Things to know before applying to UM

The University of Manitoba’s Icelandic Language and Literature Department offers online, instructor-led credit courses. You can take classes with us from anywhere in the world.

Make learning Icelandic language, culture, folklore, literature, mythology and music part of your saga.

Apply as a full-time, part-time or casual student.

Admission as a full-time or part-time student
If you are considering pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree as a full-time or part-time student, visit the UM admissions page to review admission requirements and to apply.

See UM admission deadline dates on the UM admissions page.

Admission as a casual student
This admissions category is designed for students who do not meet the requirements for gaining admission to the Faculty of Arts, but who seek to register in particular courses offered by the Faculty of Arts. It is not meant for students who meet the minimum academic criteria and are in pursuit of any of the four Bachelor of Arts degree programs.

To be eligible for admission as a Casual Student, prospective students must be proficient in English (visit and must be 18 years of age or older by the first day of classes for the term in which the relevant course is offered. Students admitted under this category can only register in courses offered by the Faculty of Arts. Prior to registration, students shall obtain written approval from: the course instructor, the Head / Program Director of the Department / Program offering the course, and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts (or designate). Students admitted under the Casual Student category are required to follow all University of Manitoba regulations, including course prerequisite requirements.

If you are considering applying to UM as a casual student, please contact us at to begin the process.