The costs of the program depend on the number of days in Rovaniemi and excursions chosen. Please note that these costs are estimates based on currently available information and are subject to change.
There are no tuition costs for students from outside
the United States enrolling in the program through the University of
Lapland. There are separate participation fees for optional excursions.
Students from the U.S. must register through the University of Pennsylvania and should contact professor Stanley Witkin for information on tuition
Students accepted into the program who need a visa to enter
Finland can request a letter confirming their acceptance. When making this request, please provide a mailing and an
e-mail adress where the letter should be sent. The letter is intended to
help participants to obtain a visa.
Time and duration: accommodation is available from Monday 21.5 to Saturday 2.6.2018
Price: triple room 32€/person/night, double room 35€/person/night,
single room 55€/night, please notice that there's a limited number of
triple rooms available.
Address: Koskikatu 41-43
Hotel Rudolf is situated 600m from the city center and approx. 2 km
from the university (30 minutes’ walk). The rooms are equipped with TV,
bathroom with shower, bath and bed linens and free Wi-Fi. Students share
a kitchenette which comprises of a two-ring-hob, kettle, coffee
machine, washing up basin and a small fridge
Please note that your reservation for this accommodation is permanent and needs to be confirmed to us by APRIL 12. After this date, you'll have to pay the whole accommodation price even if you decide not to attend Summer School after all. We recommend that students attending to International Summer School would stay at Hotel Rudolf.
Other accommodation options in Rovaniemi
Hostel Cafe Koti offers special prices for Summer School students:
Double room 75€/night (37,5 €/person) including breakfast
Bed in a Dorm room 27€/night NOT including breakfast
If you are interested in this opportunity, please reserve this
accommodation yourself by sending email to Hostel Cafe Koti. Their
e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and you should mention code
"summerschool2018" while making your reservation. In the email you must
provide your full name, email address, phone number and nationality.
Excursion to Utsjoki
Time and duration: Wednesday - Friday 30.5.-1.6.2018 (3 days)
Group size: max. 50
Price: approximately 150 €/ person including bus transportation,
lodging + bed sheets and towel, meals and entrance tickets and guidance
in the Reindeer Farm and the Siida museum.
Accommodation in Utsjoki is at Kevo, at subarctic research station.
Participants will live in shared cabins and rooms. Rooms are for 2
persons and cabins for 3-5 persons. The accommodation facilities are
very basic, but adequate. Departure from Rovaniemi is on Wednesday at
7:00 am. Arrival back in Rovaniemi is on Friday at 19:00 pm.
Excursion to Helsinki
Time and duration: Saturday- Wednesday 2.- 6.6.2018 (5 days)
Group size: max. 30
Price: a shared room for 4 nights approx. 120 €/student. It may also be possible to book a single room. Participants are responsible for the cost of their own transportation (railway/flight ticket from Rovaniemi to Helsinki),
meals, public transportation, tickets or fees.
Accommodation in Hostel Academica is in shared rooms for 2-3 persons and
it includes bed linen and a towel, morning sauna and swimming. Breakfast is not included. If you wish to participate in the excursion to Helsinki, please note it in the section of your application.