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Established in 1979, the Lapin yliopisto (University of Lapland) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Rovaniemi (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Lapland. Officially recognized by the Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi (Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland), Lapin yliopisto (LY) is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational Finnish higher education institution. Lapin yliopisto (LY) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 44-year-old Finnish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 10-19% making this Finnish higher education organization an extremely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. LY also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Lapin yliopisto's Control Typepublic


Lapin yliopisto's Entity Typenon-profit


Lapin yliopisto' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized


Lapin yliopisto's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateextremely selective

University Identity

Name (English) University of Lapland
Acronym LY
Founded 1979

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University Location

Address Yliopistonkatu 8, PO Box 122
96101 Lapland
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Lapin yliopisto Phone Number +358 (16) 341 341
Lapin yliopisto Fax Number +358 (16) 341 2207

Study Areas / Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of study areas they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Lapin yliopisto's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Lapin yliopisto's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Programs and courses

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Tuition Fees


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Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Lapin yliopisto's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Lapin yliopisto.

Lapin yliopisto: Tuition Fees Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Lapin yliopisto's admission information.

Lapin yliopisto's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Lapin yliopisto's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Lapin yliopisto a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Lapin yliopisto's acceptance rate range is 10-19% making this institution an extremely selective higher education institution.

Lapin yliopisto's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Lapin yliopisto's Admission Office Admission Office

Yliopistonkatu 8
Rovaniemi 96300
(16) 341 341

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Lapin yliopisto.

Lapin yliopisto's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Lapin yliopisto has an enrollment range of 4,000-4,999 students making it a small-sized institution.

Lapin yliopisto's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 200-299 academic employees (Faculty).

Lapin yliopisto's Control Type Control Type

Lapin yliopisto is a public higher education institution.

Lapin yliopisto's Entity Type Entity Type

Lapin yliopisto is a non-profit higher education institution.

Lapin yliopisto's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Lapin yliopisto's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Lapin yliopisto does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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Lapin yliopisto's Library University Library

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Lapin yliopisto's Housing University Housing

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Lapin yliopisto's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Lapin yliopisto's main services:

Lapin yliopisto's Financial Aid Financial Aid

Not reported

Lapin yliopisto's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Lapin yliopisto's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Lapin yliopisto's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Lapin yliopisto's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


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Lapin yliopisto's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Lapin yliopisto is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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  • European University Association (EUA)

Academic Structure


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  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

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Social Media

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Free Online Courses

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