Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland is the leading hospital in Iceland and the largest workplace for employees in health care. It is funded by the Ministry of Welfare, provides specialised and general care and has the capacity of approx. 700 beds.
Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland has very limited student positions. Students are therefore encouraged to apply through exchange programmes, such as ERASMUS and NORDPLUS or other programmes.
Students who want to come as exchange stundents during the summer (June through August) for 4 weeks or less, are encouraged to apply via IMSIC (Icelandic Medical Student International Commitee). Please see IMFSA og IMSIC. No formal teaching takes place during the summer months.
Icelandic students do neither get paid salaries nor benefits from the university or the hospital during their clinical placements and neither do foreign students. The hospital does not have living quarters for staff or students - students need to find and pay themselves for a place to live.