Rumours abound that some people might be registering for the University of Iceland in order to take advantage of the playschool available for student parents.
Rebekka Sigurðardóttir, a spokesperson for Icelandic Student Services, told Vísir, “After we heard rumours that people were registering for university just to get their children into the playschool, we raised the entry requirements.”
Now student parents are required to provide proof of classes being taken, and must be completing at least 40 credits per year, including 18 credits in the fall semester.
Parents – provided both are students at the university – pay 26,000 ISK per month to have their children in the university play school, with this fee refunded by the City of Reykjavík. In the event that only one parent is a student, this monthly fee is more than doubled, to 55,000 ISK per month.