Software changes the world

Software and technology are increasingly important in our daily lives. With the aid of digitalisation, the structures, trends and operating methods of society are being renewed and expanded, offering countless opportunities for IT experts.

Programming skills give you the tools to deal with the important societal challenges. These challenges can relate to digitalisation, reducing energy consumption, development needs of the business world, guiding consumer behaviour towards sustainability, or solving societal or organisational problem by introducing a new software service, product or system.

Software engineering degree programmes at LUT University in Finland focus on developing advanced knowledge and expertise for the design and development of software and digital services and the digital transformation of business processes. In our programmes, you will learn to understand software engineering methods and apply them to problems with societal impact.

We invite you to join us at LUT, where you will obtain a wide-ranging education in software engineering and develop a trailblazer mentality to become tomorrow’s responsible decision-maker.


LUT University

LUT University (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT) is a public science university in Finland, bringing together the fields of science, business and social sciences.

Clean energy, water and air are life-giving resources for which we at LUT University seek new solutions with our expertise in technology, business and social sciences. We help society and businesses in their sustainable renewal. We promote sustainable development, and we are responsible in all our operations. Our strategic choices, scientific research, academic education and social interaction are all guided by the principles of ecological, economic and social sustainability.

One of the world's top universities

We continuously strive to improve the quality, impact and visibility of our research as well as the amount of competitive funding awarded to us. According to international rankings, LUT is one of the world's top universities. LUT has been listed among the world's top 350 universities in one of the most highly regarded rankings globally, Times Higher Education (THE).


Apply to our programmes

Apply to our master's programmes through regular admission during 1 December 2023–17 January 2024.

Apply to our bachelor's programmes through rolling admission during 1 November 2023–15 May 2024.

For applying, you need to submit an electronic application along with the required documents in Studyinfo

Required documents for master's programmes are suitable bachelor’s degree, verified English language test, min. GPA requirements in some programmes.

Required documents in bachelor's programmes are upper secondary degree and language test or SAT.

No entrance exams. For both admissions, studies start at the end of August 2024.

Tuition fee, early bird discount and scholarships

Tuition fees for students outside EU/EEA countries is EUR 13 500/academic year in all English-language master's programmes and EUR 9 000/9 500/academic year in bachelor's programmes.

Early bird discount and scholarships are available.

Tuition is free for students from EU/EEA countries.

Early bird discount and scholarships in master's programmes

Early bird discount and scholarships in bachelor's programmes


Continue your studies in doctoral programmes


After completing the master's degree at LUT, you can continue your studies at a doctoral level, which is a great way to expand your knowledge in a specific field of study and deepen your academic skills.

Our doctoral programmes cover all of LUT’s fields of science: business, technology and social and communication sciences. During your doctoral studies, you will acquire in-depth knowledge of your research field and be able to apply research methods to generate new scientific knowledge.

International studies
I have learned many professional and life skills that I have yet to even aim for before starting my journey with LUT. There were many areas and aspects from the world of Software Engineering in my studies that LUT helped me to dive into and discover to ma
Serhat Altay
Bachelor's student

Finland as a study destination


Finland is a booming country that is consistently ranked among the top ten in the world in terms of the standard of living, economic stability, and education.

Finland is a country of innovation and technology and has continuously topped related global indices. Finnish companies highly value innovation designed to solve problems in a pragmatic and surprising way.

Finland is a small country on the global scale. Finland's population, 5 million, makes up barely 0.07 per cent of the world's population and its land area as much of the world's total area. However, even a small country can leap to the top of the world, and this is what Finland has done: in international comparisons, Finland is often among the top nations. Finland is:

  • the happiest country;
  • the top country in education according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD);
  • the most advanced country in the EU in utilisation of digitalisation;
  • the second largest in the EU in the share of renewable energy in the country's total energy consumption;
  • the fourth most gender equal country;
  • the third most innovative country.

Why choose LUT University?

    • Over 92% of our international students are satisfied with their student experience.
    • Our modern campuses Lappeenranta and Lahti are close to nature.
    • We are listed among the world's top 350 universities in the most highly regarded global ranking, Times Higher Education (THE).
    • We are one of the world's top universities for climate action.
    • We offer high-quality education through internationally accredited programmes.
    • Our international community of over 90 nationalities welcomes you.
    • The campuses offer a compact combination of all of the services students need. In both cities, most student apartments are located within walking distance from the university, and there are plenty of excellent sports and recreation venues.
LUT campuses 2021