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Lapland University of Applied Sciences

4.0 out of 5 (11 ratings / 11 reviews) Rovaniemi, Finland
Lapland University of Applied Sciences is the northernmost UAS in Finland and in the EU focusing on higher education and research, development and innovations.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)



The University of Applied Sciences has four fields of expertise:

  • Social Services, Health and Sports, with administrative headquarters in Rovaniemi
  • Business and culture, with administrative headquarters in Tornio
  • Travel and tourism, with administrative headquarters in Rovaniemi
  • Industry and natural resources, with administrative headquarters in Kemi
Each field of expertise includes several educational and research areas with which we carry out our mission to provide vocational oriented university education and to conduct research, development and innovation work that especially serves Lapland.

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Student services

Tutoring is study guidance which aims at advancing and helping the student to improve one’s independent learning process. A tutor helps the student to achieve one’s goals and adjust in the academic school system.

Housing services

Students are accommodated either in Kemi or Tornio depending on which city their study program is arranged (Nursing in Kemi and Business Information Technology in Tornio). When applying please indicate what kind of accommodation you prefer, the housing office tries to fulfill your expectations.

Accommodation in Kemi is located within a 2.5 km radius of the Lapland UAS education units. Students live mainly in two or three bedroom apartments. Every student has his or her own bedroom.

The accommodation is located within a 0.5 km radius of the Lapland UAS education units. You will have your own room and share kitchen and a bathroom/shower with two other students. The apartments are furnished. 

Library services

Information literacy studies are included in the curricula. You will find information about IL studies from your degree programmes curriculum. 

Patrons will be issued Library cards upon presentation of adequate personal identification. Borrowers are responsible for all materials borrowed on their cards.

ICT services

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). 

Medical services

In Finland the public health care services are organized by the municipalities. As a student you are able to use the public health care services in Finland if you have a municipality of residence in Finland. Public health care services are financed through tax revenue and are quit cheap for customers. 

Student Life

Campus life

The towns of Kemi, Tornio and Haparanda (Sweden) and three municipalities, Keminmaa, Simo and Tervola comprise the Kemi-Tornio region with about 61 000 inhabitants.

Kemi and Tornio are located about 25 kilometres apart, but they are well connected by regularly running buses.

Due to the location on the northern coast of the Gulf of Bothnia, into which the region´s three great rivers – the Simo, Kemi and Tornio Rivers –flow, the area is sometimes called Sea Lapland (Merilappi).

Rovaniemi is a town of 61 000 inhabitants and it is located on the Arctic Circle.

Due to the location and the exotic experiences the city offers, Rovaniemi attracts tourists all over the world.

Sports facilities

Sports services are indented for University of Lapland and Lapland University of Applied Sciences students and staff. The sports services become available, when acquiring Sportpass.

You can use the HEI (Higher Education Institute) Sport Services by purchasing a STUDENT SPORTPASS. 

The pass works as a membership to participate in sport/athletic classes and provides you discounts on courses and services offered by our partners.

Student clubs

  • Rotko student union
  • student associations in different fields of study

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The Lapland UAS is the great place to education, the place is really cold, campus infrastructure really satisfying. But it attractive and noiseless at night, fit for people who wants a peaceful living place, diversely cultural, teachers are professionals in many areas, interaction between teachers and students are devotion, also the costs of living is suitable and...

New teacher, who can not teach!
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

In the beginning of my studies teacher came to the class and say to us that he knows how to use all that programs, codes and etc., but he does not know how to teach us (students). And I will add that he was teaching us 3 courses!

I made the right choice when studying here.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Lapland UAS is located in a peaceful city. The curriculum is easy to understand and practically helps students to have a lot of knowledge.

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