Study in the North

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DESTINATION FINLAND Technology, Art and Design, Tourism and Business THINKING OF STUDYING ABROAD?


Boost your career potential by studying in Finland, and let us help you make your future! Discover the international programmes provi­ded by the University of Lapland, KemiTornio University of Applied Sciences and Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences.

Finnish Lapland is home to three higher education institutions – the University of Lapland, Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences, and Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences. With more than 10,000 degree students, including 1,000 international students, these three institutions represent the very best in educational qualifications. According to the OECD’s “PISA Survey”, the Finnish education system is the most successful in the world. In addition, the World Economic Forum has continuously identified Finland as one of the world’s most competitive economies.

Finnish Lapland, the northernmost region in the European Union, is a distinctive and captivating land. While studying in one of our high-quality programmes, you will be able to experience the wonders of the Arctic.

The main reasons for such success are the high quality of science and technology, and the rapid internationalization of our education. All three higher education institutions in northern Finland are providers of cutting-edge knowledge, and excellence and know-how.

at universities and international research institutions. The University of Lapland, Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences, and Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences are state regulated institutions, issuing degrees that are internationally recognised.

If you are interested in internationally oriented higher education, at either the bachelor, masters’ or doctoral levels, which closely ­collaborate with industry and business – we are a good choice for you!

In addition to degree certificates, all three institutions issue a Diploma Supplement, which is a document jointly designed by the EU, the Council of Europe and UNESCO to provide information about the studies completed by the student; the status of the degree awarded; and the qualification provided by the degree for further studies and employment.

DEGREES Full-time studies for a Bachelor’s degree can last three to four years, with the extent of the degree being 180 – 240 credits. The studies for a Master’s degree takes two years, with the extent being 120 credits in the University level and 1 to 2 years with the extent being 60 to 90 credits in the University of Applied Sciences. The postgraduate degrees are Licentiate (2 years) and Doctoral (4 years) degrees, with Doctoral studies closely linked to research work done

COSTS In Finland, there are no tuition fees in degree awarding programmes, however, some nominal fees may apply to nondegree programmes. The cost of living can vary between 500 and 800 euros­per month.

HOSPITALITY OF NORTHERN FINLAND Our higher education institutions in Finnish Lapland are renowned for their friendly hospitality. With high teacher to student ratios, and modern student services provided in English, complemented with individual tutoring and advanced learning facilities, we offer our students the best learning environment possible. Teaching is provided in up-to-date study facilities with research tools such as free access to well equipped computer labs and libraries which are at every student’s disposal. Our campuses and housing companies offer student accommodation at reasonable prices. Campuses have various catering outlets and sports facilities with special student prices. A variety of indoor and outdoor activities are organised by student organisations. In addition to services on campus, we offer several services off campus. For example personal student advisory services are offered. Many of our academic staff members are fluent in English, whilst the language is widely spoken in society.

Your personal safety is a valued issue. The crime rate is low in Finland in comparison with most other European countries. Visitors have little need to fear for their personal safety or their property. Finland is by international standards a safe, tolerant and open nation where inappropriate behaviour does not usually occur. The combination of high quality education in a Nordic society where Western and Eastern traditions meet, form the foundation for an inspiring cross-culture learning experience that will provide you with an innovative learning ­platform, to increase your potential and capabilities in shaping your future.

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH We have a large variety of degree and non-degree programmes taught in English.

Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences

Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor’s level programmes

Bachelor’s level programmes

• Business Information Technology

• Innovative Business Services

• Business Management

• Information ­Technology (Engineering)

• Health Care and Nursing

• Tourism

• Social Services Specialisation (non-degree) Programme Master’s Programmes • International Business Management

• International Project Management

University of Lapland Bachelor’s Programmes • Political Sciences

Doctoral (PhD) Programmes • Administrative Science • Adult Education • Arctic Doctoral Programme Arktis • Art & Design

Master’s Programmes

• Education

• Applied Visual Arts

• Gender Studies

• Audiovisual Media Culture

• International Relations

• Clothing Design

• Law

• Comparative Social Work

• Legal Cultures in Transnational World (LeCTra)

• EMACIM (European Master in Arts, Culture and International manage-

• Management


• Media Education

• Graphic Design

• Political Science

• Industrial Design

• Rehabilitation Science

• Interior and Textile Design

• SEMKNOW Doctoral Programme in Semiotics studies

• International Relations

• Social Work

• Media Education

• Sociology

• Tourism Research

• Tourism Research

An Enjoyable Centre for Active Learning

KEMI-TORNIO UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences was established in August 1992. Currently there are about 2,500 students and a staff of approximately 260. The degree programmes are designed to meet the changing requirements and development needs of the world of work, having a pronounced professional emphasis, and qualifying graduates for various expert duties. PROFILE The most important task of Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences is to train entrepreneurially spirited, highly skilled people, who understand the conditions and possibilities of the North. RESEARCH The competence strategy of Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences is based on four fields of expertise; Industrial Lapland, Lapland of Wellbeing, Lapland of Experiments and Culture, and Lapland of Business and Entrepreneurship. ACADEMIC EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

INFO Founded: 1992 Location: Kemi and Tornio towns, Finland Units: Business Administration and ICT Cultural and Media Arts Health Care and Social Services

Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences provides education for young people and adults leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The guiding principles of the University of Applied Sciences’ Curriculum are internationalisation, multidisciplinary studies, professional skills and placement of studies in working life. The University is made up of six education units which specialise in different fields of studies: Business, Administration, ICT, Cultural and Media Arts, Health Care, Social Services and Engineering Technology.

Engineering Technology

There are 13 different degree programmes. Five of them are international programmes, in which the language of instruction is English. We are actively involved in international activities like student and teacher exchanges among partner institutions in Europe, Russia, China, Canada and USA.

Phone: +358 40 531 6381

Students: 2, 500 Staff: 260 Contact information: Contact: Ms Annikki Pulkkinen Address: Lumikontie 2, FI-94100 Kemi E-mail: www. tokem. fi

The North Leads the Way

ROVANIEMI UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences (RAMK) is located in the city of Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle in Lapland Province in Finland. It is the northernmost higher professional education institution in the European Union. RAMK was created in 1996. It has about 3,000 students and a staff of 300 in three campuses. PROFILE RAMK functions as an influential multidisciplinary operator in the north by focusing on the development of tourism and conditions that affect tourism. This focal area is approached through the development of service production and business operations, health promotion and well-being, diversified sustainable utilisation of the northern environment and development of cold climate technology.

INFO Founded: 1996

RESEARCH RAMK provides research, development, education and expert services primarily for the developmental needs of enterprises and communities in the northern regions.

Location: Rovaniemi, Finland Units: Lapland Institute for Tourism Research and Education Tourism and Hospitality Management

ACADEMIC EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES RAMK provides education in Business and Administration, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Technology, Forestry and Rural Industries and Health Care and Sports. There are 14 different degree programmes on bachelor’s level and 5 on master’s level. Degree Programmes in Tourism, Innovative Business Services, Information Technology and one year’s specialization programme International Project Management are offered entirely in English. Studies are comprised of theoretical professional studies as well as practical training and theses. Northernness is for us one opportunity to specialize internationally. RAMK has active student, staff and teacher mobility and participates in many international projects. RAMK has numerous cooperating partners in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.

Rantavitikka Campus Business and Administration Forestry and Rural Industries Technology Ounasvaara Campus Health Care and Sports Students: 3,000 Staff: 300 Contact information: Contact: International Relations Office Address: Jokiväylä 13, FI-96300 Rovaniemi E-mail: Phone: +358 20 798 5481

For the North – For the World

UNIVERSITY OF LAPLAND The University of Lapland, located in the city of Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle, is an international university of science and art. It is the most northern university in Finland and the European Union. It was established in 1979 and currently has 4,800 students and a staff of 630 in four faculties.

PROFILE As a research-based higher education institution, teaching and research facilities of the University offer students and scholars the opportunity to pursue academic excellence, at all levels – all the way up to PhD studies – in the fields of arctic issues, tourism, art and design, law, education, and the social sciences. RESEARCH University of Lapland gives priority to distinctive, dynamic and multidisciplinary research. Our international research and development activities emphasise multifaceted Arctic and northern issues, as well as local, regional and global tourism. In addition, our strategic focus areas – service design; northern wellbeing and the changing nature of work; sustainable development, law and justice – provide new insights to research and development cooperation. ACADEMIC EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES University of Lapland provides bachelor’s, master’s, and doctor’s Degree Programmes, based on its research. All faculties offer studies, both degree and non-degree, in English. Among others, you can focus on northern and Arctic issues, media education, legal cultures, international relations, comparative social work, or arts, culture and international management. Our campus is truly international with teachers, researchers and students from all corners of the world. We also have a vast international network of partnerships and connections with over 250 institutions of higher education and research, in over 40 different countries around the world, and we participate in many levels of regional development, international research, and student, as well as teacher mobility.

INFO Founded: 1979 Location: Rovaniemi, Finland Faculties and Units: Arctic Centre Faculty of Art and Design Faculty of Education Faculty of Law Faculty of Social Sciences Students: 4 ,800 Staff: 630 Contact information: Contact: International Relations Address: PO Box 122, FI-96101 Rovaniemi E-mail: Phone: +358 40 772 6510

THE INSTITUTES Interested in developing your expertise in tourism or culture? Our Institutes – the Lapland Institute for Tourism Research and Education and the Institute for Northern Culture – are the choice for you!

Tourism and culture are the mutual area of expertise of the institutions making up the Lapland University Consortium: Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences, Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences and the University of Lapland. The three institutions have joined forces with regional vocational schools and set up two joint institutes. LAPLAND INSTITUTE FOR TOURISM RESEARCH AND EDUCATION The Lapland Institute for Tourism Research and Education is a unique community of expertise. It combines all the stages of tourism education with innovative research and development activities. The institute is formed by the University of Lapland (Tourism Research), Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences (Tourism and Hospitality Management), and the Lapland Tourism College (Tourism, Catering and Domestic Services). The Institute advances tourism education and research in close cooperation with business life, the international scientific community, educational organizations, and public authorities in Lapland. As a promoter of the tourism sector, the institute spearheads the development of the entire industry. INSTITUTE FOR NORTHERN CULTURE The Institute for Northern Culture develops the production of culture and nurtures heritage through a network consisting of educational organizations at three different levels and a range of cultural actors. The Institute builds Lapland’s vitality and welfare in cooperation with educational organizations, researchers, and actors in the art world. The core of the Institute for Northern Culture is formed by the Faculty of Art and Design of the University of Lapland, the Field of Visual and Media Arts of Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences, and the Field of Culture of the Lappia Vocational College.

INFO Lapland Institute for Tourism Research and Education Address: Viirinkankaantie 1, FI-96300 Rovaniemi, Finland Institute for Northern Culture Postal Address: Urheilukatu 6, FI-95400 Tornio, Finland For further information please contact the international office of the education institution forming the part of the Institute that you are interested in.



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The Lapland University Consortium

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FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences

Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences

University of Lapland

Contact: Ms. Annikki Pulkkinen

Contact: International Relations Office

Contact: International Relations

As part of the European Higher




Education System, the quality of the

Phone: +358 40 531 6381

Phone: +358 20 798 5481

Phone: +358 40 772 6510

degrees, education and operation of the three Universities fulfil international criteria.