The Scandinavian Studies is an introductory level programme that is designed to give the participants a broad overview of Scandinavian history, culture and everyday life. Upon completing the programme, students will be able to identify various aspects of Finnish and Scandinavian culture, history, literature and everyday life.
Participants include both Finnish and international students from different countries. This provides an excellent opportunity for intercultural interactions with students from different cultures and backgrounds.

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Course Description


683780P Survival Finnish, 5 ECTS 
683708P Saami Culture, 5 ECTS 
683786P Introduction to Finnish History, 5 ECTS 
683782P Nordic Mythology, 5 ECTS 
683784P Scandinavian Literature, 5 ECTS 
687242A Economic and Environmental Anthropology, 5 ECTS 
683787P Optional course, 5 ECTS 



683781P Scandinavian Prehistory, 5 ECTS 
683783P Finnish Literature, 5 ECTS 
683717P Anthropology of Finland, 5 ECTS 
683789P Arctic and Nordic Perspecitives on Sustainable Development, 5 ECTS 
683719P Language in Society, 5 ECTS 
683787P Optional course, 5 ECTS 

(Information as in 2021-2022)

Website for Course Availability

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University of Oulu

The University of Oulu was founded in 1958, and has since grown rapidly, establishing itself as one of the leading universities in Finland. The university prides itself on high quality...


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Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    European Studies Scandinavian Studies

  • History

    History, Other

  • Language and Culture

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Political Science and Government Sociology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 92
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5.5
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • Language Test: CEFR   A1
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Other Academic Conditions

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

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