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Summer studies

Summer studies 2016 distance and e-learning info page.

Summer studies (1.6.-31.8.) arranged by Lapland UAS are mainly free-choice electives. Those can be found from SoleOps. Summer studies is a joint portal of 21 Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland. features the summer studies provision of the universities of applied sciences. The portal is open until 30 April.

From the extensive provision, you can select the courses suitable for your own degree (make sure that the course is suitable for your degree) and complete them during the summer semester.

The courses are free of charge for degree students. Open UAS students pay a fee in accordance with the Open UAS fees.

The portal contains basic information on the courses. Each course has a link to the website of the UAS in question, where you can find more specific information on the implementation and enroll on the course. After having completed the course, you will receive a transcript of records with which you can have the course included in your degree according to the practices of your own UAS, or the evaluation information is transferred to your UAS.

In different UAS's summer study credits needs to do normal e-Services in SoleOps (substitution or inclusion to studies).

Applying for financial aid for summer studies
Students may apply for financial aid for summer studies, also. Summer financial aid months are June, July and August (1.6.-31.8.).

Students may receive summer financial aid if their summer studies amount to an average of 5 cr per month. Present you plan for summer studies in the application.

For foreign studies and practical training students may receive summer financial aid if their summer studies amount to an average of 5 cr per month or if their summer studies amount to at least 18 days of study per month.

You can file the application for financial aid electronically on Kela’s web site (only in Finnish/Swedish): English information

You can also apply for summer financial aid using Kela’s OTM form. For foreign studies, a Learning Agreement must be enclosed. You can return the application directly to Kela. The OTM form can be printed out from the link OTM form

You should submit your application for summer financial aid on time. Financial aid is not paid retroactively; it is only paid beginning from the month when the application is submitted.

Financial aid months used during the summer are subtracted from your total financial aid months and they are taken into account in both income monitoring and study progress monitoring. Progress in summer studies is monitored in September in conjunction with monitoring of annual progress in studies.

Summer School on Arctic Cooperation and Cross-Border Expertise

Lapland University of Applied Sciences is organizing a “Summer School on Arctic Cooperation and Cross-Border Expertise” in Tornio, Finland. Through the co-operation with our international partner universities, we can now provide interesting academic opportunities for lecturers and students from all over the world.

Nowadays, knowledge has become a very valuable resource, but in terms of our fast-developing world the ability to use the existing knowledge correctly has gained crucial importance. For Lapland University keeping up with the times has also been a main priority. This is why while designing our Summer School plan a huge focus was made on work with the real company cases, which do business all around Finland. This way, our students gather not only to get theoretical knowledge but also support it with a real project experience.

Through group tasks, our students develop such important features as creativity, leadership, ability to share the duties, teamwork and international networking. All the lecturers have practical experience in their subjects.
Summer School on Arctic cooperation and cross-border expertise contains the following modules:

Cross-Cultural Management 10ECTS
Digitalization and ICT-Services 10ECTS
International Marketing 10ECTS

Of course the summer is also a time to relax and wind down. This is why we do not only offer interesting and informative courses, but also leisure time activity schedule, which includes trips around the Finnish Lapland area, cultural events, such as concerts as well as trips to Finnish companies in order to learn more about business in Finland