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: 1 December 2016 – 31 January 2017
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.
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.
Thao Trinh Phuong, Vietnam
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.
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 31 July 2016.
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.
Once you have filled in all the required information, check that it is correct and save the form. After this you cannot make any changes.
Please note: You have to first 1) save the application, then click 2) "Finish Application" and 3) "Submit Application". 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. Documents from these countries must be certified or submitted in a certain way. These special requirements must be fulfilled before any of the ordinary requirements for attesting documents. There are no exceptions to these procedures.
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. Please note that University Admissions Finland and the University of Lapland do not return any documents.
University Admissions Finland
Unioninkatu 40 C
If you use a courier service, please include the phone number for University Admissions Finland: +358 29 41 235 28.
Questions about the online application form and technical matters?
Please visit the UAF webpage and check their Frequently Asked Questions. If you can't find an answer to your question, please contact UAF by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Always use your application form number, name, date of birth and the programme you are applying to when contacting UAF.
7. Application period ends on 31 January 2017
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.
Please note that 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 is completed, UAF will forward your application documents to the University of Lapland for academic assessment. The University will make its decisions on admission and inform the applicants. UAF does not take part in the student selection process and thus cannot give you any information on admissions decisions.
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.
You can now reach our admissions services via monthly online webinar. Questions about applying to ULapland - meet us online!
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Application period for Master's studies is 1.12.2016-31.1.2017
We thank all our applicants. The next application period is also approaching.