply for Student Housing. Icelandic students are students with Icelandic citizenship.

Applicants who are students at HÍ must show that they have completed at least 20 credits (ECTS) in the last two semesters, 10 credits each semester, when applying for Student Housing. New students must demonstrate that they have enrolled for full-time study.

If an application for residence is approved, a tenancy agreement shall be made between the two parties, detailing the rights and obligations of the parties, including the rental amount, which the board of FS determines at any given time. The student is referred to as the Tenant and FS as the Landlord. The rights and obligations of the parties are governed by the provisions in the tenancy agreement, these Rules and the Rent Act No. 36/1994, where applicable.

1.1 Icelandic students

Icelandic students whose legal domicile is not in the capital area have priority for allocation of one-person rooms/apartments and couples’ apartments. However, 25% of one-person apartments shall be allocated to students from the capital area.

1.2 Foreign students

The board of FS may decide that recipients of grants administered by HÍ have priority for Student Housing.

2. Tenancy Period

The tenancy period for an apartment/room is as follows: Mýrargarður couples’ apartments: 8 August – 6 August the following year; Mýrargarður one-person apartments: 9 August – 7 August the following year; Mýrargarður one-person rooms: 10 August – 8 August the following year; Hjónagarðar and Vetragarður: 12 August – 10 August the following year; Sæmundargata 18-20, 14 August – 12 August the following year; Sæmundargata 14-16: 15 August – 13 August the following year; Skógargarðar: 17 August – 15 August the following year; Skuggagarðar: 21 August – 19 August the following year; Eggertsgata 24: 23 August – 21 August the following year; Skerjagarðar: 25 August – 23 August the following year; Skjólgarður, 27 August – 25 August the following year; Ásgarðar (except Eggertsgata 24): 31 August – 29 August the following year. The tenancy period for Gamli Garður is from August to May each academic year, subject to further decisions by FS each time.

Tenant and Landlord are bound by the terms of the tenancy agreement for the entire tenancy period. Tenants may however terminate their agreement by logging into My Pages on www.studentagardar.is and giving three months’ notice, counting from the start of the following month. Tenancy agreements for Gamli Garður cannot be terminated by the tenant during the nine-month tenancy period. However, it is possible to apply for a single semester at Gamli Garður, i.e. from August to 31 December or January to May in a given year.

Tenancy agreements made after the tenancy period has started are valid only until the end of that period.

2.1 One-person apartments/rooms, couples’ and family apartments

Individuals may apply for one-person rooms, one-person apartments or housing shared with another person. Childless couples may apply together for a couples’ apartment. If both applicants are full-time students at HÍ they have priority over other applicants, and both shall fulfil requirements for credits (ECTS), see further section 7.2. A student with a child/children may apply for a 1–3 bedroom apartment (2–4 rooms). If the student has a partner who is also studying at HÍ the family is prioritised and both adults need to fulfil requirements for academic progress and number of credits (ECTS), see section 2.1. Family apartments are in Ásgarðar, Hjónagarðar, Skógargarðar, Skuggagarðar and Vetragarður. Three-bedroom apartments in Vetrargarður and Skuggagarðar are for larger families, and those applications are processed separately.

If a baby is expected (i.e. not yet entered in Registers Iceland), an applicant should provide the Student Housing office with a doctor’s certificate, confirming the pregnancy, within one week of making the application.

A parent with joint custody of a child/children, where the child/children’s legal domicile is with the other parent, may also apply for a family apartment. Proof of joint custody from the relevant District Commissioner’s Office must be submitted. In special circumstances, child custody agreements can be taken into account, if Student Housing deems that the agreement gives an accurate picture of the applicant’s family life. Otherwise, information from Registers Iceland is used to assess an applicant’s family size.

Family size and children’s ages are considered when allocating apartments, both for prioritisation and the size of apartment allocated. However, this does not apply when an applicant’s child/children is/are over 18 years of age. Adult children should not be included in an application, as no priority is granted because of them. Single parents and couples in full-time study have priority over applicants with a partner who is not enrolled as a full-time student.

2.2 Applications and waiting lists

Approved applications are added to the relevant waiting list within a priority group (see section 7), in the order in which they are received by the Student Housing office.

3. Applications

3.1 Application period

Registered students at HÍ can apply for Student Housing online at: www.studentagardar.is. Applications within each priority group are ordered by submission date (see section 7). New students can apply from 1 May of each year (please note, due to current circumstances, new students next fall can apply from today), if they are to begin studying at HÍ that autumn. Students who intend starting their studies in January can apply to Student Housing from 1 September in the preceding year. Applications will be accepted subject to registration at HÍ. If an applicant does not subsequently register at HÍ, the application is cancelled, as is any housing allocation.

3.2 Submitting an application

Applications to Student Housing shall be submitted electronically on the Student Housing website, www.studentargardar.is. By submitting an application, the applicant gives permission to Student Housing to seek necessary information from Registers Iceland and HÍ. A student may only make one application at a time. An applicant who wishes to apply again (in changed circumstances or for different accommodation) must withdraw the older application before submitting a new one.

3.3 Response deadline

All correspondence between the applicant and Student Housing shall take place electronically, using the email address provided in the application. If the applicant has comments on the assessment of the application or the allocated housing, he/she shall submit them in writing to the Student Housing appeals committee within five days of the processing of the application.

3.4 Rejected applications

3.4.1 Unsatisfactory information

An application may be rejected if it is judged to be unsatisfactory, or if it contains information that proves to be incorrect.

3.4.2 Incorrect information

If, after signing a tenancy agreement, it is revealed that information provided in an application or accompanying documentation is false or misleading, the allocation is cancelled, and the Tenant shall, at the request of Student Housing, vacate the premises immediately after receiving written notice of revocation, if an apartment/room has been occupied.

3.4.3 Applicant is a home-owner

If it is revealed during the processing of an application that an applicant owns a home in the capital area, confirmation shall be requested that the property is in the process of being sold, or has been sold. It is not permitted to allocate student housing to an applicant unless proof is provided that the property is in the process of being sold, or has been sold. If, when the tenancy agreement is signed, or later in the tenancy period, it is revealed that the Tenant owns a residence in the capital area, the tenancy agreement may be revoked. The capital area includes Reykjavík, Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörður, Mosfellsbær, Seltjarnarnes and Garðabær. An applicant who is registered as owning a home outside the capital area shall be accepted onto the waiting list but designated as priority E, see section 7 of the Allocation Rules.

3.4.4 Applicant in debt

An application is not approved if the applicant is in arrears to Student Housing for one month’s rent or more. This also applies if an applicant has any other debt to FS (Félagsstofnun stúdenta – Icelandic Student Services). An application may also be refused if an applicant has previously resided in Student Housing and had a tenancy agreement revoked because of failure to comply with the terms, lack of credits (ECTS), debt or infraction of conditions or other reasons that justified revocation. An application to move to a larger apartment is rejected if an applicant is in debt to FS. This applies to both renewal/extension of a tenancy agreement and a new tenancy agreement.

3.4.5 Breach of regulations

If an applicant has been expelled from Student Housing due to a breach of regulations, his/her application shall be rejected. If illegal activities or behaviour occur in a room/apartment, by the Tenant or a guest, the tenancy agreement may be immediately revoked and the applicant shall immediately vacate the property. If a breach of regulations has occurred, but it is deemed not serious by Student Housing, the applicant shall be given the opportunity to rectify his/her behaviour or non-compliance, before the agreement is revoked. If the applicant does not comply within seven days of receiving such a directive, or if a second identical or similar offence occurs, the tenancy agreement can be revoked without further notice.

3.4.6 Other matters

FS can refuse an applicant based on other pertinent considerations, e.g. if it is deemed likely that an applicant will disturb or annoy other Student Housing residents, if an applicant has been convicted of a violent crime or if there are other factors that make an applicant undesirable as a Student Housing resident.

4 Confirmation of applications

4.1 Application approved

When an application has been approved by Student Housing, the applicant must continue to confirm his/her application, on the relevant waiting list, on day 1–5 of each month until allocation is completed. If an application is not confirmed within those dates, it is automatically deleted and the applicant is removed from the waiting list.

4.2 Applicant is offered housing

An applicant who has been allocated housing shall confirm acceptance within 48 hours of the allocation. If confirmation has not been received within the prescribed period, the allocation is cancelled. When the tenancy agreement is signed, the Tenant must pay a non-refundable administration fee, according to the tenancy agreement, invoiced with the first rental payment of each tenancy period, according to the Student Housing tariff. This fee is paid each year, i.e. when a tenancy agreement is renewed/extended. All applicants whose legal domicile is not in Iceland pay a deposit before the agreement is signed, guaranteeing payment of rent and cleaning at the end of the tenancy. The deposit is equivalent to one month’s rent, or a minimum of ISK 80,000 if the monthly rent is lower. The deposit is returned in the month following departure from the property if all bills have been paid, no damage has been done to the property or its contents, and it has not been necessary to have the property professionally cleaned. The deposit is subject to interest under Article 40, paragraph 1, item 4 of the Rent Act, No. 36/1994.

5 Tenancy Agreements

5.1 Signing a tenancy agreement

An applicant who has been allocated a room or apartment must sign a tenancy agreement with FS (Félagsstofnun stúdenta – Icelandic Student Services). The tenancy agreement includes provisions for the rights and obligations of a tenant of Student Housing. These Allocation Rules are part of the tenancy agreement. The agreement shall be signed electronically within 48 hours of the allocation decision. Keys to the property are handed to new tenants upon proof of identity.

5.2 Request for reallocation/extension of agreement

It is possible to renew/extend a tenancy agreement, i.e. for the same period the following year, after each tenancy period. The conditions permitting renewal are that the tenant fulfils Student Housing allocation requirements, has not been in arrears with the rent, is not in debt for any other business with FS, has not been guilty of non-compliance or violations which may result in termination or revocation of the tenancy agreement, or is otherwise in breach of obligations or has behaved in such a way that it can be considered normal that the Landlord is unwilling to continue with the rental. The Landlord shall give the Tenant one month’s notice, stating reasons, if the conditions for continued rental are no longer met. A request for reallocation/extension must be received by the Student Housing office before 20 April each year, or at least three months before the original tenancy period ends.

Renewal of the tenancy agreement is carried out by the Tenant logging onto My Pages. If the Landlord agrees to the application, a confirmation to that effect is sent to the Tenant by email, and a new agreement is thus made between the parties, identical to the original agreement with the exception of the validity period, unless otherwise agreed.[HAH1] All items of the original agreement are valid, with the changed parameter. The Landlord also notifies the Tenant by email if an application for renewal has been rejected.

If a request for renewal/extension does not arrive electronically at the Student Housing office within the advertised period, it shall be deemed that the agreement will not be renewed and the Tenant shall vacate the property not later than when the valid agreement ends. Reallocation/extension is dependant on the applicant fulfilling all requirements of the allocation regulations. If both parties in a couples’/family apartment are students at the time of allocation, both parties must achieve the required academic results.

5.3 Childless couples

Only childless couples may apply for a couples’ apartment. Both parties shall be regarded as applicants and both parties shall sign the tenancy agreement.

5.4 Moving within Student Housing

In the case of a tenant/tenants wishing to transfer between apartments/rooms, a transfer application shall be submitted by logging onto My Pages. The application is assessed in accordance with the allocation rules. The Student Housing office can approve a transfer, subject to payment of a transfer fee, according to the Student Housing tariff. Those exempt from payment of the fee include couples expecting their first child, and others in special circumstances such as divorce/separation.

6 Property handover

Personnel from Property Management, who are responsible for all maintainance of Student Housing properties, shall hand over the property to the Tenant on the first day of the tenancy period. Handover may be delayed by up to five days without a reduction in rent. A tenant shall be informed of any anticipated handover delay as soon as possible.

6.1 Property handback

A tenant shall always hand back the property as described in the handover inspection sheet, clean and tidy, not later than 12:00 (noon) on the return day. If a tenant delays the handback past the return day, three days’ rent is charged for each extra day. If a property is returned dirty a professional cleaning service is employed, paid for by the tenant according to an invoice submitted to him/her.

6.2 Revocation and changed circumstances

If a situation arises that justifies revocation by the Landlord in accordance with the tenancy agreement, no notice period is necessary and the Tenant must vacate the property immediately after being informed of the revocation.

If the Tenant ceases to be a student during the tenancy period, the Landlord must be informed of this change. The tenancy agreement is no longer valid and the Tenant must vacate the property at the Landlord’s request, within 30 days of receiving written notice to leave. This also applies if the Tenant becomes the owner of housing in the capital area.

7 Prioritisation

Applications for residence in Student Housing shall be arranged by priority according to the following rules, but see also section 1.1 about individuals and childless couples legally domiciled in the capital area. An applicant who has withdrawn a previous allocation is given no priority according to the following; instead the application is handled as a new application.

If legal domicile has been transferred from the capital area in the 12 months prior to the application, confirmation shall be requested that the legal domicile was previously at that place and that residence in the capital area was only temporary and study-related. On the other hand, residence in the capital area is regarded as permanent if it is longer than a year since legal domicile was transferred.

7.1 One-person room/apartment

Applications for one-person rooms/apartments shall be prioritised as follows:

  • Priority A: Current residents who fulfil general allocation requirements.
  • Priority B: Foreign students for whom section 1.2 applies.
  • Priority C: Applicants with legal domicile outside the capital area (see section 1.1), including foreign students not included as priority B.
  • Priority D: Applicants with legal domicile in the capital area and currently residing there.
  • Priority E: Applicants who own housing outside the capital area / Applicants enrolled at other university-level institutions in Iceland.
  • Priority EE: Applicants enrolled at high school or technical college.
  • Priority E3: Applicants not enrolled in studies.
  • Priority T: Applications for transfer.

7.2 Couples’ apartments

Applicants for couples’ apartments shall be childless. The principal applicant shall be a full-time student at HÍ. Applications are prioritised as follows:

  • Priority A: Current residents who fulfil general allocation requirements. Both applicants shall fulfil requirements for credits (ECTS).
  • Priority B: Foreign students for whom section 1.2 applies. Both applicants shall fulfil requirements for credits (ECTS).
  • Priority C: Couples with legal domicile outside the capital area (see section 1.1). Both applicants shall fulfil requirements for credits (ECTS).
  • Priority D: Couples with legal domicile in the capital area and currently residing there. Both applicants shall fulfil requirements for credits (ECTS).
  • Priority E: Couples consisting of one applicant who attends HÍ and another who is enrolled at another university-level institution in Iceland, for which confirmation of the latter is required / Applicants who own housing outside the capital area. Both applicants shall fulfil requirements for credits (ECTS).
  • Priority EE: Couples consisting of one applicant who attends HÍ and another who is in high school or technical college, for which confirmation of the latter is required / Couples who own housing outside the capital area.
  • Priority E3: Couples consisting of one applicant who attends HÍ and another who is not enrolled in studies.
  • Priority T: Applications for transfer.

Renewal of a tenancy agreement with applicants in priority EE and E3 shall be assessed for each new tenancy period, based on the waiting list and higher priority groups (A,B,C,D and E).

7.3 Family apartments, applicants with children

Applications for apartments shall be prioritised as follows:

  • Priority A: Current residents who fulfil general allocation requirements. Both applicants shall fulfil requirements for credits (ECTS).
  • Priority B: Foreign students for whom section 1.2 applies. Both applicants shall fulfil requirements for credits (ECTS).
  • Priority C: Couples, both HÍ students/single parents with two or more children. Both applicants shall fulfil requirements for credits (ECTS).
  • Priority CC: Couples, both HÍ students/single parents with one child. Both applicants shall fulfil requirements for credits (ECTS).
  • Priority C3: Couples, one applicant attending HÍ and the other in a different Icelandic university, with two or more children. Both applicants shall fulfil requirements for credits (ECTS).
  • Priority C4: Couples, one applicant attending HÍ and the other at a different Icelandic university, with one child. Both applicants shall fulfil requirements for credits (ECTS).
  • Priority D: Couples, one applicant not in full-time education, with two or more children.
  • Priority DD: Couples, one applicant not in full-time education, with one child.
  • Priority E: Applicants who own housing outside the capital area / Applicants attending other Icelandic universities.
  • Priority EE: Applicants attending high school or technical college. 
  • Priority E3: Applicants not in education.
  • Priority T: Applications for transfer.

Other applications shall be refused.

7.4 Transfer between categories

The Appeals Committee (see section 11) is authorised to transfer applicants between categories if it is demonstrated that an applicant is living in poor social conditions. A written request for transfer shall be submitted by email to urskurdarnefnd@fs.is at the same time as an application is made. Supporting documentation shall be sent or delivered to the Student Housing office.

7.5 Distribution within categories

7.5.1 One-person rooms/apartments

50% of all properties available for allocation in the autumn are allocated to new students, and 50% to students who are further along in their studies.

7.5.2 Couples’ apartments

40% of all properties available for allocation in the autumn are allocated to new students, and 60% to students who are further along in their studies.

7.5.3 Family apartments

30% of all properties available for allocation in the autumn are allocated to new students and 70% to students who are further along in their studies. Those with two or more children have priority for two-bedroom apartments.

Families with one child of school age have priority over families with younger children when two-bedroom apartments are allocated.

In a family apartment, a spouse/partner who is attending HÍ or another university must also fulfil requirements for credits (ECTS).

7.6 Changed circumstances

If particular circumstances change for Student Housing residents between allocations, e.g. separation or pregnancy, Student Housing personnel are permitted to assess an application for prioritised transfer, according to circumstances (one-person apartment/room, couples’ apartment, family apartment).

8 Waiting lists

Applicants who are not allocated housing remain on the waiting list. Those at the top of the list have priority each time housing becomes available. The Appeals Committee is permitted to deviate from the order of the waiting list, or add new applicants to the list, if special social circumstances apply. General applications for transfer between apartments during the tenancy period are placed on the relevant waiting list in the order in which they arrive. One in five apartments available for allocation in the autumn goes to an applicant requesting a transfer. Applicants may reject an apartment offer twice. The third time applicants reject an offer of an apartment they are automatically removed from all waiting lists and must reapply.

8.1 Compiled waiting lists

The following waiting lists are compiled:

  • For one-person rooms in Gamli Garður.
  • For one-person rooms in two-person apartments in Ásgarðar and Skuggagarðar.
  • For one-person rooms in Sæmundargata 14, 16 and 21.
  • For one-person apartments on the university campus at Ásgarðar, Oddagarðar, Mýrargarður and Skerjagarður.
  • For one-person apartments in the city centre; Skuggagarðar and Skjólgarður.
  • For couples’ apartments in Ásgarðar, Oddagarðar, Mýrargarður and Skjólgarður.
  • For one-bedroom apartments in Hjónagarðar, Vetrargarður and Skógargarðar.
  • For two-bedroom apartments in Hjónagarðar, Vetrargarður and Skógargarðar.
  • For three-bedroom apartments in Vetrargarður and Skuggagarðar.
  • For Dýragarður at Eggertsgata 18 (pets allowed).

 

8.2 Order on waiting list

Waiting lists are ordered by priority (see section 7). If an applicant does not wish to be on a waiting list, or is removed from a waiting list for some other reason, the applicants below move up one place.

8.3 Applicants from the capital area

Applicants from the capital area who apply for a one-person apartment are placed in category D (see section 7.2)[K2]Thus they move down the waiting list when new applications are approved in categories A, B or C (see section 7.2). The position of applicants within category D does not change, however, as the proportional rule applies for allocations to those students.

9 Normal acAdemic progress

Academic progress is regarded as normal if an applicant has completed at least 40 credits (ECTS) each year after allocation of housing, or 2/3 of the studies that the relevant department or faculty regards as one year’s studies. Of these, at least 18 credits must be completed in the autumn semester. If a resident is registered for a project/course in the summer semester which will make up for a shortfall in credits, that person may receive a temporarily renewed agreement. If it transpires in the autumn that the resident has not completed the required number of credits, the agreement is immediately revoked and the tenant must vacate the room/apartment at the stated time (see section 6.2).

Couples: if a spouse/partner in a family apartment also attends HÍ or another university, that person must also meet requirements for academic progress. This also applies to a spouse/partner in a couples’ apartment.

9.1 Exemptions from academic progress requirements

An exemption from the rules about academic progress can only be granted once, whether in the case of illness, academic progress, limited class size or other factors.

9.1.1 Limited class size

An applicant directly affected by limited class size (numerus clausus) is deemed to have demonstrated normal academic progress if he/she fulfils requirements under section 9 above. However, an exemption for limited class size may only be granted once.

10 Maximum length of residence

When assessing the maximum permitted length of residence, the normal length of each study course is used:

  • Maximum of 3 years for a 3-year BA/BSc.
  • Maximum of 4 years for a 4-year BSc.
  • Maximum of 5 years for a 3-year BA/BSc/BEd + 2-year MA/MSc/MEd.
  • Maximum of 6 years for 4-year BSc + MSc.
  • Maximum of 6 years for medicine (3-year BSc + 3-year Cand. Med).
  • Maximum of 3 years for PhD (180 ECTS).
  • Maximum of 4 years for PhD (240 ECTS).

Re-registering for a course does not extend the maximum residence period beyond that of the former course. Maximum residence length is based on one undergraduate course and a maximum of one course of postgraduate studies.

Doctoral students who have already resided in student housing during an undergraduate and a master’s course have fully used their residence period.

The residence period of a couple in a couples or family apartment is calculated together, irrespective of who is registered for the agreement.

No extension to the maximum period is permitted, except in very particular circumstances such as serious illness, and then only while studies are pursued. The circumstances of each case are assessed.

If a student asks to have the maximum residence period extended because of maternity/paternity leave taken earlier in the study period, this shall be assessed each time. However, it is only possible to permit this exemption once and for one semester, provided the student is in full-time studies at that time. It is only possible to request such an extension for one parent of a child/children. The appeals committee decides on such matters, see further section 12. Requests for extensions to the maximum residence period shall be submitted with at least 3 months’ notice.

10.1 Graduation

After graduation the Tenant may reside in the apartment until the end of the tenancy period, unless the tenancy agreement is cancelled by three months’ notice in accordance with the agreement.

11 Subletting

Subletting a room or apartment in Student Housing is prohibited, whether for money or not, unless FS agrees otherwise. Only the person/persons named in the application and tenancy agreement have the right to reside in a particular apartment/room, irrespective of the length of the stay.

11.1 Exchange students

A tenant who is an exchange student may apply to the Student Housing office for an exception to subletting, if the tenant does not share the property with other students. The tenant shall submit a formal request for permission to sublet to another HÍ student. The tenant shall also state whether it is for one or two semesters, though never longer than two semesters. The tenant is exempt from requirements for credits (ECTS) while the exchange lasts.

12 Appeals committee

The Appeals Committee consists of three representatives, one from Student Housing, one from the Student Council of the University of Iceland, and one from the University Counselling and Career Centre. The Committee shall rule on all disputes about applications or allocations, and the Committee’s decision is final.

13 Property management

Property Management liaises between Tenant and Landlord and monitors the condition of the leased property, in addition to the condition and content of the building. Property Management receives requests for repairs and renovations from the Tenant, and also implements them. Property Management is also the Landlord’s representative at handover and return of the property. It receives complaints about infringements of house rules and attempts to resolve such issues.

14 Confidentiality 

All applications and accompanying information are confidential, and Student Housing staff and the Appeals Committee are bound by professional privacy codes.

15 Revision of allocation rules

The board of Student Housing are responsible for the Allocation Rules and changes thereof. The rules shall be published on the Student Housing website: www.studentagardar.is.

16 Applicant data and information

Applicants give Student Housing permission to verify information that is provided, and permission to store it while necessary. FS shall comply with provisions of the Act on Data Protection and the Processing of Personal Data with regard to storage of personal data of applicants and tenants.


 [HAH1]En ef maður breytir leigusamningnum, gildir hann þá ekki?

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8.3 Umsækjendur af höfuðborgarsvæðinu

Umsækjendur af höfuðborgarsvæðinu sem sækja um einstaklingsíbúðir falla í flokk D (sjá grein 7.2). Þeir færast því niður listann þegar nýjar umsóknir eru samþykktar inn í flokkum A, B eða C (sjá grein 7.2). Staða umsækjanda innan D flokks breytist þó ekki, þar sem hlutfallsregla gildir um úthlutun íbúða til þeirra nema.

 

7.2 Paríbúðir
 Umsækjendur um paríbúðir skulu vera barnlausir. Aðal umsækjandi skal stunda fullt nám við HÍ. Umsóknir og forgangur raðast á eftirfarandi hátt.