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International Degree Programmes

Lapland UAS is a member in UArctic University, which study exchange program is called North2North. UArctic University is network which includes northern universities and institutes. The aim of the North2North -program is support northern mutual knowledge and awareness, and also high-quality education in northern areas, with study exchange.

Lapland UAS' students can apply for N2N -exchange to partner universities, which are located in Canada, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Russia and USA. Possibility of applying North2North -grant for USA and Canada, and Lapland UAS travel grant for Nordic countries. We have 1-3 places in Lapland UAS for N2N -exchange per year. N2N exchange program is for all Lapland UAS students.

North2North web pages: https://education.uarctic.org/mobility/about-north2north/
For more information about North2North please contact international@lapinamk.fi

Thematic Network on Arctic Engineering
The Arctic Engineering Thematic Networks has focus on development of sustainable technologies through engineering that can improve quality of life and allow for development of natural resource in the North while minimizing the environment footprint of those technologies.

The goals of the Thematic Network is to:

  • synergize the education on Arctic Engineering;
  • enhance international and interdisciplinary cooperation in research and education;
  • develop sustainable technologies through science and engineering.

Partner Organizations:
  •  Lapland University of Applied Sciences
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • University of Oulu

Thematic Network on Arctic Safety and Security

Safety and security are a prerequisite for the growth and welfare of the Arctic communities and for viable and sustainable commercial activities in the region. The UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Safety and Security addresses the risks of operating in the Arctic and ways to prevent incidents that may represent a threat to human life and health, the environment, values and welfare of the social communities in the Arctic. Cross-border cooperation and optimal use of the preparedness resources of the Arctic countries are highlighted. The Thematic Network includes two sub-groups, one on Tourism Safety and the other on Emergency Preparedness.

The goals of the Thematic Network:

The overall goal of the UArctic Thematic Network is to provide knowledge that may mitigate the risk of accidents and major threats to life, environment values and communities. The network will emphasize the responsibility of the various actors in the Arctic, and raise safety awareness among both commercial players, local communities and governments. Secondly, we will contribute to emergency preparedness competence to increase emergency response capacities. Thirdly, the network has as a goal to contribute to international cooperation among the Arctic countries on these issues. The network will relate to international organizations and forums as well as representatives of the indigenous organizations of the Arctic.

Partner Organizations

  • Hólar University
  • Lapland University of Applied Sciences
  • Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • Luleå University of Technology
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Murmansk Arctic State University
  • Murmansk State Technical University
  • Nord University
  • Northern (Arctic) Federal University
  • Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
  • Savonia University of Applied Sciences
  • UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • United States Coast Guard Academy
  • University Centre in Svalbard
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Florida
  • University of Iceland
  • University of Lapland
  • University of Stavanger
  • World Maritime University
  • York University


Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Erasmus+ offers mobility and cooperation opportunities. The new Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027 has an estimated budget of €26.2 billion which is nearly double the funding compared to its predecessor programme (2014-2020).

Mobility of learners and staff is the flagship activity of Erasmus+. About 10 million individuals are expected to participate in mobility activities abroad during the new programme period.

Detailed information on opportunities, including eligibility criteria, is available at Erasmus+ website What is Erasmus+? | Erasmus+ (europa.eu).


Lapland UAS students

Erasmus+ Programme is the biggest student mobility programme, which enables students to gain international experience during the mobility period in Lapland UAS’ European partner institutions but also the new programme expands the opportunities beyond Europe.

Lapland UAS has 105 Partner Universities all around Europe.

For most part Lapland UAS’ partnership/cooperation agreements are degree programme based, which means that only students of that specific programme can be sent there. Our interest is to secure the suitability of the exchange studies for student’s study plan and to support the fluent progress in studies during the exchange.


Who can become an Erasmus+ Exchange Student?

  •           All degree students of Lapland UAS can apply to Erasmus+ exchange if they have completed their first-year studies = 60 ECTS credits.
  •           Students can apply for one semester abroad at a time.
  •           The duration of the exchange is 2-12 months for a long-term exchange, and 5-30 days for a short-term exchange.
  •           During the exchange, students must gain 5 ECTS credits /month.
  •           The completed credits will be fully recognised to student’s degree according to the learning agreement.
  •           There is no tuition fee.
  •           Student can carry out several study and training periods abroad during his/her studies and have the Erasmus+ grant for 12 months in total.


ErasmusCharter for Higher Education 2021-2027 - Lapland University of Applied Sciences

ErasmusPolicy Statement 2021-2027 – Lapland University of Applied Sciences

Magellan Study Exchange is an international cooperation network, which includes universities from Europe, United States of America and Asia. Lapland UAS' students can apply exchange period to USA, South Korea or Costa Rica. We have 5-10 places in Lapland UAS for Magellan -exchange per year. Magellan exchange program is for all Lapland UAS students. Due to limited number of exchange places, student must be committed to exchange and plan it with care.

Magellan web pages: http://www.magellanexchange.org/

The Magellan Exchange's mission is to provide opportunities for students and faculty to have an affordable educational and cultural immersion experience.

For more information about Magellan exchange please contact international@lapinamk.fi
Health Africa- practical training exchange is performed through the Health Africa network. The target countries are Kenya and Uganda.

Health Africa network and Health Africa Development Co-operation Organisation HADCO is the third sector non-profit organisation. It has eight applied sciences as member, including Lapland UAS. The general goal of the organisation is to maintain, to support and to develop cooperation between Uganda, Kenya and Finland.

The students of the health care and social services can apply for the Health Africa programme. The application period is in general in the spring once a year. It is possible to apply for the Lapland UAS travel grant and training grant for the exchange. Please notice that you can’t receive the grant for training in your home country.

The network chooses students for the following autumn and for the spring on the basis of the application. The target countries are Kenya and Uganda. About 8-10 students per the country per a term is chosen for the programme.

For the students are arranged two orientation days before the exchange. In the orientation are gone through practice arrangements and matters which are related to safety and health. The duration of the practical training exchange is 90 days. During the training students will practice in 2-5 different training places.
Are you interested in:
  • Teaching exchange at our institution?
  • Non-teaching staff exchange at one of our campuses in Rovaniemi, Kemi or Tornio?
Lapland UAS warmly welcomes teachers and other staff members from our partner universities to visit us.

Depending on your subject, we will try our very best to fit it into our Bachelor or Master Degree Programmes or your field of expertise.

Please contact us for more information: incoming@lapinamk.fi

We look forward to welcoming you to Lapland UAS.
Contact information

Ms. Mari Putaansuu
Head of International Relations

tel. +358 44 478 0249
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