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University of Lapland
Rovaniemi, Finland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** 01/06/2020 07/25/2020
NOTE: The start and end dates ARE NOT the official dates set by the program. They are estimated dates based on the previous year. Do not use these dates when planning flights.

** Refer to the brochure page below for official program dates.
Program Description:
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Program Term: Fall, Spring
Language Prerequisite: None
Primary Instruction Language: English
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA
Program Type: Exchange



Experience living in the Arctic Circle!
The University of Lapland is a relatively new university, founded in 1979.  The university focuses on social science, education, art, and law.  A highlight of the university is its center, dedicated to arctic research.  Check out the university's website for student guides and handbooks for more information!

Rovaniemi is a popular tourist destination due to its many natural wonders, including the Aurora Borealis.  Additionally, Rovaniemi is the official hometown of Santa Claus.


At the University of Lapland, you can spend the fall or spring semester taking courses in:

  • Art and Design
  • Education
  • Law
  • Social Sciences
  • Tourism Management
The main language on campus is Finnish, but many classes are offered in English.  A listing of classes taught in English can be found on the university's exchange student website.


  • The Fall semester is from mid-August until mid-December.
  • The Spring semester is from the beginning of January until the end of May.

To get the most up-to-date information on the calendar, check the university's website.


  • This program is open to students of all majors.
  • The minimum GPA requirement for this program is 3.0
  • Additionally, students must have taken classes at Kent State University for at least one semester before applying, i.e. students must have a Kent State GPA.


Students arrange housing through a student housing organization called Domus Arctica (DAS).  Students stay in apartments that are located near the university or city center.  Apartments are typically shared with 2-3 other people.


Students pay Kent State University tuition (Resident or Non-Resident) for 12 credit hours. Housing and living costs will vary depending on the options students choose. Total estimated costs can be found in the Budget Sheet at the top of this page.

Financial aid and scholarships are applicable toward this program!

View a complete listing of available scholarships.



Molly Papay
Education Abroad Advisor | Office of Global Education | 330-672-3067

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