Located in the city of Rovaniemi, on the Arctic Circle, the University of Lapland is an international, multidisciplinary university whose areas of expertise include Arctic affairs and tourism research.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Special expertise in Arctic and Northern issues, tourism research, service design, northern wellbeing, and juridical standpoints of sustainable development.
  • A wide selection of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies, as well as multidisciplinary minors.
  • Truly international learning environment.

About

History

Originally established in 1979 to provide higher education opportunities for those living in the far reaches of northern Finland, the university has now become an important educational institution for the entire country.

Education

  • International degree studies based on the latest cross-disciplinary research
  • True Northern curricula and expertise available at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral study levels
  • A wide selection of multidisciplinary minors with special focus on giving unique professional qualifications
  • "Tailor-made" methodological and language studies programmes
  • Modern library with electronic library services
  • Cutting-edge research facilities of the Arctic Centre and the Lapland Institute for Tourism Research and Education
  • Finnish universities have recently introduced tuition fees. The fees are only applicable to new master’s degree students from outside the EU countries who start their studies in autumn 2017

Research

At the heart of our university’s research profile lies Arctic and northern change. The effects of the global economic and political changes and global warming are particularly severe in the Arctic region. We produce scientific knowledge on northern societies and environment and their interaction with each other to ensure that life in the Arctic and northern regions will flourish also in the future.

Short Courses

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

Services

Student services

  • Each international student is assigned a fellow student tutor who will meet them upon arrival in Rovaniemi and help him/her with the first steps of living/studying in Lapland
  • Clean, warm, and safe student housing at the flats of the Domus Arctica Foundation (DAS)
  • The experienced staff of the International Relations, the Language Centre, the ICT Services, the Library, and all four faculties are all ready to help the students – and are fluent in English
  • 5-day orientation programme for international students at the beginning of the autumn and spring semester
  • Personal e-mail address, internet access in student computer labs, and library services
  • Wireless internet access throughout the entire campus

Housing services

The local student housing foundation Domus Arctica (DAS) arranges accommodation for international students.

For exchange students accommodation is guaranteed if they apply on time (by end of June for the autumn semester and full year admission / mid-November for the spring semester).

International degree students are able to apply for accommodation continuously. Please note that for international degree students there are no guaranteed accommodation. It is very important to apply housing as soon as possible, since the applicants are placed in order of arrival of the applications.

Student apartments are located in four different locations in Rovaniemi.

ICT services

You can find several computers in the corridors of the university that are meant for e-mailing etc. We also have several computer rooms for study related purposes all with internet connection.

For students with a laptop, there is also a free wireless internet connection available on university premises.

Medical services

In cases of emergency or acute illnesses, you can use public health care services when the YTHS is closed. Public primary health care is the responsibility of the municipal health centres. Please note that Student Union membership does not cover public health care or hospital expenses.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Location in the true North on the Arctic Circle, in a modern city of Rovaniemi
  • Forests glow with autumn colours after the first frostbite in September
  • Aurora Borealis – the Arctic Lights
  • The perfect skiing weather on crystal white snow in sunny March
  • The endless days of summer – Summer’s White Nights
  • Excellent winter and summer sport and recreational facilities in Rovaniemi, as well as vibrant cultural and social activities

Sports facilities

Rovaniemi is known as an active sports town - you can do any sport from golf to gymnastics. Winter sports, e.g. cross-country skiing and alpine skiing, are especially popular hobbies among the locals.

Student clubs

Each faculty has its own student associations or clubs (ainejärjestö). These associations arrange seminars, social events and excursions. All students, Finnish and international, are encouraged to participate in association events. Almost all associations have an international representative

Other Degrees

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