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)
Send the copies of your certificates to the Admission Services by email or by post.
Lapland University of Applied Sciences
Jokiväylä 11 C
Take the original certificates with you when you start your studies.
Academic year 2018 - 2019
Academic year starts 1.8.2018 and ends 31.7.2019. Autumn semester starts 1.8.2018 and ends 31.12.2018. Spring semester starts 1.1.2019 and ends 31.7.2019. Teaching is arranged in periods determined by the Lapland University of Applied Sciences (932/2014 muutos 257/2015, 29§).
Academic year 2018-2019 Schedules and Start times and Venues
Academic Year 2018-2019 Start times and Venues
Tuition fee at Lapland UAS - How to pay the fee
Tuition fees in English-taught degree programmes at Lapland UAS
At Lapland University of Applied Sciences tuition fees will be charged from the non-EU/EEA citizens who accept a study place in an English-taught Bachelor or Master degree programme starting on 1 September 2017 or later.
The fees will not concern:
• citizens of the European Economic Area or equivalent; EU Blue Card holders; persons with a continuous or permanent residence permit or an EU residence permit granted for a third-country national with a long-term resident status, family members of the above mentioned.
• non-EEA citizens, who study in Finnish (the degree programme is taught Finnish)
To be exempt from paying tuition fees you have to send us copy of your passport or copy of your residence permit A.
You can send your copy by email to the address firstname.lastname@example.org
How Much is the tuition fee?
The tuition fee will be 8000€ per academic year for both Bachelor and Master programmes.
First year students will get a scholarship that covers 80 % of the first year tuition fee (6400 €). The criteria to get this scholarship is that you have to be accepted to study at Lapland UAS.
From second year to fourth year students will get a scholarship of 60 % of the tuition fee (4800 €/year) if they gain a minimum of 55 Credits during the previous academic year. Students who graduate on intended time or in shorter time will receive back their last year tuition fee.
1. year tuition fee > How to pay the tuition fee to Lapland UAS - The payment instructions
The name and address of the bank : Pohjolan Osuuspankki, Koskikatu 12, 96100 ROVANIEMI
Account number: FI96 5640 0220 2675 25
BIC/ SWIFT code: OKOYFIHH
Bank account holder: Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Jokiväylä 11, 96300 ROVANIEMI
Payment reference: Please, fill in ”name of the student and student number””
Please notice when paying by wire transfer, sender must pay ALL transfer fees.
Please notice that you have pay the fee until the due dat.
Read more about the tuition fees
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
To enroll for Non-Attendance
From study path to degree student
Read more if you are transferring from open UAS to Lapland UAS as a degree student.
From study path to 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.
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.
Visa and Permits
Please notice that it is very important to apply an accommodation on time and have it ready before arriving to Rovaniemi, Kemi or Tornio. The beginning of each semester is the busiest time and student housing will be filled up quickly. It is important to apply an accommodation as soon as possible.
Student union Rotko
A Student Union can be found from every University of Applied Sciences in Finland. In Lapland UAS, it bears the name ROTKO. Together we, the representatives and members of the executive board of the Union, want to wish you welcome to study here with us!
Student Union Rotko
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.
All students of Lapland University of Applied Sciences (Lapland UAS) have a possibility to gain international experience abroad in both study and placement/training period. All students should prepare the mobility period carefully and well in advance because the exchange process contains many arrangements. Students plan their international exchange at the beginning of their studies and carry out the exchange on the second or third year of their studies.
Recognition of prior knowledge (AHOT)
Recognition of prior knowledge (AHOT)
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.
Study-Related Social Benefits
From TimeEdit you can find our class Schedules.
TimeEdit - Public Schedules
You can find more useful information on the Institution, Living in Finland and about Finland. There is also more information about Before coming to Lapland and After Arrival.
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 or iLinc.
- 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. Guideline 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).
Read more here