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4840
Students enrolled in this school.
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
4
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Located in the city of Rovaniemi, on the Arctic Circle, the University of Lapland is an international, multidisciplinary university whose areas of expertise include Arctic affairs and tourism research.As a research-based higher education institution, our teaching and research facilities offer students and scholars the opportunity to pursue academic excellence at all levels—all the way up to PhD studies—in the fields of arctic issues, tourism, art and design, law, education, and the social sciences. Our state-of-the-art research facility, the Arctic Centre, conducts internationally recognized, cutting-edge research on the interactions between people and the environment in the Arctic.

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What is student life like?

The University of Lapland has a modern campus with state-of-the-art study facilities and learning environments for students. Each faculty has its own student association or clubs (ainejärjestö). These associations arrange seminars, social events, and excursions. All students, Finnish and international, are encouraged to participate in association events. Almost all associations have an international representative

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Housing options.

The university provides housing in the student residences, which costs 320 euros per month.

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