Acquaint yourself with the structure, content and guidelines of your major subject or your degree programme by taking a look at the course catalogue for your faculty (links below) or WebOodi.
Free choice of minor
At the University you are free to choose your minor
- from other faculties
- from the courses and programmes offered by the Open University and the Summer University
- from course taken as an exchange student at a university abroad
- from the modules offered by the Language Centre
Minor studies comprise the basic and subject studies in a subject. This means that the majors offered in the faculties provide courses from which students in different majors can put together minors.
Take advantage of online studies
You no doubt know that you can complete some of your studies online. Initially Online courses require you to familiarise yourself with the learning environment used and to adopt new ways of working.
Online courses at the University use the following applications:
Multidisciplinary instruction in research methods provides guidance in data retrieval, processing and analysis. The courses provide support in doing research and in the skills needed when working as an expert. The studies include courses on scientific data retrieval, the philosophy of science and research methods.
Methods studies help you not only in doing and writing up your own research but in understanding the research process and being able to read the research done by others analytically.
Language and communication studies
More on compulsory language and communication studies
Language and communication studies at the University support your degree work and are a plus when you go to work after graduation.
Compulsory studies for the degree
- academic text skills
- speech communication
Elective foreign language studies
More on language and culture courses
- Choose a module in foreign language and culture as one of your minors
- Take part in a beginning or intermediate course in a foreign language
- Choose minors taught in a foreign language
- Take part in courses in the faculties taught in foreign languages.
- After you get your bachelor’s, go on to do a master’s degree in an international master’s programme.
More on international activities
Go international at the University of Lapland
Go on an exchange abroad
- Do a traineeship abroad
- Take intensive international courses or other courses abroad
- Join the discussion groups that meet at Café Lingua
- Take part in the international activities of ESN Lapland, the Student Union and the student organisations for each major.
- Become a tutor for international students
- Take part in the friendship programme for exchange students.
Apply for credit for previous studies
You do know that you can get credit towards your degree for courses completed in another programme of studies in Finland or abroad. You can get credit if you have achieved the relevant learning objectives.
There are two ways to apply for credit:
- You can request that studies you have completed elsewhere, such as minor subjects or coursework done abroad, are included in your degree.
- You can request credit for courses completed elsewhere whose content corresponds to courses that form part of your degree and conform to the curriculum at the University.
Get equivalence for competence you have acquired
You can get credit for competence you have acquired through informal learning, for example,
- further education courses
- short programmes of training in the workplace
- adult education.
You may also have developed know-how in the course of your daily activities, from work you’ve done, projects you’ve been involved in, positions of trust you’ve held or hobbies you have pursued. What matters are the knowledge and skills you have gained in the process.
This is what you need to do to get credit:
- Discuss getting credit with your PSP counsellor
- Add the course you are trying to get credit for to your PSP
- Fill out and submit the application for credit. The directions will tell you what information you need to provide.
Credit for courses completed elsewhere
Credit for informal learning
Go for it – an internship
An internship gives you a chance to apply in practice what you know and can do. Work experience is a big plus when you’re applying for a job after graduation. When you apply for and choose an internship, take a good look at it to make sure the experience will help get you where you’re going.
More about internships
Find an internship
Check out the application process
You can look for an internship yourself or look at those which employers have offered to universities. You should first have the internship approved by the teacher in your faculty who is in charge of internships and then go ahead and make a contract with the employer.
View open internship vacancies at aarresaari.net
Financing your internship
You can pay for your internship with either the support provided by the University (voucher) if you are going to earn enough credits from the experience. The voucher represents support paid to your employer to offset the cost of employing an intern. The value of a voucher varies from faculty to faculty. The duration of an internship is three months.
JOO studies in another university
As you know, you can take advantage of a flexible right to study (JOO) to complete individual courses or modules at another university. JOO studies must be coursework forming part of a bachelor’s, master’s or postgraduate degree.
As a student at the University of Lapland you are welcome to use the course offerings of the University of Oulu. The cooperative agreement between the two institutions allows you to choose the courses you want and you can complete them free of charge in accordance with the procedures for studying at the University of Oulu.
Become a JOO student at the University of Lapland
The University offers JOO studies to students from other universities
- in Education
- in Law
- in Social Sciences
- in Art
- modules focusing on a knowledge of the societies and cultures in the Arctic and their development.
Familiarise yourself with the subjects taught at the University of Lapland, the JOO application form and the directions for filling out the form.
Disabled access in our university
The physical, mental and social environment of our university is structured to allow everyone in the university community to work on an equal footing. Having a barrier-free campus is a value and advantage shared by the entire community but it is especially important for those who have a disability, limitations due to their age or are members of cultural and linguistic minorities.
Work to ensure disabled access is based on the Equality Act and disabled access is one focus of the University’s Equality Plan and Equality Plan.
Special arrangements in entrance examinations and examinations
The university provides special arrangements that allow you to demonstrate your knowledge on entrance examinations and other examinations. If you require special arrangements, please consult the guidelines and fill in the application for special arrangements and return it to the Head of Academic Affairs for your faculty.
Examples of special arrangements:
- additional time
- use of a computer
- a disturbance-free exam space
- more space in which to write
- attention to barriers to physical access.
Special arrangements to support studies
You may ask for the following special arrangements:
- oral exam
- remote exam
- opportunity to familiarise yourself with the learning material ahead of time
- online exam service offers flexible exam times and appropriate facilities for disabled students
- online teaching equipment to support face-to-face teaching
- a personal teacher-tutor to help in planning studies.
People to contact for more information
University of Lapland:
Head of Development, Academic Affairs Tuula Saaarenketo
tel. 040 588 0819
firtsname.lastname (at) ulapland.fi
Heads of academic affairs for the faculties
Student rights officer
edunvalvonta (at) lyy.fi
For more information
University of Lapland Equality
City of Rovaniemi. services for the disabled
Association of Special Learners
ESOK – barrier-free study in institutions of higher education
ESOK – information on disabled access