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."
University of Lapland makes the decision on Master's degree admissions and programmes annually. In 2019 the decision will be made in September for the prgrammes starting in August 2020. Check your eligibility, our current study offerings and required application documents and you will be on your way to learning, living and loving Lapland.
What to study?
1. Get to know our study options
Programmes open for admissions in 2020, starting in August 2020:
2. Check your eligibility
You need to fulfil the following criteria:
A) Educational Background: Bachelor’s level degree in a relevant field of study
You can find the detailed eligibility criteria on the pages of each programme. Applicants who will be graduating after the application deadline can also apply.
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.
C) Submitting a full application: If you do not submit a full application, you will not be considered eligible.
3. Application period starts on 8th of 2020
You can apply to the programme of your choice through the national Studyinfo Portal, which is an electronic application system. Link to the application form is open only during the application period.
4. Collect the required enclosures
Application documents are programme specific. The admissions requirements are set by each master's programme, meaning the number and type of documents to be submitted vary depending on the programme. Please check the detailed information on the application documents from Guidebooks of each programme. General info on application documents and their attestation you will find here.
When putting together the documents, please also note any Country-Specific Requirements, which must be taken care of first.
5. Fill in the Application
Applications are filled in and submitted only through the national Studyinfo Portal. Follow the Fill in application –link in Studyinfo.
6. Submit your online application and upload the required enclosures to your online application
Submit an electronic application form through Studyinfo portal and upload all the required documents there as attachments by the given deadline.
7. Application period ends 22nd of January 2020 at 15:00 (GMT +2)
8. Student selections are made
Results are announced via Studyinfo by 5th of June the latest. Letters of acceptance or rejection, together with scholarships information, will be sent via email.
9. Accept your study place
Accepted students need to confirm their acceptance of the study place offered to them by 10th of the latest. Please note that you can only accept one study place at a higher education institution leading to a university degree starting at the same term.
10. Enrol and register as a student
Accepted students need to register as a student to the University for the starting Academic year. You will get instructions for this with the Admission Letter.
11. Make arrangements to move to Rovaniemi
Check from Finnish Immigration Services MIGRI if you need to apply for residence permit and submit your application as soon as possible. Arrange your housing and finances.
12. Study right begins in August
Your study right begins in August. Orientation week for new international students takes place in the end of August and studies usually begin in September.
Please find more detailed information from our How to Apply webpages!
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