MICLaw Application Documents  

  1. The application form is filled in and submitted on line; applicants are not required to send a printed copy of the application form with the required documents listed below. Application documents must reach UAF by the given deadline. Note that enclosures submitted by email are not accepted.

    All submitted documents will be examined for their eligibility and authenticity. In case the applicant submits forged documents, the application will be automatically rejected.
  2. A copy of your bachelor’s degree certificate/diploma from an institution of higher education (applicants graduating after the deadline must enclose their official credit transcript and the expected date of graduation to the application).
  3. An official English, Swedish or Finnish translation of the degree
    OR an officially certified copy of the Diploma Supplement in English (concerns graduates from universities within the EU).
  4. A copy of the transcript of records or grade report of the Bachelor's degree which indicates also the grading system of the institution of higher education.  
  5. An official English, Swedish or Finnish translation of the transcript of records of the Bachelor's degree.
  6. A certificate of English proficiency.

    In addition to general requirements of University of Lapland (see the link above), proficiency in English will also be considered sufficient if the applicant has completed:
    - Exchange studies (at least 20 ECTS) in English in one of the Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, or Sweden), the Great Britain, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand at a faculty of law.
  7. A copy of your passport’s ID page
  8. A motivation letter stating why the applicant is applying for the programme (max one A4 page). The applicant must clearly indicate which specialization (s)he is selecting.
    A letter of motivation should answer to:

    - Why are you applying to the MICLaw master’s degree programme?
    - What is your academic and personal goal?
    - What are your expectations and challenges regarding the studies?
    - How your earlier studies support your MICLaw studies?
    - What kind of effect will these studies have to your future career choices?

    In addition, the motivation letter can also describe the applicant’s hobbies, organisational activities, work experience and previous long-term periods abroad. Motivation letter is written in English.
  9. The applicant must clearly indicate which specialisation (s)he is selecting
  10. Written essay-assignment based on the following application exam question:  
    A written essay based on the following application exam question:

    Prepare a comment on the ECtHR case of LANGNER v. GERMANY (decided 17 September 2015). The case can be found in the database of the European Court of Human Rights (HUDOC). The assignment comprises two parts: 1) a short description of the case, and 2) an analysis of the legal sources used/cited by the Court. Please note that the description of the relevant issues of the case should under no circumstances exceed one-third of the total length of the assignment, the rest being original analysis. The first part counts for one-third of the grade and second part for two-thirds. The detailed structure, perspective and style of the comment are for the applicant to choose.

    The comment may concentrate on certain aspects of the case (i.e. the description does not need to cover all of the issues in the case), for example its human rights or constitutional dimensions. The use of relevant international and comparative material should be explained. The analysis may also be based on comparative remarks (e.g. by utilising the legal system/culture of the applicant as a base for comparison). If literature is referred to, the source and page numbers referred to should be given in brackets. It is important that the comment not be a mere description; it must contain personal input.

    The grading of the comment will be based on its originality and overall academic level. The applicant may use a maximum of 7,000 characters (including spaces) for the comment. The answer should be written on the application template in the University Admissions Finland web page. Please note that any italics, boldface, underlining or comparable features in the original text will be lost in the transfer. The Faculty of Law may request that the applicant present additional information concerning the application documents. If required, the applicant must provide this additional information in writing.

  11. You may also include a letter of recommendation from a former teacher or instructor as a supporting document. Both free form and University Admissions Finland ready-made form are accepted.

The Faculty of Law may request that the applicant presents additional information concerning the application documents. If required, the applicant must provide this additional information in writing.

The applications must have been arrived before the deadline. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

All copies of the degree certificates/diplomas, transcripts/grade reports and language proficiency documents must be officially certified by the institution that has issued the original document or by a notary public.

All translations of the required documents must be done by an official translator or by an authorised official of the institution that has issued the original document. The translations must bear the stamp and signature of the translator. Please note that you have to send officially certified copy of the translated document also in its original language. The authenticity of all documents submitted to the University of Lapland will be examined and the use of forged documents will lead to the automatic rejection of the applicant. 

Please note that the Application Form and the enclosures will not be returned to the applicant.

If you have questions concerning the studies, the admission requirements and the application process, please contact admission(at)ulapland.fi