Home / English homepage - Lapland UAS / Students / Guide for new students

Useful information to start your studies in Lapland UAS

Academic year 2021 - 2022

Academic year starts 1.8.2021 and ends 31.7.2022. Autumn semester starts 1.8.2021 and ends 31.12.2022. Spring semester starts 1.1.2022 and ends 31.7.2022. Teaching is arranged in periods determined by the Lapland  University of Applied Sciences.

For admitted students

The acceptance letter will be sent by mail to the address in your application and also by email.

The accepted student have to confirm the study place by set date that is written on the acceptance letter at the latest.
(If you are accepted from the waiting list the last date to confirm the study place can be different than informed above.)

Attach your certificates on your application.

Student admission is conditional until the degree and work certificates (copies and originals) have been verified. If the applicant does not provide his/her degree and work certificates (copies and originals) by the given deadline or if he/she has given inadequate or false information in the application process, the admission will automatically be withdrawn.

Postal address:
Lapland University of Applied Sciences
Admission Services
Jokiväylä 11 C
FI-96300 Rovaniemi

Take the original certificates with you when you start your studies.

To enroll for non-attendance

All new students are to enrol for attendance or non-attendance. Only the students who have enrolled for attendance have right of study.

According to the Universities Act/Polytechnics Act, a first-year student may register as absent for the academic year for the following reasons only:

Visa, permits and insurance

Finland has quite strict rules concerning immigration. Rules and regulations may differ depending on if you are a non-EU citizen, European Union citizen or citizen of the Nordic countries.

Recognition of prior knowledge (AHOT)
User ID and password
 As a degree student you need a user ID and password to be able to use all the digital student services and software. You will receive an email  with instructions how to activate the user ID and password. The email will also include the instructions for self-study package.

Student card order

Student card order

By ordering a student card for yourself you gain the best student benefits locally & nationally! Choose a suitable card for you and join ROTKO. All you need when making the order is a passport like picture and an electric payment method. In case you aren't able to make the order online, please contact the Student Union office.

When ordering a new student card as a Lapland UAS student, choose Lapin Ammattikorkeakoulun opiskelijakunta (ROTKO) as your Student Union and carry on with the order. You can pay the card and membership at the end of the order.


From Open UAS path student to degree student

Read more if you are transferring from open UAS to Lapland UAS as a degree student.


The owners of Lapland UAS ltd are the town of Rovaniemi, the town of Kemi, the town of Tornio, the Kemi-Tornionlaakso Municipal Education and Training Consortium Lappia, the Rovaniemi Municipal Federation of Education and the the University of Lapland. The home place of the organization is Rovaniemi and the board is chaired by the town of Kemi.


Study-related social benefits

Financial aid is available from Kela for post-comprehensive school education.

Financial aid can be awarded for full-time study in an upper secondary school, vocational institution or institution of higher education. The amount of financial aid available depends on your age, your accommodation and the type of school you are enrolled in. It is also affected by your income and sometimes also by your parents’ and your spouse's income.

Students require a laptop

Studies at Lapland University are often independent of time and place, which is why students must have a laptop computer at their disposal. Lapland UAS students can download the Office 2016 package for free (In Mac version not Access included) and use it for the duration of their studies, but for the maintenance of the other software in their laptops the students themselves are responsible. For more complex data processing and specific applications used in the education, the classroom computers of the UAS will be used.

If you study in on-line courses, please, note that you have to have a USB headset (with microphone) and a broadband internet connection, wherever you are when you connect to Moodle.


  • a laptop with WIFI
  • a tablet PC running Windows OS with WIFI
  • Operating system Windows 7 or later OR Apple Macintosh OS X 10.7 Lion or later



  • desktop computer (you can use those at home)
  • tablet (other than with Windows OS)
  • Linux devices (unfortunately)
Settings for WLAN at campuses

EDUROAM wlan network is intended for staff and students own laptops, as well as the use of mobile terminals. To use EDUROAM wlan at campuses you have to install Sonera's root certificate to your laptop or/and mobilephone. Root sertificate can be installed before you arrive to campus area. Guidline for EDUROAM installation.

Students' IT helpers

Students' IT helpers give guidance to using Eduroam WLAN and downloading Office365 and Office applications.

The IT services of Lapland UAS do not provide support for student’s own computers (small-scale advice may be provided if necessary).