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International activities

Lapland's universities and colleges have a lot of international students each year, and many Finns studying here spend time abroad studying.

Learn more about studying in Lapland.

Information for exchange students: about applying, studying. housing, life in Lapland

Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences
Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences has been welcoming international students for many years now. Every year new students discover Rovaniemi as a destination for their education. Either through a degree program, a specialisation or a period as an exchange student. Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences offers a total amount 19 diffrent degree programs of which 3 are entirely taught in English.

University of Lapland
Located in in the city of Rovaniemi, on the Arctic Circle, the University of Lapland is the northernmost university in Finland and in the European Union. As an educational institution, the University of Lapland offers students the possibility to study in an inclusive international learning environment within our faculties of Art and Design, Education, Tourism and Business, Social Sciences, and Law. As the northernmost university in Finland, issues pertaining to the Arctic and circumpolar North constitute essential topics in our research and teaching.

Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences
The Kemi-Tornio UAS trains cooperative experts with high professional skills to work in international working environments. The study environment is quite international as nearly 200 students from Europe, Asia and Africa are studying in the international degree programmes.

Lappia Vocational College
International operations and co-operation are a natural part of everyday life at the Lappia Vocational College. An important form of cooperation is student and training exchange. Students are able to complete their on-the-job learning placement periods abroad, mostly in Europe. Students from abroad are also welcome to have their on-the-job learning period at the Lappia Vocational College.

Lapland Vocational College
Competent professionals are well sought after in Finland. Each year, the eight educational fields produce skilled professionals to operate in the Northern Finland economy. Vocational education also provides a good base for further studies, right up to university level - and future occupational success often starts from the Lapland Vocational College.

Human University of Applied Sciences
HUMAK is the leading educator and developer in the fields of humanities and pedagogy and cultural management in Finland. It operates through a nationwide network.Courses in English provided by HUMAK are a part of Erasmus student exchange programme. Only those students, who study at universities belonging to Sokrates programme or Universities of Arctic Network are allowed to participate in our courses.