Find Yourself in Lapland
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Relaxed, original, adventurous and creative. Do you feel these descriptions are close to your heart? Then you should consider studying at ULapland, a multidisciplinary institution in the North of Finland. Our students say that studying in Lapland gives you a new perspective on things - even life. As one student said, "I had a life plan. Now it has changed completely."
Master's degree programmes are open for application once a year. The next application period will be from December to January. Check your eligibility, our study offerings and required application documents and you will be on your way to joining our Arctic Dream Team.
Application period: December 2017 – January 2018
What to study?
Tess van den Brink, Netherlands
How did Dutch city girl Tess van den Brink, a Master’s degree student in the Tourism, Culture and International Management programme, end up moving to Lapland? She may still be wearing clogs, but next year she’ll have some big boots to fill as an international tutor.
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Ivan Fesenko, Uzbekistan
Ivan Fesenko, a degree student of Tourism, Culture and International Management, has encountered feelings of both belonging and challenge on the icy highways of the north. After a year in Lapland, what remains is a craving for freedom, independence and sautéed reindeer meat with lingonberry jam.
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Thao Trinh Phuong, Vietnam
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Thao Trinh Phuong from Vietnam, a degree student of International and Comparative Law, learned how to ski, how to get lost and how to find her way again in Lapland. Read more on how the Arctic light felt right for our dear Thao.
Universities, a peephole through which we get a hazy hint of a generation searching for their shape. Ideas, perspectives, things yet to come – all sizzling under the deceivingly static continuum of lectures, exams and five-year plans composed in intoxication with the endless possibilities. ULapland serves as a platform of potential for a myriad of international students. So, it seems relevant to ask, in their opinion, what exactly is the best thing in Lapland?
Imagine it. At one moment, you’re being rippled by a piercing polar breeze, the next you’re cuddled by the delicate dusk of a nightless night. In Lapland, these whopping extremes sure demand some imaginative means. So, what have our international students learnt during their time in Lapland? What was it that put the zen to the zenith of their stay?
All those possible futures – how to choose if choosing gives you the blues? In the University of Lapland we recognize talent as a combination, not mere academic revelation. But how to merge personal passions with professional prospects? Adventure is the name of the game, say our international students while talking about their dreams after Lapland.
1. Get to know our study options
Programmes open for admissions in 2017:
• Arctic Art and Design (AAD)
• Media Education
• Tourism, Culture and International Management (TourCIM)
2. Check your eligibility
You need to fulfil the following criteria:
A) Educational Background: Bachelor’s level degree in a relevant field of study
An applicant may apply for master's degree studies if she/he has completed a first degree (normally a bachelor’s degree) in a relevant field of study at an institution of higher education entitling her/him to apply for master’s degree studies in her/his home country. You can find the detailed eligibility criteria on the pages of each programme.
Applicants who will be graduating after the application deadline can apply for admission before they have received their diploma. They should indicate the expected date of graduation on the application form and submit proof of graduation by 14 July 2017.
B) Language Requirements: A good command of the English language is required. See the complete list of approved methods of documenting this and the relevant tests here.
3. Application period starts on 1 December 2016
4. Fill in the Application
Applications are filled in and submitted through the national Studyinfo Portal.
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Please note: You have to first 1) save the application, click on "SAVE", 2) As long as you have answered all the compulsory questions, the "NEXT" button will be activated. 3) If all the information on the summary page is correct, submit your application by clicking on the"Submit the Application" button. You can also save
your application as a PDF file and we recommend you do so.
5. Collect the required enclosures
Collect all the required enclosures. Check the requirements for the enclosures and country-specific requirements.
Write your application form number on all enclosed documents, as well as in the lower left-hand corner of the envelope. Your application number is printed on the top right-hand corner of the application form.
All educational documents must be officially certified and translated. Please note that there are country-specific document requirements in place for some degree-awarding countries. These special requirements must be fulfilled before any of the ordinary requirements for attesting documents.
6. Submit your online application and send the required enclosures by post
Make sure that the required enclosures reach University Admissions Finland (UAF) by the application deadline. Late applications will not be processed. Enclosures sent by email or fax are not accepted. The documents you submit will not be returned. If you apply to more that one programme, note that each application must have its own sets of requested application documents.
University Admissions Finland
Unioninkatu 40 C
If you use a courier service, please include the UAF phone number: +358 29 41 235 28.
It is in your best interest to submit your application documents as soon as possible. It is acceptable to submit documents already before submitting the online application.
Need help with the online application form? You may contact UAF by email at email@example.com or by phone at +358 2941 23528. The telephone service is open from November 15, 2016 to February 14, 2017. Telephone service hours are from Monday to Friday from 12.00 to 15.00 (GMT +2). You can also visit UAF webpage.
When contacting UAF or University of Lapland, please refer to your UAF application number (UAF17XXXXX). The application number is generated when you submit the online application.
7. Application period ends on 31 January 2017 at 15:00 (GMT +2)
We will verify that your language skills meet the requirements set by
the University, check that all of the required educational documents
have arrived and verify your credentials.
Due to the large amount of incoming mail, UAF cannot
confirm the arrival of individual documents. All mail will be processed
in order of arrival and once your documents have been processed, you
will receive an email notification from UAF.
After processing your application documents, UAF will send you an email notification informing you of the status of your application. Please be patient: UAF will contact you as soon as possible.
8. Student selections are made
Results and letters of acceptance or rejection will be sent via email.
9. Accepted students need to confirm their acceptance of the study place offered them
10. Accepted students need to register at the University
11. Time to make arrangements to move to Rovaniemi
12. Studies begin in September, orientation week is in August
Please note that the information presented on these web pages is subject to changes. The International Office and the faculties of the University of Lapland reserve the right to reconsider and modify the conditions on which international students are admitted.