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5600
Students enrolled in this school.
4
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Lapland University of Applied Sciences is the northernmost UAS in Finland and in the EU focusing on higher education and research, development and innovations. Success in Arctic conditions and utilising the conditions are at the core. We have the Northern Factor.Lapland University of Applied Sciences was established in 2014 as a merger between Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences and Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences.Located in Lapland, Finland

What are the admissions criteria?

Students apply using the joint application form on studyinfo.fi between January 10th-25th.  Since a high school diploma is technically needed to apply, students who are in their final year of high school should check with the school to see if they could be considered for discretionary admission (which basically means that the school allows you to apply for provisional consideration).  Applicants from non-anglophone countries need to submit English proficiency test scores and all applicants need to include a photocopy of their passport.Finnish UAS programs require entrance exams which are held in April of each year.  There are several locations worldwide for the entrance exams, though some program/schools require that the exam is taken in Finland.  Some programs allow SAT scores to substitute for the entrance exam.  

What is student life like?

The towns of Kemi, Tornio and Haparanda (Sweden) and three municipalities, Keminmaa, Simo and Tervola comprise the Kemi-Tornio region with about 61 000 inhabitants.Kemi and Tornio are located about 25 kilometres apart, but they are well connected by regularly running buses. Due to the location on the northern coast of the Gulf of Bothnia, into which the region´s three great rivers – the Simo, Kemi and Tornio Rivers –flow, the area is sometimes called Sea Lapland (Merilappi).Rovaniemi is a town of 61 000 inhabitants and it is located on the Arctic Circle. Due to the location and the exotic experiences the city offers, Rovaniemi attracts tourists all over the world.Sports services are indented for University of Lapland and Lapland University of Applied Sciences students and staff. The sports services become available, when acquiring Sport pass. You can use the HEI (Higher Education Institute) Sport Services by purchasing a STUDENT SPORT PASS. The pass works as a membership to participate in sport/athletic classes and provides you discounts on courses and services offered by our partners.

Scholarships & Funding

All first years students receive an 80% tuition waiver.  If they pass their first year of full times studies, they receive a 60% tuition waiver for the remaining years of full times studies.  Students who graduate on time receive a refund for their final year of tuition.

Housing options.

Housing if offered, but not guaranteed.  Rent ranges from 250-300 euros per month.

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