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Apply now to the UArctic’s Circumpolar Studies online summer course! Application deadline is 31 May 2023

Published on 29.5.2023
Tampere University
The Circumpolar Studies Programme - The coolest programme around!
The application round for the Circumpolar Studies online summer course CS100 is now open! The deadline for applications is 31 May 2023.

The summer semester 2023 of the Circumpolar Studies programme will start on 19 June and end on 28 July 2023. One online course is offered in the upcoming summer and this course will be organised by Trent University (Canada). The course is worth 6 ECTS credits and is taught in English. The course will be organised on a Moodle-like teaching platform and will include participants from different countries beside Canadian students. More courses will be offered later in autumn 2023 and a new call for these courses will be published in the intranet. Some information about upcoming following-up courses can be found also below.

Available online course in summer 2023 (19 June - 28 July 2023)  

  • CS 100 - Introduction to the Circumpolar World, 6 ECTS

There are no prerequisites for the introduction course CS 100 and it is open for all new applicants.

Follow-up courses in autumn 2023 (September - December 2023)

  • CS 311* – Land and Environment of the the Circumpolar World I, 6 ECTS
  • CS 321* – Peoples and Cultures of the the Circumpolar World I, 6 ECTS
  • CS 331* – Contemporary Issues of the the Circumpolar World I, 6 ECTS

* The CS 100 is the prerequisite course for CS 311, CS 321 and CS 331. Students who have not either completed CS 100 or are not completing CS 100 in the summer semester, cannot register in these courses. The application round for these courses will start later.

Eligibility, credit transfer and an academic transcript 

Summer course is open for all degree students of Tampere University (all levels) and autumn courses are open also for exchange students of Tampere University. Credits will be recorded at the offering institution and may be transferred to Tampere University’s academic transcript after completion of the course. The original academic transcript will be issued by the host university and will be sent to Tampere University in 8-10 weeks after the end of the course (do not count your graduation on these credits). Studies completed in the Circumpolar Studies programme may be added to your degree, but remember to discuss the credit transfer with your faculty or degree programme first. Completing online courses in the Circumpolar Studies programme gives you a chance to include credits also to the internationalisation module of your degree.

Exchange students will receive a separate Canadian transcript of records after completing the course, but please note that it might take several weeks. Only exchange students that will study at Tampere University in the autumn semester 2023 are eligible to apply.

How to apply to the Circumpolar Studies summer course CS100

Please submit your signed (by hand or digitally) and scanned registration form before the deadline as a PDF file to the north2north programme coordinator Igor Tanskanen by 31 May 2023. The registration form can be found below, attached. Unsigned or late registration forms will not be accepted. Please use your TUNI email address and fill in the form on your computer as handwriting can be difficult to read. 

Space is limited - Tampere University will nominate you as a candidate and UArctic will make the final selection of students. If you have any questions regarding courses please email to circumpolarstudies [at]

Interested more in Arctic matters? You can also apply for exchange studies in Canada in spring 2024! The CS programme can be added to the internalisation module of your degree and gives you extra points for north2north student exchange

Completing online course (or courses) in the Circumpolar Studies programme gives you a chance to include credits to the internationalisation module of your degree and yield extra points when applying for a north2north student exchange.

Still looking for an exchange destination in spring 2024 and you are interested to go to Canada? In the autumn's suppelmentary application round, in September 2023, you have a chance to apply to two Canadian universities for the spring semester 2024 (Yukon University and University of Saskatchewan). Make your dream of studying abroad true!

Call for student applications: The 9th Korea Arctic Academy Online Course (7 - 14 July); the deadline to apply is 30 June 2023 (best three students will be invited to visit South Korea)

UArctic and Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) are pleased to announce an opportunity for students from UArctic member institutions to participate in the 9th Korea Arctic Academy online course together with students from Korean universities. The 9th Korea Arctic Academy will begin on 7 July and end on 14 July 2023. The course will include online lectures on Arctic issues and conduct real-time conferences (given by international and Korean experts from Arctic-related organisations and research institutions in Korea). Three best students of the course will be provided with travel grants to the 2023 Arctic Partnership Week in Busan in December 2023. Read more and apply on:

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