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Lapland University of Applied Sciences - Finland

Lapland University of Applied Sciences (Lapland UAS) offers you the opportunity to combine breathtaking environment of the Arctic and one of the best educational system in the world. In addition, the University is ranked second best country in the world in using ICT (Information and Communication Technology) to boost competitiveness and well-being.

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Information about the university

Lapland University of Applied Sciences (Lapland UAS) is the northernmost University of Applied Sciences in Finland and in the European Union.
Lapland University of Applied Sciences has two campuses, the Rovaniemi and Kemi- Tornio campuses. Their premises in Rovaniemi are located in Ounasvaara, Rantavitikka and Viirinkangas. Lapland UAS has about 5800 students and annually there are nearly 600 international students, including international degree programme students and exchange students.

Language of instruction
English and Finnish

Language requirements
English and/or proficiency recommended at minimum B1 level (read intermediate – 3 in English from vgs for Norwegian students).
For a description of proficiency levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, please click here
Students who do not meet the language requirements will be offered online language courses prior the exchange period.

GPA requirements (Karakterkrav)
No GPA required

Total number of study places:
4 study places per semester divided between BA in Tourism (Reiselivsledelse) and Hotel Management (Hotelledelse)

Tuition fees (Skolepenger)
Student doing exchange within Erasmus + are exempted from tuition fees

Erasmus + in combination with loan and grant for eligible students from Lånekassen

Academic year
Autumn semester: September – December (Orientation week late August - Compulsory for all exchange students).
Spring semester: January –  May

How to find subjects
Check the university webpage for courses taught in English here

ECTS credits abroad
1 ECTS credits = 1 Norwegian study points (Studiepoeng).

Please find relevant information about accommodation here

Norwegian students do not need to apply for visa when travelling to Europe. Students who do not hold Norwegian citizenship must check themselves if they need to apply for Visa.

Further inquiries?
Please contact the International Office at:

Students reports from exchange studies here