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Studying

There are several opportunities for studying in Finland. There is a variety of opportunities for developing your professional skills or broadening your expertise or even studying a whole new branch. It is possible to study and complete a degree or conduct non-degree studies. The Finnish education system is considered to be of very high quality and the education is free. The model of tertiary education is a dual model: universities concentrate on education and research whereas universities of applied sciences focus on education that is work-related. See the page Study in Finland to obtain for more information about studying.

Our University is an international, multidisciplinary university whose areas of expertise include Arctic affairs and tourism research. As a research-based higher education institution, teaching and research facilities offer students and scholars the opportunity to pursue academic excellence, at all levels – all the way up to doctoral studies – in the fields of arctic issues, tourism, art and design, law, education, and social sciences. To find out more information studying at the University of Lapland and applying, please visit the link above. You can find information about other Finnish universities from the webpages of each university.

The University of Lapland offers a variety of degree programmes that are open to international applicants on different academic levels. It is possible for international students to complete these degree programmes completely in English with specialised study plans and teacher assistance. The faculties also consider international doctoral applicants as it is possible to complete even doctoral studies entirely in English. For further information, please visit the page International Studies.

Most Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences, including the University of Lapland, offer Open University courses in addition to degree programmes. Open University education is open to everyone. Please see the information about Open University studies arranged by the University of Lapland and fees through this link. The staff of our University is in general exempt from Open University fees concerning teaching given at our University. However, consulting the teacher of the course as well as the Open University is necessary beforehand. General information about Open University Education organised in Finland can be found here.

There are several possibilities for studying Finnish language in Finland, please see more information here. Finnish language studies are also available in the Internet. The E-LOCAL online language courses also include a Finnish course; more information about E-LOCAL is in “Training for staff”.