Study Counselling

The University of Lapland offers study counselling in different stages of studies in order to support students’ goal oriented studying and to assist in developing into a professional in one’s field. Study counselling is based on the students’ own responsibilities regarding their studies.

Different forms of study counselling:

  • Orientation and counselling meetings (e.g. in the beginning of studies)
  • Small group tutoring: teacher and student tutoring, thesis tutoring
  • Personal counselling
  • Guides and other written material
  • Notice boards and email correspondence 


Study counselling for degree students according to the topic:

  • Student Services: general guidance, applying to the university, registering to the university, financial aid
  • University Study Counsellor: works with the students to promote wellness, success and resilience by reinforcing learning, problem solving and time-management skills and also by promoting self-determination and optimism among students
  • Head of Study Affairs in each faculty: study content, progression and planning, entering working life
  • Faculty offices: exams, credits, timetables, studies’ practical matters etc. 
  • Teacher tutors: personal study plan, study skills and manners
  • International Studies Coordinator: International non-degree programmes, study content, exams, credits, timetables, studies’ practical matters etc.
  • Student tutors: practical matters and introduction of Rovaniemi in the beginning of studies
  • International Relations Office and International Coordinator in your faculty: study and practical training abroad
  • Open University study counselling and other staff: studying at the Open University
  • Career Services: job search, practical training and career planning. 


Study councelling for exchange students according to the topic:

  • International Relations Office: general guidance, applying to the university, registering as an exchange student
  • Student Services Office: transcript of records and study certificate
  • International Coordinator in your faculty: study contents, progression and planning
  • Faculty offices: exams, credits, timetables, studies’ practical matters etc
  • Student tutors: practical matters and introduction of Rovaniemi in the beginning of studies
  • Teachers: contents and study methods of one’s own subject
  • International Studies Coordinator: International non-degree programmes, study content, exams, credits, timetables, studies’ practical matters etc.
  • University Study Counsellor: works with the students to promote wellness, success and resilience by reinforcing learning, problem solving and time-management skills and also by promoting self-determination and optimism among students