University of Lapland is an exchange destination for Utrecht University School of Law students.

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September up to and including December
January up to and including May

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Language of instruction: English (and Finnish)

Language requirements:
English: B2 (letter from us suffices)
Finnish: B1 (in case you would like to follow courses in Finnish)

Areas of study open for exchange students

You can choose courses from different faculties, however restrictions apply to the Faculty of Art and Design

Courses at Master level


Estimated living costs per month

Following is an estimate of an undergraduate student’s monthly budget:

Shared room appr.: EUR 140

Room in a shared apartment appr.: EUR 190-230

Food: EUR 250

Transportation: EUR 50

Leisure, other expenses: EUR 130 


Each faculty offers a wide selection courses taught in English See the current course offer. Exchange students are free to follow their passions and choose courses from all other faculties, except for the Faculty of Art and Design.
ULapland offers two international Masters’ degree programmes (with English as the language of instruction): • Northern Tourism • Tourism, Culture and International Management (TourCIM)
On the top of that, there are several non-degree programmes in English: • Arctic Studies Programme (30 ECTS) (autumn semester) • China: Global and Arctic Trajectories (30 ECTS) • Gender Studies (25 ECTS) • Global Education (25 ECTS) • Intercultural Communication (25 ECTS) • Media Education (25 ECTS) As an exchange student you can attend individual courses from these programmes and as a degree student you can complete one or more of them. Please note that currently there is no Bachelor’s degree programme offered in English, only individual courses.


If you are an upcoming student of ULapland, a place at DAS is guaranteed for you - you just need to fill in and submit an online application. Check out more:  -> Apply -> Information for Exchange Students.

The local student housing foundation, Domus Arctica (DAS), offers an off-campus accommodation to both Finnish and international students. There are shared apartments, studios, and family apartments. The monthly rents vary depending on the size, condition, and level of the furnishings of the room. After being offered an apartment, you need to pay a refundable deposit in order to confirm the accommodation and to be able to receive the key to your apartment after you arrive.

Tenancy agreements are always periodic: • Autumn semester: August 1st - December 31st • Spring semester: January 1st - May 31st Find out more about DAS at Regarding all housing issues, please contact DAS Office: e-mail:


System of study

The main difference between the Finnish system of study and study systems of some other countries is that individual courses vary in length and start and end at various times during the semester. Therefore, there is no fixed exam period at the end of the semester and exams are simply held after the course ends.
Also, some courses take place in the form of a book exam, which means that there are no lectures at all and the exam is based on an independent study of a set of books. Otherwise the Finnish system is fairly similar to other systems; a typical course consists of a series of lectures or seminars and you complete it either by sitting an exam or by writing an essay (or passing an assignment of another type). Courses for students in the Faculty of Art and Design consist mainly of seminars, workshops and studiowork.

Additional information

Number of places available: 4 students, max 10 months

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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Contact details International Exchange Office

Attention! Due to the developments concerning the corona virus, all of our walk-in hours are cancelled until further notice.

You can reach us at for questions or othe signing of documents. Please mention your UU student number and field of study. 

You will be able to reach us by phone on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1.30 PM to 3 PM +31 (0)30 253 7289.

Vera Noot
non-Europe: Paula Banning
For questions or appointments, please contact the exchange coordinators at

International Exchange Office - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Janskerkhof 3
3512 BK Utrecht
The Netherlands