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Your Ticket to Ride STUDY ABROAD GUIDEBOOK

2019–2020 2016–2017

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Copyright: Internationalisation Services Design: Communications and External Relations / University of Lapland Photos: Photos courtesy of partner universities. All rights reserved. Any unauthorized copying is strictly prohibited. Publisher: University of Lapland / Internationalisation Services University of Lapland Printing Centre 2018 Subject to change without notice.


Your Ticket to Ride STUDY ABROAD GUIDEBOOK 2019–2020

University of Lapland – your ticket to the world. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

1. STUDYING ABROAD AS AN EXCHANGE STUDENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2. BEFORE YOU GO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

2.1. 2.2. 2.3. 2.4. 2.5. 2.6. 2.7. 2.8. 2.9. 2.10.

Planning your exchange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Criteria for acceptance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage 1 of the application process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage 2 of the application process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Financing your exchange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Visa and residence permit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Housing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cancelling your exchange and the cancellation charge. . . . . . . . . Registration at ULapland and the student union fee. . . . . . . . . . .

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3. DURING YOUR EXCHANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 4. AFTER YOUR EXCHANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 4.1. Documents to be returned and exchange feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 4.2. Credit transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

5. EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES AND GRANTS IN A NUTSHELL. . . . . . 24 List of destinations: 6. FACULTY OF EDUCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 7. FACULTY OF LAW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 8. FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 9. FACULTY OF ART AND DESIGN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 10. DESTINATIONS OUTSIDE EUROPE (ALL FIELDS OF STUDY). . . . 49


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Vilnius University, Lithuania


”The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” - St. Augustine

University of Lapland – your ticket to the world Are you planning to do part of your degree abroad? Fantastic! You’re making a big decision –not only about your education but about the rest of your life. Every year thousands of Finnish students go abroad on exchanges, with University of Lapland alone sending over 100. Experience and skills gained abroad are a big plus on the job market and while abroad you’ll discover sides of yourself you never knew existed. You might well complete a new minor for your degree. The experiences and adventures you have and what you learn in the way of new cultures and languages are guaranteed to play a big part in your life. The semester or year you spend out in the world as an exchange student could end up being one of the most memorable times your life. This guide provides the information you need on exchange opportunities at the university. Please read through it carefully; it will answer many of the questions you might have. The list of destinations in the guide corresponds to the situation in September 2018, but remember that the most up-to-date information is always that found in the SoleMOVE system. Feel free to ask for additional information at the Internationalisation Services. When you come back, you’ll find that the experiences you gained make you a more mature, stronger and more confident person. Spending an extended period of time abroad will equip you with many important skills that will last you a lifetime. You should also remember that international experience is a big plus on the job market. You are welcome to come and share your experiences at the info sessions we arrange and to work as a tutor for international students coming to the university.

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Canberra, Australia

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1. STUDYING ABROAD AS AN EXCHANGE STUDENT Studying abroad is an opportunity available to all students at the University doing a bachelor’s or master’s degree. It is based on partnership agreements signed between the University and universities abroad. The agreements provide for tuition waivers, meaning that exchange students need not pay tuition fees. They have to pay ordinary expenses, such as housing, food and study-related materials. Every exchange student going abroad through the University receives a grant, the size of which varies depending on the exchange programme, duration of exchange studies and the destination. Students have to be at least in their second year before they can go abroad on an exchange. It is assumed that they then have basic knowledge of their field and the ability to study in a foreign language. Exchanges last from 3 to 12 months depending on the exchange programme and the host institution involved. The courses completed while on an exchange have to be included in the degree at the University of Lapland. This makes it important to plan your exchange in good time by looking at the courses offered at the host institution. You should also stop and think about what your aims/hopes are regarding the exchange and what studies would be good to complete while abroad.


Roskilde University, Denmark

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Application periods: Destinations outside of Europe application period: 15 Oct – 15 Nov decisions by: 15 Dec Application period for n2n destinations in 2019–2020 will be exceptionally announced later.

Destinations in Europe and Russia (Erasmus+, Nordplus, Nordlys and FIRST) applications period: 15 Dec – 31 Jan decisions by: 28 Feb The exchange process can be divided into three phases: BEFORE, DURING and AFTER the EXCHANGE. Each has a number of things you have to take care of and remember. These are set out in the “Exchange student’s path” on the following page.


FINISHED! PLANNING

BEFORE THE EXCHANGE

• After the documentation is successfully finished the Internationalisation Services pays the second part of the grant (or bills the excess grant if needed)

• Where to go • When to go • What to study

FIRST APPLICATION ROUND • SoleMOVE • Learning Agreement • Transcript of Records • Letter of Motivation • Language Certificate

FIRST SELECTION

DOCUMENTS • Upload to SoleMOVE (final versions of the Learning Agreements, Transcript of Records, Feedback) • EU Survey (Erasmus+)

• Based on home university’s criteria • Information sent to student through SoleMOVE

AFTER EXCHANGE

SECOND APPLICATION ROUND • Instructions from the advisors at the Internationalisation Services • Follow host university’s process • Learning Agreement: update and get signed

SECOND SELECTION • Host university decides • Usually takes at least a month • Usually by email

DOCUMENTS • Learning Agreement: update and get signed • Learning Agreement After the Mobility before you return to Finland • Transcript of Records

DURING THE EXCHANGE

GRANT ORIENTATION FOR OUTGOING STUDENTS • Organised by the Ulapland Internationalisation Services • During the semester prior to your departure

• Application through SoleGRANT • Letter of Acceptance • Erasmus+ Grant Agreement (Erasmus+ students) • Learning Agreement Before the Mobility signed by three parties


City University of Hong Kong, China

2. BEFORE YOU GO The preparations for the exchange are the most time-consuming part of the process. It is good to remember this if you feel like you have too many forms to fill out and too many “moving parts” to keep track of. When you have done everything you need to before the exchange, you’ve done 80% of the total work involved and the best part – the exchange itself – is there waiting for you. Before you go these are the things you have to take care of: • Planning the exchange • First phase of the application process • Orientation for outgoing students • Second phase of the application process • Applying for a grant

2.1. Planning your exchange A successful exchange begins with successful planning. The first thing you should do is get the course catalogue, structure of your degree, PSP and transcript in front of you. Think about how the exchange fits most naturally into your degree. After all the studies you complete abroad have to be included in your degree at

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the University. You should decide whether the studies done abroad fit in best as studies for your major, as electives or as a minor subject. • Think about where you want to go on the exchange. Does the country or language spoken there make any difference? What about the size of the university you have in mind? • Are your language skills going to be a problem? • Look into what exchange destinations are available to and suitable for you in particular. • Plan in good time what you intend to study while on exchange and how the courses fit into the degree you are doing at the University. • Find the exchange destinations and feedback in SoleMOVE www.ulapland.fi/solemove • choose University of Lapland from the drop-down list but do not sign in • click Exchange destination abroad and feedback.

Your aims and wishes 10

• Career dreams

Academic background • Major/Minor • Degree programme / Module (being completed as a minor) • Electives • Language and culture courses

Location

The university

• What part of the world do you want to go to?

• Big/small?

• What kind of climate?

• Student services

• What language are you prepared to study in?

• Free-time activities

• Plans for the future

• Capital city/small university town?

• Its profile?

• Housing

Budget

Current skills

• Price level in the destination country

• Language skills (TOEFL, B2) • Previous studies

• Grant (exchange programme) You can find information on the partner institutions on the institutions’ web pages.


What can I do while on an exchange? 1. Complete courses in your major from among the courses offered at the host university. Finding these requires systematic planning early on - when you are making your PSP. 2. Complete a module while on exchange that will form a minor in your degree. The courses you take at the host university do not have to be an official minor there. We can put together courses centred on a common theme to form a minor, examples being Studies in Educational Psychology or Studies in Business Administration. 3. Complete electives offered at the host university. Please note that your degree allows only a limited number of elective courses. 4. Complete the traineeship required by your degree. This is a particularly good option if it is hard for you to find courses that can be counted toward your degree. However, it is up to you to find a traineeship placement.

What are the main considerations in planning? • Studying abroad on an exchange is full-time study and you should complete at least 25 ECTS per semester. • Your plan should not include courses you have already completed at home. • If you plan to complete courses that are compulsory in your degree, check the extent to which such courses can be replaced by courses completed abroad. • If you are planning to go on an exchange, do not complete all of your minor subjects at the University before you go. • The studies you complete abroad are not extra courses. In other words, please remember the structure of your degree and the number of credits required for it: 180 ECTS for the bachelor’s, another 120 ECTS for the master’s. • If you already have all the credits you need but still want experience abroad, give some thought to doing a traineeship. Erasmus+ for example supports traineeships for students who are close to graduating. • Be honest with yourself. What language can you realistically study in? • The host universities in Europe normally only let you take courses in the fields set out in the agreement. In other words, depending on whether you want to take courses for your major or minor you might have to consider different host universities. • Get together and discuss things with your teacher-tutor and update your PSP if necessary.

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Even with careful planning not everything will necessarily go as it was supposed to and the courses offered won’t fit in with your plan. Not to worry though. If there seems to be a problem, discuss things with the advisor at the Internationalisation Services and see if you can do some distance courses at the University of Lapland while on your exchange. This will allow you to complete the credits you need. The second instalment of the grant is paid if a student completes a minimum of 20 credits per semester during his/her exchange.

2.2. Criteria for acceptance 1. Basic studies in the major completed or systematic progress toward the degree at the student’s home university (minimum of 55 credits per year) 2. Sufficient language proficiency (B1/B2/C1) in English or the language of the host country depending on the host institution 3. Study plan • Realistic content and systematic plan for recognition of studies to your Ulapland degree • Minimum of 25 ECTS per semester that can be counted towards the degree 12

4. Motivation 5. Academic record

2.3. Stage 1 of the application process Applying for an exchange at the University is a two-stage process. In the first stage, the University selects the students who will be nominated to apply to a host university in the second stage. The final decision on whether an application is accepted or turned down is always made by the host institution. In the first stage, students fill out an application in the SoleMOVE system, which they log into using their university userid and password. The application in SoleMOVE contains the applicant’s basic details, the proposed dates of the exchange, the list of host institutions in order of priority (at most three), as well as a number of required documents, which are uploaded in electronic format as attachments to the application.


Required attachments to SoleMOVE application 1. Learning Agreement Before the Mobility 2. Transcript of Records 3. Motivation Letter 4. Certificate of Language Proficiency NB. Art students do not need to attach a portfolio in this first stage of the application process. The learning agreement is a document in which the student sets out the course he/she intends to complete at the host university during the exchange and the courses the student intends to have recognized at the ULapland after the exchange. In the first stage a tentative plan is good enough and no signature is required. Use “Learning Agreement Before the Mobility” document, which is available on the web pages of Internationalisation Services. Please note than in stage I of the application process you must complete a separate Learning Agreement Before the Mobility for each destination. The transcript of records can be the unofficial pdf version that you can order via WebOodi. At this stage it does not have to be stamped or signed. Your statement of purpose (motivation letter) is a document in which you explain why you want to go on an exchange and why you want to go to the host university in particular. A separate letter has to be written for each host university you apply to; the suggested length is one page (A4).

In your letter of motivation, you should say • Why you in particular should be chosen as an exchange student for the university and why you want to study there. • What field you plan to study and what courses you intend to take at the host university and how you plan to include the courses you complete there in your degree at the University. Indicate whether the courses are part of your major subject or a minor? • What added value will the courses you complete abroad bring to your Finnish degree and how will they further your career plans? • You can also tell about your language skills, other achievements and any previous international experience you have had.

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Certification of language proficiency If you are studying in international MD programme you have proved your language skills on required level in admission process.

You can enclose copy of one of the followings: A. Transcript of records B. Official language test C. Teacher’s statement D. English Degree Certificate

Selection of applicants in the first stage • The exchange opportunities at the University are decided on the basis of proposals made by the advisors at the Internationalisation Services. • The decisions are based on joint and uniform selection criteria. • The decisions are made within one month of the end of the application period. • Students are informed of the decision by email through the SoleMOVE system. 14 Please note that in the first stage of the application process you can be selected for only ONE of the choices you have applied for. If you are selected in the first stage, within one month you have to A) confirm your exchange through the “I confirm” function in the SoleMOVE system. The process can then continue OR B) cancel your exchange in the SoleMOVE system (At this stage the exchange can be cancelled without a cancellation fee; for later cancellations, students are charged a €100 fee)

2.4. Stage 2 of the application process In stage 2, students nominated in the first stage apply to the host university in accordance with the institution’s application procedures. You will receive directions from the advisor at the Internationalisation Services on how to proceed. Please wait till you hear from him/her before doing anything.


University of Latvia, Rig

a, Latvia

The advisors contact students in the order in which the universities’ application deadlines come up, so don’t get anxious if you have to wait. Even though you are waiting for directions, you can take the initiative and look into the courses offered at the host university, housing arrangements, application procedures, etc. This will ensure that you are well informed when it comes time to fill in your application. NB. Do not send the application to the host university yourself. They do not accept applications sent independently; students have to be applicants who are formally nominated by the sending university (University of Lapland).

In the second stage of the application procedure • Wait for directions from the advisor. • Check your learning agreement! Update the form Learning Agreement Before the Mobility if necessary and ask the advisor at the Internationalisation Services to sign it. Save the document in SoleMOVE – it is required before you can receive your mobility grant. • Remember that it is the host university that makes the final decision on whether you are accepted.

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University of Bergen, Norway

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Selection in the second stage • The decision on acceptance or rejection of your application is made by the host university. • You will typically receive the decision from the university by email one month after the close of the deadline at the earliest. • Only when you get a decision from the host university telling you you’ve been accepted are you guaranteed a place as an exchange student. • Only after you have received your acceptance decision can you apply for a grant through the SoleMOVE system.

2.5. Financing your exchange Grants from the University of Lapland and SoleGRANT All students at the University of Lapland going on an exchange through one of the University’s exchange agreements are entitled to a grant corresponding to the programme. Students may apply for a grant starting as early as July or at the latest when they have received their acceptance decision and signed Learning Agreement Before the Mobility from the host university.


The size of the grant varies depending on the programme and the duration of the exchange. The first instalment of the grant is paid before the exchange and the remainder when the exchange has been acceptably documented and the completed credits have been entered on the student’s record. University grants are applied for through the SoleGRANT system. You can fill out the application when you have the letter of acceptance (or email) and a signed Learning Agreement Before the Mobility from the host university. For the SoleGRANT application you will need the following documents, which have to be entered into the system in electronic form: 1. Letter of acceptance • Please check to see that the letter indicates the dates of your exchange (start and end date) and apply for the grant on the basis of these. Please note that orientation days are counted as part of the exchange but travel days are not. 2. Grant Agreement (required of students going on ERASMUS+ or Nordplus exchange) Please note that the exchange period must be the same in the Grant Agreement and in the Letter of Acceptance. 3. Learning Agreement Before the Mobility should be uploaded to SoleMOVE under the After Exchange tab with the signatures of the three parties involved. NB. Log into SoleGRANT through your confirmed SoleMOVE application so that the grant application will be linked to the correct exchange application. Grant applications with no corresponding exchange application cannot be processed, which causes delays in paying the grant. File the application for a grant in SoleGRANT in good time, because processing takes time and the University only makes grant payments on the 15th and the last day of the month. The University will do everything it can to pay the first instalment of the grant within about a month of receiving the application. The second instalment of the grant will be paid if a student has completed 20 credits per semester during his/her exchange and documented the exchange as required.

Financial aid for students by Kela Concerning financial aid for students from Kela, please find more information at www.kela.fi.

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External sources of financing for exchange programmes You can inquire about grants for exchange studies from various organizations, foundations, funds, neighbourhood and friendship societies, embassies and similar sources. Information of grants can be found in the publication ”Apurahat ja opintotuki” (National Union of University Students in Finland), Aurora database and the organization for your own subject (e.g. The Association of Finnish Lawyers). It is also worth investigating the home pages of the Finnish National Agency for Education and the Fulbright Center. If a student receives an external grant for his/her exchange that is obtained with the assistance of the University of Lapland, this will take be taken into account when deciding on the bilateral grant.

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Before you leave on your exchange you should take care of the documents you’ll need to enter and stay in the host country. These documents may vary depending on whether you are going to another EU country, a Nordic country or outside Europe. You should also bear in mind that the visa and residence permit application processes and fees may vary considerably between different countries. Please consult the advisors at the Internationalisation Services for the mobility programme guidelines and the embassies for the visa and residences permit guidelines.

2.7. Insurance Insurance is one thing you should not compromise on when you go on an exchange. Buy travel insurance that is valid for the entire duration of your exchange and provides maximum coverage. Please note that some universities have requirements regarding the extent of students’ insurance coverage. While you are on your exchange the Ulapland insurance only covers classes at the university. You are covered in your free time and on any trips you take only if you have bought your own insurance. Students who will be on an exchange outside of the Nordic countries, the EU countries and EEA countries need to take out health and accident insurance if there is no agreement on health insurance and social security between Finland and the host country.


It is usually possible to take out the insurance you will need before you go in Finland but please be sure the coverage is adequate. NB. Some universities, particularly ones outside of Europe, require or recommend a particular insurance policy. This is then bought through the host university.

European Health Insurance Card A European student going to an EU/EEA country or to Switzerland has the same benefits and obligations with regard to social security as citizens of the host country. Students need to have the European Health Insurance Card, which proves they are covered by the Finnish social security system.

2.8. Housing Housing arrangements vary widely depending on the country and host university. As a rule, the host university will help students coming through exchange agreements with housing but this assistance can mean different things in different places. So, you should find out in good time what the housing arrangements are at the particular university you are going to. Rents vary depending on whether the flat is in a university dormitory, a private dormitory, a sublet or a rental on the open market. In large cities the rents are usually higher and housing is hardest to find. In the United States and Canada, living on campus is usually very expensive compared to what you are used to paying in Finland, but the fees often include full board (all meals). In some countries/cities students may have to find housing on their own without the help of the host university. If this is the case where you are going, you should be prepared to spend the first week of your exchange in a hotel or youth hostel. When renting a flat on the open market, remember to insist on a written lease and go through the terms carefully. This way you can avoid unpleasant surprises later on.

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2.9. Cancelling your exchange and the cancellation charge Planning an exchange is a long process and requires work and commitment on the part of the student, as well as a lot of resources on the part of the university. If you cancel a confirmed exchange, you have to pay a cancellation fee of €100. This is not charged if you have a valid reason, such as illness, pregnancy or military service. The cancellation fee is charged automatically if you do not provide any reason for cancelling your exchange.

Who do I inform about a cancellation? If you decide to cancel your exchange, you should immediately inform the advisor at the Internationalisation Services. If your application documents have already been sent or your exchange has begun, please also inform the host university of your cancellation.

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Registration for the semester • Every student going on an exchange has to register as “attending” for the duration of the exchange. • Students who don’t register by the deadline lose their right to study. • In order to restore their right to study, students have to pay a reregistration fee of €35 (Ministry of Education Decree, 20 June 2007) and the Student Union membership fee. • Payment of the Student Union fee for the time you are on an exchange is compulsory.


University of Dundee, Skotland

3. DURING YOUR EXCHANGE During your exchange the most important things of course are your studies and getting to know a new country and culture and meeting new people. If complications arise or problems come up that seem impossible to resolve, the first thing you should always do is contact the international coordinator at your host university and, if necessary, Internationalisation Services at the University of Lapland. But with the exception of a bit of paperwork, it is now time for you to enjoy to the full the experiences your exchange has to offer.

Here is the paperwork you have to attend to during your exchange: • Update your learning agreement within the first month of your mobility (Learning Agreement During the Mobility) if you have changed the courses you will be taking. Remember to get the signatures you need at BOTH universities. • Ask someone to sign the Learning Agreement After the Mobility BEFORE you leave the host university. Make sure that the length of the exchange on the form is correct. • Ask for and check the Transcript of Records. If you don’t get the transcript of records before you leave, make sure you find out when and where it is going to be sent to you.

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Please remember that even when studying abroad you are expected to earn a certain number of credits per term. If you write a blog or send pictures via Instagram during your exchange, please give the web address of your blog or your Instagram id to the Internationalisation Services. We would gladly share the experiences of students on exchange on our own social media channels

Do you want to work where you are on exchange? To get extra income many students are interested in getting a job while on exchange. Be advised though that the regulations on working can be quite strict indeed and will vary from country to country. • Jobs are not usually available to exchange students. • In many universities the studies involve courses with regular and frequent meetings and the pace is demanding, so there is no real time for working a job. • The terms of your visa may restrict opportunities to work. 22

• In a word, do not count on getting a job in order to finance your studies while on an exchange.

Interrupting or shortening an exchange planned to last over 3 months If you have to interrupt your exchange for one reason or another or it is going be more than five days shorter than originally planned, proceed as follows: • Report the interruption both to the host institution and to the advisors at the Internationalisation Services at the University of Lapland. • Remember to inform the organization paying your grant. • Be prepared to pay back the part of the grant paid for the time lost at the host university due to the change in circumstances. • Take care of the documentation ordinarily required after an exchange.

Continuing your exchange If you originally went abroad for a single term and decide you would like to stay for a second term, you have to • Check with the host university and the University of Lapland to make sure it is possible for you to do so. Due to quotas, academic year timing and mobility programme periods, it is not always possible to extend an exchange, so it is a good idea to ind out in good time what the situation is in your case.


Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil

Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

23 • Update your learning agreement (Learning Agreement During the Mobility) to cover the rest of the exchange. Remember to get the signatures needed at BOTH universities and to save the SIGNED document in SoleMOVE. • Deliver the new acceptance letter to the Internationalisation Services so that any additional grant you’re entitled to can be paid correctly. • The new concluding date of your exchange also has to be reported to the advisor at the Internationalisation Services so that any additional grant you’re entitled to can be paid correctly. • Please be aware that extending your exchange does not automatically mean you are entitled to an additional grant. • In any event, you will not have to pay tuition for the rest of your extended stay. • If you end up getting a larger grant than you are entitled to, you will have to pay the excess back after the exchange.


University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), Alaska, USA

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All students who have been on an exchange have to take care of “exchange reporting” when they come back. You have to upload the required documents and give feedback before you can receive the rest of your grant (remember that you only received 80% of your grant before the exchange). The feedback should be filed in the SoleMOVE system. Students on an exchange through the ERASMUS+ also have to fill in an EU survey in Mobility Tool and do part two of the OLS language test. The second instalment of the grant is paid if a student completes a minimum of 20 credits per semester during his/her exchange.

4.1. Documents to be returned and exchange feedback As soon as possible after returning, students should save the following in SoleMOVE • Learning Agreement Before the Mobility and in case you changed your courses during your exchange also Learning Agreement During the Mobility. Both need to be filled out and signed by all three parties. • Learning Agreement After the Mobility, signed by the host university. • Fill in the Feedback tab in SoleMOVE. • Erasmus+ students fill out the EUSurvey and part two of the OLS language test. If you have scored C1 level in the first part in OLS, you don’t need to undertake the second test. • A copy of the Transcript of Records.


RPL form for recognizing your exchange studies You can find the form www.ulapland.fi/rpl. Leave your form to SoleMOVE without the acceptance of the Decicion-maker.

Learning Agreement Before the Mobility and During the Mobility Check that you have uploaded the signed Learning Agreement Before the Mobility to SoleMOVE. If the courses you chose have changed during your exchange, you also need to upload the signed Learning Agreement During the Mobility to SoleMOVE. Please note that both forms have to have signatures from both the host university and the University of Lapland. Some universities do not require all the Learning Agreement -documents from students, so you may have to take care of filling them in and saving in SoleMOVE yourself.

Learning Agreement After the Mobility After their exchange, all students have to ask their host university to fill in the Learning Agreement After the Mobility, which indicates the exact duration of the exchange. Make sure that the length of the exchange on the form is correct.

Feedback SoleMOVE feedback is required of all students who go on an exchange. ERASMUS+ students also have to provide feedback to the EU Commission through Mobility Tool; they will receive an email reminding them to do so when their exchange has ended.

Transcript of Records Please check before the end of your exchange that all the courses you have completed are on your transcript and if necessary find out when any missing credits will be recorded. If you are not given a Transcript of Records before you leave, find out when and where it will be delivered. Many universities send the Transcript of Records several months after the end of the exchange either directly to the student or to the Internationalisation Services.

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4.2. Credit transfer You should take care of transferring the credits you earned abroad as soon as possible after returning. There are two procedures for getting credits transferred for courses that you have completed abroad. 1. Courses forming part of your degree at the University of Lapland can be replaced by corresponding courses completed elsewhere (compensation). 2. Studies completed elsewhere, for example a minor or studies completed at a foreign university may be included in your degree (inclusion). All applications are delivered to Internationalisation Services. General guidelines: • Find instructions for credit transfer (recognition of prior learning) and the form from the website www.ulapland.fi/RPL • Fill in the RPL form/forms carefully • Deliver a separate RPL form for each decision maker. 26

• Attach a copy of your transcript of records and course description to each RPL form. • All applications are delivered to Internationalisation Services.

The decisions on recognition are made as follows: A. For courses in your major or minor that correspond to the course in the University of Lapland curriculum. • The teacher responsible for the course makes the decision concerning the compensation. • In assessing equivalence of modules and courses the principal criteria are the competencies the courses set out to achieve but also the scope, content and requirements of the courses. It is possible to receive compensation for an entire course or module if the courses completed elsewhere correspond for the most part to the course or module at the University of Lapland. Partial equivalence for a course or module is also possible. B. Electives, minors • Advisor at the Internationalisation Services or the Head of Academic Affairs makes the decision concerning the inclusion. • Course to be included in the degree need not be equivalent in content. They cannot be used to replace compulsory courses.


Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland

C. Language and Culture studies • Language Centre makes the decision on courses concerning compensation/ inclusion for language courses and cultural studies. • The forms have to be filled out for each language separately (e.g. communication, Swedish, English, and German) with a separate set of attachments for each application. The applications are reviewed by subject group. You can apply for any language to be included in your degree; the language need not be one taught at the University of Lapland. D. Traineeship • The teacher in charge of traineeship makes the decision concerning the completion of the traineeship. • The traineeship agreement has to be signed before the exchange. When the final report has been filed in accordance with the requirements, the teacher in charge records completion of the traineeship.

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Groupe Ecole Superieure de

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Commerce de Troyes, France

5. EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES AND GRANTS IN A NUTSHELL Bilateral exchange For whom

Master’s and bachelor’s students

What

Exchange based on bilateral partnership agreements

Where

Non-EU countries

Duration

3–12 months

Financing

€800–€1500 grant depending on the duration of the exchange and destination

Most popular destinations USA, Canada, Japan, Australia NB

Possible extra expenses from insurance, a visa and language test Most host destinations only for bachelor’s students

Application deadline

15 Nov 2018


Erasmus+ For whom

Master’s and bachelor’s students

What

Part of EU Erasmus+ programme for higher education, traineeship also possible

Where

EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Norway and Turkey

Duration

3–12 months (exchange studies), 2–12 months (traineeship)

Financing

€310–360/mo (during the 2018–2019) depending on the duration of the exchange and host country

NB

The Swiss European Mobility Programme coordinates mobility and grants for Switzerland on the same basis as ERASMUS+

Application deadline

31 Jan 2019

Nordplus ja Nordlys For whom

Master’s and bachelor’s students

What

Exchange programme funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and based on subject-specific networks (Nordlys operates under the Nordplus programme)

Where

Nordic countries (subject-specific network universities, the Nordlys network)

Duration

(1 or) 3–12 months

Financing

Announced annually, approx. €200/month

Application deadline

31 Jan 2019

First For whom

Master’s and bachelor’s students

What

Exchange programme between Finland and Russia, funded by the Finnish National Agency for Education

Where

Russia (Arkhangel, Murmansk, Apatity and St. Petersburg)

Duration

3–9 months

Financing

Max. €560/month

Application deadline

31 Jan 2019

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north2north (University of the Arctic)

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For whom

Master’s and bachelor’s students

What

Exchange programme supporting reciprocal knowledge of and familiarity with northern regions

Where

North America, Nordic countries, Russia

Duration

3–12 months

Financing

€500–€1000 grant and €500–€1000 travel grant depending on destination and duration of exchange

NB

- Applicants are required to have an interest in Arctic affairs - The Finnish National Agency for Education makes the final decision on grant recipients - Separate n2n application also has to be filled out

Application deadline

will be exceptionally announced later

Free mover (students going on an exchange outside the mobility agreements of the University of Lapland) For whom

Master’s and bachelor’s students

What

Host universities not covered by cooperative agreements; students contact the universities themselves

Where

Any destination

Duration

3–12 months

Financing

Discretionary Free mover grant, €300–€500 depending on the destination and duration of exchange

NB

- Application for exchange as a free mover requires initiative - Students usually have to pay tuition themselves

Deadline

Free mover applications are only processed in conjunction with general applications for exchanges


National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland

NB. Free mover applicants have to take care of the following matters on their own: Contact the university they have chosen and ask if it is possible to attend as a free mover • Let the university know who you are and where you are coming from. • What you’re studying. • What degree you’re working on. • How far along you are in your studies. • What subject you want to study or programme of study you want to take part in. • Make it clear that you are applying to come as an exchange student and not as a degree student. • Also remember to ask if the host university charges free mover students tuition.

Short mobility For whom

Master’s and bachelor’s students

What

Short mobilities such as intensive courses, language courses, summer schools

Where

Any destination

Duration

Less than 3 months

Financing

€ 200

Application deadline

Applications accepted through the year

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University of Groningen

, Netherlands

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6. FACULTY OF EDUCATION Austria

University College of Teacher Education Vorarlberg University of Innsbruck

Belgium

Limburg University College

Switzerland

University of Geneva University of Teacher Education (PHZH)

Czech Republic

Charles University of Prague Palacky University

Germany

Bielefeld University Fachhochschule Merseburg

Greece

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Denmark

Roskilde University

Spain

University of Alcala Complutense University of Madrid CES Don Bosco University of Granada

United Kingdom

University of Aberdeen University of Plymouth


Roskilde University, Denmark

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Debrecen Reformed Theological University Eötvös Loránd University University of Pannonia

Iceland

University of Iceland

Italy

University of Urbino Carlo Bo University of Bologna

Netherlands

University of Groningen

Poland

Pedagogical University of Cracow University of Lower Silesia University of Zielona Gora

Portugal

University of Minho

Sweden

Linköping University Mälardalen University

Slovenia

University of Ljubljana University of Maribor


Utrecht, Netherlands

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7. FACULTY OF LAW Austria

University of Graz University of Innsbruck University of Vienna

Belgium

Vrije Universiteit Brussel University of Ghent

Croatia

University of Zagreb

Czech Republic

Masaryk University Metropolitan University Prague

Estonia

University of Tallinn University of Tartu

France

Université de Bretagne Occidentale Université Grenoble Alpes University of Montpellier University of Orléans University Paris 13 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines


Germany

Justus Liebig University Giessen University of Cologne University of Hamburg (Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences; criminal law) University of Hannover University of Münster

Greece

Aristole University of Thessaloniki National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Hungary

Pázmány Péter Catholic University University of Miskolc University of Pecs

Italy

University of Bologna University of Genoa University of Insubria University of Milano-Bicocca University of Parma University of Turin

Latvia

Riga Graduate School of Law

Lithuania

Mykolas Romeris University Vytautas Magnus University

Netherlands

University of Groningen Utrecht University

Poland

Jagiellonian University University of Bilaymstoku University of Lódz University of Silesia University of Szczecin University of Wroclaw

Portugal

Polytechnic Institute of Beja

Romania

“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University

Slovenia

University of Maribor

Spain

University of La Laguna University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University of Sevilla Pablo de Olavide University University of Valencia University of Zaragoza

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Switzerland

University of Basel University of Fribourg

United Kingdom

Abertay University University of Nottingham

Nordplus Law -verkosto Nordplus-apurahaa saa pääsääntöisesti yhdelle lukukaudelle (5kk). Jos rahaa verkostolta jää, voi tehdä hakemuksen myös toiselle lukukaudelle. http://www.mruni.eu/en/university/faculties/teises_fakultetas/nordplus_law_ network/

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Denmark

Aarhus University University of Copenhagen University of Southern Denmark

Estonia

University of Tartu

Iceland

University of Iceland University of Reykjavik

Latvia

Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL)

Lithuania

Mykolas Romeris university

Norway

University of Bergen University of Oslo UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Sweden

Lund University Stockholm University Umeå University University of Gothenburg Uppsala University Örebro University


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University of Bergen, Norway


Nunavut Arctic College, Canada

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8. FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (Erasmus+) Political Science, International Relations Austria

University of Innsbruck University of Vienna

Belgium

University of Liège UCL Mons

Czech Republic

Metropolitan University Prague

France

Sciences Po Grenoble Sciences Po Lyon University of Montpellier 1 University of Cergy Pontoise University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Germany

Heinrich-Heine University of Duesseldorf University of Bremen

United Kingdom

University of Aberdeen Abertay University

Hungary

Pázmány Péter Catholic University


Ireland

University of Limerick

Iceland

Bifröst University

Italy

University of Parma University of Trieste University of Turin

Lithuania

Vytautas Magnus University Klaipeda University

Latvia

University of Latvia

Poland

University of Warsaw

Portugal

University of Minho

Nordplus (political sciences) Iceland

University of Iceland

Sweden

University of Gothenburg Lund University Stockholm University Umeå University Uppsala University

Denmark

Aarhus University University of Copenhagen University of Southern Denmark

Social Work Austria

University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg Management Center Innsbrück

Estonia

University of Tallinn

Germany

University of Kassel Merseburg University of Applied Sciences

Ireland

University College Dublin

Lithuania

Vytautas Magnus University Klaipeda University Vilnius University

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Latvia

University of Latvia

Poland

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

Spain

University of Alicante

Sociology Austria

University of Vienna

France

Université Grenoble Alpés

Germany

Freie Universität Berlin

United Kingdom

University of Aberdeen Abertay University

Poland

University of Zielona Gora

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Austria

University of Innsbruck

France

Groupe ESC Troyes Université Grenoble Alpes – IUT2

Germany

Technische Universität Dresden Justus Liebig University

United Kingdom

Abertay University

Hungary

National University of Public Service University of Pannonia

Italy

Universitá Carlo Cattaneo Università Degli Studi di Firenze Universitá degli Studi di Torino University of Turin

Lithuania

Vytautas Magnus University

Netherlands

Radboud University Nijmegen

Poland

Nicolaus Copernicus University

Spain

University of Granada University of the Balearic Islands


Tourism Research Austria

Management Center Innsbrück

Estonia

University of Tallinn

France

Groupe ESC Troyes

Germany

Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Hungary

University of Pannonia

Iceland

University of Iceland

Italy

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Lithuania

Lithuanian Sports University Klaipeda University

Netherlands

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences Wageningen University

Norway

UiT The Arctic University of Norway University of Stavanger

Portugal

Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo

Slovenia

University of Maribor

Spain

University of Granada University of Rey Juan Carlos University of the Balearic Islands University of Valencia Florida Universitària

Sweden

Umeå University

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National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland

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Nordplus Cirrus http://cirrusnetwork.net/ Denmark

Aarhus School of Architecture The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Kolding School of Design

Estonia

Estonian Academy of Arts

Iceland

Iceland Academy of the Arts

Latvia

Art Academy of Latvia

Lithuania

Vilnius Academy of Arts

Norway

Bergen of Academy of Art and Design Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) Oslo National Academy of Arts Oslo School of Architecture and Design Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology

Sweden

Univesity of Gothenburg (HDK) Konstfack Lund University UmeĂĽ University


Nordplus Edda / art education www.eddanorden.net Denmark

Aalborg University University College Capital, UCC

Estonia

Estonian Academy of Arts

Iceland

Iceland Academy of the Arts

Lithuania

Kaunas College Kaunas University of Applied Sciences Vilnius Academy of Arts

Norway

Oslo and Akershus University College Telemark University College

Sweden

Konstfack Umeå University University of Gothenburg

Nordplus NordFo / craft sciences and art education Denmark

Metropolitan University College Kolding School of Design

Estonia

Tallinn University

Faroe Island

University of Faroe Island

Iceland

University of Iceland Iceland Academy of the Arts

Latvia

Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy

Norway

Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences Telemark University College UiT The Arctic University of Norway Volda University College The University of Stravanger

Sweden

Lindköping University Univesity of Gothenburg (HDK) Umeå University

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kuva

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emy of Iceland Acad

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kjavik, Icelan

the Arts, Rey


Erasmus+ ja Swiss Mobility Scheme Audiovisual media culture Austria

The University of Art and Design Linz University of Applied Arts Vienna

Bulgaria

New Bulgarian University

Czech Republic

Masaryk University Tomas Bata University in Zlin

Estonia

Estonian Academy of Arts University of Tartu

Germany

Augsburg University of Applied Sciences DHBW Ravensburg

Greece

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Italy

Politecnico di Milano

Lithuania

Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts

Netherlands

Royal Academy of Art

Portugal

University of Aveiro

Slovenia

University of Maribor

Spain

University of Castilla-La Mancha

Switzerland

Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

United Kingdom

University of Dundee

Graphic Design Austria

University of Applied Arts Vienna

Czech Republic

Tomas Bata University in Zlin

Estonia

Estonian Academy of Arts

France

L’Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique

Germany

Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Schwäbish-Gmünd University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management University of Kassel

Israel

Holon Institute of Technology (H.I.T.)

Italy

Politecnico di Milano

Lithuania

Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts

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Netherlands

Royal Academy of Art

Portugal

University of Aveiro

Slovakia

Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava

Spain

The Valencia School of Art and College of Design

United Kingdom

Coventry University University of Dundee

Art Education Austria

The University of Art and Design Linz

Czech Republic

Charles University in Prague

Hungary

University of Pannonia

Lithuania

Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts

Slovenia

University of Maribor

Switzerland

Zurich University of the Arts Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

United Kingdom

The Manchester Metropolitan University University of the West of Scotland University of Highlands and Islands

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Interior and textile design Austria

The University of Art and Design Linz University of Applied Arts Vienna

Czech Republic

Tomas Bata University in Zlin

Estonia

Estonian Academy of Arts

Italy

Politecnico di Milano

Lithuania

Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts

Netherlands

Royal Academy of Art

Slovakia

Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava

Slovenia

University of Maribor

Spain

The Valencia School of Art and College of Design

Switzerland

Zurich University of the Arts Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

United Kingdom

University of Dundee (Duncan of Jordanstone College)


Clothing Design Czech Republic

Tomas Bata University in Zlin

Estonia

Estonian Academy of Arts

Germany

University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein

Italy

Politecnico di Milano

Lithuania

Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts

Slovakia

Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava

Slovenia

University of Maribor

Spain

The Valencia School of Art and College of Design

Switzerland

Zurich University of the Arts Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

United Kingdom

Nottinghan Trent University

Industrial Design Belgium

University of Antwerpen LUCA Shool of Arts

Czech Republic

Tomas Bata University in Zlin

Estonia

Estonian Academy of Arts

France

Saint-Etienne Higher School of Art and Design L’École de Design Nantes Atlantigue

Germany

Kunsthochschule Kassel University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst SchwäbischGmünd

Ireland

National College of Art and Design

Israel

Holon Institute of Technology (H .I .T .)

Italy

Politecnico di Milano

Lithuania

Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts

Netherlands

Delft University of Technology Royal Academy of Art

Slovakia

Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava

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Spain

The Valencia School of Art and College of Design UPC Terrassa School of Engineering

Switzerland

Zurich University of the Arts Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Fine art and cultural studies

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Belgium

Karel de Grote University College

Czech Republic

Tomas Bata University in Zlin

Estonia

Estonian Academy of Arts

France

Ecole Européenne Supérieure d’Art de Bretagne, site de Quimper

Hungary

University of Pécs

Lithuania

Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts

Poland

Kasimir Pulaski Technical University of Radom

Slovakia

Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava

Spain

Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha

Switzerland

ECAV School of Fine Arts Valais Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

United Kingdom

Nottinghan Trent University University of Dundee (Duncan of Jordanstone College)


Canberra, Australia

10. DESTINATIONS OUTSIDE EUROPE (ALL FIELDS OF STUDY) Destinations outside Europe are open to applicants from all fields of study unless otherwise mentioned. However, you should make sure that the host university offers courses suitable for your degree. Below you will find a list of destinations open for applications in 2019–2020 (9/2018).

Destinations outside Europe Application deadline 15 Nov 2018 Argentina

Universidad del Salvador (USAL)

Australia

University of Canberra

Brasilia

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

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Canada

Concordia University University of Laval Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) University of Saskatchewan, Faculty of Law

Chile

Universidad Mayor University of Chile, Faculty of Law

China

Beijing Foreign Studies University City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media Renmin University of China Zhonghan University of Economics and Law (ZUEL)

Japan

Akita International University Chiba University Hokkaido University Sapporo City University Sapporo University Yamaguchi Prefectural University

South-Korea

Pukyong National University (PKNU) Sungkyunkwan University

USA

University of Vermont* Purdue University* *available mobility numbers to be confirmed by partners

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Russia (FIRST) Application deadline 31 Jan 2019 FIRST Lapland: Arkangel

Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M .V . Lomonosov (NARFU) Northern State Medical University (NSMU) Murmansk State Technical University (MSTU) Murmansk Arctic State University

Petrozavodsk

Pedrozavodsk State University (PetrSU)

St. Petersburg

Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON)


Nordlys Application deadline 31 Jan 2019 www.nordlys.info Faroe Islands

University of the Faroe Islands

Greenland

University of Greenland

Iceland

University of Akureyri University of Iceland Reykjavik University

Norway

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) University of Agder University of Bergen University of Oslo University of Stavanger UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Sweden

Karlstad University Linnaeus University Linköping University Luleå University of Technology Lund University Mid Sweden University Stockholm University Umeå University University of Gothenburg Uppsala University Örebro University

Denmark

Aalborg University Aarhus University Roskilde University University of Copenhagen University of Southern Denmark

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North2north (n2n), University of the Arctic Please find more information on the University of the Arctic and the universities part of the n2n network here: www.uarctic .org/north2north Information about destinations in North America offering tuition waivers for the students of University of Lapland will be confirmed only later during the academic year. Students are encouraged to choose three alternative destinations.

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Canada

Cape Breton University Lakehead University Memorial University of Newfoundland Nunavut Arctic College Université du Québec à Montréal Université du Québec à Rimouski University of Laval University of Alberta University of Northern British Columbia University of Regina University of Saskatchewan Vancouver Island University Yukon College

Denmark

Aalborg University Aarhus University Arctic DTU Copenhagen Business School University of Copenhagen University of Southern Denmark, Department Environmental and Business Economics Roskilde University Technical University of Denmark, Arctic Technology Centre

Faroe Islands

University of the Faroe Islands

Greenland

University of Greenland College of Social Education Greenland Institute of Natural Resources

Iceland

Bifröst University University Centre of the Westfjords University of Akureyri


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Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

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