Welcome to our University!

Moving to a new country is a step to a new culture and way of living. There are always many things that need to be taken into consideration when moving to another country – and a new place sometimes sets its own challenges. This page is meant for our international researchers, teachers and other international staff. Pages contain information that gives you advice and support when planning and organising your stay.

Our main objective is to help you prepare your stay. The information is for all international personnel regardless of the funding source or the duration of your stay. Naturally, however, you should be informed of your status, because there are some differences between practicalities depending on whether you have a contract of employment or a grant or scholarship to enable your employment.

Under each section you will find useful information concerning practical issues, e.g. immigration and taxation. There are also some helpful links on some more specific topics, such as housing and public transport.

The staff of the University of Lapland would like to warmly welcome you to our University. We hope that you will settle well here at the Arctic Circle and in Rovaniemi; it is the energetic capital of Lapland.