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Lapland university of applied sciences


Lapland University of Applied Sciences (Lapland UAS) is the northernmost University of Applied Sciences in Finland and in the European Union.

Lapland UAS was formed when Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences and Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences merged on 1 January 2014. The educational units are located in three towns: Rovaniemi, Tornio and Kemi.

The institution offers a modern and international learning environment with good services for students. Lapland UAS has about 5800 students who graduate with versatile language skills and the capacity to meet the challenges of a changing work life and international environment. Annually there are nearly 600 international students, including international degree programme students and exchange students.

Lapland UAS is a multidisciplinary institution of professional education offering many fields of study. There are seven fields of studies in Lapland UAS:

  • Culture
  • Natural resources and the environment
  • Social services, health and sports
  • Tourism, catering and domestic services
  • Social sciences, business and administration
  • Natural sciences
  • Technology, communication and transport


Lapland University of Applied Sciences has two campuses, the Rovaniemi and Kemi- Tornio campuses. Our premises in Rovaniemi are located in Ounasvaara, Rantavitikka and Viirinkangas. The premises in Kemi and Tornio are called Kosmos, Terveysala and Minerva.

It is our honor to provide good student services and high quality education leading to excellent learning outcomes. An important part of our services is the tutoring system for international students. Tutors are trained to help international students with every situation that may occur during their stay at Lapland UAS.