The University of Lapland was founded in 1979 and until 1991 functioned as the Lapland Higher School. The institution is the northernmost in Finland: its initial goal was to provide higher education opportunities to people living in the extreme northern points.
The competence of the university mainly includes research in the field of the Arctic and tourism research. In 2013, on National Sámi Day, the Ministry of Education of Finland allocated $ 1,000,000 to the university for research on the Sámi population, which resulted in the exhibition “Greetings from Kola Sámi”.
The concept of the university says that community is especially important for northern people, which is why leadership in different ways develops students' team feelings.
The task of the university is not only a high-quality learning process, but also students getting pleasure from the learning process. The student union uses the equipment of the university and organizes quality leisure both on the basis of the university and beyond.
In the world ranking of Scimago Institutions Ranking, the University of Lapland occupies the 2422nd position.
Training is carried out at four faculties:
The university does not have its own hostel: students are engaged in the search for housing on their own or with the help of a special agent from the university. Renting urban housing will cost the student about 1000 € per month.
Pride of the University - Arctic Research Center. The following units operate on the basis of the center:
For students there are:
The academic year at the University of Lapland begins in the fall, admission to some programs is available year-round.
Additional costs include travel, accommodation and meals.
In order to become an undergraduate student at the University of Lapland, an applicant must provide:
All documents must be submitted through the online form on the site.
|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.