How to apply?
Eligibility
Who can apply for Master's studies?

A) Educational Background: Bachelor’s or Master´s level degree in a relevant field of study

An applicant may apply for master's degree studies if she/he has completed a first degree (normally a bachelor’s degree) in a relevant field of study at a recognized institution of higher education entitling her/him to apply for master’s degree studies in her/his home country. You can find the programme specific detailed eligibility criteria on the pages of each programme.
Applicants who will be graduating after the application deadline can apply for admission before they have received their diploma. They should indicate the expected date of graduation on the application form and submit proof of graduation by a deadline in July informed to them in more detail in the acceptance email.

B) Language Requirements: A good command of the English language for academic purposes

See the complete list of approved methods of documenting your language proficiency and the relevant tests Admissions - Language requirements (ulapland.fi). Please note that each applicant must prove their proficiency in the English language in one of the ways stated in the language requirements.

C) Submitting a full application

If you do not submit a full application, you will not be considered eligible. Full application means that you have submitted the online application form by the application deadline and that all the required attachments are uploaded to the application by the given deadline.



Other Admission requirements

Please visit the website Application documents for the detailed list of required enclosures for application. Also note that all documents are listed as obligatory for application and no exceptions are made in requirements.

The application will be processed in the Selection Committee only if:

The applicant submits an application in the requested manner
The applicant submits the application documents in the requested manner
The applicant’s previous education gives eligibility for a Master’s or Bachelor's studies
The applicant’s language proficiency satisfies the language requirements

 

 

How the application process goes?
How the application process goes?

Application process and timetable in a nutshell:

  • Get to know your study option, admission criteria and prepare for applying well in advance
  • Check your eligibility and make sure you can fulfill all criteria regarding educational background, language requirements and submitting a full application with officially certified copies of educational documents
  • Get to know the application process and timetable. Application round opens: January 5th 2022 at 8:00 (GMT+2)
  • Collect the required enclosures: Check country-specific requirements first
  • Fill in the Application: Applications are filled in and submitted only through the national Studyinfo Portal, and only during the application period.
  • Submit your online application and upload the required enclosures to your online application by January 19th 2022 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT+2).
  • Application period closes. Submit your attachments latest by January 26th 2022 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT+2). Applications are being processed. Selections are made and results announced to all applicants via e-mail.
  • Admission results by: March 31st 2022
  • Submit your officially certified documents (if not done before): April 30th 2022 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT+2)
  • Pay your Tuition fee (if required) by: June 10th 2022
  • Accept your study place in the Studyinfo portal latest by: July 15th 2022 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT+2)
  • Enroll and register as a student in Studyinfo portal
  • Deliver your proof of graduation (students graduating after January 22nd 2022): July 31st 2022
  • Present your original educational documents upon arrival
  • Begin your studies at the University of Lapland: August 2022
Apply and submit your application by January 19th
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 for each programme.

All educational documents must be officially certified and translated. You can submit your officially certified educational documents during the application period by January 19th or after receiving the study offer by April 30th. Admission decision is conditional as long as the officially certified documents have been delivered. General info on application documents and their attestation you will find here.

When putting together the documents, please also note that there are country-specific document requirements for some degree-awarding countries that need to be followed first and foremost.

If application documents are mailed in by a third party, e.g. your university officials, language test centres, etc. the University of Lapland will match them to your application according to the personal details on those documents. If the documents are submitted separately to the University, they should clearly state the name of the applicant.

Fill in the Application Form and submit it

Applications are filled in and submitted only through the national Studyinfo Portal. The online application form will be available in the Studyinfo.fi -portal only during the application period. Follow the Fill in application –link in Studyinfo.

Make sure you have all the required documents ready before you start your application as you need to upload them to the application:

- certified as required by the University of Lapland
- scanned and in PDF format.

Once you have filled in the application form and uploaded all the required documents you can submit your application and it will be saved. You cannot pause the electronic application once you have started filling it in. You cannot save a draft of the application form. If you close the form without submitting it, the information you have entered on the form will be lost. After submitting the form you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a personal link through which you can make changes until the end of the application period.

If you are applying to more than one international master’s degree programme at the University of Lapland, please fill in only one form. On the form, you are asked to choose the programme(s) you are applying to. With the same form, you can also apply for the scholarship which covers the tuition fee, in case you would be liable to pay the tuition fee

Upload the required enclosures to the online application

Upload all the required documents by the given deadline. It is in your best interest to submit your application documents as soon as possible. E-mail attachments will not be accepted. University of Lapland does not process any application documents that have arrived after the deadline.

Collect the required documents. Information concerning the documents is available on the programme specific admission application requirements, and also on your online application. During the application period University of Lapland accepts copies OR an officially certified copies of your educational documents. Please note that officially certified copies of your educational documents must be submitted later in the application process. 

  • Applicants, who have not submitted the officially certified educational documents by the application deadline and who receive a study offer need to deliver the officially certified educational documents by April 30, 2022 15:00 / 3pm (GMT+2).
  • Applicants, who graduate after the application period and who receive a conditional admission decision, have to submit officially certified copies of the degree certificate and the final transcript of records by July 15th 15:00 / 3pm (GMT+2).

Please scan the original documents with care, always scan in color and remember to scan all pages. If your scan is blurred, discoloured or the file is flawed it will not be accepted. The use of PDF -format is encouraged, as this ensures that the files can be opened in all operating systems.

If you are required to provide the educational documents directly from the awarding institution, please provide the following address to your university:

University of Lapland
Applicant and Student Services
PO Box 122
FI-96101 Rovaniemi
FINLAND

If you have completed or are completing your degree in an institution that submits official transcripts of records only electronically (e-transcripts), please contact admission(at)ulapland.fi.

It is always the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that the application documents meet the requirements and reach the University of Lapland by the deadline. University of Lapland does not process any application documents that have arrived after the deadline. The authenticity of all documents will be examined and the submission of forged documents will lead to automatic rejection of the applicant.

Wait for the admission results

We will start processing your application once the application period ends 19th of January 2022 at 15:00 (GMT +2).

We will check your eligibility, verify that your language skills meet the requirements, check that all of the required educational documents have been uploaded and verify your credentials. The faculty responsible for the programme in question makes the decision on the admission of applicants to the programme.
Once your documents have been processed, you will receive an email notification from us, informing you of the status of your application. Please be patient, we will contact you as soon as possible.

Results of the application round are announced by e-mail to all applicants by March 31st. Admitted applicants will receive a welcoming letter by email, accompanied with the scholarships information if applicable.


Submit your officially certified documents

Applicants who receive a study offer

Applicants, who have not submitted the officially certified educational documents by the application deadline and who receive a study offer need to deliver the officially certified educational documents by April 30, 2022 15:00 / 3pm (GMT+2).

Submit the verified documents to University of Lapland by uploading them to your Studyinfo application or sending them as a secured email to admission(at)ulapland.fi. Make sure that the verified documents meet our document requirements before delivering them. If you already delivered them during the application period, you do not need to do that again. In this case you have already received a final decision.

Applicants who receive a Letter of Conditional Admission

Applicants, who graduate after the application period and who receive a conditional admission decision, have to submit officially certified copies of the degree certificate and the final transcript of records by July 15th 15:00 / 3pm (GMT+2).. Detailed instructions are available in the Letter of Conditional Admission.

 

Accept your study place
Admitted students need to confirm their acceptance of the study place offered to them in the Studyinfo portal by July 15th 2022. Please note that you can only accept one study place at a higher education institution leading to a university degree starting at the same academic term. This is due to the one study place per term provision of Finnish higher education. Thus it is not possible to accept the study place after the given deadline, nor is it possible to cancel the acceptance after accepting the study place in Studyinfo.
Enroll, pay the tuition fee and register as a student

After accepting your study place, you need to register as an attending student in order to enroll yourself to the University. To register, you need to pay for the Student Union fee (approximately 53,00 euros per academic year) to the Student Union of the University of Lapland.

Students who are required to pay the tuition fee are asked to make the tuition fee payment for the first academic year before enrolling. Further instructions on tuition fees and enrollment will be sent to students by email.