MICLaw Student Selection

Student intake for the MICLaw Master’s Degree Programme for the University of Lapland is together up to 20 students in the following options:

  • Arctic Law and Governance
  • Transcultural Business Law 
Student selection is based on the Application Form and required enclosures, and carried out by a selection board at the University of Lapland.

To be eligible for the MICLaw Master Programme, you must have completed:

  • a Bachelor’s degree in law, or
  • another Bachelor’s degree which indicates that the applicant possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue Master’s studies in law.

    Applications are also accepted from persons who have completed studies equivalent to a Bachelor of Laws degree (180 credits) in a country where separate Bachelor's degrees are not awarded. Students who are about to complete one of the above-mentioned degrees in time to present their diploma upon enrolment may also apply. 

  • good command of English language

Please note that eligibility does not guarantee that you will be admitted to the programme. The intake is limited, and only the academically most qualified students will be selected.

Application Procedure

Prospective students must apply through University Admissions Finland (UAF), a centralized admissions service. The application deadline for studies beginning in autumn 2016 is January 29, 2016. The online application form and application instructions are available online. Instructions can be obtained from the Student services (admission(at)  

Admission criteria

Admission will be based primarily on previous performance in studies, the content of such studies, the quality of the previous degree, the written application examination essay and the applicant’s letter of motivation. Previous international experience, other language skills and work experience may also be taken into account in admissions. Attention will also be given to ensuring that the previous studies of admitted students provide an appropriate basis for studies in the Master's degree programme. Those students who don't have enough previous studies in International and Comparative Law will be required to do 30 ECTS of complementary (bridging) studies.